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Iditarod Unit Study

Name of Unit-Safari Unit Study: Iditarod Unit Study

 

Copyright Info : This unit is Not to be included in any file sharing programs or groups, etc.

 

Description: Iditarod is a Unit-Safari Unit that is a New Unit of . Compiled by .

 

The information here is for a wide range of ages so, please check first to make sure books, videos and links are appropriate for your own family. If there are blank sections, no information had been shared about that section.
When updating the older units, if materials look like they could be a copyright problem, search for the link. If the link cannot be found, leave the lesson out. For example a lesson plan copied from a website belongs to the website owner. Links to lesson plans and activities here represent materials that can be printed and added to your notebook for this unit.

 

Learning Objectives :

Many parents and teachers will need to create their own goals. You can compare the goals at these sites to create your own goals depending on how stringent your requirements need to be. All links have several suggested activities for different ages.

 

Timeline:

 

Vocabulary:

  • Abuse
    Antitoxin
    Booties
    Canid
    Care
    Champion
    Courage
    Course
    Hero
    Humane
    Inhumane
    Lead
    Mush
    Nye
    Off
    Race
    Sled
    Stamina
    Temperate Rain Forest
    Vaccination
  • http://wordweb.info/free downloadable software to look up words.
  • http://dictionary.reference.com online Dictionary
  • Copy each word and its definition onto a sheet of paper for your portfolio.
  • http://www.senteacher.org/wk/quickcards.php Make Flash cards to use with these vocabulary words. I print the wordlist on the front then have the kids HAND write the definition in their own words on the back. It helps them to remember the definitions better.

 

Book Resources:

The Call of the Wild Free Make your own book version http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/215 I Love these you can make some GREAT worksheets with them using Teacher’s Pet or any other materials. Younger students might enjoy reading more if they are given one section a day. Leave the top half of the page open for illustration and then make the bottom of it be the words of the book. You might even want to use the handwriting tracer fonts at http://www.fontspace.com/category/trace or http://desktoppub.about.com/od/freefonts/tp/Free_Handwriting_School_Fonts.htm I like the Font called Learning Curve.

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sled_dogs
  3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Togo_%28dog%29 (The real lead dog through the hardest part of the Journey)
  4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balto
  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iditarod
  6. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dog_harness
  • Where’s Spot
  1. http://www.kizclub.com/storypatterns/spot(C).pdf
  2. http://www.kizclub.com/storypatterns/spot.pdf

 

Poetry, Music, Pod Casting & Audio Files:

 

Video and Software Resources:

  • Nearly all units can be supported with “shipping only” software I have used http://www.planetcdrom.com for quite some time, but http://www.fcdsoft.com also looks good.
  • When no resources are listed for Video I check Planet DVD for shipping only DVD’s http://www.planetdvdnow.com almost every topic will have a free documentary here. They run many from A&E channel and the History Channel so if that is listed in a unit as a resource I check here to see if I can get the DVD.
  • http://www.byki.com/download_viewer.shtml BYKI Language is free software for flashcards every week they allow you to download a new list. Does not have a native Alaskan Language as of yet but French, English, and Spanish are among a few of the secondary languages spoken in Alaska. You can down load any of the past weekly lessons here http://www.byki.com/getTLLists.pl
  • Balto
  • Kavik
  • The Call of the Wild
  • White Fang

 

Games:

  • GeoSafari (File folder game Ideas will work for GeoSafari and Vice Versa)
  1. Donna Young’s Instructions http://donnayoung.org/geo/geocards.htm
  2. Educational Insights the makers of GeoSafari Provide its users guide online http://eiftp.com/downloads/guides/8865_GeoSafariLearn_G.pdf
  3. Join a group that has GeoSafari as a discussion http://homeschoolsafari.com/geosafari/
  4. Make cards
  • Timeline events to their date Matching card
  • True or false cards
  • Map of Locations along the race trail: Checkpoints, natural obstacles, towns near the trail, stopovers and other things you might find.
  • Vocabulary relating to the unit.
  • Anatomy of a Harness, Sled, and dog.
  • Card comparing Humane to inhumane
  • Board games
  1. Ideas for making your own board games at Mary’s Site http://www.angelfire.com/wi2/GamesForLearning/ideas.html
  2. Try your hand at making a file folder game to match this topic. Here are some sample File folder game boards. http://www.nuttinbutkids.com/filefolder.htm
  3. http://www.mormonchic.com/crafty/filefolders.asp File folder games you could use as a guide to make games to fit this unit.
  4. http://208.183.128.3/tutorials/gameboard.htm Blank Game boards to create any game for this unit.
  5. http://www.momsview.com/freeprintablegames.html Scroll Down for printable game parts for games to create with this unit!

