Goodbye 20th Century!

ALL planned unit studies for the 2009-10 school year are finished!  To wrap up the school year by the end of April, we’ll be completing plans and texts for all of our other subjects and adding in a few fun writing, science and art lessons.  While the kids work, I’ll begin the process of putting…

WWII

World War II was yet another touching unit in our household.  We have grown to love history SO much through the use of living literature, good informational texts and projects.  History was something I yawned over year after year in high school and college.  I couldn’t imagine EVER liking it!  It’s been a refreshing journey…

The 1920’s and 1930’s

The Roaring 20’s led way to the Great Depression of the 30’s.  Such a stark difference from one decade to the other. When we went through our first four-year cycle of history using The Story of the World as our main spine, I have to admit that we glossed over modern American history at the…

World War I

WWI has been richly covered and lots of wonderful projects sit in our notebooks to prove it.  The School History site was invaluable for me during this unit!!  You can see some of the activities we chose to use from School History below. This map shows the allies at the beginning of the war. This…

Intro to the 1900’s

The beginning of our semester long unit about the 20th century is off to a great start!  Besides WWI (which we’re going to do next), we have covered the main topics from 1900-1919.  For now, I’m only planning one small project per section of the unit.  When we get to the end, a big explosion…

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