Homeschooling & Teaching Kids with Adventures in Odyssey – Historical Events Episodes & More

I remember when I was a teen I used to love listening to Adventures in Odyssey (AIO) so naturally, as soon as my kids were old enough (about 5 yrs old) I introduced them to the AIO club. Over the years we’ve listened during road trips, rainy days and to teach a specific educational or biblical lesson. The AIO broadcasts have been a tremendous blessing in our family and we all enjoy them until this very day.  Both young and old are entertained by these broadcasts.

Recently I set out to find a comprehensive list of AIO educational broadcasts to use at home for supplemental teaching, Bible instruction, life lessons, and history lessons. I was looking for a series of blog posts that would list episodes based on various themes. I ended up finding a page on the AIO website that classifies all of their broadcasts by “lessons”, the links are posted below toward the bottom of this post.

Just for fun, I added below all of the AIO broadcasts we have enjoyed that deal with Historical Events. These broadcasts are a great way to teach history to our children. Older kids can write a summary and younger kids can draw a picture to summarize what they learned from the episode, options are limitless.

Please note that you will need to have a paid subscription to the AIO club which allows up to 5 kids in your family to have their own personal account. Membership is extremely affordable at just $9.99 per month, but if you want to try out the AIO membership click here for a free 14-day trial subscription.

Members can download episodes to phones and tablets and much more. You can also search for the broadcasts I’ve listed below or even have your kids listen to the AIO series in order, starting at the very first episode in 1987. Lastly, you can purchase CDs for all AIO broadcasts by clicking here. 

American History

The American Revelation, Parts 1-2 
In the new Imagination Station, Marvin Washington hears a rarely told story from the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).

The American Revelation, Parts 1-2 
In the new Imagination Station, Marvin Washington hears a rarely told story from the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783).

Telemachus, Parts 1-2
Whit tells a story of a young monk on a journey to find out what it means to be Christlike. But when his travels land him in a gladiator arena, his learning turns to action.

The Underground Railroad, Parts 1-3
A stranger tells Jack the story of the Ross family, and their courageous run for freedom to escape slavery.

The Midnight Ride
Whit tells the story of Paul Revere, his famous ride, and the “shot heard ’round the world.”

East Winds, Raining
Connie’s uncle, Joe Finneman, remembers the December 7, 1941, attack on Pearl Harbor and a hero who tried to stop it

By Dawn’s Early Light
Curt Stevens and Lucy travel back in the Imagination Station to see the American War of 1812.

Lincoln, Parts 1-2
Jimmy Barclay takes an Imagination Station adventure to see President Lincoln and the end of the Civil War.

The Day Independence Came
Irwin Springer, a middle schooler interested in history, takes a wild journey back to the American Revolution, where he meets the men who shaped the United States.

Sergeant York, Parts 1-4
Eugene Meltsner and Red Hollard tell the story of Sergeant Alvin York, a troublemaker from rural Tennessee who became a World War hero.

World History


The Last “I Do”  
Kids’ Radio tells the story about a priest who defies a third-century Roman emperor who outlaws marriage.

Saint Patrick: A Heart Afire, Parts 1-2
Whit tells Jared DeWhite the story of Patrick, a slave boy who changed the history of an entire nation through his dedication to Jesus.

Hymn Writers
Kids’ Radio tells the inspiring stories behind popular hymns written by Christian greats Martin Luther, Philip Bliss and Fanny Crosby.

Columbus: The Grand Voyage
Lawrence Hodges joins Christopher Columbus for his incredible trip across the seas by way of the Imagination Station.

Find other amazing broadcasts by clicking on any of the topic sections below.














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