 

Clip Art:

 

Worksheets, Activities, and complete units:

  • http://www.doverpublications.com/ts001/index.php?adid=st_teacherresource&lineid=22222 Subscribe to Dover to get new lessons every week!
  • When updating the older units if materials looked like they could be copyright problem I searched for the link if the link could not be found the lesson is left out. For example a lesson plan copied from a website belongs to the website owner. Links to lesson plans and activities here represent materials that can be printed and added to your notebook for this unit. In an endeavor to keep these units small and flexible I have copied the search link where possible. This allows you to see all the lessons on a site rather than just those I felt were pertinent to my objectives. This simplifies the setting up of lesson plans in Homeschool Tracker.
  • Worksheet creation tools
  • http://www.teach-nology.com/worksheets/ Has several online worksheet makers and a ton of Rubric makers Rubrics work great with Homeschool tracker because they give you total points and you count up exactly how many points your child gets
  • http://www.happychild.org.uk/wks/english/ssm/crosswords01.htm Online Crossword Puzzle Maker to use with your Vocabulary words or locations or even dated from the timeline.

Worksheets :

  • http://www.schoolhousetech.com This company gives away two free software worksheet factories one for Basic math and one for wordsearch utility that will make wonderful complements to this unit when you include the clipart listed in the clipart section.
  • http://www.startwrite.com This program makes nice reports and handwriting worksheets for the unit
  • http://www.teachers-pet.org will turn any text into a worksheet I like to use it with the Wikipedia text or texts from Project Gutenberg. Open up a Microsoft Word “New” and then open the template and add ins’ for teacher’s pet and add one paragraph at a time and click the appropriate tab for the type of question you want.

 

  • Worksheets
  1. http://www.masscue.org/mcdocs/conference/2004/ws/hand/s10/eIditarod_handout.pdf
  2. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/xpeditions/atlas/index.html?Parent=usofam&Rootmap=usak&Mode=d&SubMode=w Alaska Map can print with or without labels.
  3. http://www.edhelper.com/geography/Alaska.htm Some Activities require membership
  4. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/flags/alaska/alaskaflag.shtml
  5. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/label/states/alaska/index.shtml This page would make a great GeoSafari card.
  • Complete Units or Full Courses
  1. http://surfaquarium.com/presentations/eIditarod.pdf
  2. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Fields/7444/iditarod_mushing_across_alaska.htm
  3. http://www.oregontrail.net/~thesmiths/iditarod/idit.html
  4. http://www.oregontrail.net/~thesmiths/iditarod/iditoutl.html
  5. http://www.42explore2.com/sleddog.htm
  6. http://www.usd267.com/TL%20Student%20Pages/Iditarod%20Unit/iditarodlinks.html
  7. http://www3.cesa10.k12.wi.us/clustera/summer/2002/Nancy_Jim_Iditerod/LessonPlan.htm
  8. http://falcon.jmu.edu/~ramseyil/paulsen.htm
  9. http://clustera.cesa10.k12.wi.us/clustera/summer/2002/Nancy_Jim_Iditerod/LessonPlan.htm
  10. http://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/tct/reading/grade4/core_lit/stone_fox/
  11. http://www.thesolutionsite.com/lesson/4104/lesson2.html
  12. http://coe.west.asu.edu/students/slabelle/units/iditarod/IDITAROD.html
  13. http://www.teaneckschools.org/schools/bf/resources/webquests/dogsteach/dogsteach.htm
  14. http://www.edhelper.com/DailyThemes_March_1.html
  15. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/alaska/index.shtml Some activities require membership.
  16. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/mammals/dog/index.shtml Dogs some activities require membership.
  • Collections of Lesson Plans
  1. http://ouboces.org/MSTgrant3/IditarodTrail/GeoBear.html
  2. http://www.pbs.org/teachersource/search/standards_results.shtm?query=iditarod&start=1&end=20&subjects=NULL&grades=NULL Math Line
  3. http://rollyo.com/search.html?q=Iditarod+&x=&y=&sid=12522 311
  4. http://www.marcopolosearch.org/MPSearch/Search_Results.asp?orgn_id=2&log_type=1&hdnFilter=&hdnPerPage=15&txtSearchFor=iditarod&selUsing=all
  • Individual lessons
  1. http://www.intime.uni.edu/lessons/043miue/default.htm Balto
  2. http://home.att.net/~teaching/socst/saltmap.pdf Create a Salt map of Alaska
  • Other
  1. The things that make a sled dog excellent, are the same Qualities that make it a terrible house pet for all but the most active individuals. These dogs are designed for rugged outdoor work and do not adapt well to the house pet life. Most originally brought into families, rapidly find their way to shelters and backyard tie outs. Unless your planning on working these dogs that typically need exercise 3-6 times a day you may want to look at lower energy dogs. Design a Poster of the Qualities of a dog that would fit your lifestyle and shows what potential side effects of the Quality. For example these would all be Great Qualities in the right circumstances but in the wrong you will get the potential side effects

