I recently mentioned a project we completed five years ago covering the Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression. Here’s the other project we completed that same semester, and it fascinated our oldest son so much that he became a little World War II expert over the span of just a couple of months. These two studies remain some of our favorite memories from our oldest child’s elementary school years…
The World War II Project Pack included a study of major conflicts in the European and Pacific Theatres (with fantastic map overlays),
a timeline of World War II events,
and several projects with detailed instructions. (Below are the instructions for making a rations kit and a Garrison Cap).
The project instructions and lesson plans guide students through piecing together the parts of a final lapbook at a relaxed and engaging pace.
By the time we were finished with the study, we had learned about the world leaders of World War II, the United Nations, the Holocaust, WWII efforts on the home front, and the life of a real WWII soldier.
Stephen wrote a V-mail letter to his family…
and he reported about different aspects of the war in the Frontline News.
Other notebooking projects provided background in the uniforms worn by Allied and Axis soldiers, military weaponry, and the role of women in the war.
We learned about WWII propaganda, military medals, FDR’s Fireside Chats, and much, much more!
The boys even built me a Victory (Herb) Garden for Mother’s Day!
To review what we were learning, we played vocabulary games,
and the Fight for Freedom.
Five years ago, Stephen beat me at this game…
Fast forward five years. This week, Stephen beat me at this game…
I guess some things never change. 🙂 These are memories that are so precious to our family.
Freebies and a Giveaway!
There are so many great resources to download for free from Homeschool in the Woods! The free Authors Mini Project-Pak is designed to provide several projects focused on twenty-four 19th- and 20th-century authors, including a notebook timeline, penmanship pages, a card game, report pages, and a “Box of Authors”! Did I mention it’s free?!?
They also have great samplers of their history studies, timeline figures, and maps. Our family tried many of the Time Travelers samples before we finally broke down and bought them. Our oldest son LOVED these studies when he was in grades 2-6! You can take a look at the studies we’ve done by clicking here. (The only drawback we’ve found with these studies is that, because they are so thorough, printing takes a bit of time. You can print as you go or print it all upfront (which is how I do it). It’s worth it!)
This giveaway ended on February 2, 2017!
The folks at Homeschool in the Woods provided one Time Travelers America in World War II History study download to give away to someone here at Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood. That someone was…
Sandra P! Congratulations, Sandra! And thank you to all who entered, shared, or commented on this giveaway.
Rules: This giveaway is open to United States residents, ages 18 years and older only. Giveaway ends at 11:59 PM (ET) on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Entries must be recorded within the Rafflecopter form. One winner will be selected at random using Random.org via RaffleCopter and will be notified via email. You must enter a valid email address to win. In the event that the winner cannot be contacted by email or does not respond within 72 hours, the prize will be forfeited and and an alternate winner will be selected. By entering this giveaway, you indicate that you have read and agreed to abide by these rules.
To see other Homeschool in the Woods Studies we’ve completed:
Composer & Orchestra Study
American Revolution Study
Early 19th Century Study
Homeschool in the Woods 20th Century Lap Pak
Benjamin Franklin Unit Study (for grades K-2)
Renaissance & Reformation by Homeschool in the Woods
Middle Ages Project Passport by Homeschool in the Woods
Homeschool in the Woods New Testament Activity Pak
Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression
(The 20th Century Lap Pak, Industrial Revolution through Great Depression, & World War II Unit Studies tie in with Cycle 2 and Cycle 3. Click to see what it was like to complete these studies real time, visit: WWII Wrap Up | Through the Great Depression | A Simple Week | A little about WWI)
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