American Girl Add on Set - Units 13-15 - Co-op/School License

This set includes the units for Maryellen®, Melody® and Nanea®. Main topics include - Life in the 1950's, Polio, Segregation, Life in the 1960's, Pearl Harbor Attacks. Each unit is meant to last six weeks. This is a multi-sensory curriculum, integrating hearing, seeing, writing, saying, doing. This is a curriculum for both boys and girls. Don’t let the “Girls” part of the title fool you. Crafts include; model car project, flower arranging, tie dye, drawing, cooking and much more. Field trips and education vacation suggestions are also included. Includes three units that are six weeks in length each. All units now include spelling and vocabulary, State/Country study, Character analysis worksheets, then and now comparison worksheet, news article prep, book summary, chapter summary with drawing, and digging deeper project suggestions. This product is sent via email as a PDF file.

Making history engaging for students is possibly one of the most difficult tasks for teachers.  How do we overcome that?  Two key things are critical for accomplishing this task.  First, it must be relatable in someway, and secondly, it needs to offer learning opportunities for multiple learning styles.  Girls of American History uses the popular American Girl book series.  This instantly makes history relatable, as the main characters are school age children, families and strong male characters. 

Girls of American History uses multisensory learning, which follows a pattern of Do It, Write It, Say It, Read It, See It.  Multisensory learning is great for every kind of learner - because each learner gets to experience learning the way they are most comfortable - but they also have the opportunity to learn through other senses.  Studies and research have shown that learning material through multiple senses helps children to retain information better.

The experiences practiced in multisensory learning allow each student to participate in ways that help them understand and retain best. Boys and girls learn together and help each other with projects such as growing a garden, having discussions about the story, historical information, geography, as well as positive character traits such as courage, selflessness, etc.  

Schooling multiple ages together, in a co-op setting for example, is very manaegable.  And, with the continuity of the same subject matter for literature and history, as well as crafts and field trip experiences, opportunities for discussion are plentiful and help build a love of learning.

This set includes three, six week unit studies using the American Girl® Maryellen®, Melody® and Nenea® series books.  This curriculum is also great for doing school with an additional family or two.   This curriculum is great for doing school in a large class setting,  or a smaller co-op environment.  Weekly activities and suggested field trips are included. Invite parents and family members at the end of the unit for an end of unit celebration of your own!

The required readers for these units are part of the Beforever series of the American Girl® book series.  The first two books for each girl are all that are required for the units.  However, a third "choose your own adventure" book has been created for each girl, making a three book set for each of the girls in these units.

Follow three young girls on a journey through time.  Watch as our country, government and culture change and how that affects life in the different time periods and how these girls discovered more about themselves and the world they live in.  

The time periods covered in this set include;

1954 - Life in the 1950's

1964 - Life in the 1960's

1941 - Pearl Harbor Attacks

Craft and field trip ideas from the time periods are included in the unit to help enhance the study. Some examples of *crafts include; art projects, song writing, car models, drawings and more.

**Crafts are not included in the purchase of the curriculum, but resources and instruction as to what crafts to purchase are included.  Some units do include free craft templates.   Co-op/School License allows permission for the purchasing school allow as many teachers to teach this curriculum to as many groups and classes as they like.  There is no expiration.  The school may not make copies for parents, or other schools/co-ops.  The file remains the property of the purchasing school only.