History Heights eBook Club

History is all about the stories. And we have some awesome ones for you!   $9/month Every month you will receive: One featured eBook (full length, not from the “Short” Story series) All the research and organization are done for you.  Read, enjoy, and be amazed! Most eBooks contain activities to “show what you know.” Every…

The Story of Apples in Early America

There are lots of “apple” books and unit studies, but older kids need to enjoy the apple fun, too. It is amazing how quickly apples became a major crop in the early United States. It wasn’t long after the European colonists began arriving that apple orchards became a significant part of every farm! In addition…

The (Short) Story of Ann Stephens and the First Dime Novel

Have you ever heard of Ann Stephens? Not many people from these days know of her or her work, yet she was very famous and very successful in her day. In an era when few women had a career, she supported her family with the earnings from her writing! Like all History Heights eBooks, nonfiction…

October 15, 1860

This explains why the early photographs of Abraham Lincoln show him clean-shaven, but later on he has a beard! *For the complete story, here’s the History Heights eBook. *You’ll find more great History Heights eBooks about American History in our store.  * The History Heights eBook Club sends an eBook to your inbox every month….

The (Short) Story of Mr. Lincoln Grows a Beard

Here’s the heartwarming story of why Lincoln decided to grow a beard, and what others thought about the idea! $9 PURCHASE NOW We’ve seen photos of Abraham Lincoln without a beard and other photos of Lincoln with a beard. In The Short Story of Mr. Lincoln Grows a Beard you will explore this little-known story…

The (Short) Story of Zippers

The uncommon story of a common household object! $9 The zipper might seem like just another common item around the house, but the story behind it has a lot of surprises. You’ll love reading about zippers with this colorful and fun PDF eBook, including how the zipper got its name. (You will be really glad…

The Story of A Guest of Honor

This History Heights eBook is the important story of when President Theodore Roosevelt invited his friend and advisor Booker T. Washington to dinner at the White House. Neither one of them expected the fallout that followed. Composer Scott Joplin has an important (and surprising!) role in the story, too. $12 When studying history in school,…

October 16, 1901

President Theodore Roosevelt invited Booker T. Washington to dinner at the White House, and people sure had a lot to say about it. *For the complete story, and an interesting connection to composer Scott Joplin, you will want to look at this History Heights eBook: https://historyheights.gumroad.com/l/guestofhonor *You’ll find more great History Heights eBooks about American…

The Story of Stagecoaches

While I was growing up, I watched a lot of classic western movies and TV shows. I loved the stories, the characters and the locations. I was drawn to the romance of travel and adventure. (Well, that, and the horses. We can’t forget the horses.) I was too young to realize how much of what…

April 24

April 24 marks a very important day in music history. Watch this video to learn more about it! Related: The Story of Laurens Hammond (eBook) Related: The Maestro Heights eBook Club

Harry Hatmaker and the USS Mongolia

I love discovering stories about my family. Recently, I was researching Harry Hatmaker and his service during World War I. There isn’t a lot of specific information available, so I broadened my search and found the truly amazing story about the vessel that brought Harry home on his last trip across the Atlantic Ocean. The…

The Holiday Gift That Keeps On Giving: Tradition!

You’ve decorated the house. You’ve made the food and set the table. It’s been a whirlwind of preparation but the big day has finally arrived. Whether your family is gathering in person or online, use this beautiful time to learn the stories about your heritage. Set aside some intentional time to visit with the oldest…