Unit 1 is about Christopher Columbus. We have the student notebook that you can order, and we are enjoying doing it, but I'm not sure it includes very many projects. I also want my children to learn the true story of what happened with Mr. Columbus "discovered" America.
Fridays are our days to just explore what we've learned for the week. We do our math, reading/phonics, and bible study. Anything beyond that is exploration of what we have learned. We have read the first few chapters of Christopher Columbus: Adventurer of Faith and Courage which tells about Christopher's passion for sailing, his brother Bartholomew and their first adventure on a boat during a storm, how little food their family had because of the trade his father was in, and so much more.
There are so many learning opportunities that stem from the books we read. The learning doesn't need to just be about Christopher himself...but about ships, trading and bartering, sailing, how to read a map, etc.
Crafts-Paper Mache Globe
-Make a Compass!
-Christopher Columbus Character
Websites-BBC Primary History Christopher Columbus
-BrainPop - Christopher Columbus
Printables-Copywork & Worksheets
-Puzzles, crosswords, vocabulary
-The REAL History of Christopher Columbus (for older children, please preview before showing your children.)
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