This unit is from the perspective of a young Jewish girl, yet does not impose one belief over another. This is an excellent opportunity to discover those contributions and study those Jewish citizens. People were hard workers and busy much of the time making a way for themselves. Field Trips include a candy shop, amusement park, TV studio tour and more. Great for both boys and girls. 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 making an airplane glider, embroider a pillowcase, having discussions about the story, historical information, as well as positive character traits such as courage and handeling change, 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 by seeing a baseball game or a play together. This six week unit study using the American Girl® Rebecca® series books 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 a celebration party of your own!
There are two options for the required readers for this unit. American Girl orignally printed the Rebecca® 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.
This unit is an excellent look into the life of an immigrant - the transition into adjusting to life in America, work conditions and school. This unit is from the perspective of a young Jewish girl, yet does not impose one belief over another. Many Jewish citizens made significant contributions to the United States. This is an excellent opportunity to discover those contributions and study those citizens.
This was an exciting time in history. People were hard workers and busy much of the time making a way for themselves. Movies were beginning to be quite popular, as were amusement parks. Biography and research opportunities include Babe Ruth, Charlie Chaplin, Tsar Nicholas II, Pearl White, Theda Bara, Mary Pickford, early movie making, labor unions, immigration and more. Craft and field trip ideas from the time period are included in the unit to help enhance the study.
**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.