This year we are making Lap Books to go along with each of our six Unit Studies for American History. Our first Unit was based on New World Explorers. While the girls were busy working on their Kaya Lap Books, the boys were busy making their own Lap Books with printable mini books from the Time Travelers New World Explorers CD.
(you can print our Unit One Plans/Booklist here)
- From Sea to Shining Sea (Chapters 1-3)
- The Usborne Book of Explorers
- Saint Brendan and the Voyage Before Columbus
- Brendan the Navigator
- Leif the Lucky
- First Voyage to America: From the Log of the “Santa Maria”
- Where Do You Think You’re Going, Christopher Columbus?
- The Voyage of Christopher Columbus in His Own Words (A Pop Up Book)
- Ponce de Leon: Exploring Florida and Puerto Rico
- Who Was Ferdinand Magellan?
- Ferdinand Magellan: Circumnavigating the World
- Ship’s Boy with Magellan
- Hernando Cortes: Spanish Invader of Mexico
- The Lady of Guadalupe
- Story of Our Lady of Guadalupe Empress of the Americas
- c. 484-c. 578 Brendan the Navigator
- c. 1000 Leif Erikson discovers North America
- 1492 Columbus Discovers America
- May 4, 1493 – Line of Demarcation (set by Pope Alexander, the boundary divided the New World between the Portuguese and the Spanish)
- Jan. 6, 1494 – First Mass in the New World
- 1454-1512 Amerigo Vespucci
- 1460-1521 Juan Ponce de Leon
- 1480-1521 Ferdinand Magellan
- 1485-1547 Hernando Cortes
- 1531 Our Lady of Guadalupe
- 1510-1554 Francisco Vasquez de Coronado
- Build A Pueblo Diorama
- Chocolate Caliente on Columbus Day
- Play Settlers of Catan – Catan: Seafarers Game Expansion
- Play Knot So Fast (A super fun game for learning and practicing knot tying!)
- Create a File Folder Game (Each Boy Made their Own)
- Assemble a New World Explorers Lap Book
The boys had so much fun making these!
On the back of each of the inserted pages were all the Explorer Profiles.
The boys finished this unit up last month and have since moved on to Unit Two. They have been studying Jamestown, the Pilgrims, Ben Franklin, and Colonial Life. We are hoping to finish up by the end of this month, before moving on to the very much anticipated Unit Three, based on the American Revolution!