Our unit study – Flag Day

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We have been doing a unit study called “Flag Day” from Amanda Bennett.  It is really good.  My only thing about it is she says it is a one week study, but its taken us about a month to get through it.  The history is great and the lapbook/notebooking components have been wonderful also.   If you’ve never tried one of these units you should check them out.

The Flag Day unit is all about Flag Day.  We’ve studied what flag day is, who first came up with flag day,  and who made the first flag.  We have also studied about the National Anthem and the constitution.  During the unit we also learn about some wonderful people in history.  The people we have studied are Betsy Ross, Molly Pitcher, Paul Revere, Abigail Adams, John Adams, and Samuel Adams.  This unit has been a true study in American history.  The girls have had so much fun.  They have made a song book, written poems, made a timeline of flags, made a mini book of vocabulary words and much, much more.  Below are some of the things they have done during the unit.

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*Pictures by Abby Stanley

 

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My future curriculum

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I have been looking into curriculum for next year and I think I have decided what we will be using this coming school year.  First of all let me introduce you to a wonderful website I have come across, Homeschool Free Stuff.  This is a wonderful website.  She has done a lot of research and found some great free sites.  She probounds that you can homeschool totally free.  Check it out and tell me what you think. 

My Curriculum:

Language Arts – I’ll be using many things from the above website, Homeschool Free Stuff

                                 Grammer – Easy Grammer and Daily Grams

                                 Spelling – Super Teacher Worksheets

                                 Writing – Young Novelist Workbooks

                                  Reading – I’ll be using “living” books as well as some novel studies

Math – Math U See

History –  The Story of the World

                     Homeschool Free Stuff

Geography – US States – this will be my own curriculum.  If anyone is interested in what I’ll be doing just let me know.

Science – Classic Science Life Science

I’m excited about this next year.  Most of my curriculum is free.  The only things I will be paying for is “The Story of the World” ($66), “Math U See” ($100), “Easy Grammer” and “Daily Grams” (these two I already have, but they run about $33 and $25).  All the rest of it is free on the different websites.