With the Virginia Homeschool Convention only two months away and a baby coming in the middle of that time I’ve been trying to pull together some preliminary thoughts for school next year- particularly in for unit studies in History/geography and Science.
I’d really like to go into the year with everything printed out and filed ready to go. It’s one thing I learned this year, when I don’t have things ready to go, they don’t tend to get done on time!
I’m planning on three History/Geography Units:
The Fifty States – which I’ll need some printables for but pretty much have already.
Explorers and Exploration- which I have a text for but nothing else
Roanoke and Jamestown- which I have nothing for yet!
One thing I do want to do is make a time-line, so I need to find a model for that.
I also need to find/make:
Blank maps: World, USA and individual states
Color Portraits of Explorers as well as black and white copies to be colored
Texts for Roanoke and Jamestown. I may use Clyde Robert Bulla’s book about Pocahontus for one text but don’t have anything on Roanoke yet.
I know many of you are homeschoolers: What have you used and what do you like or dislike about the materials you’ve tried? F and Su will be in second and first grade respectively.