Quality=undesired side effect

Intelligence = boredom related activities like chewing furniture.

Great sniffer= chewing things that smell good to a dog, for example your underwear or shoes.

Energetic = having to be exercised often and greater food requirements

Size= on both ends, either always getting stepped on or always being in the way.

I would recommend the websites for the APRI and AKC in the Information section of this unit for research as well as the Enchanted Learning site.

 

Recipes:

 

Field Trips & Web Quests:

 

Art and Craft Ideas:

  • Canon Paper Models has a Section on Animals. Many of their dogs have been crossbred to develop “the perfect” Sled dog Make a Whole Team. If you print some in color and some in Black and white it will vary them. Your research should help you make a harness for them.
  1. http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/animal/e_shepherd_e.html The German Shepard
  2. http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/animal/shiba_e.html The Shiba (hard version)
  3. http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/animal/e_shiba_e.html Shiba (easy)
  4. http://cp.c-ij.com/english/3D-papercraft/animal/e_husky_e.html Husky

 

Information and General Resources:

  1. http://www.state.ak.us/
  2. http://www.avo.alaska.edu/
  3. http://www.alaskazoo.org/
  4. http://www.akrain.org/ Rain forests in Alaska
  • Dog Specific
  1. http://www.aprpets.org/main/index.php My Dogs are registered through this organization.
  2. http://www.akc.org/
  3. http://www.drsfostersmith.com/ Pet Supply catalog. We do our own immunizations of our Dogs and cats. The cost savings is enormous and it is easy to do! I also use the prices in my Mathematics Worksheet Factory to make word problem sheets for the kids.
  4. http://www.helpsleddogs.org/vetinfo.htm
  5. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art8350.asp
  6. http://www.furballnetwork.com/petsearch/static/static.htm

 

Evaluation Ideas :

Assemble a three ring binder and please include:

  • A copy of this unit
  • Course Description (Highschool Students)
  • Write a summary about books read for the unit
  • Your Lapbook created for the unit (K-8 Students)
  • Any worksheets or activity books created with Teachers Pet or the SchoolhouseTech Software
  • Your journal and its contents
  • Your Log of activities from Homeschool Tracker https://www.homeschooltracker.com/free-homeschool-tracker-basic-edition/ Its Free!
  • Your Timeline

Australia Unit Study

Name of Unit-Safari Unit: Australia Unit Study

 

Copyright : This unit is Not to be included in any file sharing programs or groups, etc.

 

Description: Australia is a Unit-Safari Unit that is an Updated Unit as of October 30, 2011. Compiled by Jodi Robertson.

 

The information here is for a wide range of ages so, please check first to make sure books, videos and links are appropriate for your own family. If there are blank sections, no information had been shared about that section.
When updating the older units, if materials look like they could be a copyright problem, search for the link. If the link cannot be found, leave the lesson out. For example a lesson plan copied from a website belongs to the website owner. Links to lesson plans and activities here represent materials that can be printed and added to your notebook for this unit.

 

Learning Objectives :

Many parents and teachers will need to create their own goals. You can compare the goals at these sites to create your own goals depending on how stringent your requirements need to be. All links have several suggested activities for different ages.

Timeline:

 

Vocabulary:
Aborigines
bandicoot
boomerang
bush
colony
continent
coral
coral reef
desert
didgeridoo
equator
eucalyptus
fauna
flora
immigrant
island
koala
Matilda
mountain
opera
outback
plateau
pouch
rain forest
ranch
reef
strait
tribe

Book Resources:

