You and your child will begin a journey through American History, using the series A History of Us by Joy Hakim. Discover how the first Americans lived, travel across the Atlantic with Columbus and later the pilgrims on the Mayflower, learn about the Revolutionary War, Lewis and Clark and westward expansion up through the days leading to the Civil War. You will also begin a study of the 50 states, in order of their statehood.
You will enjoy a variety of literature selections together. Journey through Middle Earth with Bilbo Baggins in The Hobbit, learn about the many explorers during the height of European exploration in Around the World in A Hundred Years, and solve the mysteries of Peggy’s ancestral home ‘Rest-and-be-Thankful’ in The Sherwood Ring.
You will study American artists and complete a variety of art projects, memorize poetry written by great American poets such as Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, along with the Preamble to the Constitution, and other historical works.
Your science focus this year will be biology, using Real Science Odyssey Biology 2 along with a selection of well chosen living books
My lesson plans guide you through the school year effortlessly. Your planning is done for you so that you can spend your time on the important things, like teaching your children.
The 261 page PDF lesson plans include:
- a daily and weekly schedule for 36 weeks of study
- reading list
- a set of 8 – 10 narration cards
- vocabulary words, discussion questions and dictation passages tied to the literature readings
- Weekly writing assignments
- memory work projects
- 19 activity pages (including map work)
- research projects
- art projects
- 3 day per week schedule for Real Science Odyssey Biology 2
You can purchase the required books through our Build Your Library Amazon Bookstore.
You can see a sample week here:
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