Saturday, April 21, 2012

LHOP: Little Town week 4

We Love The Prairie Primer week 4 notes and links

Here in our school, we will be working off most of our Civil War items with this week and the next before we start the next book in the Little House series. See Little Town on the Prairie Intro post for some of our noted links and lists. We will be adding to the reading list options as I find more good books, but top of our reading will be a biography/stories on Lincoln,Clara Barton, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and assorted reading using books such as G.A. Henty's With Lee in Virginia (found free at Google Books and here at Project Gutenberg), Librivox recordings for the Civil War here, Bookshelves search and their Civil War search, The Red Badge of Courage is a read for the olders, Caddie Woodlawn unit study and some fun paper dolls here.

Monday: chapters 22-23
Tuesday: chapter 24
Wednesday: chapter 25. Finished!

Topics for this week:
Andrew Johnson
diagramming sentences
The Battle of Little Big Horn
The Civil War (see Little Town Intro post)
Presidential Timeline

Who first spotted the blizzard?
Explain what Ma meant (pg 266) when she said "You may be well prepared to teach school and still not be a schoolteacher, but if you are not prepared, it's certain you won't be."
What did Laura put up with in order to be in style?
What was the order of the people sitting in church?
Draw a picture of how your church sanctuary is set up.
What is a revival? What did Laura think of the revival?
Why do you think Almanzo asked to see Laura home?
Read about Clara Barton
How many nice dresses does Laura have?
Write the definition and process of impeachment
What did Laura's first teacdhing job mean to her family? To her?
Learn about The Battle at Little Big Horn with General Custer. Write/narrate a report and include pictures.
What is orthography? geography? grammar?
What is a diagrammed sentence? Diagram the sentences Laura diagrammed using the method you are familiar with.

Depending on how long we tarry with the Civil War, we will return to Little House on the Prairie: These Happy Golden Years in late May, reading it thru for the month of June. This will set Farmer Boy for July, and The First Four Years for August. I apologize for the branches here and there during our read-a-long here. If you wish to continue along without our eclectic breaks and bunny trails, definitely grab yourself a copy of the Prairie Primer and visit the great links and notes shared at We Love The Prairie Primer blog.

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