I recently mentioned a project we completed five or six 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 several years. This week, Stephen beat me at this game again…
I guess some things never change. 🙂 These are memories that are so precious to our family! (By the way, you can purchase this WWII file folder game as well as the WWII timeline and the newspaper activities separately on the alacarte page!)
Be sure to check out the samplers of Homeschool in the Woods history studies, timeline figures, and maps on individual product pages. 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! 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!
Are you studying U.S. History? Would you like to learn about World War II, the Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression, the Civil War, the Early 19th Century , the American Revolution, Colonial Life, or New World Explorers?
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I’m serious when I say we love these studies. We continue to find ways to work them into our schedule – either over breaks, over weekends, or on an occasional afternoon. We’ve enjoyed all seven of the Time Travelers Unit Studies. Take an inside look at each one below:
New World Explorers: Columbus and the Age of Exploration
Colonial Life: Handicrafts in History Studies
American Revolution Study
Early 19th Century Study
The Civil War
Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression
Studying World War II
If you have questions about any of them, be sure to leave a comment or send me an email! We’d love to hear from you!
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