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  1. HideTheChocolate
    April 7, 2016 @ 8:05 am

    We love these books! Thanks for the great ideas and resources.

  2. Heidi
    April 7, 2016 @ 8:38 am

    I was so excited about these books as a history resource. My daughter is already using and loving the app!

  3. Joy
    April 7, 2016 @ 2:15 pm

    So timely as I was just thinking about using the Who Was? series as a unit study approach for next year. Like you, I tend to flip-flop with history. I just can’t seem to wrap my mind around how to present it because there’s so much and it’s chronological so I tend to get wrapped up in presenting things “in order”. So we never seemed to get past the colonial times in America, lol. I have convinced myself that it’s okay to jump around or we’ll never learn anything beyond the earliest history. Anyway, it occurred to me that my kids really enjoy in-depth and age-appropriate biographies so I’m SO glad Hip Homeschool Moms shared your link. I appreciate the printables and will be using them as we use this series for our 2016-2017 year.

  4. Heidi
    April 7, 2016 @ 3:50 pm

    I am so glad this idea and these printables will be useful for you Joy! I too will be using them for the upcoming year! I am excited to try out this new approach and hope to feel more fulfilled with a more in-depth look at history through the people who lived/created it!

  5. Benjamin's Kids
    April 8, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

    Great resource! I have had my son read a number of books in this series. I will definitely use the printable you created to go along with the next one. Thanks!

  6. Wendy
    January 21, 2017 @ 7:28 am

    I decided to try these books when I saw them at Books a Million. My son has said over and over again that he wanted more in depth information regarding history while reading Abeka text book. I am SO happy to see that others have decide to use the Who Was? Series for history! He has enjoyed these books so far and he is 10 yrs old, 4th grade. I just pick what I want him to cover or I will let him pick what interests him. Thank you, thank you for saying you are using these in your curriculum!

  7. Heidi
    January 21, 2017 @ 11:00 am

    That is so cool Wendy! I don’t really know what inspired me to do so but I love the books and thought it would a new and fun way to learn about history for my 10 year old! I think they make a great curriculum!

  8. Samantha
    September 15, 2017 @ 7:53 am

    Where is the link for printing? All I can find is the link with Saqagea on it. Or is that the one to print?

  9. Heidi
    September 18, 2017 @ 9:17 am

    If you look under the FREE Biography Notebook Printables heading (and below the sample photo) you will see two lines that begin with the word Download. One is for Notebooking Pages and one is for Timeline Template.l The Sacajawea book image you see on the first page in the bottom corner is just part of the cover page. You can use that or not. The following 2 pages are the blank notebook templates.

  10. Amanda
    September 27, 2017 @ 9:29 am

    Do you know if there is a list of books in chronological order, according to when they occurred in history? I plan to use the books and your wonderful printables with my homeschool kids. I would like to read them in order, sort of like a timeline of main events and influential people in history.

  11. Heidi
    September 28, 2017 @ 11:06 am

    Amanda, unfortunately I don’t know of any list in chronological order for the Who Was Series. I would suggest making a list of things you want to cover and then find books to fill that need. Possibly create your own timeline of events and then find corresponding books. It will take some time but will be worth it in the end. I am currently working on a Timeline Based American History for my 6th grader and creating lists of time periods and resources along the way. You can check it out here:

  12. Brenda
    December 27, 2018 @ 2:43 pm

    What do you put for the “current events” section? Let’s say I’m doing a historical person–what do we put in that section? Thank you!

  13. Heidi
    December 31, 2018 @ 2:28 pm

    We either leave it blank or use it for extra facts or details that we didn’t have room for elsewhere.

  14. Julina
    May 14, 2021 @ 12:10 am

    Is it necessary to get the Harriet Tubman book as well as the Underground Railroad or would one of those suffice for the two weeks of civil rights unit?

  15. Heidi
    May 19, 2021 @ 9:03 am

    I don’t feel as though any of them are necessary per se, but in the case of these two I felt they offered enough variance to be worth reading them both. But if you aren’t’ sure skip one and lighten the load! Or pick something else you think would be better suited. I am all about flexibility and doing what works for you.

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