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australia Primary text to make activities from with Teacher’s Pet and Geosafari cards from. This link has sub links to Vocabulary as well as economic, and cultural links. We especially enjoyed the links to Flora and Fauna.
  • Tasmania: A Wildlife Journey, Joyce Powzyk, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1987
  • Down Under: Vanishing Cultures Series, Jan Reynolds, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Publishers, 1992
  • The Australian Echidna, Eleanor Stodart, Houghton, Mifflin Company, 1991
  • Kangaroo, Caroline Arnold, William Morrow & Company, Inc., 1987
  • Joey: The Story of a Baby Kangaroo, Hope Ryden, Tamborine Books, 1994
  • Tasmanian Devil On Location, Kathy Darling, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1992
  • Australia by Mary Virginia Fox
  • A Ticket to Australia by Sean McCollum
  • A Walk on the Great Barrier Reef by Caroline Arnold
  • An Aboriginal Family by Rollo Browne
  • A Picture Book of Australian Animals by Kellie Conforth
  • Australia by D.V. Georges
  • Colors of Australia by Lynn Ainsworth Olawsky
  • Baru Bay, Australia by Bob and Wendy Weir
  • Rainbow Bird: An Aboriginial Folktale From Northern Australia, Eric Maddern, Little, Brown and Company, 1993
  • Where the Forest Meets the Sea, Jeannie Baker, Greenwillow Books, 1987
  • Dreamtime: Aboriginal Stories, Oodgeroo, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1993
  • The Flying Emu And Other Australian Stories, Sally Morgan, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1992
  • Punga: The Goddess of Ugly, Deborah Nourse Lattimore, Harcourt Brace & Company, 1993
  • My Farm, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994
  • Dingoes at Dinnertime by Mary Pope Osborne (chapter book)
  • Possum Magic by Mem Fox
  • One Less Fish by Kim Michelle Toft (a counting story with beautiful illustrations of fish from the Great Barrier Reef)
  • Destination Australia by Jonathan Grupper (life of Australian animals)
  • Wombat Goes Walkabout by Michael Morpurgo (wombat looking for his mother encounters other animals)
  • Dover Book on Shore Birds with samples http://www.doverpublications.com/teachersampler/1101/teacher8.htm
  • http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4731 Seven Little Australians Turner, Ethel Sybil, 1872-1958
  • http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/5346 Journals of Expeditions of Discovery into Central Australia and Overland from Adelaide to King George’s Sound in the Years 1840-1: Sent By the Colonists of South Australia, with the Sanction and Support of the Government: Including an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Aborigines and the State of Their Relations with Europeans — Complete Eyre, Edward John, 1815-1901
  • http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4974 Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated, Giles, Ernest, 1835-1897
  • http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4219 The Art of Living in Australia ; together with three hundred Australian cookery recipes and accessory kitchen information by Mrs. H. Wicken Muskett, Philip E., -1909
  • http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/4976 Expedition into Central Australia Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869

 

Poetry, Music & Audio Files:

  1. Limerick

There once was a lady named Thalia
Who lived in the land of Australia
She loved her goat
So she bought it a coat
But he still ate all her azalea
By Dorinda Oakes Dec 21 2005

  • Alliteration Poems work well with this unit also.

A= Awe Inspiring Landscapes
U= Untamed Animals
S= Southern Hemisphere
T= Tough Outdoorsman
R= Rainforest
A= Aborigines
L= lovely Sites
I= Indian Ocean
A= Adelaide City

 

Video and Software Resources:

 

Games:

  • Geosafari
  1. Donna Young’s Instructions http://donnayoung.org/homeschooling/games/geocards.htm
  2. Educational Insights the makers of Geosafari Provide its users guide online https://www.educationalinsights.com/text/EI/downloads/guides/8865_GeoSafariLearn_G.pdf
  3. Join a group that has Geosafari as a discussion https://homeschoolingonashoestring.com/homeschool-safari/geosafari-games/
  4. Make cards
  • Timeline events to their date Matching card
  • True or false cards
  • Make a mini set of geography cards matching a name, geological object, or economical information to location.
  • Cloze cards about historic Figures.
  • Matching cards about Flora and Fauna of Australia
  • Board games
  1. Ideas for making your own board games at Mary’s Site http://www.angelfire.com/wi2/GamesForLearning/ideas.html
  2. Try your hand at making a file folder game to match this topic. Here are some sample File folder game boards. http://www.nuttinbutkids.com/filefolder.htm
  3. http://www.mormonchic.com/crafty/filefolders.asp File folder games you could use as a guide to make games to fit this unit.
  4. Shape of the continent can be used to teach any skill in Filefolder Games.
  5. Momma Kangaroo to her Joey can be used for any skill as well in Filefolder games.
  • Cards
  1. Make a Memory game from the plants and animals in the different Biomes in Australia.
  • Other
  1. Kangaroo Hopping Races
  2. Crocodile eats the biggest number game We used a Sock Puppet and Popsicle sticks. This worked with decimals, fractions and pre algebra problems as well as early math skills.

