Tuesday, November 12, 2013

American Symbols Unit Study

One of my favorite things about homeschooling is working together on unit studies. If my big girls were closer in age we would do tons of these every year. But Taylor (13) is usually busy with her studies, so Mary (6) is the lucky one who gets to do the fun stuff :)
We spent October working on an American Symbols unit study. It was so much fun, I wanted to share. We used her Abeka social studies book as a guide but added art projects, read books and watched movies on America. I felt there were a few things missing from the lessons in the book so I just found my own resources for those things. 

Mary had fun and learned a ton about our country! I could blog all day about it but I just don't have the time.
So here are some pictures of her work. If you haven't done a unit study before, I strongly encourage you to try it. You can add in every subject and spend a week doing only that or like we did, you can do a little every day along with your normal work.
Our study consisted of some simple knowledge about:
The American Flag
The Declaration of Independence
The Constitution
The Bill of Rights
The Great Seal
The American Eagle
The Liberty Bell
Uncle Sam
The Statue of Liberty
American Coins
The White House
The 4th of July
American Symbols folder and Mary's bald eagle helping her with her studies.

Learning about eagles was definitely her favorite part.
Victoria (1) painted her own Statue of Liberty.

Mary working on her masterpiece of the Statue of Liberty.

Our art wall during the study.
Mary's sketch of our Freedoms of Worship and Speech.

The Liberty Bell
American Symbols mini book pages.

Printable cards she used to help fill in the blanks of the mini book.

Printable information and work sheets I found online.

Learning about coins.

This is a page out of her Abeka social studies book.

 There are so many awesome resources for unit studies. You could do one on literally anything you can think of.
Happy Tuesday!