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Over the past weeks my 7th graders has been learning history with Time Travelers U.S. History Studies from Home School in the Woods. This hands-on history study is geared for grades 3-8. The Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression in America contains 25 lessons and is intended to be spread upon 5-10 weeks of study. Each lesson contains reading, projects, writing, and quotes. There are over 50 activities in this Time Travelers history study.
The 25 lessons are:
- Railroads, Gold, Snow & Fire
- Wars in the West
- A Gilded Age
- Innovations and Inventors
- Project Day - 1
- Immigration Day in America
- Work Conditions Worsen
- The Arts
- America Continues to Grow
- Project Day - 2
- People of Interest
- War on the Islands!
- The Progressive Era
- Other Happenings - Part 1
- Project Day - 3
- Other Happenings - Part 2
- World War 1 - Part 1
- World War 1 -Part 2
- The Roaring 20s
- Project Day - 4
- The Stock Market Crash & The Great Depression - Part 1
- The Stock Market Crash & The Great Depression - Part 2
- Project Day - 5
- Pulling Together the Lapbook™
- A "Depression-Era Dinner!"
- 3 ring binder of activities
- 3-D projects
- Penmanship/Cursive pages
- and more...
Here my daughter is working on the Timeline for
The Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression.
America Enters a Modern Age...
This is a page about famous Business Tycoons such as John Davison Rockefeller,
John Pierpont Morgan, and Milton S. Hershey.
My daughter learned some of the WWI products and foods sold along with
their prices. Some of the activities such as this one go in the 3-ring binder.
This was a list of vocabulary words that had come up throughout the
Lesson readings. The 3 sets were entitled:
Words of WWI
What was That?
Modern Century Vocabulary
This was a great way to review what was learned in the lessons up until
Did you know that the first car was referred to as a "horseless carriage."
Here my daughter is working on a fun flip book that will show people gazing on
as the Wright Brothers are flying their plane.
The Wright Brothers take flight!
My daughter can never wait until the end of the study to create her Lapbook
so we work on it throughout the study.
There is specific spots for each activity placement.
Frank Lloyd Wright and his architecture.
We had fun listening to music by George M. Cohan
on You Tube such as "Over There", "Give My Regards to Broadway",
"Yankee Doodle Dandy", and "You're a Grand Old Flag."
Isn't this COOL!
U.S. Growth from 1850-1959
Once this is put together with a paper fastener it will be a People of Interest, Fan Deck.
Cutting these out was LABOR INTENSIVE, LOL!
Each lesson has a Lesson Project page which explains what the student needs
to complete for each lesson. Supplies are listed. Directions as well as
pictures of the activities are shown.
Each lesson has a 2-3 page student text for them to read. I find
the text to be quite interesting myself. My daughter usually reads these
aloud. This is her preference. She HATES reading and so for her
reading aloud is helpful. While she is reading I usually cut out the
activity materials for the lesson. I find this to be BUSY WORK and
I would rather my daughter spend her time on other more important school
work instead of cutting out all of the stuff that need to be cut out for each
lesson. There is A LOT OF CUTTING WITH Home School in the Woods.
I like that Home School in the Woods includes famous quotes
in their materials. Students copy the quotes throughout the lessons.
I absolutely love using Home School in the Woods for teaching my children history. I find that when children are actually involving physically in activities, projects, and play, and etc. they tend to learn and retain history so much better than just sitting down reading or listening to a teaching lecturing then on a period or time in history. Definitely check out what my Fellow Crew Members had to say about this Time Travelers Study as well as many of the other Home School in the Woods curriculum that was reviewed.
And be sure to check out the U.S. Elections Lap-Pak!
There are many other great topics of study in the History Through the Ages ~ Time Travelers U.S. History Studies including:
- New World Explorers
- Colonial Life
- The American Revolution
- The Civil War
- The Early 19th Century
- World War II
Our family has used Home School in the Woods many times in the past and we have enjoyed each of our experiences. Here is a list of my past reviews: