Our world has had many different wars throughout history. Within each war are also battles that either led up to the war, or were part of the war itself. Battles can be very interesting to learn about and study.
Kids that enjoy history, or learning about weapons, or the history of wars will enjoy digging deeper into learning about historic battles. If your child is studying a particular battle they may want to learn more about the history time period that battle was located in. Then they will learn about the major war that the battle was a main part of. And there goes the fascinating and exciting rabbit hole of homeschool learning!
Here is a list of some famous battles in history along with resources to learn more about them:
The French and Indian War
Also known as the Seven Years War. It was fought from 1754 to 1763. This war pitted the colonies of British America against those of New France. Each side has military units that were comprised of Native American allies. This war was seven years long and was compiled of 11 important battles that made up the war.
Find out more about the different battles and where they took place at Mr. Nussbaum: The Battles of the French and Indian War
FREE Worksheets and Unit Studies about the French and Indian War
French and Indian War Unit Study – Our Journey Westward
Unit Study and Lapbook – Tinas Dynamic Homeschool Plus
The Battle of Waterloo
This battle took place in Belgium on June 18, 1815. This battle marked the final defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte, the conqueror of Europe in the early 19th century.
Battle of Waterloo Notebooking Page – Homeschool Helper Online
42 Gripping Battle of Waterloo Facts – Facts Legend
Duke Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo – The School Run
The Battle of Waterloo History – DK Find Out
The Battle of Gettysburg
This battle was fought on July 1st, 1863 and ended on July 3rd. It is considered the most important engagement and the main turning points in the Civil War.
Battle of Gettysburg Facts and Worksheets – Kids Konnect
The Battle of Gettysburg: Summary, Facts and Casualties – History.com
Take a Virtual Tour of the Gettysburg Battlefied
FREE Historical Speech Analysis and Copywork: The Gettysburg Address
We have lots of resources to learn more about the Civil War:
FREE Civil War Printable Resources for your Homeschool
Hands-On Activities for Studying the Civil War
FREE Leaders of the American Civil War Notebook
FREE Battles of the Civil War Copywork
The Battle of the Bulge
This battle has been called The Greatest American Battle of the War by Winston Churchill. This battle was Hitler’s last major offense in WW2 and it lasted for 6 weeks from December 16, 1944, to January 25, 1945.
Battle of the Bulge History and Questions – Brittanica
Learn about the military units in the Battle of the Bulge from the Battle of the Bulge Veteran Association
Battle of the Bulge Facts and Worksheets for Kids – Kids Konnect
Lesson Plans and Printables to learn about the Battle of the Bulge – Lesson Planet
The Battle of Iwo Jima
This was another major battle that took place during World War 2. It was a military campaign between the U.S. Marines and the army of Japan. It lasted for 5 weeks in 1945.
Battle of Iwo Jima History – Ducksters
Iwo Jima U.S. History Facts for Kids – American Historama
18 Facts About the Battle of Iwo Jima – History.com
Here are some World War 2 Resources if you would like to dig deeper into studying this war:
FREE World War 2 Guided Drawing Unit Activity
Your history and military buffs will enjoy these other resources:
Learning About Famous Military Leaders FREE Worksheets and Unit Studies
World War 2 This Day in History: D Day FREE Printable Resources
26 Movies for Kids Based on Wars and the Military
FREE History of Wars Cheat Sheets
FREE Worksheets and Unit Studies About Modern Wars
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for almost 20 years.. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!