History can be a little daunting too as you might feel like you’re just getting rolling on a topic and then have to stop and switch gears because the OLS only has the one history lesson per day! You can block schedule history too and perhaps that will make better sense for you and your child. If you are reading about a certain time period and you want to do several lessons that go “together” then go for it.
Whatever you do not do on the daily plan just bumps to the next day so if you end up making Thursday a history day, then do an extra math and LA lesson on another day to make up for it.
Remember the WEEKLY plan is better thought of as what to try to accomplish that week, not necessarily confine yourself to getting everything done exactly as on the daily plan.
It might make more sense and your child might understand things better for continuity sake if you do a couple of related history lessons together. You might spend LESS time on it too, as there is less switching and getting out different books, etc!
Use the extra resources in the OLS lessons as they are often connected to other online websites, flashcards for history review, or enrichment topics to enhance learning.
History.com and PBS.com are also terrific sites to check out for video content too. If you are learning about the civil war - what better way to bring it to life than to watch some reenactment videos on the topics!
Check out your local library too as often they have or can get history documentaries and historical movies to help bring the content to life!
If you have to dress up and act out a battle - invite the neighbors to be extras and give your children their “roles” and then they will have to research and understand what really happened in order to bring it to life!
Use your imagination and remember to be flexible with the lessons and roll with the learning! You just might make history in your house and enjoy it!