Little House in the Big Woods Unit Study

Welcome to day 6 of the 2012 ~ 10 Days of Homeschooling Blog Hop! This year my topic is 10 Days of Classic Literature. Over the 10 day series I will be sharing one unit study each day, for a total of 10 units you can go through with your students!

Psst….GIVEAWAY ALERT!…at the end of the blog hop I’ll be offering a Giveaway for the ENTIRE set of Classical Literature unit studies, so make sure to enter at the bottom of this post!



Each unit study contains educational lessons, activities and a fun lap book that your students will work on as they progress through the book. They also include book reports, vocabulary, critical thinking, story timelines, and comprehension. These studies are geared towards grades Kindergarten-4th, but can probably be adapted for older students as well.

I really designed these units to be a fun addition to reading the classics. I didn’t want them to be too stressful for myself or my kiddos, but instead give them something fun to do along with the stories to help them remember what they’ve learned in a fun hands-on way. The lap books included are wonderful for reviewing subject matter, and a great creative interactive homeschooling tool.

And without any further ado…here is today’s unit:

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder



Little House in the Big Woods is part of a series of Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. The series follows a spunky girl named Laura and her pioneering family as the travel west. This book chronicles Pa’s decision pack up and move via covered wagon westward seeking a new, better life. The book describe the homesteading skills Laura learned as she matured along with some adventures along the way. The themes addressed include hard work, homesteading, and family unity.

The subsequent books chronicle the family’s adventures through blizzards, drought, scarlet fever and the eventual marriage of Laura. Some of the themes included in these later books include danger from Native Americans, wild animals, illness, death, drought, and crop destruction.




In this unit students will learn how to make games, butter, and homemade candy. They will also learn about animals, tracks, gun safety, and other fun hands-on pioneer projects.



The units also include forms for predicting story plots, character analysis, identifying the protagonist and antagonist, a story timeline, and a final book report on the novel.



Get your copy today and start learning with classic literature! 


Can’t wait? You can get the whole set of 10 Classical Literature Units at a discount! Click below:

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Win It!

Since I love to give things away for free, I’m offering a giveaway for all 10 Literature units!

Mandatory entry:

Simple leave a comment below to enter to win! I’ll be choosing 1 winner from all 10 days of comments, so make sure to come back and leave a comment for each study release!

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Enter to win the Classic Lit Unit Pack from @ericahomeschool! Enter thru 4/27/11!


Nitty Gritty Giveaway Details:

  • The give away will be open until midnight EST Friday April 27, 2012. Winner will be announced by Monday April 30, 2012.
  • No purchase necessary to win.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.
  • If prize winner forfeits or does not claim the prize, prize will be re-awarded at my sole discretion.
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  • Disclosure: I am offering a pack of all 10 unit studies for giveaway on my blog.


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