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Young Historians Middle Ages (1st Semester) Early American Explorers (2nd semester)

Young Historians Middle Ages (1st Semester)   Early American Explorers (2nd semester)

Pre-Requisites:

Reading

Makes predictions about a story or passage based on the title and/or pictures

Identifies words and constructs meaning from picture clues in text

Identifies basic sight words

Distinguishes fact from fiction

Begins to understand basic characteristics of fables, stories and legends

Identifies story elements of setting, plot, character and conflict (where, when, what, who and why)

Uses personal perspective in responding to stories, such as relating to characters or situations

Locates the title, author name, illustrator name and table of contents

Sorts common words into categories (e.g., food, colors, shapes)

Writing

Reads and writes own name

Tells a story using pictures

Uses letters or shapes to depict words or ideas

Writes basic words

Copies or writes words to convey messages

Participates in group dictated stories

Builds simple words and sentences

Demonstrates left-to-right progression, and top-to-bottom progression

Middle Ages 

K – 1st grade

Students will explore the middle ages through books at home and hands-on activities in class. Each child will keep an interactive notebook containing work in class and homework assignments. We will play games, explore through STEM projects, incorporate dramatic play and reader’s theatre (yes – parents will be invited to watch when we are ready), create foldables, dive into mapping skills, and Ms. Myers will even set up a Middle Ages “Escape Room,” filled with puzzles to review our unit.

Focus (2 Weeks per Focus):

  • Castles in Middle Ages Times (Weeks 1 and 2)

  • Feudal System and Knights (Weeks 3 and 4)

  • Feasts in the Middle Ages (Weeks 5 and 6)

  • Vikings (Weeks 7 and 8)

  • Crusaders (Weeks 9 and 10)

  • Leonardo da Vinci (Weeks 11 and 12)

  • Joan of Arc (Weeks 13 and 14)

  • Marco Polo (Weeks 15 and 16)

  • Last week will be an Escape Room theme to review all information covered

    Activities:

  • Weekly use of Interactive Notebooks and homework assignment

  • Foldables

  • Exploring medieval food

  • Dramatic play involving castles, foam swords, shields, and more

  • Create puppets

  • Putting on short reader’s theatre productions

  • STEM (catapults and more)

  • Map skills and interactive experiences

  • Escape room for the Middle Ages 

 

Materials:  Reading Book list that will be sent out and notebook made by the teacher.  

 

Early American Explorers

K-1st grade

Beautiful Feet Early American history study will take you and your K-1st grade students from the year 1000 AD with the Viking discovery of North America to the exploration and colonization.  We will be using the first semester study only. Parents will read aloud award-winning literature from great authors such as the D'Aulaires, Walter Edmonds, Alice Dalgliesh, Clyde Robert Bulla and others. Explore Early American History through great literature!  In class, we will dig deeper and learn through hands-on activities, crafts, and projects to enrich their learning experience and reading done at home.

Materials:

The books list from the First Semester Literature pack plus composition book.  Can be purchased, borrowed from a friend, or library. http://www.bfbooks.com/E-A-History-Primary-Semester-I-Pack.  

Optional for more enrichment: Your Story Hour CD from the website and teacher's guide

 

Teacher: Jenna Myers

Time: 1:00-1:55am

Price: $150 / per semester