 

Clip Art:

 

Worksheets, Activities, and complete units:

When updating the older units if materials looked like they could be copyright problem I searched for the link if the link could not be found the lesson is left out. For example a lesson plan copied from a website belongs to the website owner. Links to lesson plans and activities here represent materials that can be printed and added to your notebook for this unit. In an endeavor to keep these units small and flexible I have copied the search link where possible. This allows you to see all the lessons on a site rather than just those I felt were pertinent to my objectives. This simplifies the setting up of lesson plans in Homeschool Tracker.

 

Worksheets :

  • http://www.schoolhousetech.com This company gives away two free software worksheet factories one for Basic math and one for wordsearch utility that will make wonderful complements to this unit when you include the clipart listed in the clipart section.
  • http://www.startwrite.com This program makes nice reports and handwriting worksheets for the unit
  • http://www.teachers-pet.org will turn any text into a worksheet I like to use it with the Wikipedia text or texts from Project Gutenberg. Open up a Microsoft Word “New” and then open the template and add ins’ for teacher’s pet and add one paragraph at a time and click the appropriate tab for the type of question you want.

 

  • Worksheets
  1. http://www.enchantedlearning.com/school/Australia/
  2. http://www.abcteach.com/directory/theme_units/social_studies/australia/
  3. http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/australia_day.htm
  4. http://atozteacherstuff.com/printables/cat_maps.shtml maps
  5. Make a Venn diagram comparing how Marsupials or Monotremes are different from placental mammals http://teachers.teach-nology.com/web_tools/graphic_org/venn_diagrams
  • Complete units
  1. http://www.teachers.8m.com/aust.htm
  2. http://www.cdli.ca/CITE/auzzie.htm
  3. http://www.angelfire.com/ak/olly/
  4. http://www.ecisd.net/curriculum/CurricAlignPublic/6.SocialStudies/ss.hotlist.4.htm
  5. http://www.austudies.org/
  6. http://cedir.uow.edu.au/programs/FirstFleet/
  7. http://www.outbacksteakhouse.com/joeykidscorner/2005/reefteachers.html
  • Collections of Lesson Plans
  1. http://atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Australia/
  2. http://fga.freac.fsu.edu/academy/
  3. http://www.musc.edu/cando/ausdwnun/ausecoa1.html Biome and Animals
  • Individual /lessons
  1. http://www.adprima.com/aborigines.htm aborigines
  2. http://www.atozteacherstuff.com/pages/4772.shtml maps
  3. http://atozteacherstuff.com/pages/263.shtml
  • Other
  1. http://www.kipandco.com.au/Main/inside.html
  2. http://www.abc.net.au/oceans/alive.htm

 

Recipes:

 

Field Trips:

  • http://www.outbacksteakhouse.com Outback Steak House is an Australian themed Restaurant.
  • Does your state have a zoo with any Australian Animals? Visit them to find out.
  • Local Harbor if you live near the coast.
  • Visit a Opera House in your Area

 

Art and Craft Ideas:

 

Information and General Resources:

 

Evaluation Ideas :

Assemble a three ring binder and please include:

  • A copy of this unit
  • Course Description (Highschool Students)
  • Write a summary about books read for the unit
  • Your Lapbook created for the unit (K-8 Students)
  • Any worksheets or activity books created with Teachers Pet or the SchoolhouseTech Software
  • Your journal and its contents
  • Your Log of activities from Homeschool Tracker https://www.homeschooltracker.com/free-homeschool-tracker-basic-edition/ Its Free!
  • Your Timeline

Immigration Unit Study

Name of Unit-Safari Unit : Immigration Unit Study

Copyright Info : This unit is Not to be included in any file sharing programs or groups, etc.

DescriptionImmigration is a Unit-Safari Unit that is a New Unit of October 2009. Compiled by Jodi Robertson.

The information here is for a wide range of ages so, please check first to make sure books, videos and links are appropriate for your own family. If there are blank sections, no information had been shared about that section.
When updating the older units, if materials look like they could be a copyright problem, search for the link. If the link cannot be found, leave the lesson out. For example a lesson plan copied from a website belongs to the website owner. Links to lesson plans and activities here represent materials that can be printed and added to your notebook for this unit.

