Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Pioneers Unit Study

Lori, at Heart of the Matter, has put together a great
Unit Study on Pioneers

These are the things our family did when we learned about pioneers:

  • Read Bound for Oregon
  • Read West to a Land of Plenty
  • Read Caddie Woodlawn
  • Read The Ballad of Lucy Whipple
  • Watched Little House on the Prairie (seasons 1-6)
  • Watched Into the West - Mini Series (warning - It is realistic and violent, but very educational)
  • Played the Oregon Trail CD on the computer
  • Made a braided rug pot holder.
  • Made butter, custard pie, and molasses cookies.
  • Learned how to make homemade bread with yeast.
  • Raised hens and gathered eggs.
  • Dyed white fabric with natural food dyes.
  • Learned how to knit.
  • Played Little House on the Prairie.
  • Went to the Historical Society display at the County Fair (quilts, spinning wool, old tools)

61691: Pioneer Days: Discover the Past With Fun Projects, Games, Activities and RecipesPioneer Days: Discover the Past With Fun Projects, Games, Activities and Recipes
Discover the hard work, fun, and adventure of daily pioneer life - learn how to play games, make toys, crafts and recipes, and perform everyday activities.

292903: Little House on the Prairie: Season 1, DVDLittle House on the Prairie: Season 1, DVD
The Complete First Season (1974-1975) The Ingalls family moves to Minnesota and fights to build their new home in the 1870's on the American Frontier.

343170: The Lewis & Clark Adventure GameThe Lewis & Clark Adventure Game
Introducing American history, geography, and culture, this educational board game offers two levels of difficulty for two to four players, allowing young and old to join in together. Ages 6 and up.