The kids are sick of mummies, pyramids and pharaohs. I guess there is only so much you can learn about Ancient Egypt before you are at information overload. To be honest, I’m tired of the subject too!
We could move along to the Babylonians, but the girls are begging for a unit study of France. I think that should be rather fun. So, we are making a list of books to get from the library, creating a list of activities to enjoy and creating notebook pages.
I thought I would share some of the resources with you.
Pre-Made Unit Studies
- France (Grades 3-12) from Homeschool Learning Network, $3.50 on Currclick.
- France Lapbook – From Homeschool Share, downloadable PDFs.
- Cinderella Unit Study & Lapbook – Free Unit covers pumpkins, geography of france, French words, princesses, fairy tale, telling time, measurement and forgiveness
- Madeline Unit Study & Lapbook – Free unit covers France, Compassion and My Body
- Sleeping Beauty Unit Study & Lapbook – Free unit covers France, taking care of baby, cultures, ballet, sleep, animals
- Stone Soup Unit Study – France, folktales, rocks, vegetables
- French Impressionist Mini Unit Study – In this mini unit study, you can: experience the story of Impressionism, download a complete lesson plan for grades 1-8 on Impressionism with nine lessons covering: Monet, Degas, Caillebotte, Morisot, Van Gogh, Cezanne and Renoir; browse through a series of Impressionist paintings at the National Gallery, learn about Monet’s retreat in Giverny, France and look at the nature scenes that inspired his work.
- French Revolution Mini Unit Study – In this mini unit study, you can: visit the definitive French Revolution site with over 600 primary source documents, take an illustrated tour of the story of French Revolution, read an eyewitness account of the execution of King Louis XVI, read the “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen,” look at how British newspapers covered its neighbors revolt, listen to an audio version of a Tale of Two Cities, hear the French national anthem (written during the Revolution), “La Marseillaise,” and make a variety of arts and crafts projects for Bastille Day.
- Joan of Arc Mini Unit Study – In this mini unit study, you can: read about Joan’s life and death, learn about the Hundred Years’ War, read a complete biography of Joan written by Mark Twain, see an actual letter Joan wrote to the King of England, take a pictorial tour of Joan’s world, review a timeline of her life, and fill in a research worksheet with what you have learned.
Books to Read
The thumbnails link to the books on Amazon.com. They do contain my affiliate links.
Cinderella by Charles Perrault
France by Scholastic
Linnea in Monet’s Garden
Charlemagne and the Early Middle Ages by Miriam Greenblatt
The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery
These are only a few of the books we will be reading.
These are some of the activities we will be completing.
- Study Maps of France using World Atlas. Print outline map here.
- Color flag of France: Print here.
- Create Mosaic Flag.
- Make Craft Stick Eiffel Tower.
- View Eiffel Tower Facts. Write paragraph on history of Eiffel Tower. Print Notebook Page here.
- Color Eiffel Tower page.
- Create a Monet painting.
- Make a Madeline Craft.
- Learn French Alphabet at Bonjour.com
- Read Crepes by Suzette. Make Crepes.
- Make Lavender Wands (If in season)***we probably won’t do this until spring.
- Play Boules.
- Create Eiffel Tower out of Legos.
- Make Chocolate Tart
- French Stained Glass
- Make a Jester Hat
- High French Fashion Show
- Have a Le Tour de France bike race!
A bientôt ! (See You soon!)