Books used in this study are available on Amazon-(Disclosure: There are referral links on this page)
Do you want to teach History and Language Arts through literature based unit studies, but don’t have the money to buy an expensive homeschool history curriculum?
I have been there! I love the idea of using classic books to teach history. I wanted my children to see God’s hand in shaping the events of history.
I wanted to read exciting books with historically correct information, but I needed a teacher’s guide to tell me what books to read for the historical period that we were studying. I also wanted my children to have some pages to color, some interesting websites to look at, and some writing to do to help to solidify what we were learning.
I found some curriculums like this but they were in the hundreds of dollars! I didn’t need to spend that much, so I decided to create one myself!
Fun for Kids and Easy for Moms
Do you want to teach Early American history and have fun at the same time? Do you need a curriculum that is easy, quick and effective? Would you like your child to understand the Christian beginnings of our great nation? This Charlotte Mason inspired unit study covers all that and more!
This unit study is easy and fun, but still filled with learning! Reading excellent books and doing hands on activities will pull your child into the excitement of history. (And getting your child excited about a subject is the easiest way to teach!)
Your child will have exciting books and stories to ponder as well as hands on activities like coloring, making a timeline, and cooking. Each day is also easy for the teacher-many days you will simply read a good book. Other days you will look at a historic early colonial home online or listen to colonial music while your child colors a colonial picture.
Subjects covered in This Study
This study can be used as your main homeschool history curriculum for part of the year. It also covers all language arts (except phonics). Vocabulary, grammar, and handwriting practice are covered through the copywork pages. Copywork is simply copying well written sentences and paragraphs. By copying great writers your child learns what great writing is. The child becomes more and more familiar with writing styles and structures.
Punctuation and grammar are learned in a natural way as your child sees correct grammar and punctuation over and over as they are copying. Copywork also will improve your child’s handwriting. The copywork is quicker than many formal English lessons, but is very effective!
Of course, the core of this study is Early American history, and the unit study teaches the importance of Christianity in the earliest beginnings of America. Unit 2 covers the first book written and published in the New World and it is a book from the Bible. So, Bible is also covered in unit 2 through copywork and the assigned reading!
The Printable Download Includes:
Teacher instructions-An introduction for each topic is provided for you to read to your children. Books and activities relative to the study are laid out in an easy to read format so that you can see what to read or do. Enrichment activities are given and you can choose as many as you desire!
9 copywork pages-you are allowed to print multiples of these if you have more than one child using the program!
Blank copywork pages for extra copywork
Blank Timeline and Timeline pictures
Links and Ideas for fun enrichment activities (like coloring pages and web pages!)
The download is over 20 pages and will be available immediately after purchase!
Best of all, you can just sit down and teach-the planning has already been done for you!
This study is especially suited for children in 1rst through 4th grades. (Although older children can still enjoy the study, they would need more advanced copywork)
You might enjoy using this study as “Summer School”-using it to strengthen your children’s English skills and teaching American history in a fun easy way!
The books used in this unit study will need to be purchased separately or borrowed from the library. All the books are available on Amazon-William Bradford: Pilgrim Boy, Eating the Plates, If You Were At The First Thanksgiving, and If You Lived In Colonial Times.
Early American History-A Charlotte Mason Inspired Unit Study will help you to love teaching history! If you ever wanted to try literature based history, this is a great way to do it without spending hundreds of dollars. Download now for only $5.95!