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Homeschool In The Woods Time Travelers: Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression

Create your own lapbook, supplement your unit studies, and bring some more life into your textbook studies with Homeschool in the Woods's sixth installment in the Time Travelers History Study CD-ROM collection! Covering the 1860s through 1939, your children will discover interesting events and people of the era through hands-on projects, experiences, and more.

"The Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression" contains 25 lessons that can spread across 5-10 weeks, covering several eras and witnessing changes in American history as it reached a modern age. Topics include: The Transcontinental Railroad, The Indian Wars, The Gilded Age, Innovations & Inventors, Immigration, Growth of the Nation, People of Interest, The Progressive Era, WWI, The Roaring 20s, The Stock Market Crash, The Dust Bowl, and more.

The CD includes each lesson's text pages, project overview pages, and a wide variety of masters for projects. Photos and drawings help illustrate the directions for completing over 50 activities; choose the projects that work best for your family! Five "Project Days" are built into the schedule to help allow for extra time to complete outstanding projects.

Teacher helps, resource lists, teacher keys, and "guide-at-a-glance" pages are also included. This one-page guide will allow the teacher to see the whole schedule of upcoming topics and projects on one page. Tastefully laid out for inclusion in your three-ring binder, this unit study will give both the teacher and students a thorough, exciting adventure into the past!

Activities include:

  • Creative Writing
  • Civil War Recipes
  • Factfile Cards
  • File Folder Game
  • Notebook Timeline
  • Penmanship Pages
  • Notebooking Activities
  • Experiments
  • Three-dimensional Projects such as making a Suspension Bridge, a Wright Brothers "Flyer," a "Flip Book," and a "Turn of the Centuries Scenes" Game.
  • Authentic Crafts such as Paper Tole, a Penny Rug, a Yo-Yo Quilt, and WWI Silk Postcards.
  • 12 Lap Book Projects
  • And a final "Depression-Era Dinner" to bring the unit to a close!

    Suggested Grades: 3-8

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