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 Student Workbook serves as the study portion of the unit. The student would read the Historical Background for Students text and answer the questions in the workbook and then study them for the quizzes and tests.