This Unit Study Bundle includes material for 90 weeks. There are fifteen units, each expected to take 6 weeks to complete. Each units uses a book from the New York Times best selling I Survived series. These studies gives boys and girls a look into life during different critical periods in the history of our world. Suggestions to further the studies of these time periods as well as craft and field trip ideas are included in the units to help enhance the learning experience. All units include spelling and vocabulary, custom made lapbook pages and game, 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 a Revolutionary War hat, creating a battle scene, having discussions about the story, historical information, as well as positive character traits such as endurance, trust and compassion.
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 with practicing survival techniques. These studies are 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 backyard Survival Celebration party of your own!
Some examples of *crafts from suggested books include; making your own root beer, creating a diorama, making a fringed hunting shirt, drawings and more. Science can be added with suggested books for astronomy. Each unit will include a suggested weekly schedule, list of required and suggested books, survival tips, craft resources, field trip ideas and suggestions, meal ideas, templates, a game, lapbook materials and other resources.
Units included in this Bundled Set -
Unit 1 - Surviving Pompeii - AD 79
Unit 2 - Surviving the Revolutionary War - 1776
Unit 3 - Surviving the Civil War - 1863
Unit 4 - Surviving the Great Chicago Fire - 1871
Unit 5 - Suriving the Great San Francisco Earthquake - 1906
Unit 6 - Surviving the Sinking of the Titanic - 1912
Unit 7 - Surviving the Shark Attacks of 1916
Unit 8 - Surviving the Hindenburg - 1937
Unit 9 - Surviving the Attack on Pearl Harbor - 1941
Unit 10 - Surviving the Nazi Invasion of World War II - 1944
Unit 11 - Surviving the Mount St. Helens Eruption - 1980
Unit 12 - Surviving September 11 - 2001
Unit 13 - Surviving Hurricane Katrina - 2005
Unit 14 - Surviving the Japanese Tsunami - 2011
Unit 15 - Surviving the Joplin Tornado of 2011
The I Survived readers can be found at most libraries.
**Crafts and science experiment supplies are not included in the purchase of the curriculum, but resources and instruction as to what crafts and supplies to purchase are included. Some units do include free craft templates. 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.