What are the major history and science topic areas in the Revolution and Beyond unit?
The major history topic areas in the Revolution and Beyond unit are the American Revolutionary War Period, the Constitutional Period, and the Federal Period, including a
study of George Washington and John Adams. The major science topic area in Revolution and Beyond is a study of Mammals.
What are some highlights from this unit?
Studies and activities: People and events of the Revolutionary Period • Reading Johnny Tremain, by Esther Forbes • Longfellow's classic
poem, "Paul Revere's Ride" • "Research Adventure" with the library, thesaurus, dictionary, encyclopedia, world almanac, and magazines • Writing outlines, reports, and research
papers • Crafting a "silver" candleholder • Leadership - characteristics of a Godly leader • Comparing and contrasting the leadership of Saul and David • Going WILD over a study
of mammals – sub-classes and orders, characteristics, lifestyles, habits, and habitats • Animal acrostics • Mammal Marathon learning game • Mammal Roll Call Project • Designing
personal monograms • Mammal activities - "Going Batty," Snack for an Armadillo, Sloth Races, Monkey Mayhem, Pouch Project, Leapin' Kangaroos!, Playin' Possum, Mousy Munchies, Beaver Breath, Prickly
Dinner, Camel for a Day, Oh Dear! Deer Cookies, Very Beary Mix, Polar Zone, Field trip to the Zoo, A Handy Web, and a Dippy Experiment • American Colonial rebellion • Boston Massacre • Boston Tea
Party • 5 W's poetry • Reaction essay to the Boston Massacre • Johnny's Pastries • Quill "feather" pens and colonial ink • Sugared Tea buns and Patriot
tea • Spelling and grammar activities • Cracking a Colonial Code with the Sons of Liberty • Literal and non-literal language • Battles and campaigns of the American Revolutionary
War • Standing up for the gospel of Christ • "Letting Your Light Shine" colonial lantern craft project! • General George Washington and Patriot leaders • Crossing the Delaware
with Washington and his troops • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's life and music • Ralph Waldo Emerson's poem, "Concord Hymn" • Understanding historical documents with the Declaration of
Independence and the United States Constitution • Discovering "Toliver's Secret" in Esther Brady's book by the same name • Goofy mammal limericks and poetry • Baking crusty Hidden
Message Bread and sip steaming cups of Liberty Tea • Friendly letters • Betsy Ross and flag etiquette • Flags of 1777 and 1795 • Shay's Rebellion • Patriotic Music • John
Philip Sousa • Play-writing • Independence Hall, the Constitutional Convention • Interactive book about How a Bill Becomes a Law • Biography of George Washington, national hero and Father
of his country • Writing a biographical sketch • George Washington's Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation • "Executive Encounter" game about
presidential powers • The Great Seal of the United States • Silhouette portraits and Mammal Art • Create and play "Constitutional Caper" • The heartwarming story of three
beloved animal friends in Sheila Burnford's wonderful tale, The Incredible Journey • Presidents Notebook • Map skills in the Eastern United States • Art and architecture of the Federal Period • Fundamentals of fiction writing • Early political candidates, campaigns, and election • Creating a collection of campaign buttons for ballot box • Famous quotations in "Quotation Quest" • Heroes and leaders • Waving Celebration Sparklers at your Celebrate America party! • Prepare to head Westward