It is finally ready! The newest Yellow Level! More learning United States history through picture books and whole units that teach all subject areas!
Starting with European explorers to North America and extending to about 1830, you and your child will be reading books and doing go-along activities to create a well-rounded education. The books for this program go back and forth between some big picture ideas, like how the colonies came to be, to biographies that take an up-close look at what life was like for people in different social situations. Famous men and women, Native Americans, African Americans, and even a few children are featured in the biographies chosen to teach this time period. Your child will learn both well-known and lesser-known stories of history to help them have a deeper understanding of the many people who are part of the story of America.
Learning History Through Picture Books
If you’ve used our Indigenous People of North American and Hawai’i curriculum, you know the lesson style. This time, a few of the books are longer, so you may want to break those up into pieces and read them over a couple of sessions. But it is still ALL picture books. That way, children can see and relate to what they are learning about. Looking at the pictures helps children develop a deeper understanding of who and what they are learning about!
This picture book program is designed to work for ages 6-10, and may also be enjoyed by middle schoolers who prefer picture books. Pictures make learning easier for both typical and atypical learners because they offer so much information in a way children can relate to it.
This program emphasizes geography, both world and United States geography, and includes map work to do with your child. Science lessons include videos to watch and hands-on projects to try at home. Lessons on life skills include learning about healthy eating, cooking, and more. You and your child will also explore art, music, and foreign language as you do this unit. There are writing assignments, language arts activities, and math that all relate to the lesson topics you are studying.
While this sounds like a lot to do, the program the integrated style makes it easy to cover many topics in less time with your child. This means that the unit is easier and more fun for your child, and you!
This newest program also has several resources not available in our previous Yellow Level. This program has the Teacher’s Guide, with all your activity instructions, background information, and ideas for how to adapt the lessons for different situations. You also get an additional Student Workbook. The workbook is designed to be printed and used with your child as you do the lessons, to make this program one step easier for you to use. Homeschooling is hard enough, so little things, like having a page to use for your child’s copy work can really add up to making your day go more smoothly.
This program also includes several online resources we have not offered before. Once you make your purchase and log into the Online Resources area of our website, you will have access to tablet-friendly maps, video playlists, and much more that are all designed to make homeschooling your child that one step easier. Log in from your tablet, computer, or other devices, and start today’s lesson while you are still sipping your coffee. While you will still need to read the Teacher’s Guide to get the full benefit of the program, we’ve made it easier than ever to educate your child.
Visit the program information page to purchase or view the sample lesson available.
About the Author
Laura Sowdon, OTR/L is an occupational therapist, writer, speaker, educator and creator of the Five Senses Literature Lessons homeschool curriculum. She has worked as an occupational therapist with children in public and private schools, as well as private practice. Laura has taught and managed homeschool co-ops as well as homeschooling her own three children. Laura is dedicated to the idea of educating children at a pace that aligns with brain and physical development milestones and respects neurodiversity in all its forms.