A six week unit study using the American Girl® Julie® series books. This study is not only about Vietnam, environmental issues and equal rights, but includes life as a young tenacious girl facing family issues and discovering herself along the way. This unit is full of crafts, activities, field trips and extra study opportunities including science and language arts suggestions. Craft and field trip ideas from the time period are included in the unit to help enhance the study. 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 a kite or fortune cookies, having discussions about the story, historical information, as well as positive character traits such as tenacity, honesty 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 going roller skating or taking a day trip to the beach. This six week unit study using the American Girl® Julie® 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 of your own!
There are two options for the required readers for this unit. American Girl orignally printed the Julie® 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 study is not only about Vietnam, environmental issues and equal rights, but includes life as a young tenacious girl facing family issues and discovering herself along the way.
A fun unit filled with many activities and field trips. Topics covered include environmental issues, Title Nine, Vietnam and more. This is a very full unit with several options to include language arts, science and math. During this unit you might consider studying President Ford and President Nixon as well as many other notable individuals. Craft and field trip ideas from the time period are included in the unit to help enhance the study. Some examples of crafts include; making a Tie Dye shirt, 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.