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.]
Tests, Quizzes, & Teaching Ideas includes tests and quizzes to allow the supervising adult to evaluate the students knowledge of the material. It also includes additional project or research ideas to enhance the course and a fictional reading list of books that relate to the various lessons.