In our Homeschool these last few weeks…
We’ve been learning about the American Revolution. But in our life these last few weeks we’ve been homeschooling on our own while dad was deployed and we’ve been taking turns being sick. That being said, we weren’t at full speed so this unit took longer than usual. With this post I want to tie in the past and the present. From the present a few things from our Revolution study and from the past many field trips to Williamsburg and Yorktown. I am so grateful for…having seen all these places; it has brought a special connection to the study.
Here are a few things we covered in our unit…
American Revolution Projects Ideas
Books for the American Revolution:
For Language Arts I added copywork quotes and a related poem to our typical spelling, reading comprehension and Latin.
Download the Free American Revolution Copywork.
For our poetry study…
You can read my full review on An Child’s Introduction to Poetry HERE.
Hands on Geography:
I think this was my kiddos favorite part of the study. We made a great homemade puzzle from maps we found online of the 13 Colonies. Here’s what we did:
- Printed 2 maps of the 13 colonies unlabeled and a 3rd map that was our answer key.
- We colored one so he could find the boundaries and abbreviated the States .
- Pasted them both on foam sheets.
- Cut one, the uncolored one, around each state (or colony) and this one is used as a puzzle. We left some of the smaller colonies such as Rhode Island attached to other colonies as one piece. So this way it was easier to manage and cut. But he still had to identify them as individual colonies.
- Almost every day I had him put the puzzle together while telling me the names of each colony and by the end of the unit he now knows them all including which states later became their own…Maine and Vermont and which colonies they were a part of before.
|Cutting a piece for Maine which was still part of Massachusetts at the time.|
We also discussed the history as it came up. At first we used the colored map to aid us but eventually he could put the blank one together without any help from it.
Scrap Book of Field Trips:
For Collage Friday, I’d like to highlight some of the places we’ve gone for learning about Early American Colonies and the Revolution in the past. Here are some favorite photos from Yorktown Beach and Williamsburg.
This has been a great unit in that we got to tie up a ton of memories plus get ready to move forward just as the pioneers did. Moving from Virginia to Kansas has really given us a feel for “westward expansion”. So it is with great anticipation that we move forward into our American History studies! Related Posts: FreeJamestown Unit StudyHands on History- JamestownNative American Book List This post is linked up in these great places: Collage Friday, A Mother’s Journal, Hip Homeschool Hop, & Trivium Tuesday