What are the major history and science topic areas in the Over the Mountains unit?
The major history topic areas in the Over the Mountains unit are early explorations and pathways across the nation and the settlers and immigrants
who entered the frontier. Spotlight studies of Kentucky, The United Kingdom, and the Republic of Ireland are also included. The major science topics in this unit are mountains and the mountain ecosystem.
What are some highlights from this unit?
Robert Frost's poem, "The Road Not Taken" • Daniel Boone's journeys over the Wilderness Road, through the Cumberland Gap
and into Boonesborough • History and culture of Appalachia • Mountains of the world • Experiments with mountain formation • Mountain art • American artist spotlight
on George Caleb Bingham • Settlers and immigrants of the frontier • Eric Knight's heartwarming story - Lassie Come-Home • Elements of literature and literal/figurative
language • Note-taking and Personal Reaction Writing • Building Big-Time Brownie Mountain • American folk songs and folk art • The ministry of John the Baptist as he points
people to Christ • State Spotlight on Kentucky • Kentucky Hot Brown and Bluegrass Music • World Spotlight on the United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland) and The
Republic of Ireland • Map and almanac skills • London Fog Crayon Resist Art • Early miracles and ministry of Jesus • English literature, language, and dialects • Sip
tea and munch on crumpets at High Tea • Create a model of Stonehenge • English arts, craftspeople, Celtic art and music • Reports on England • Mountains of the World folding
project • Victorian Crackers • Plaid projects • Welsh Rarebit • Blarney Stone and crusty Irish soda bread • Irish lace project and shamrock printing!