I have been a history lover forever! It was my favourite class in school and I love to read about it, watch TV about it, see movies about it! What I do think is that schools just don't teach it in ways that make it exciting to most kids and that kids are not shown the importance of knowing what happened in the past. The future leaders of tomorrow cannot make proper informed decisions if they do not know what happened when past decisions were made!!! So I started to think about putting together a website for kids that makes learning history fun and having it expand on standard course outlines. But when I started to look at the outlines I realized while I new the basics I could not expand till I did more studying myself!
I would have loved to study history in University but when I finished high school and took a 3 year business program, there were few electives and none in history. I wanted to take a few courses now but when I looked I found that they are SO expensive! I cannot take the courses right now but what I did find was course outlines and course work available online.
I don't have a lot of time but what I have decided to do is to use these resources online and use my library and teach myself! I am going to plan out a course outline and over the next year immerse myself in learning more about history. I like this because I can learn what interests me most as I can use course outlines I find online and change them to fit me!
Once I have completed the outlines I will post them on this site and if you like, join me! It would be great if I could do this with others. The ability to pick and choose units that interest you make it even better! It will be an interesting and fun journey!