I was adding one last picture to this post earlier when something went wrong and it all (the whole post!) disappeared... I nearly gave up - these types of posts, filled with pictures and links, are too much work the first time, let alone the second - but I started over anyways. Hopefully I remembered to add back everything and you all enjoy this little peek at the boys' Industrial Revolution through the Great Depression Unit Study. They completed it during our 4th quarter of last school year and this unit study wrapped up all my original plans, though we are continuing on with a quick study of World War II and the 20th Century this summer, before returning to Ancient History in September.
.: RESOURCES :.
- From Sea to Shining Sea (Chapters 18: The Wild West, Chapter 19: Land of Steel and Steam, and Chapter 20: Catholics in America)
Lap Book Printables:
Additional Books read by the Boys: (You can see our original book list here.)
Catholics in America
Catholics in America
- The Orphans Find a Home: A St. Francis Xavier Cabrini Story
- Mother Cabrini: Missionary to the World
- Saint Katharine Drexel: Friend of the Oppressed
- Jose Finds the King; a Blessed Miguel Pro Story (Mexico)
The Transcontinental Railroad
- Henry Ford: Young Man With Ideas (Childhood of Famous Americans)
|My children love reading the Childhood of Famous Americans series - Our library doesn't carry them but we have slowly been building our collection.|
The Wright Brothers
- Wilbur and Orville Wright: Young Fliers (Childhood of Famous Americans)
- The Glorious Flight: Across the Channel with Louis Bleriot July 25, 1909
- The Wright Brothers (Landmark Books)
- The Wright Brothers: How They Invented the Airplane
- History of Flight Coloring Book
- The Story of the Wright Brothers
Ellis Island and The Statue of Liberty
San Francisco Earthquake
World War I
Serum Run to Nome
- Potato: A Tale From The Great Depression
- Finding Daddy: A Story of the Great Depression
- Children of the Great Depression
Oklahoma Dust Bowl
.: TIMELINE :.
- 850-1917 St. Frances Xavier Cabrini
- 1858-1919 Theodore Roosevelt
- 1858-1955 St. Katharine Drexel
- 1862-1869 The Transcontinental Railroad
- 1863-1947 Henry Ford
- 1867-1957 Laura Ingalls Wilder
- 1867-1912 & 1871-1948 Wilbur & Orville Wright
- 1867 “Custer’s Last Stand”
- 1886 Statue of Liberty
- 1891-1927 Blessed Miguel Pro
- 1892-1943 Ellis Island
- 1898 Spanish-American War
- 1903 1st successful, powered, piloted flight April
- 1906 San Francisco Earthquake
- 1914-1918 World War I
- 1914 The Panama Canal
- April 14-15, 1912 The Titanic Sinks
- Jan 26-Feb 2, 1925 The Serum Run to Nome
- 1927-1941 Mount Rushmore
- 1929-1930s The Stock Market Crash and the Great Depression
- 1934-1937 Oklahoma Dust Bowl
- 1939-1945 World War II
.: ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES :.
- Build the Empire State Building
- Build a Sopwith Camel and a Mini Sopwith Camel
- Build a Suspension Bridge
- Build a Wright Brothers Model (we didn't get to this one...)
- Depression-Era Dinner (made by the girls)
*I ordered this Statue of Liberty but I decided to save it for Christmas...
|The Empire State Building|
|Building the Sopwith Camel|
.: INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION THROUGH THE GREAT DEPRESSION LAP BOOK :.
.: INSIDE FOLDER #1 :.
- Women Suffragists
- The Amendments
- The Indian Wars
.: INSIDE FOLDER #2 :.
- What Would An Immigrant See?
- The Orphan Trains
- Seward's Folly
- Grandma's Goodies
- Chicago's World's Fair
- Henry Ford
.: INSIDE FOLDER #3 :.
- Visiting Mount Rushmore
- The Oklahoma Dust Bowl
- Serum Run to Nome
- Getting to know Frank Lloyd Wright
|1925 Serum Race to Nome|
|Architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright|
.: VISITING MOUNT RUSHMORE :.
The boys also wanted to include a couple pictures from our visit to Mount Rushmore back in June of 2006! On our way home from one of my brother-in-laws ordinations in Nebraska we decided to take a "little" detour to visit this National Monument. We were
younger crazy back then... and ended up driving over 2000 miles in 36 hours, taking turns and driving through the night, with our 4 little ones, arriving home the next evening.
(Click on the pictures to enlarge.)
Our swimming lessons have been cancelled for the rest of this week, due to the thick smoke and hazardous air quality, which is freeing up a little time to get back to our summer World War II Study since we must stay indoors anyways.. Please continue to pray for all those affected by the fires and especially for the safety of the firefighters.
Now back to decluttering our bookshelves... I have a Curriculum Sale Blog Hop to host tomorrow!