Forging the Sword Independent History Unit is based on the Forging the Sword curriculum. It is designed to be used as an independent-study unit for 4th-8th grade students, requiring minimal adult assistance. Components of the unit include a text book (Historical Background for Students), a Student Workbook, fun supplementary activity sheets (Puzzle Sheets), and an evaluation pack (Tests, Quizzes, & Teaching Ideas). [Please note that all the materials in the Independent Unit are also included, in some form, in the Forging the Sword printed curriculum sold as a Hard Sale product, but without all the group instruction sections.]
The Puzzle Sheets include 14 Word Search, Fill-in, and other types of puzzles to enhance the study of the FTS Independent History Unit or other history courses. Puzzles relate to: Beginning of language, monasteries, illuminated Bibles, Jerome, Gutenberg, Luther, Tyndale, Wycliffe, Dead Sea Scrolls, and more.