Walk the streets of Williamsburg, Virgina and experience life during the American Revolution through the eyes of a young girl and her apprentice friend, Ben. Better understand the cost of our freedoms today while studying this foundational time in our history. Felicity® - A six week unit study using the American Girl® Felicity® series books. The American Revolution is a rich and vital time in our history. This study gives children a look into life during this time. Suggestions to further the study of this time period as well as craft and field trip ideas 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 clay marbles, playing time period games, having discussions about the story, historical information, as well as positive character traits such as loyalty, bravery, 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 in horse back riding or a tea party. This six week unit study using the American Girl® Felicity® 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 freedom party of your own!
There are two options for the required readers for this unit. American Girl orignally printed the Felicity® 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 series of books takes place during the time leading up to the American Revolution. The young lady in this series learns about conflict and resolution, forgiveness, as well as her own struggles and victories. Strong male characters include her father, grandfather and a young apprentice. All of the male characters are present throughout the series.
This time in history is filled with so much information you could easily spend months on it. Choose what works for you, the ages of your children, and what your curriculum includes. You can always come back to the time in history again, when your children are older and go deeper. Some things to consider including during this unit study are The French and Indian War (this is not a war between the French and Indians), causes leading up to the American Revolution, George Washington, Paul Revere, Ben Franklin, Betsy Ross, Continental Congress, women of the war, etc. Craft and field trip ideas from the time period are included in the unit to help enhance the study. Some examples of crafts include; cross stitch, clay marbles, 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. 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.