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Hands-on Church History Series

LDS Church HistoryA new series of materials especially designed for creative kids is now available! Jump into a study of Church history using the Church produced Doctrine and Covenants Stories reader and some fantastic new materials from Discover the Scriptures.

 

In Hands-on Church History, kids will create thier own Church History Notebook with journaling pages, illustrate timelines, color Church history maps, and do hands on crafts like: makin a Native American teepee as they learn about Oliver Cowdrey's mission to the Indians, creating their own 19th century hymnbook, and trying out pioneer recipes.

 

Hands-on Church History comes in three volumes:

» Vol 1: Restoration and Growth: New York and Kirtland
» Vol 2: A Time of Trial: Missouri and Nauvoo
» Vol 3: A Home in the Rocky Mountains: Winter Quarters and Utah

 

 

Why Study Church History?

“The story of the establishment of the Church is one of faith, consecration, and joy. It is the story of men and women from all walks of life who sought for the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ and, upon finding it, were willing to pay the price of becoming the Savior’s disciples...As we learn more about the faith of those who have gone before us...we can determine to live more righteously as faithful disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ” (from Our Heritage). Hands-on Church History, by Discover the Scriptures, will help your and your family discover and love the early saints. You will read their testimonies and be inspired by their courage.

Doctrine and Covenants StoriesYou will need Doctrine and Covenants Stories to use with Hands-on Church History. Reading assignments are made from Doctrine and Covenants Stories and optional extra reading for older children is from Our Heritage. Both are available at lds.catalog.com and can also be viewed online at lds.org. With Hands-on Church History, get ready to LOVE Church History!

 

"I am so thankful for your Hands-on Church History program! We are learning so much and the pages my children have written are priceless. Thank you so much!"
-Andrea R.

 


 

Volume 1: Restoration and Growth

Hands-on Church History 2Hands-on Church History Volume 1 - Restoration and Growth: New York and Kirtland begins with Joseph's childhood and continues through the publication of the Book of Mormon, the organization of the Church, and the gathering of the Saints to Kirtland. » Download SAMPLE PAGES. Activities and projects include:

» Plan of Salvation Poster

» "Hyrum Takes Care of His Brother" booklet

» Build Your Own Log Cabin

» Maple Sugaring Fact Sheet (including recipe for maple cream sauce)

» Joseph Smith's First Vision Poster

» Moroni and the Golden Plates Puppets

» Help for Joseph Story Strips

» Witnesses of the Plates Testimony Cards

» Doctrines of God's Church Scroll

» Birth of Joseph Smith to Church Organization Timeline

» Growth of the Church in New York and Ohio Timeline

Pioneer Activities for Kids» Organizing the Church Map

» Pioneer Children Paper Dolls

» Mission to the Lamanites Map

» Missionary Work Wheel

» Make Your Own Hymnal

» Sidney Rigdon Story Strip

» The Church in Ohio Map

» Newel K. Whitney Store

» Pioneer Butter Recipe

» Johnny Cakes Recipe

» Church History Cards

» Roll the Dice

» Cordelia's Hometown Map

» Pioneer Rice Cakes

» Word of Wisdom Fruit Salad

» Pioneer Potato Pudding

» Johnny Cakes Recipe

» Pearl of Great Price Fact Book

» Corn Husk Dolls

» The Saints in Ohio are Blessed Timeline

» Memory Verse Quilt

 

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Order Hands-on Church History

Hands-on Church History Volume 1: Restoration and Growth

Buy Discover the Life of Christ for HomeschoolOur Discover the Scriptures products come as PDF downloads, ready for you to print. Purchase of the product allows you to print as many copies as your need for your immediate family. Site licenses available for groups.

 


 

Volume 2: A Time of Trial

Hands-on Church History 2Hands-on Church History Volume 2 - A Time of Trial: Missouri and Nauvoo will be available in late 2013. Volume 2 will cover Zion's Camp, leaving Missouri, buildilng Nauvoo, and the death of Joseph Smith. In Hands-on Church HIstory, your kids will create thier own Church History Notebook with journaling pages, illustrate timelines, color Church history maps, and make hands-on projects and pioneer recipes. » Download SAMPLE PAGES.

 

Activities and projects include:

» Early Church History Map

» Independence Fact Sheet

» A Letter of Encouragement

» Reviewing Early Church History Timeline

» Zion's Camp Story Strips

» Rustic Pioneer Bread

» Zion's Camp Game

» Aaronic Priesthood Fold-up

» Tithing Math Worksheet

» Saintly Snowflakes

» Presidential Dialogue

» Nauvoo Map

» Crossword Puzzles

» Scripture Memorization

» Much more...


 

Volume 3: A Home in the Rocky Mountains

Hands-on Church History 2Hands-on Church History Volume 3 - A Home in the Rocky Mountains will be available soon. Volume 3 will cover the ministry of Brigham Young, leaving Nauvoo, establishing Winter Quarters, the Saints moving West, and building a new home in Utah. In Hands-on Church HIstory, your kids will create thier own Church History Notebook with journaling pages, illustrate timelines, color Church history maps, and make hands-on projects and pioneer recipes.

 


 

Discover the Latter-day Prophets

Latter-day prophetsIf you haven't checked out Discover the Latter-day Prophets yet, do it! This resource will send you and your family on an adventure through the lives of our Latter-day Prophets with 16 units of stories, activities, and timelines. If you are studying modern history in your homeschool, Discover the Latter-day Prophets is a perfect addition to your curriculum.

 

Download a *FREE* sample unit on the childhood of Joseph Smith! Perfect for homeschool, family scripture study, or Family Home Evening!

 

"My whole family loves Discover the Latter-Day Prophets! It has enriched our history studies while strengthening our testimony of prophets. We learn about these men who God prepared throughout their lives for the sacred calling they would hold, and best of all, the work and research was all done for me. I literally just print and go." --Tristan, mom of 5 » Read Tristan's full review on her homeschool blog

 


 

Learn About the Need for the Restoration

Discover the Acts of the ApostlesTake a journey from the book of Acts through the rest of the New Testament and beyond. Learn about the work of the Apostles in setting up the early church and the missionary efforts of Peter, John, Paul, Barnabus, and others. Explore the ideas of priesthood authority, apostasy, and the need for a restoration of Christ's church in the latter-days.

 

Read about the inspiring lives of the Christian Reformers and those who laid the foundation for the restoration of the Church by Joseph Smith. A great supplement to medieval to early modern homeschool history curriculum. Maps and timelines integrate New Testament events with history.

 


 

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