1. Is this a curriculum that both boys and girls would enjoy? ▼
Answer - Emphatically Yes! I have five children, two boys and three girls. Their interests range from cars and sports to nature and science to music and literature and these units and the books that go with them are very engaging.
2. How long does each unit take? ▼
Answer – That is really up to you. Each unit is designed to be six weeks long – however some units such as the American Revolution have so much to learn about that you could easily lengthen it.
3. What ages is this for? ▼
Answer – I suggest 2nd through 5th grade, (although notes have been made to expand the age range both younger and older where applicable). This is all dependent on your child’s interest and abilities of course. You might consider choosing more simple projects for the younger ones and adding additional reading for the older ones.
4. What is multi-sensory education? ▼
Answer – Multi-sensory education is a process of educating children through use of all their senses. I like to say “Hear it” (through read alouds and audios), “Say it” (by reading themselves or giving a report), “See it” (through educational videos, movies and field trips), “Write it” (through drawing, copy work or writing from what they have learned), “Do it” (through games, crafts, cooking and field trips). Although everyone tends to learn best one particular way, it is in a child’s best interest to learn other avenues of learning. The best way to do that is to expose them to those learning methods in a fun way.
5. Who is multi-sensory education for? ▼
Answer – This learning method does work very well for children with dyslexia, sensory issues and children whose first language was something other than English. However, everyone can benefit from this method. Learning needs to be fun – what is more fun than learning about the ancient Rome while creating a mosiac or a gladiator costume, or learning about the great Chicago fire while bulding a 4D puzzle of Chicago, or how about learning about the Titanic while making your own iceberg.
6. How much time does it take to do in a day? ▼
Answer – Suggested lesson plans are included in the curriculum. Some days might be only 30 minutes, other days might be an hour, or even all day if you are on a field trip or working on a project. This curriculum is meant to work around your family. It is not important to do all the activities or trips – but rather choose what works best for your family and the age and abilities of your children.
7. Can I use this as my history curriculum? ▼
How is it intended to be used? Answer – Yes, you may use this as a history curriculum – adding in non fictional history for the appropriate time period. You may also use this simply as a literature guide. You may use this alongside a current history and science curriculum, integrating the literary time periods with what you are teaching in history. You may also use this as a core curriculum, supplementing where you feel you need to. Some families take a less is more approach, while others prefer more structure. This is a flexible curriculum meant to fit with your family.
8. May I use this in a group or school? ▼
Answer – Certainly. Please contact the publisher for more information on a group or school license, or visit the Teacher or Co-op/Schools section of the website.
9. What additional resources are required for this curriculum? ▼
Answer – Required items include the reader for each unit. These can be found both used and new. Most suggested books can be found at libraries or at a great price on Amazon. A list of all resources is available on the website.
10. Is this curriculum religion based? ▼
Answer – This curriculum is not religion based, neither are our families beliefs represented in the curriculum. I do believe this is a wholesome and character building curriculum that is meant for all children.
11. Can I get this curriculum via PDF? ▼
Answer – Yes! This curriculum is currently available electronically with personal password protection. Paper copies are not available at this time, but the PDF can be printed out.
12. Is this curriculum Common Core based? ▼
Answer – No. This curriculum was based on interests, topics, history science and the multisensory education method.