Homeschool Legacy ~ REVIEW

http://i1202.photobucket.com/albums/bb374/TOSCrew2011/2016%20TOS%20Crew/11%20-%20November/2%20-%20Homeschool%20Legacy/Indians-580x780_zpsyjajn82a.jpgOur RV trip across the country was amazing and along the way we were able to incorporate a ton of History into our days.  Being partially Native American I was thrilled to be able to soak in so much about my Heritage that I didn't even know about.  The kids were really into it too, so it was an adventure for us all to say the least.  Now that we are home and getting back into the swing of things after being gone for 9 weeks.  Jumping back onto the homeschool wagon has been a little touch and go for Kaden.  Light bulb moment.....how about a Unit Study, to shake things up I thought?  Enter the answer to what I needed....a Review opportunity from Homeschool Legacy with their Many Nations Once -a-Week Micro-Study. (recommended for grades 1-8)  YES!!!  

As soon as I received the PDF this Momma printed it out ASAP....I Love how super simple and fast it was to get started.  I read over the letter from Owner and Author Sharon Gibson.  I agree totally with her way of thinking....Unit Studies are a great way to learn and have fun together as a Family, they cover multiple Subjects and the Kiddos tend to remember what they learned much easier.  This particular study is a Micro-Study, she does offer an even more in-depth Unit Study regarding the Native Americans too called Native America Once-a-week Unit Study.  We just may need to check that out too!! :)

The first print out goes over what this week has in store for you.  And there is a list provided for what you will need, luckily it was all goodies I had already around the house.  *Now I want to go ahead and say that we did not use this Micro-Study once a week.  Because of our circumstances we decided to just do it all in one week.  So the 1st week covers Native Americans that live in the Northeast and focuses mainly on the Iroquois Nation.  We used a map and looked for Native American Names as landmarks and towns.  We did a little Geography work and craft while I read the Family Read Aloud.  After Lunch we would finish up with the History and Bible lessons.  Kaden was excited to make his own tomahawk.  The next week, or day for us was about the Southeast Region....which we were all over because we are Cherokee descendants.  We were able to learn the Cherokee alphabet and the pronunciation and completed a timeline.  The rest of the week consisted of building a tepee while studying the Plains Nations.  Making a diorama, learning Indian Sign Language and about the Mighty Buffalos that allowed the Plains Indians to even exist.  They were very important to the Indians.  And finally we learned about the Southwest Nation where we focused on the Navajo.  Kaden had a Sensory Moment as he played in the sand that we were supposed to be making Sand Art with.  We finally did get some of it on paper and created a beautiful picture.

Once-a-Week Studies {Homeschool Legacy}
Wow, what a week we had!!!  It was fantastic and just what we needed to break away and set a new tone so we could get ourselves back on track.  Now, I do this periodically throughout our school year...mainly because we do school year round and sometimes we need to shake things up.  That being said I am normally the one having to scour the internet going between multiple websites to pull together enough info to do a week long study like this.  And that's all good, but what if all you had to do was click print....do you hear the Angels singing?  I do!! :)  There are several to pick from and I highly Encourage you to pop on over right now and order up a few.  They are an affordable way to supplement your school year with!!  I Loved our Study and look forward to trying even more with the kids this year.  Go now and see what Homeschool Legacy has going on with Facebook today!!  Here is what the rest of the Crew Reviewed!!

Once-a-Week Studies {Homeschool Legacy}

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