Who knew that your child could learn about animals, the healing power of herbs, Ireland’s history, geography, vocabulary, how to cook, and gardening, all in the same learning unit?!
This is an extensive vocabulary unit for the book, Hunger, by Donna Jo Napoli. In addition to vocabulary definitions, it also includes Science, History, and Geography mini lessons via external links. The unit is in Excel format with a main vocabulary page (including the external links), 25 matching worksheets, and 21 coloring sheets.
This unit would make an excellent learning experience on the Irish Potato Famine. The links to the videos allow a child to fully understand and see what life must have been like in that time and place. Anyone who goes through this unit, will have a much fuller understanding of Ireland and the famines it suffered through.
As always, parents, please look through these lessons before having your child work on them.
Through the eyes of twelve-year-old Lorraine this haunting novel from the award-winning author of Hidden and Hush gives insight and understanding into a little known part of history—the Irish potato famine.
It is the autumn of 1846 in Ireland. Lorraine and her brother are waiting for the time to pick the potato crop on their family farm leased from an English landowner. But this year is different—the spuds are mushy and ruined. What will Lorraine and her family do?
Then Lorraine meets Miss Susannah, the daughter of the wealthy English landowner who owns Lorraine’s family’s farm, and the girls form an unlikely friendship that they must keep a secret from everyone. Two different cultures come together in a deserted Irish meadow. And Lorraine has one question: how can she help her family survive?
A little known part of history, the Irish potato famine altered history forever and caused a great immigration in the later part of the 1800s. Lorraine’s story is a heartbreaking and ultimately redemptive story of one girl’s strength and resolve to save herself and her family against all odds.