Civil War Unit study

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Civil War Unit study

Postby bddailymom » Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:53 am

Hi y'all. I'm new here, but I've been hs for 4 years. Our family is driving from Dallas to Pennsylvania for vacation in August, and we plan to visit Gettysburg. My husband is a Civil War buff, so I have a library full of resource material, but I'm overwhelmed with the volume of information and the dauntless task of paring it down for my kids. What I'm looking for is a ready made unit study that I can use as a starting point and agument to fit our interests. My children are upper elementary, but even if middle school has the best curricula, that would be fine because we can all do it together and like I said, I fully plan to modify. Can anyone recommend something that they've enjoyed? I want this to be fun because it is a part of our vacation, and because history should be interesting and fun. The problem with most historians is that they are great at that--being a historian, but they're terrible authors.

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Postby crzy_4_books » Wed Jun 28, 2006 12:00 pm

As fas as Civil War goes there is so much and usually we ust study in in one of the big history books. We have never done a unit study. Books on tape are a good thing, you can get historical fiction ones. There is a neat web site I found called www.familyaudiolibrary.com and it has all sorts of family friendly audio books, that are very reasonable. What a breath of fresh air! I noticed they had a lot of historical fiction ones. Maybe they will have something for you.

Have fun on your trip.

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Postby bddailymom » Wed Jun 28, 2006 1:37 pm

The books on tape are a neat idea, especially since it's such a long trip. You're right--the big books are fun to go through and make up your own studies. I was trying to be lazy, but I might not have that luxury. I have a worksheet maker software program which is great and easy to use, but I have to input all the data for it to spit out the worksheet. I guess I need to get on it if we're going that route.
Thanks for your reply.
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