As we approach the end of the semester, we plan to continue our study of the War that Crossed Five Aprils even into our winter break. We hope to visit a few of our state’s Civil War sites over the holidays as a review of many of the projects we’ve completed (or will complete) as part of the Homeschool in the Woods Civil War History Study.
This Civil War History Study offers an in-depth, hands-on learning experience comprised of 25 lessons that can spread across 5-10 weeks (or more). The study covers the events, people, politics and conflicts of the War Between the States, including (but not limited to) Slavery and the Underground Railroad, Fort Sumter, Secession of the Southern States, Emancipation, Women of the Civil War, Life of a Union or Confederate Soldier, Medical Practices, Weapons and Uniforms, Abolitionists and Abolitionist Newspapers, Specific Battles and Campaigns, Lincoln’s Assassination, and Reconstruction.
With Homeschool in the Woods projects, history truly does come alive for us! Each study contains such a variety of activities – from copywork and mapmaking to sewing and cooking. The wonderful thing about this study is that it can be custom fit for families according to their strengths and interests. Even though this study focuses on the Civil war, it includes so many activities that would interest girls (e.g., making a “housewife” sewing kit, scrapbooking photos from the time period, Victorian scrap cards) that it would be great not only for families with boys, but also for families with girls (or families with a combination of the two)!
Mapmaking and Notebooking
One of Stephen’s favorite things = maps. It’s almost always the first thing he finds and completes (along with starting the accordion timeline).