This set includes the units for Caroline®, Marie-Grace® and Cecile®, Rebecca® and Julie®. Main topics include - The War of 1812, Yellow Fever Epidemic of New Orleans, Jewish Immigrants, Vietnam and equal rights. Each unit is meant to last six weeks. This is a multi-sensory curriculum, integrating hearing, seeing, writing, saying, doing. This is a curriculum for both boys and girls. Don’t let the “Girls” part of the title fool you. Crafts include; model boat project, flower arranging, tie dye, drawing, cooking and much more. Field trips and education vacation suggestions are also included. Includes four units that are six weeks in length each. All units now include spelling and vocabulary, State/Country study, Character analysis worksheets, then and now comparison worksheet, news article prep, book summary, chapter summary with drawing, and digging deeper project suggestions.
Studying history as a family is, perhaps, the best way to learn. One of the most important parts of homeschooling is family relationship. Schooling multiple ages together with the continuity of the same subject matter for literature and history, as well as crafts and field trip experiences gives opportunities for family discussion and builds long lasting and cherished memories.
The experiences practiced in multisensory learning allow each family member to participate in ways that help them understand and retain best. Brothers and sisters learn together and help each other with projects such as growing a garden, having discussions about the story, historical information, geography, as well as positive character traits such as courage, selflessness, etc.
Multisensory learning is great for every kind of learner - because each learner gets to experience learning the way they are most comfortable - but they also have the opportunity to learn through other senses. Studies and research have shown that learning material through multiple senses helps children to retain information better.
Get the entire family involved while attending field trips, day trips or education vacations. This set includes four, six week unit studies using the American Girl® Caroline®, Marie-Grace/Cecile®, Rebecca®, and Julie® series books. This curriculum is also great for doing school with an additional family or two. Get together for weekly activities or field trips, while doing the rest of the study on your own with your family. Get together at the end of the unit for an end of unit celebration of your own!
There are two options for the required readers for this unit. American Girl orignally printed these stories in a six book set. These stories have been reformatted into a three book set called "Beforever". Either book set will work for this curriculum. *(Marie-Grace/Cecile are only available in the six book set)
Follow four young girls on a journey through time. Watch as our country, government and culture change and how that affects life in the different time periods and how these girls discovered more about themselves and the world they live in.
The time periods covered in this set include;
1812 - The War of 1812
1853 - New Orleans, Yellow Fever Epidemic, Orphan Trains
1914 - Jewish Immigrant, Rise of movie making
1974 - Vietnam War
Craft and field trip ideas from the time periods are included in the unit to help enhance the study. Some examples of *crafts include; home decor crafts, flower arranging, boat models, drawings and more.
**Crafts are not included in the purchase of the curriculum, but resources and instruction as to what crafts to purchase are included. Some units do include free craft templates. Family license allows single family usage for the purchaser only. Copies are not permitted for use outside of the owner's immediate family. If you are a co-op or charter school purchasing for a single family - please make a note of the family's name and email address when ordering.