A Back to School Planning Guide

Back to school planning can be daunting, especially with so many options and subjects out there. How do you know which ones will be best to start with? How will you incorporate these with activities. Below, we’ve listed some of our more popular curriculum from most of the subjects we offer. Whether you want to start with Economics, The Arts, or a little of both, these lapbooks are sure to get you started in the right direction. Each curriculum notes the age group and what is included.

 

Economics

Law and Government

With this unit study you will be able to teach your 4th-7th grade classroom about law and government. Throughout the world, there are different forms of government that establish and enforce laws for the people who live within the boundaries of each nation. Make your lesson planning easy with the World Governments Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. This unit includes a 5-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 15 Hands-On Activities, 5-page Research Guide, and Answer Key. Students will be will introduced to roles of government, types of laws, how U.S. laws are made, national and state laws, and careers in law.

 

Geography

Globes and Maps

With this unit study you will be able to teach your 2nd-5th grade classroom about globes and maps. How do you find your way around the world? Globes are the most accurate world maps. Flat maps, though not as accurate, are easy to store and take with you when you travel. Teach your students about these two important models of the Earth. Make your lesson planning easy with the Globes and Maps Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child, which includes a 10-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 20 Hands-On Activities PLUS 4 Fun Extension Activities, 11-page Research Guide, and Answer Key. Students will be introduced to globes (invention, longitude and latitude, twenty-four hour globes) and maps (map projections, types of maps, parts of a map, and reading maps).

 

History

Remember the Alamo!

With this unit study you will be able to teach your 3rd-6th grade classroom about the  history of the battle at the Alamo. There have been many famous battles throughout the history of the world. One famous battle in the U.S. was the Battle of the Alamo, a critical event during the Texas Revolution. Make your lesson planning easy with the Remember the Alamo! Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. This pack includes a 5-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 16 Hands-On Activities, an 8-page Research Guide, and an Answer Key. Students will be introduced to the events leading up to the battle, the history of the San Antonio de Valero Mission, the Texas Revolution, the events of the siege of the Alamo, Texians who fought at the Alamo, and the aftermath.

 

Language Arts

Words, Words, Words: Understanding a Dictionary and Thesaurus

With this unit study you will be able to teach your 2nd-5th grade classroom some basic tips for using a dictionary and thesaurus. There are over one million words in the English language. Luckily there are two very important tools that can be used to find and understand words: a dictionary and a thesaurus. Make your lesson planning easy with the Words, Words, Words Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child, which contains a  5-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 15 Hands-On Activities, and a 10-page-page Research Guide. Students will be introduced to the parts of a dictionary, parts of word entry, and how to look-up a word, types of thesaurus’ and how to use a thesaurus.

 

Math

Introduction to Geometry

With this unit study you will be able to introduce your 4th-8th grade classroom to geometry. Geometry is the mathematical study of the properties of points, lines, planes, angles, and shapes. Make your lesson planning easy with the 7-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 22 Hands-On Activities PLUS 2 Fun Extension Activities, 10-page Research Guide, and Answer Key. With the Introduction to Geometry Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child, students will be introduced to points, lines, planes, angles, and shapes as well as measuring shapes and the importance of geometry.

 

Science

Traveling Seeds

With this unit study you will be able to teach your PreK-2nd grade classroom about plants. Plants may not travel, but their seeds sure do! In fact, a traveling seed is one of the ways that new plants begin! Introduce your student to the science of plants with the Traveling Seeds Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. Make your lesson planning with the 5-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 14 Hands-On Activities, and 5-page Research Guide about plant anatomy, pollination, growth, photosynthesis, and plant uses.

 

Social Studies

Freedom & Equality: Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks

With this unit study you will be able to teach your 2nd-4th grade classroom about two incredible women: Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks. Throughout U.S. history there have been many people who worked to ensure freedom and equality for all citizens, including Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks. Teach your students about these two remarkable women and their role in freedom and equality. Make your lesson planning easy with the Freedom & Equality: Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks Curriculum  from In the Hands of a Child. This pack includes a 5-day Planning Guide, Related Reading, 15 Hands-On Activities,  and an 8-page Research Guide. Students will be introduced to each woman’s personal life, her role in freedom and equality, and important events in history during her lifetime.

 

The Arts

Broadway Musicals

With this unit study you will be able to teach your 6th-10th grade classroom about Broadway Musicals. Located in New York City, Broadway Musicals have been a part of the New York theatre scene throughout history. Make your lesson planning easy with the Broadway Musicals Curriculum from In the Hands of a Child. This pack includes a 5-day Planning Guide, Related Reading List, 13 Hands-On Activities, an 11-page Research Guide and Answer Key to introduce your students to the history of the longest-running Broadway Musicals: The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Chicago, Les Misérables, The Lion King, A Chorus Line, Beauty and the Beast, Rent, Mamma Mia, and Miss Saigon.

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