The information here is for a wide range of ages so, please check first to make sure books, videos and links are appropriate for your own family. If there are blank sections, no information had been shared about that section.
When updating the older units, if materials look like they could be a copyright problem, search for the link. If the link cannot be found, leave the lesson out. For example a lesson plan copied from a website belongs to the website owner. Links to lesson plans and activities here represent materials that can be printed and added to your notebook for this unit.

Bible References :

Look up and Compare Scriptures at the sites below. In your Journal note how the different translations and versions help you to have a fuller understanding of the text.

  • Leviticus 19:33-34
  • Exodus 22:21
  • Exodus 23:9
  • Deuteronomy 10:19
  • And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex him. But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
  • Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
  • Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
  • Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

 

Timeline :

 

Vocabulary :
colonization
culture
immigrant
immigration
motherland

http://dictionary.reference.com  online Dictionary

http://wordweb.info/free/  free downloadable software to look up words.

Book Resources :

  • Annushka’s Voyage: Edith Tarbescu
  • Coming To America: The Story Of Immigration: Betsy Maestro
  • Dreams in the Golden Country: The Diary of Zipporah Feldman, A Jewish Immigrant Girl (Dear America Series): Kathryn Lasky
  • Hannah’s Journal: The Story of an Immigrant Girl by Marissa Moss
  • If Your Name Was Changed At Ellis Island: Ellen Levine
  • Immigrant Kids by Russell Freedman
  • Journey to America Saga by Sonia Levitin
  • Kids at Work: Lewis Hine and the Crusade Against Child Labor by Russell Freedman and Lewis Hine
  • Kids Like Me: Voices of the Immigrant Experience by Judith M. Blohm and Terri Lapinsky
  • So Far From Home: The Diary of Mary Driscoll, An Irish Mill Girl, Lowell, Massachusetts 1847 (Dear America Series): Barry Denenberg
  • The Memory Coat: Elvira Woodruff
  • When Jessie Came Across the Sea: Amy Hest

Poetry & Music :

  • America the Beautiful

Video Resources :

  • http://www.learner.org/resources/series184.html Video resources viewable online
  • http://www.vpw.com  this site changes regularly and you will need to be a support group leader or classroom teacher to get the videos. If your support group doesn’t have the video already order it as the Technology coordinator for your group. If you’re not in a group form your own!

Software Resources :

 

Games :

 

Clip Art :

 

Recipes :

 

Field Trips :

  • http://www.jaha.org/edu/discovery_center/index.html Heritage Discovery Museum in Johnstown, PA has wonderful learning activities and resources on immigration. Geared to visiting the Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla Heritage Discovery Center. The Frank and Sylvia Pasquerilla Johnstown PA Heritage Discovery Center, located in Johnstown, PA, is full of dramatic PA immigration history, pictures and interactive displays. “America – Through The Immigrant Eyes”, tells the true history of Central Pennsylvania and what brought immigrants from around the world to settle in the Allegheny Mountains.
    • Three sections on website for educators- push and pull of immigration, Making a life and then making a living with resources for before and after the immigration museum. Readings before the visit, primary sources like letters and photos and classroom activities too. Post museum visit resource readings, transcript of movie and oral history activity.
    • Also, the Anna Wagner Ritter House Museum in Johnstown is an immigrant experience too!
    • (FYI inexpensive tickets cover the 3 museums and include the Johnstown flood museum too)

 

Art, Pictures, and Craft Ideas :

 

Activities & Lesson Plans :

Worksheets :

Worksheets :

  • http://www.schoolhousetech.com This company gives away two free software worksheet factories one for Basic math and one for wordsearch utility that will make wonderful complements to this unit when you include the clipart listed in the clipart section.
  • http://www.startwrite.com This program makes nice reports and handwriting worksheets for the unit
  • http://www.teachers-pet.org will turn any text into a worksheet I like to use it with the Wikipedia text or texts from Project Gutenberg. Open up a Microsoft Word “New” and then open the template and add ins’ for teacher’s pet and add one paragraph at a time and click the appropriate tab for the type of question you want.

 

Complete Units :

 

Information and General Resources :

Web Information :

 

Evaluation Ideas :

Assemble a three ring binder and please include:

  • A copy of this unit
  • Course Description (Highschool Students)
  • Write a summary about books read for the unit
  • Your Lapbook created for the unit (K-8 Students)
  • Any worksheets or activity books created with Teachers Pet or the SchoolhouseTech Software
  • Your journal and its contents
  • Your Log of activities from Homeschool Tracker https://www.homeschooltracker.com/free-homeschool-tracker-basic-edition/ Its Free!
  • Your Timeline

Time Travel Unit Study

Name of Unit-Safari Unit : Time Travel

Copyright Info : This unit is Not to be included in any file sharing programs or groups, etc.

