In some subjects I strive to combine more than one subject to streamline our day and our time.
One of these is in History. For History I make the kids study an event in History by reading a book in our History section of readers and then the next day they write a report. By writing a report they are practicing their literary skills, English grammar skills and writing skills while solidifying their History knowledge as well. Each child has a different level of writing skill and reading skill so they end up helping each other as well.
For fun I like to look up one of their events on you tube and help bring to life the time period with an educational film on the subject. There are all kinds of other things that you can do like art or arts and crafts to go along with your subject as well.
Here is a great web site that I found in conjunction to writing reports. I hope it helps someone!