1. Is this a curriculum that boys would enjoy? ▼
Answer - Emphatically Yes! I have two boys – ages seven and nine at the time this curriculum was created. They could not be any different from each other. One is a nature and science kid and the other is all boy, into cars and sports. They both loved doing these units. I asked them what some of their favorite activities were and they said fishing, weaving, drawing, making marbles and the field trips. They each chose two units as their favorite – Southwestern, Nez Perce, Civil War and American Revolution.
2. How long does each unit take? ▼
Answer – That is really up to you. Each unit is designed to be six weeks long – however some units such as the American Revolution have so much to learn about that you could easily lengthen it.
3. What ages is this for? ▼
Answer – I suggest 2nd through 6th grade. This is all dependent on your child’s interest and abilities of course. You might consider choosing more simple projects for the younger ones and adding additional reading for the older ones.
4. What is multi-sensory education? ▼
Answer – Multi-sensory education is a process of educating children through use of all their senses. I like to say “Hear it” (through read alouds and audios), “Say it” (by reading themselves or giving a report), “See it” (through educational videos, movies and field trips), “Write it” (through drawing, copy work or writing from what they have learned), “Do it” (through games, crafts, cooking and field trips). Although everyone tends to learn best one particular way, it is in a child’s best interest to learn other avenues of learning. The best way to do that is to expose them to those learning methods in a fun way.
5. Who is multi-sensory education for? ▼
Answer – This learning method does work very well for children with dyslexia, sensory issues and children whose first language was something other than English. However, everyone can benefit from this method. Learning needs to be fun – what is more fun than learning about the southwest while doing pottery, or learning about the American Revolution while learning how to make a five point star with one cut, or how about learning about the Great Depression while making your very own Hobo dinner over a fire pit.
6. How much time does it take to do in a day? ▼
Answer – Suggested lesson plans are included in the curriculum. Some days might be only 15 minutes, other days might be an hour, or even all day if you are on a field trip. This curriculum is meant to work around your family. It is not important to do all the activities or trips – but rather choose what works best for your family and the age and abilities of your children.
7. Can I use this as my history curriculum? ▼
How is it intended to be used? Answer – Yes, you may use this as a history curriculum – adding in non fictional history for the appropriate time period. You may also use this simply as a literature guide. You may use this alongside a current history curriculum, integrating the literary time periods with what you are teaching in history. You may also use this as a core curriculum, supplementing where you feel you need to. Some families take a less is more approach, while others prefer more structure. This is a flexible curriculum meant to fit with your family.
8. May I use this in a group or school? ▼
Answer – Certainly. Please contact the publisher for more information on a group or school license. You may also visit the Teacher and Co-op/School sections of the website.
9. What additional resources are required for this curriculum? ▼
Answer – Required items include the readers for each unit. These can be found both used and new. Some units refer to a specific craft or cook book – these are out of print, but easily found used on the web. A list of all resources is available on the website.
10. Is this curriculum religion based? ▼
Answer – This curriculum is not religion based, neither are our families beliefs represented in the curriculum. I do believe this is a wholesome and character building curriculum that is meant for all children.
11. Can I get this curriculum via PDF? ▼
Answer – Yes! This curriculum is currently available electronically with personal password protection. Paper copies are not available at this time, but the PDF can be printed out.
12. Is this curriculum Common Core based? ▼
Answer – No. This curriculum was created from interest, history and the multisensory method of education.