DescriptionTime Travel is a Unit-Safari Unit that is a New Unit of September 13, 2009. Compiled by Charlene.

The information here is for a wide range of ages so, please check first to make sure books, videos and links are appropriate for your own family. If there are blank sections, no information had been shared about that section.
When updating the older units, if materials look like they could be a copyright problem, search for the link. If the link cannot be found, leave the lesson out. For example a lesson plan copied from a website belongs to the website owner. Links to lesson plans and activities here represent materials that can be printed and added to your notebook for this unit.

Learning Objectives :

Many parents and teachers will need to create their own goals. You can compare the goals at these sites to create your own goals depending on how stringent your requirements need to be. All links have several suggested activities for different ages.

Bible References :

Look up and Compare Scriptures at the sites below. In your Journal note how the different translations and versions help you to have a fuller understanding of the text.

Timeline :

Vocabulary :
http://wordweb.info/free/ free downloadable software to look up words.
http://dictionary.reference.com online dictionary

Book Resources :

  • Adkins, Jan — A Storm Without Rain
  • Griffin, Peni — Switching Well
  • Farmer, Penelope — Charlotte Sometimes
  • Hahn, Mary Downing — Time for Andrew
  • Kennemore, Tim — Changing Times
  • L’Engle, Madeleine — An Acceptable Time
  • Mazer, Norma Fox — Saturday, the Twelfth of October
  • Moskin, Marietta — Dream Lake
  • Pascal, Francine — Hangin’ Out with Cici
  • Pearce, Philippa — Tom’s Midnight Garden
  • Pearson, Kit — A Handful of Time
  • Slepian, Jan — Back to Before
  • Thomas, Jane — The Princess in the Pigpen
  • Voigt, Cynthia — Building Blocks
  • Beckman, Thea — Crusade in Jeans
  • Gifaldi, David — Gregory, Maw, and the Mean One
  • Greer, Gery — Max and Me and the Time Machine
  • Greer, Gery — Max and Me and the Wild West
  • Griffith, Helen — Journal of a Teenage Genius
  • Peck, Richard — The Dreadful Future of Blossom Culp
  • Bethancourt, T. — The Tomorrow Connection
  • Bond, Nancy — Another Shore
  • Cheetham, Ann — Black Harvest
  • Cheetham, Ann — The Pit
  • French, Jackie — Somewhere Around the Corner
  • Goodwin, Marie — Where the Towers Pierce the Sky
  • Hurmence, Belinda — A Girl Called Boy
  • James, J. Alison — Sing for a Gentle Rain
  • Lunn, Janet — The Root Cellar
  • Mooney, Bel — The Stove Haunting
  • Park, Ruth — Playing Beatie Bow
  • Peyton, K. M. — A Pattern of Roses
  • Radford, Ken — Haunting at Mill Lane
  • Radford, Ken — House in the Shadows
  • Rodowsky, Colby — Keeping Time
  • Weldrick, Valerie — Time Sweep
  • Wibberley, Leonard — The Crime of Martin Coverly
  • Wiseman, David — Adam’s Common
  • Wiseman, David – Thimbles
  • Yolen, Jane — The Devil’s Arithmetic
  • Scieszka, Jon — Time Warp Trio Series:
    • Knights of the Kitchen Table
    • The Not-So-Jolly Roger
    • The Good, the Bad, and the Goofy
    • Your Mother Was a Neanderthal
    • 2095
  • Avi — Something Upstairs
  • Dunlop, Eileen — The Maze Stone
  • MacDonald, Reby — The Ghosts of Austwick Manor
  • Peck, Richard — Voices After Midnight
  • Reiss, Kathryn — Time Windows
  • Alexander, Lloyd — Time Cat
  • Barron, T. A. — The Ancient One
  • Bellairs, John — The Ghost in the Mirror
  • Chetwin, Grace – Collidescope
  • Chetwin, Grace — On All Hallow’s Eve
  • Conrad, Pam – Stonewords
  • Coville, Bruce — The Dinosaur that Followed Me Home
  • Eager, Edward — Time Garden
  • L’Engle, Madeleine — Many Waters
  • Lindbergh, Anne — Nick of Time
  • Lindbergh, Anne — Three Lives to Live
  • Mahy, Margaret — Aliens in the Family
  • Marsden, John — Out of Time
  • Pausacker, Jenny — Fast Forward
  • Peel, John — Uptime, Downtime
  • Rodda, Emily — The Best-Kept Secret
  • Sauer, Julia — Fog Magic
  • Sleator, William — Strange Attractors
  • Uttley, Alison — A Traveller in Time
  • Vande Velde, Vivian — A Well-Timed Enchantment

