Each state chapter has information about the state, interesting facts, general reference, and then it is broken down into subjects. You are given books for each subject to further your study. You are not expected to use all the books, but to choose what you would like or have available in the library or personal collection to complete the study. The lesson is completed with a list of activities to go along with the study of the state. There are no lesson plans provided. Some suggestion are given in the introduction on how to do the study, however, how you decide to go about it is up to the parent-teacher.
This unit study is a fun curriculum you can use with multiple grades at one time. This would make fun family time together, whether used as a supplement or as a complete study. You can choose from the many fun activities included. This study might require some extra work on the mom's part to prepare, but you will cover a broad range of subjects at one time. The notebooks you create will build lasting memories for your child. --Eclectic Homeschool Online
About the Author
, author and motivational speaker, has been homeschooling her three teenagers for over ten years. She fell in love with history and geography when she began researching home education in 1995. Dari and her husband, Allen, have taught their children at home since the oldest started kindergarten in 1997. A passion for non-traditional methods led her to write curriculum for her own family and eventually teaming up with Loree Pettit to write Galloping the Globe
and Cantering the Country
Dari and her family currently live in Asheville, NC where she teaches several classes and stays active with the local homeschool community.
Loree' Pettit is a wife and homeschooling mother of three children. In 2001, she translated an interest in traveling and geography into a geography-based unit study for her children. The unit study become Galloping the Globe, and was followed by Eat Your Way Through the USA and Cantering the Country.