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!
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!
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.
Devotion (Find pledges there)
The children research the president of the period for history.
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.
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.
ARTS, P.E. & MISC:
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
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.
Five State Rummy by School Zone Publishing Co.
The Oregon Trail CD ROM
Name that State by Educational Insights
Various audio tapes and musicals
This is a unit study curriculum that uses
the Little House Books.
Uses the Little House Series
True Light Academy.