ICE CREAM!! This was a favourite food of George Washington. “It’s not as good as a sprinkle sandwich though, is it mommy? Though it is pretty good isn’t it?”
This is a unit study that has been produced by Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett..
The lad and I did this unit study over the course of three days. We took a day to read a couple of books about George Washington, then a day to do day one and two, and then another day to do days 3-5.
We discovered how difficult it is to find books on George Washington. This despite the fact that Amanda Bennett lists several in the unit study, we couldn’t find a single one! Part of that’s living in small town Ontario, but we couldn’t find but the two in the London (and that’s NOT small town Ontario), neither of them was in her list of suggested reading. We enjoyed the one book on George, it was written in a fairly engaging story style. It had some pictures as well so the boy could see some of how it was back in the day of George Washington.
I know that he enjoyed some of the study on George and that he learned something because suddenly Bunny Town (a make believe world that all that is good in the world occurs there) had a “bunny washington” in it. 🙂 Made me smile. Here’s a lad having ‘Bunny Washington’ explain that cutting down trees will make your dad angry, and that sometimes you have to help people even if you want to do something else (aka George wanted to be a farmer, but instead because president of the USA).
Amanda Bennett unit studies are laid out in such away that it makes it very easy to do the study. They have lap book elements and fully printable pages for notebooking, drawing and such like. The graphics are child-friendly. If you want to go off on rabbit trails, it is easy enough to do. If you want to skip certain sections, you can do that too. 🙂 We skipped ALL the stuff that had to do with American government or that I thought too difficult to do with a wiggly five year old. ALL I wanted to do was touch on the basics, and that’s what I was easily enabled to do.
Day 1: Who Was George Washington?
Day 2: People and Places in George Washington’s Life
Day 3: The Accomplishments of George Washington
Day 4: Lessons to Learn From George Washington
Day 5: Remembering George Washington
One thing I like is that I can copy the questions into my own word program and instead of printing out five pages of material, I can print out two. Save on the printer ink. I can pick and choose what pages I want to copy in their original format as well.
I was given a copy of this unit study for my honest review.
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