$160 per month
1 session per week
6 - 8 years old
Session 1: Learning About the Past
Students will define the words present, past, history and future.
Students will read a timeline and answer questions about it.
Students will understand how history tells the story of the past.
Students will plan a Family History Day.
Students will understand how past, present and history influence a person's life.
Students will make an accordion book of their past, present and future.
Session 2: The First Americans
Students will define the words Native American and American Indians.
Students will study the lives of the Chumash and Cherokee people.
Students will listen and discuss the Cherokee poem "Moon of Falling Leaves."
Students will create their own cave painting about something important that had happened in their lives.
Session 3: Family Life, Past and Present
Students will define the words settlers and harvest.
Students will understand who the Pilgrims were and why they were important to American history.
Students will compare and contrast what life was like today, in the past with Wampanaog, and in the past with the Pilgrims.
Students will discover what life was like for the pilgrims and why we celebrate Thanksgiving.
Students will listen and discuss the story "Tattered Sails by Verla Kay.
Students will learn how to solve a conflict.
Make a chart that shows how life for the Pilgrims was different from your family's life today.
Session 4: Going to School Long Ago
Students will define the word education.
Students will take a virtual tour of a one-room schoolhouse.
Students will compare and contrast a one-room schoolhouse and their school (or homeschool).
Students will examine the different tools children used in the past to help them learn.
Students will compare and contrast the tools children used in the past to learn with tools they use today to learn.
Students will examine what hornbooks are, how they were used and how they were made.
Make a map of where you learn. Be ready to share it with the class in the next session.
Session 5: Moving People and Things
Students will define the words transportation, invention and point of view.
Students will identify why inventions are important.
Students will examine how transportation has changed throughout history.
Students will understand the contribution Orville and Wilber Wright brought to the world.
Students will discover how point of view is how a person thinks about something.
Design a new mode of transportation. Draw your creation. How does it move? How fast can it go? What does it do? Be ready to share your invention with the class in the next session.
Session 6: Sharing News and Ideas
Students will define the words communication and communicate.
Students will recognize the different ways people communicate in the past and today.
Students will analyze the different inventions that help people to communicate with each other.
Students will discover the importance of The Pony Express.