Welcome to Living History Threads, level 2|1!

Level 2|1 is intended for use in first- and second-grade classrooms. Most schools combine these grades for history class and teach Levels 1|2 and 2|1 in alternating years, but Threads also works well in single-grade classrooms. Level 2|1 is designed for 30-35 minute class periods, three days per week for 16 weeks. The following materials are needed:

    • Teacher’s Guide x 1
    • Classroom map set x 1
    • Timeline (same as Level 1|2) x 1
    • Flashcard set x 1
    • Twenty-eight read-aloud books (1 copy of each title)
    • Student booklet (1 per student)
    • Student desk maps (two maps – one set per student)

No tests are included in Level 2|1, as we believe the focus of history class in lower elementary should be simply to introduce students to the joy of studying history. Assessment is built in through daily oral review.

If this is your first time using Living History Threads, you should purchase all the items for the level(s) you are interested in. All items are needed to teach Living History Threads successfully!

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If you are an existing customer in need of replacement, or updated materials you may navigate to the desired area of purchase below. 

Teacher's Materials

Teacher’s Guide


Flashcard set

Classroom map set

Student Materials

Student Maps (desk maps)

Student Booklets

Read-aloud Books

Multiple books that lesson plans are built around. They are intended to be read aloud by the teacher.

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I loved seeing elementary students excited about the heroes of the faith, and how the curriculum put our church history in a way they could understand. 


“All my students vote Living History as their favorite class – thanks to the Living History Threads curriculum. They love the stories! The history facts seem to be riveted in their minds better with this style of curriculum.