I KNOW y’all are geeks like me. I just know you are. Because my readers rock, so… yeah. Lots of geeks here. And where there are geeks, there are Whovians. And where there are Whovians, there are Whovians passing down that epic tradition to their children. So, for all of my geeks everywhere, may I show you what we’re using for history this year…
OK, this is seriously cool. Let’s start at the beginning: Did you know that Doctor Who was originally commissioned to be a children’s show designed to teach history and develop enthusiasm for history? True story! SO, in getting back to the true spirit of Doctor Who… Amy Dutsch has created this awesome curriculum to help you pick out awesome history episodes from Doctor Who, and flesh them out enough to pull this into a curriculum.
Now, some disclaimers: This curriculum doesn’t start at the beginning, technically. It starts with the 9th Doctor. I should also mention that this jumps around in the storyline. It’s not in story-order, and it’s DEFINITELY not in chronological order. Because, wibbley-wobbley-timey-wimey. But, whatever, figure out a timeline and stick it to where it belongs. I think we’ll make one on our wall. Someday. (Actoutgames on Youtube has an awesome timeline, btw, you should definitely check her out!)
The curriculum (for grades 6 and up) has all of these awesome ideas to help bring the topic of the week to life. There are documentaries and YouTube videos to watch (obviously, prescreen for your children), projects to complete, even projects on Minecraft! There’s also quizzes, mapwork, books to read to flesh out the topic, art history… Let me tell you, Amy has put a TON of work into this, and it shows. This is a GREAT curriculum. In addition, there is an awesome Facebook group, and a course on Elademy just for this class. (There is a graded course and an ungraded course. The graded course is now full.) Definitely take advantage of these resources, because parents are sharing all of the awesome stuff we’re finding! You can also follow me on Pinterest, where I have a board especially dedicated to this course!
We are going to be blogging about our activities with Traveling Through History with Doctor Who. We’re going to do a Whovian Wednesdays series, and every week, post videos and pictures showing y’all what we’re doing.
Traveling Through History with Doctor Who is for grades 6 and up. (There is a Little Whovians option which I’ll be blogging about later, for younger Whovians.) It’s only $8 for the first semester (second semester is in the works), which has 12 lessons. You can get it at the Mama’s Little Monkeys store at Teachers Pay Teachers. There’s even free samples there, and I HIGHLY recommend it!
So, are you going to join us? Be our companions as we Travel Through History with Doctor Who! (Did you see what I did there…. hehehe) I can’t wait to hear about what y’all do with this fun and awesome curriculum. This is going to be a great year!!