Your family will love traveling through time with Indiana Sticksenstones and his friends! While traveling from ancient history to the era of industry and information you’ll meet notable historical figures as well as hear stories straight from them in our exclusive living texts. Complete activities as well as create your own “hideaways” forts that will recreate some of the most famous historical buildings or monuments for your and your student to experience history in! This program is perfect for elementary students and includes tips for pulling in your youngest learner to participate in fun learning as well!

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Hideaways in History

What’s in the Hideaways in History Guide?

Your Hideaways guide should quickly feel like an old friend.  It is designed to be easy to follow, with each week’s assignments laid out on just one page!  The introduction to the guide offers you oodles of teaching helps that may feel like Charlotte Mason just “friended” you — like advice she’d give you on how to grade student work!  It’s all here!

  • A 36-week, 4-day schedule is laid out clearly in a grid-style on just one page
  • Introductory material helps you mentor and “learn together” with your student
  • Supply lists and other helps make planning quick and painless
  • Narration ideas in the front of the guide help you prompt your student through the year
  • Weekly schedule page reduces your paperwork and is easy to follow, with clear notes
  • Resources offer a focus on activities that are “Open & Go!”
  • Ratings systems for activities help you find the ones you want!
  • Website and DVD suggestions take your family to places in history
  • Above all, WP offers a practical, “Can-Do-and-Want-To-Do!” approach

What is in the Hideaways in History Living Texts Vol. 1 - 4?

Students will love “Let’s Hideaway in History,” the main history book for Hideaways.  It presents the material in a fun, light way, through the eyes of Hideaways critters Indiana Sticksenstones, Chirp, and Sticky.  These three little insects travel through time and get into some fun situations in world history, making it easy to learn right along with them!

It’s important for parents to know that students will be studying topics that are largely presented from a positive view, for the most part.  Topics are chosen to discuss that reveal the times without delving into the darker topics of those times whenever possible.  This enables your young student to learn a lot about world history but save more mature aspects for later.

These living texts are filled with history! This is part of what makes this program great for older and younger students! Students who are closer to 4th grade will soak in the information and easily make it through these texts while performing the activities found in the journal and activity books. While younger students may not soak in as many details as older students, the younger students will still understand the general timeline found in each of these living texts!

Let's Hideaway in Ancient History

  • Meeting First Peoples
  • Build Pyramids in Egypt
  • Travel to Early Cultures
  • Feuds & Fights in Mesopotamia
  • Glorious Greece
  • Gladiators & Life in Rome
  • Caesars, Christians & Barbarians

Let's Hideaway in Medieval Times

  • Exploring Britain
  • Islam Grows in the Middle East
  • France & the Fierce Vikings
  • Britain Becomes England
  • Difficult Times in Europe
  • The Mysterious East
  • Asian & African Places
  • Exploration of the Americas
  • Renaissance & Reformation

Let's Hideaway in the Age of Empires

  • Spain & England Collide
  • Back to Asia
  • World of Empires and Colonies
  • New Powers on the Scene
  • The New Country of America
  • Turmoil in France
  • A Changing World
  • New Ideas & Industry
  • Freedom Fights in America

Let's Hideaway in the Era of Industry & Information

  • The British Empire Around the World
  • A Changing America
  • A Growing America
  • All Around Asia
  • A Moving America
  • China’s Modern Age
  • World War I
  • World War II
  • After the Wars
  • Communism and Civil Rights
  • A New Day for Freedom

What is in the Hideaways in History Make-Your-Own Journal?

Your students will love these easy-to-complete activity pages!  Each page reinforces what students are encountering in their history studies, giving young learners a place to draw, color, or paste, sharing what they’ve learned.  The pages also provide a place to showcase their weekly hideaway destination.  The pages are designed to be right at the level of Kindergarten and 1st grade students though, it leaves opportunity for older students to go farther!

What is in the Hideaways in History On the Spot History Fun & Hole Up in a Homemade Hideaway?

In these two activity resources you'll find a number of activities where family memories will be made! These resources also work great in bringing together older and younger learners! In Hole Up in a Homemade Hideaway older and younger students will come together and create an ancient hideaway using blankets, cardboard boxes, and more household items!

  • Here’s a sampling of the Hideaways they’ll create:
    • Egyptian Pyramid
    • Roman Gladiator Arena
    • Tudor Merchant Shop
    • Great Wall of China
    • Celtic Chariot
    • Mongol Yurt
    • Arctic Igloo
    • Viking Longhouse
    • Adobe Pueblo
    • Greek Trojan Horse
    • English Castle
    • The Taj Mahal and so many more!

As you “drop in” to different times and places in history, you can add fun with simple experiments, crafts, recipes and games found in On the Spot History Fun!  The activities are designed to be perfect for young learners, and help them to master skills with scissors, rulers, maps and more.  They will also be easy on parents!   Young learners can make cuneiform tablets, a Greek chiton, or a Roman milestone, or even visit a Mayan market or try Japanese Kare San-Sui!

What is in Hideaways in History Hiding God's Word in My Heart?

This Bible memory resource will have your student learning almost 30 verses throughout the year! It includes interactive assignments and paper helps for each verse.  Each verse includes a Bible story connection, and fun activities each week, cut-outs for memorization, and more!

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