Homeschool Unit Study Schedule for Year 2
Unit Study Schedule for Year 2
Are you looking for a fun way to introduce science and social studies unit studies into your homeschool calendar? Remove the burden of planning by following my easy-to-follow lessons! My Year 2 lessons are geared toward 3rd-4th grade level children and their siblings. These are lessons I created to do with a weekly homeschool co-op. We meet each week for 2 1/2 hours and have 14 children between the ages of 1-13. Use these fun lessons with your classroom, family, or co-op!
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You can also find links to all of my unit studies and lessons at Fun, FREE Hand-on Unit Studies https://funfreeunitstudies.wordpress.com/2014/09/30/fun-free-hands-on-unit-studies/ .
Hubpages.com purchased Squidoo.com. In the middle of September 2014 they transferred over all the pages. All of my lessons are still here and are available for you to use. However, as you can see, not all the content transferred over to the new webpage. Hubpages.com does not allow for "Table of Contents" pages that have links to allow for you to easily navigate through the 140 lessons I have posted. Please visit the new page I created so you can more easily locate the lessons you would like to use.
This is part 1 of a 4 part hands-on unit on Native Americans. Make arrows, cook Three Sisters Stew, go on an “archeological dig” for arrowheads, create Iroquois Bowl games, bead Seminole necklaces, and more!
This is part 2 of a 4 part hands-on unit on Native Americans. Create headdresses and war shields, build a teepee, eat dried “buffalo” and more!
This is part 3 of a 4 part hands-on unit on Native Americans. Decorate parfleches, fry salmon cakes, create totem poles, dramatize a dramatize potlatch ceremony, and more!
This is part 4 of a 4 part hands-on unit on Native Americans. Make Navajo Fry Bread, draw Pueblo chalk drawings, create Navajo sand paintings and concho-style belts, weave Apache baskets, and more!
After our 4 part unit study on Native Americans, our culminating activity was a powwow. Each child presented on a different tribe and brought food from that tribe for us to share. I am also including where we went for field trips during this unit.
WESTWARD EXPANSION & PIONEERS
LEONARDO DA VINCI
INVENTIONS & SIMPLE MACHINES
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I use Konos Curriculum as a springboard from which to plan my lessons. It's a wonderful curriculum and was created by moms with active children!
If you're new to homeschooling or in need of some fresh guidance, I highly recommend Konos' HomeSchoolMentor.com program! Watch videos on-line of what to do each day and how to teach it in this great hands-on format!
Why and How I Use Konos Curriculum
A few years ago I read a Reader's Digest article that described an amazing teacher that taught a gifted program in a middle school. Later all the students (who were in their 40's at this point) came back and told of how that particular teacher's instruction had been the most influential in their school careers. As I read what the teacher did, I immediately thought, "That's exactly what we do with Konos Curriculum!"
Even if your children have already studied the topics covered in Konos Volume I,they will still be able to glean quite a bit from the Konos units because they are taught in such a different manner from the traditional read-the-chapter-and-take-the-test-and-forget-what-you-just-learned manner. You will study everything in such depth that your children will remember what they learned, and they will create such fun memories together as you all learn together.
Let’s consider Native Americans. Your oldest child may have already studied Native Americans by reading a chapter on Native Americans in a textbook. When she learns about Native Americans using Konos, she will spend a month reading biographies on famous Native American leaders, cooking their foods, building models of their dwellings, creating their typical clothing and hair styles, writing papers that compare their main resources and how that influenced their ways of life, playing the games they would play, and so much more.
My oldest child sometimes plans and sets up the projects and activities for his younger siblings, so maybe she’ll cut down a small tree and let her siblings strip the branches. Together they will tie the ends together and set up a tepee in your back yard.
We have been using Konos Curriculum for over 8 years. We have learned so together over the years, and have created such wonderful memories together along the way!