I’ve gotten such good response via here, Twitter, etc. regarding my last post. Thank you so much! Although we aren’t finished with our project, I wanted to give you an idea of what we’ve been doing.
I searched our library data base for books on every character, event, etc. in the movie. I also did a pretty extensive Google search for web sites about each subject. We are making lapbooks for this, and the girls are very excited (we’re big lapbooking fans!). To break it up, we study two characters/events on one day, then put our information in the lapbook the following day.
At the beginning of our lapbook, we’ve added a time line. We are doing everything chronologically, so we just fill it in as we go. However, I think I got a bit mixed up with Easter Island and put it earlier than it should have been. Good thing we marked the time line in pencil! 🙂
Two of the characters in the movie apparently did not exist – Kahmunrah and Octavius. For Kahmunrah, we just studied pharoahs in Ancient Egypt in general. For Octavius, we studied Octavian – Julius Caesar’s nephew whom became Augustus Caesar, Rome’s “First Citizen”.
At the conclusion of our study, I will post photos of our finished project. For the time being, I’ve posted a list of books and web sites I’ve come across that may be of help to you. I don’t have them listed chronologically below (because I’m lazy and just copied it as I had it written on my notes!). I hope they come in handy!
Oh, and a few of my links are lapbooking links. One site I found particularly helpful was www.homegrownhearts.com/lapbook.htm There are many templates/ideas here to help you pull something together. I’ve also used The Usborne Book of World History and The Kingfisher History Encyclopedia for a good summary of different subjects.
Also, I’m a little light on some characters like Abraham Lincoln and Sacagawea simply because we studied them both extensively recently. We will include them, but not go into as great a detail as we will with subjects/characters we’ve not studied before. In addition, we’ve just begun our study, so some of the resources I’ve listed I haven’t gotten to look at extensively.
If you come across good resources I’ve missed, please let me know. I know there’s a lot out there!
Have fun with it! I hope what I’ve listed is helpful.
LIST OF RESOURCES
- Teddy Roosevelt – www.homeschoolshare.com/presidents_lapbook.php; and Bully for You, Teddy Roosevelt by Jean Fritz
- The Civil War – www.homeschoolshare.com/civil_war_lapbook_templates.php; History and Activities of the Civil War by Margaret Hall; DK Visual Dictionary of the Civil War by John Stanchak; DK Eyewitness Books of the Civil War by John Stanchak; B is for Battlecry by Patricia Bauer; I’ll Pass for Your Comrade: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by Kimberly Wagner Klier
- Al Capone – www.chicagohs.org/history/capone.html; www.alcaponemuseum.com
- Amelia Earhart – www.ameliaearhart.com; www.handsofachild.com/shop/amelia-Earhart-ebook-p1021.aspx; Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator by Shelley Tonaka; A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart by David Adler; Amelia Earhart: Pioneering Aviator by Leigh Hopewood; Amelia Earhart: Free in the Skies by Robert Burleigh; You Can’t Do That, Amelia by Kimberly Wagner Klier
- Ivan the Terrible – www.mnsu.edu/emuseum/history/russia/ivantheterrible.html; and The Story of The World, Book 2, Middle Ages (pgs. 231-233)
- Octavian – Story of the World, Book 2 Ancient Times; and used both Usborne and Kingfisher History Encyclopedias for this study.
- The Thinker – www.musee-rodin.fr/welcome.htm
- Kahmunrah (may have been named after Akhmenrah) – www.homeschoolhelperonline.com/lapbooks/ancient_egypt.htm,; Ancient Egypt by Philip Steele
- Albert Einstein – http://www.alberteinstein.info/; Albert Einstein by Don McLeese
- Napoleon – http://www.napoleonguide.com/; Napoleon: The Story of the Little Corporal by Robert Burleigh
- Tuskegee Airmen – www.tuskegeeairmen.org; www.history.com/content/worldwartwo
- “American Gothic” painting – I did an image search for Grant Wood’s work. For this and The Thinker, we’ll do a combined art study.
- Easter Island – www.mysteriousplaces.com/Easter_Island/index.html; Wonders of the World by Philip Steele
- Abraham Lincoln – www.homeschoolshare.com/presidents_lapbook.php; Abe Lincoln Goes to Washington by Cheryl Harness; Abraham Lincoln by David & Patricia Armentrout; Abraham Lincoln by Ingri and Edgar Parin D’Aulaire
- George Foreman – www.thebiographychannel.co.uk/biography_story/248:310/1/George_Foreman.htm
- Sacagawea – www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/s_z/sacagawea.htm; Sacagawea by Don McCleese; Sacagawea, American Pathfinder by Flora Warren Seymour
Looks like a great unit study, Kristy. We just saw the movie last night. Can’t wait to see the pictures of your lapbook.