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.
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I got so excited when I saw what your “10 days…” was going to be! Thanks!
You have amazing ideas! Love the stitched pocket 🙂
love this one. We r reading it next year.
I missed the blog hop on this one too- but still I’m amazed the amount of easy-to-use resources you have available here. Another good find (classical lit for younger kids!) Thanks for the unit study ideas and resources.
Love this! It looks like so much fun!
I just purchased this and I can’t begin to tell you how excited I am that you include directions for making maple candy. I remember reading LHITBW as a little girl and being fascinated by that scene. We were planning on reading this as part of SL core K this year and I’ve been trying to add some more hands on acivities and this looks like so much fun. Thank you!
In many of your other literature units you used Classic Starts books. Do you use the original book for Little House in the Big Woods??