Please note: If you choose to include the MP3 add-on, Lessons 1-10 will be available in your downloads upon purchase. Lessons 11-20 will be released very soon and added to your downloads automatically!
**Download the full scope and sequence PLUS see the booklist, planning pages, the certificate and other bonus downloads on our resource page HERE.
Join us for our very first story-based unit, where you will be joining the Maydens on a road trip from sea to shining sea as we explore some of the most incredible national parks of North America. The perfect unit to lead up to camping, or give you a little extra indoor fun in the long, cold winter, kids of all ages are going to love this one. Student books have a daily survival page focusing on skills such as starting fires, identifying plants, following maps, and more that go along with our novel study, designed to be done at the same time (though it doesn't have to be)! There is also a daily focus on character with a devotional, word study, and more. Think of it as a novel with sneaky learning in it! With deep dives into history, ecology, science, geography, and art, we have a rich month of discovery awaiting us!
The writing project: Younger students will write a report about their favorite park while middle schoolers and higher will be learning about essays! These pages are once a week, if you find you want daily instruction, we made writing tracks to go along with these with daily instruction, examples, and step-by-step breakdown to walk you through the process! Check those out HERE.
Don't miss our add ons for this unit!
National Parks Character Cards: Our National Parks Character Cards are 20 custom illustrated cards to remind you of the character traits from each lesson’s family devotional. You can display them as a reminder to help you grow in each character trait or to help you with scripture memorization. These are available in DIGITAL or PRINT.
Optional Daily Seatwork/Writing Mechanics: Our Seatwork Journal is a writing mechanics daily practice notebook that includes copywork (in your choice of manuscript or cursive), memory work, spelling practice, vocabulary, daily planning, and even grammar! Available in Early Reader-High School in DIGITAL or PRINT, these journals have specific spelling words and grammar sections that are appropriate for your child's level.
What's included with this purchase?
This listing is for 1 student notebook and the accompanying Teacher's Guide in digital (PDF) format. It comes with the downloadable files (you print) of:
-The Teacher's Guide (166 pages)
And one student level of your choice, choose from:
-Pre-Reader (3-5 years old) (68 pages)
-Early Reader (5-7 years old) (150 pages)
-Early Elementary (8-10 years old) (144 pages)
-Upper Elementary (10-12 years old) (140 pages)
-Middle School (12-15 years old) (150 pages)
-High School (15-18 years old) (146 pages)
***You can also choose to include the MP3 Teacher's Guide Add-On.
PLUS! Don't miss our novel study mini unit, My Side of the Mountain, that was made to go along with National Parks! Check it out HERE!
How does it work?
Each of our full units incorporates all your subjects (but math) for all levels from early reader through high school. There are 20 individual lessons, designed to be done 4 days a week for 5 weeks or 5 days a week for 4 weeks. The lessons include (but aren't limited to) Bible, Writing, Geography, Social Studies, History, Art, and Science.
Upon purchase, you will get an email that includes your links to your digital downloads. We recommend downloading them and saving them to your computer, then printing them out (or casting them to your TV).
These digital files are for one single-family license only. Group orders must be requested through the Gather 'Round Group Department HERE.
Our files are unable to be edited due to password protection. Some commercial printing companies may not be able to print password-protected files. Digital files are delivered immediately and therefore are not eligible for return and are final sale once they have been purchased. See the complete refund policy here.