Ok to say I was excited for this review would be an understatement. I totally squeeeed when I seen we were getting it and I'm totally not a squeeeer over anything but food!
You could take a whole month and focus on just this Unit Study and only need to supplement with math. I bet you could figure out how to work that in too if you really wanted too. Ok, there's a lot to this study so let's get started.
With this study you can purchase the book, the unit study (which is digital), and access to the audio book which is really great for Mini since she has Asperger's and reading is really slow for us. There are so many different formats that this is perfect for any child with a learning disability to have exactly what they need to learn the best way possible.
The Unit Study comes with several sections. There's a section of key quotes that you can use for copy work. That's just an idea I had and went with. The key quotes can also be use for memory work. There are questions for each chapter of the book that allows you to see just how much your child is getting from the reading. I've listed the rest of the sections below:
Eassy Questions: write an essay comparing life in the late 1800's to today.
Hands on Activities: find the directions to make butter or other things described in the book.
Arts and Craft: learning how to make a 9 square quilt like Laura made.
Audio/Visual Projects: use PowerPoint to create a scrapbook of Laura's life.
Social Studies: there are 6 different categories one being Places which has the student mapping the places that Laura has been.
The second Unit Study has printable worksheets that include a Laura Ingalls Wilder Fact Sheet to be filled out. Maps to help with mapping work and a Timeline that can be filled in.
Three reasons why Laura Ingalls Wilder is so popular still today are:
- Real Adventure: It’s almost ironic that you watch television now and think you are watching real adventure. Laura Ingalls Wilder was the epitome of adventure when it comes to history. Laura lived in the frontier days, which means she got to experience everything from the big woods of Wisconsin to the Indian country of the Great Plains.
- Real Lessons in Life: Reading this book, it was so cool to see how Laura really lived. She was everything to her family. Not only was she a pioneer, but she was also a farmer’s wife and a very good storyteller. She could keep your attention with one of her stories. Another important part of Laura is that she was an amazing writer.
- She brought History to Life: her words show us what life was like back then in very vivid detail. It's almost as if we are there and that makes History fun and engaging.
As you can see this Unit Study is packed full of great things and you really get a lot of bang for you buck. Best of all it makes teaching easy and fun. It covers everything I need to teach Mini the way she learns best. Audio, Visual, and Taticle are all covered and makes this a great product for Homeschooling Special Needs.
I'm so impressed with this Unit Study that I will definitely be purchasing more of them. How can you not with all of this goodness?
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