Poetry & Music :

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Games :

 

Clip Art :

 

Recipes :

 

Field Trips :

Art, Pictures, and Craft Ideas :

  • use a big box and decorate it to make it into a time machine

Activities & Lesson Plans :

Worksheets :

Worksheets :

  • http://www.schoolhousetech.com This company gives away two free software worksheet factories one for Basic math and one for wordsearch utility that will make wonderful complements to this unit when you include the clipart listed in the clipart section.
  • http://www.startwrite.com This program makes nice reports and handwriting worksheets for the unit
  • http://www.teachers-pet.org will turn any text into a worksheet I like to use it with the Wikipedia text or texts from Project Gutenberg. Open up a Microsoft Word “New” and then open the template and add ins’ for teacher’s pet and add one paragraph at a time and click the appropriate tab for the type of question you want.

Complete Units :

Information and General Resources :

Web Information :

Evaluation Ideas :

Assemble a three ring binder and please include:

  • A copy of this unit
  • Course Description (Highschool Students)
  • Write a summary about books read for the unit
  • Your Lapbook created for the unit (K-8 Students)
  • Any worksheets or activity books created with Teachers Pet or the SchoolhouseTech Software
  • Your journal and its contents
  • Your Log of activities from Homeschool Tracker https://www.homeschooltracker.com/free-homeschool-tracker-basic-edition/ Its Free!
  • Your Timeline
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World Religions Unit Study

Name of Unit-Safari Unit : World Religion

Copyright Info : This unit is Not to be included in any file sharing programs or groups, etc.

DescriptionWorld Religion is a Unit-Safari Unit that is a New Unit of August 2009. Compiled by Jodi Robertson.

The information here is for a wide range of ages so, please check first to make sure books, videos and links are appropriate for your own family. If there are blank sections, no information had been shared about that section.
When updating the older units, if materials look like they could be a copyright problem, search for the link. If the link cannot be found, leave the lesson out. For example a lesson plan copied from a website belongs to the website owner. Links to lesson plans and activities here represent materials that can be printed and added to your notebook for this unit.

Learning Objectives :

Many parents and teachers will need to create their own goals. You can compare the goals at these sites to create your own goals depending on how stringent your requirements need to be. All links have several suggested activities for different ages.

Bible References :

Look up and Compare Scriptures at the sites below. In your Journal note how the different translations and versions help you to have a fuller understanding of the text.

Timeline :

Vocabulary :
convert
denomination
martyr
non-proselytizing
persecution
proselytize

Online Dictionary http://dictionary.reference.com
Free downloadable software to look up words http://wordweb.info/free/
Vocab flashcards http://quizlet.com/506821/world-religions-vocabulary-flash-cards/
Vocab flashcards http://www.studystack.com/flashcard-4964

Book Resources :

Poetry & Music :

Video Resources :

 

Software Resources :

Games :

Clip Art :

Recipes :

Field Trips :

Art, Pictures, and Craft Ideas :

Activities & Lesson Plans :

Buddhism

Hinduism

  • Hindu are non-proselytising. That means if your not born into that religion, you can’t “convert”.

Sikhism

Worksheets :

  • http://www.schoolhousetech.com This company gives away two free software worksheet factories one for Basic math and one for wordsearch utility that will make wonderful complements to this unit when you include the clipart listed in the clipart section.
  • http://www.startwrite.com This program makes nice reports and handwriting worksheets for the unit
  • http://www.teachers-pet.org will turn any text into a worksheet I like to use it with the Wikipedia text or texts from Project Gutenberg. Open up a Microsoft Word “New” and then open the template and add ins’ for teacher’s pet and add one paragraph at a time and click the appropriate tab for the type of question you want.

Complete Units :

Information and General Resources :

Web Information :

Evaluation Ideas :

Assemble a three ring binder and please include:

  • A copy of this unit
  • Course Description (Highschool Students)
  • Write a summary about books read for the unit
  • Your Lapbook created for the unit (K-8 Students)
  • Any worksheets or activity books created with Teachers Pet or the SchoolhouseTech Software
  • Your journal and its contents
  • Your Log of activities from Homeschool Tracker https://www.homeschooltracker.com/free-homeschool-tracker-basic-edition/ Its Free!
  • Your Timeline