history odyssey - home school history curriculum from pandia press

SECULAR HISTORY

History Odyssey study guides feature the best resources available, organized into a yearlong study plan for grades 6 and up.

Give Your Student a Holistic Approach to Learning History

Multiple resources & great literature

history odyssey from pandia press - home school history curriculum

Expose your student to different viewpoints through reading and examining primary, secondary, and historian sources as well as fiction, biographies, and relevant classic literature.

Active learning

history odyssey active learning - home school history curriculum

Engage them in active learning through hands-on activities and map work. Rather than passively learning, your student discovers history like a historian.

Critical thinking

history odyssey study guides - home school history curriculum

Sharpen critical thinking skills through inquiry, analysis, logical reasoning, evaluation of historical events, and written and verbal communication.

Geographical context

Understand the effect of geographical location on the story of humankind by making connections between geography and world events.

Take Your Child on a Journey Through History

Multiple resources & great literature

Active learning

Critical thinking

Geographical context

Expose your student to different viewpoints through reading and examining primary, secondary, and historian sources as well as fiction, biographies, and relevant classic literature.

Engage them in active learning through hands-on activities and map work. Rather than passively learning, your student discovers history like a historian.

Sharpen critical thinking skills through inquiry, analysis, logical reasoning, evaluation of historical events, and written and verbal communication.

Understand the effect of geographical location on the story of humankind by making connections between geography and world events.

New! Modern History Bridge

Grades 3 – 7

Now available! See below for more information. 

History Odyssey

Grades 6 – 10

History Odyssey

Advanced Level

Grades 9 – 12

  HISTORY ODYSSEY

Transition your student to independent learning with minimal assistance from parent or teacher. Students learn information organization, literary analysis, research skills, and writing skills through reading some of the greatest literature for each time period. They’ll also learn outlining, timeline analysis, geography, and critical thinking through daily lessons with worksheets and blackline maps included. Although generally written for middle school-age children, many customers have successfully used History Odyssey courses for high school

Skills your student will develop with History Odyssey:

Independent study

Learning becomes more independent in Level Two. Students depend less on the teacher and more on the instructions in the lessons.

Critical thinking

Investigating different ideas and viewpoint, analyzing their findings, and logically constructing conclusions hones your student’s critical thinking skills.

Information organization

Learning how to read complicated writings, take notes, and organize ideas in outline form prepares your student for high school and college courses.

There are four History Odyssey study guides available, each providing a full year history study. Select a guide below to learn more.

Ancients

Level Two

Appropriate grades: 6th – 8th

Middle Ages

Level Two

Appropriate grades: 6th – 8th

Early Modern

Level Two

Appropriate grades: 6th – 9th

Modern Times

Level Two

Appropriate grades: 7th – 10th

Note

History Odyssey study guides were written without the need for teacher guides due to the subjectivity of the assignments that encourage critical thinking (i.e. there is rarely any one correct answer). Answer keys to map work are found in the main spine (The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia). However, due to the complexity of the course and customer demand, Pandia Press created Modern Times Level Two Teacher Guide.

Modern Times

Level Two

Appropriate grades: 7th – 9th

TEACHER GUIDE

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Now available! MODERN HISTORY BRIDGE

Modern History Bridge

Modern History Bridge is a complete history curriculum that provides a bridge year between History Quest and History Odyssey. Modern History Bridge is appropriate for grades 3 to 7.  

After History Quest Middle Times, we recommend Modern History Bridge to complete the three–year world history cycle covering events from the end of Middle Times through modern history. After completing this course, students will be prepared to move on to History Odyssey (now for students in grades 6 and up). Click here to learn more. 

*Modern History Bridge will eventually be replaced by History Quest: Modern Times when it is available

History Odyssey Level 1

The following History Odyssey Level 1 study guides have been replaced with Modern History Bridge (above). They are available for a limited time.

History Odyssey Early Modern 1

Early Modern

Level One

This course will be discontinued soon, replaced by Modern History Bridge.

History Odyssey Early Modern Times 1

Modern Times

Level One

This course will be discontinued soon, replaced by Modern History Bridge.

HISTORY ODYSSEY ADVANCED LEVEL

Prepare your student for college entry with rigorous and independent study, advanced-level History Odyssey study guides offer step-by-step lessons guiding students in tackling rewarding literature, writing persuasive arguments, forming a thesis, and creating research papers. History Odyssey study guides contain numerous writing and research assignments and include all the necessary worksheets and blackline maps.

Skills your student will develop in History Odyssey advanced:

Persuasion

Sharpen the skills of effective or persuasive speaking or writing through essays, research papers, and discussion.

Investigation and analysis

Investigate primary sources, analyze their contents, and develop ideas about what happened throughout history—just like a historian.

Analysis of classic literature 

Read historical fiction, biographies, and relevant classic literature to get a more complete view of the period.

World History

Write persuasive arguments, form a thesis, create research papers, tackle rewarding literature, and study history independently with the advanced level History Odyssey study guides. Written for grade 9 and up, each study guide presents original writings and classic works by such masters as Plato, Homer, and Shakespeare. Students follow step-by-step lessons that contain writing and research assignments to prepare students for college entrance. Each guide includes all the necessary worksheets and blackline maps.

Ancients

Advanced

Appropriate grades: 9th – 12th

Ancients

Advanced

ANSWER KEY

Middle Ages

Advanced 

Appropriate grades: 9th – 12th

American History Odyssey*

Interact with history holistically and critically with American History Odyssey Student Guide—an academically rigorous, in-depth course introducing students to both the commendable and the disappointing in America’s history. This Guide aims to teach students how to think about the past, rather than what to think. American History Odyssey consists of a student guide and a teacher guide. The course is appropriate for grades 8 through 12. Select a guide below to learn more.

American History Odyssey

Level Three

Appropriate grades: 9th – 12th

STUDENT GUIDE

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American History Odyssey

Level Three

Appropriate grades: 9th – 12th

TEACHER GUIDE

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* American History Odyssey is being phased out. There are plans to provide an updated course in the future. At this time we do not have any information to share concerning the update. We are offering the printed version of the original edition at a reduced price and while supplies last. Those interested in the original eBook version of AHO can send requests to [email protected] 

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