American Girl - Girls of American History Unit 13 1954 Life in the USA During the 1950's-Maryellen - Family License
During this time in history, the USA was doing well, recovering from wars and enjoying a flourishing economy.
This series of books looks in the life of a young girl trying to find her own identity in a large family and makes headlines along the way.
Additional topics include the Cold War, Polio Vaccine, Sputnik and more.
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.
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Studying history as a family is, perhaps, the best way to learn. One of the most important parts of homeschooling is family relationship. Schooling multiple ages together with the continuity of the same subject matter for literature and history, as well as crafts and field trip experiences, gives opportunities for family discussion and builds long lasting and cherished memories.
The experiences practiced in multisensory learning allow each family member to participate in ways that help them understand and retain best. Brothers and sisters learn together and help each other with projects such as designing an airplane, sewing a poodle skirt, having discussions about the story, historical information, as well as positive character traits such as confidence, responsibility, compassion, etc.
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.
Get the entire family involved by planning a road trip or playing tennis. This six week unit study using the American Girl® Maryellen® series books is also great for doing school with an additional family or two. Get together for weekly activities or field trips, while doing the rest of the study on your own with your family. Get together at the end of the unit for a celebration party of your own!
These American Girl stories are printed in a three book set called "Beforever". The first two books, in the Maryellen® Beforever series, are needed for the curriculum. The third is a fun reading, choose your own adventure style book.
During this time in history, the USA was doing well, recovering from wars and enjoying a flourishing economy. During this unit, you might consider including some information on the end of WWII, the Cold War, the Iron Curtain, Polio Vaccine discovery, Sputnik and the case of Brown vs the Board of Education. Enjoy activities such as building a rocket, making paper flowers, painting and more. Craft and field trip ideas from the time period are included in the unit to help enhance the study.
**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. Family license allows single family usage for the purchaser only. Copies are not permitted for use outside of the owner's immediate family. If you are a co-op or charter school purchasing for a single family - please make a note of the family's name and email address when ordering.