When I received this curriculum I was thinking “not another one”. But as I have found, this is by far my favorite unit study that I have came across. It fits my criteria for what I want in a literature unit study. It is easy, simple, and I don’t have to go find a bunch of books to go along with it. I just had to find the one book per section and use a few library books for supplement, encyclopedia, or Internet. I really can not stress enough how SIMPLE this is. I did not have to stress on anything.
Let me tell you about the Beyond Five In A Row Volume 2 that I used for this review.
- for ages 8-12
- Covers: Language Arts, History, Geography, Arts, Science
- 4 book unit studies (Sarah, Plain and Tall, and Skylark, both by Patricia MacLachlan)
Some area’s of study:
- George Washington Carver, & Helen Keller
- Career Paths
- Baby Development
- Human Relationships
- Composting (something we are going to start doing this spring)
- Making bricks out of clay
- Anatomy of an Eye
There are just so many interesting things to learn about. I really could not have came up with all the different things to learn about from one chapter of a book. There are so many things that can be used as inspiration from one chapter. And that is what they do. They take a chapter from a book, that you are reading for the lessons, and pull ideas from that chapter to teach on. Like from Chapter 1 in Sarah, Plain and Tall. They talk about babies growth, Maine, Eastern USA, writing a letter (which we enjoyed and used to mail a letter to a great grandpa in Florida).
There are just so many things to do and learn about.
Please check out Five In A Row. It has become one of my favorites and I would like to have the whole collection sitting on my book shelves so I can just pull one down and start a new study, or redo a study and make it more challenging as the girls get older.
They also offer other studies and age ranges 2 and up.
To read other Reviews about this volume or other volumes go HERE.