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Little House Unit





This unit is based on the book "Little House in the Big Woods"

written by Laura Ingalls Wilder.



This unit can be done with any resources that are available to you.

For the purpose of the unit, I have listed items

that I know about or that I have.


Your resources will probably be different.


As much as possible, use your local library to gather

the books that you need.

If the books are not available at your

local library try the ILL.


I hope that you will find enough information here to

help you complete one or more

unit studies relating to the Little House book!


Have fun!


In His Service,







How we do our unit...



There are different ways to do a unit study but I

will let you "peek" so you will see what we do…



We read a couple of chapters a day from the Little House in

The Big Woods book.

We then discuss what we have read to create our unit study.

And then we work on different subjects.


All of them are not listed here but this is just

a "peek" at what could be done!


Have fun!






We pray together, read a devotional and/or the Bible

and say our pledges.

We all say the Pledge of Allegiance,

Pledge to the Bible and Pledge to the Christian Flag.


The Pledges


History of the Pledge of Allegiance


Devotion (Find pledges there)





The children research the president of the period for history.

We are focusing on Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant,


Rutherford B. Hayes and Andrew Johnson.





We use a bit of Alpha & Omega for English.

However, we do not limit ourselves to our workbooks…

We do integrate some math and English within our study.

For copy work and spelling, we use the book also.




We use maps, encyclopedias and all we can find to

help us understand geography around us.




The children are doing lots of hands-on activities and discoveries.

They will be learning about Louis Pasteur and his discovery.


Reflections on my Life: Louis Pasteur


Another Louis Pasteur site


The Life and Times of Louis Pasteur


Louis Pasteur by Encarta




Food safety


Radiation Pasteurization of Food


Louis Pasteur…





As we read and do some researches, we will be studying

people who have made an impact in our world.




Alpha & Omega is the curriculum we use for this subject.




We exercise on a regular basis, the children do some

crafts and art relating to the books we read and try

to be as creative as possible!





Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder:



Little House in the Big Woods

Little House on the Prairie

Farmer Boy

On the Banks of Plum Creek

By the Shores of Silver Lake

The Long Winter

Little Town on the Prairie

These Happy Golden Years

The first Four Years





Books by other authors:



Alpha & Omega Math Curriculum

Simply Grammar by Charlotte Mason

Thematic Unit: Native Americans by Teacher Created Materials, Inc.

Thematic Unit: Inventions by Teacher Created Materials, Inc.

Rain or Shine Activity book by Joanna Cole & Stephanie Calmenson

A Pioneer Sampler by Barbara Greenwood

About Us Volume 8 by Childcraft

A Biography Laura Ingalls Wilder by William Anderson

From Sea to Shining Sea Missouri by Dennis Brindell

Polar Bear Cubs by Downs Matthews

The World Book Encyclopedia 1996 Edition

If you were there: Aztec Times by Antony Mason

Bears by Helen Gilks

DK Visual Encyclopedia

Eyewitness Handbook Trees by Allen J. Coombes

Various other DK Books

Various Usborne Books

So You Want to be President? By Judith St. George

In God We Trust by Timothy Crater

Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Presidents and Their Times by David Rubel

Scholastic …If You Traveled West in a Covered Wagon by Ellen Levine

Scholastic …If you Grew up with Abraham Lincoln by Ann McGovern

Scholastic… If you lived with the Cherokee by Peter and Connie Roop

Scholastic… If you lived with the Iroquois by Ellen Levine

Scholastic… If you lived with the Sioux Indians by Ann McGovern

The Children's Book of Heroes by William Bennett

Scholastic Civil War Ghosts by Daniel Cohen

Scholastic Encyclopedia of the United States at War by June A. English

Book of Virtues by William Bennett





Games & extras to go along:



Hail to the Chief by Aristoplay

Presidents Rummy Card game by School Zone Publishing Co.

Dutch Blitz

Five State Rummy by School Zone Publishing Co.

The Oregon Trail CD ROM

Name that State by Educational Insights

Various audio tapes and musicals





internet resources:



Prairie Primer

This is a unit study curriculum that uses

the Little House Books.


Cadron Creek Christian Curriculum

Uses the Little House Series


Teacher Cyber guide


Picture of a log cabin


How to make maple syrup


The Ingalls family album


Little House Unit


Another Prairie Primer


Frontier Girl


Little House Books


Little House Geography Unit


Little House Lesson Plan


Unit 1


Worldwide Guide


Laura Ingalls Wilder Memorial Society, Inc.


Little Houses that Laura lived in


Little House in The Big Woods


Laura Ingalls Wilder Teaching Unit


Site about Laura















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