Wednesday, April 8, 2020
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We are trying out Home School in the Woods from http://homeschoolinthewoods.com. This is a hands on learning experience type of product and we are using one of there products from the Time Travelers U.S. History Studies for grades 3-8. We were given the World War II study from this set to try out. This study contains 25 lessons that you can spread out over 5-10 weeks. It covers a decade of changes in American history at we enter World War II. Some of the topics covered in this study are The Rise of Hitler, Italian/German/Japanese occupations, battlers between the Axis and Allies, the Holocaust, the American Homefront, Victory over Japan day and Victory in Europe Day, as well as some of the events that happened immediately after the war.
The girls have been reading a little about WWII after watching a movie about Midway. I thought this study from Home School in the Woods would be a great way to start learning about what happened and why America got involved in WWII. This is a printable/downloadable product so be ready to use up some paper and some ink. Some items you will need that we did not have on hand were transparency sheets and file folders. You will also need glue, scissors, markers or something to color with.
It comes with a lesson plan or schedule which I love because I don't have to figure out what to do when. I chose to print everything organize it and put it all in a binder. Make sure you turn off two sided printing for this because some things may need to be cut out and then your missing half the information that was on the other side. We learned this lesson the hard way. Because of the grade range on this product the girls were able to do this study together. I believe this product was originally designed so that you child is making a lapbook with file folders. How ever we modified and put everything in a small binder because we didn't have any file folders.
I have included some pictures of a few of the activities and projects we did in this lesson. Over all I was impressed with the amount of information this lesson gives your child. I think its designed in a way that is easy for a student in this age range to understand. How ever if you child doesn't like to color or cut and glue this might be a little much for them. The girls did good with coloring the different activities but they quickly got over having to cut so much out after just a few projects. I ended up having to help them cut out a number of the activities. They enjoyed the language bingo game and we have played it a few times now. Penmanship is also covered in many of the lessons and the girls really enjoyed the penmanship lessons. I loved the choice of quotes they used for the penmanship lessons. Some of the quotes are from General Eisenhower, Adolf Hitler, LT. General Lewis Chesty Puller, Captain Henry P. Jim Crowe, Anne Frank. Your child has the option of tracing the dashed lines of the quote or writing it free hand.