It’s time to start a new unit and this time I’ll walk you through the process of putting together a unit study from start to finish. The only thing I’ve put in a separate video is the lesson planning process. We’ve already done a lot of projects during our last Ancient Roman History unit and I’ll add new videos to that playlist.
When putting together a history unit, I look for books/resources in the following topic areas:
History (famous people, timeline history, historical events)
Biographies (picture books work great for biographies)
Geography (a single atlas book does fine)
Historical fiction (a great way to get your history/culture in a fun book)
Culture/food/clothing (cook up a dish from the time period)
Audio books/songs (music from the time period is fun to listen to)
Projects/Activities (pre-made kits are a go-to staple around here)
Games (Professor Noggins are our favorite)
Workbooks (use sparingly or skip and do narrations)
Picture books (surprisingly informative & fun)
Activity and project books (Lauri Carlson has several)
Science/math (adding other subjects rounds out your unit)
Two more things I use for lesson planning are full back Post-its sticky pads and a pencil. I write notes about each book/resource on the sticky pad and stick it on the front cover of the book for easy lesson planning.
Lesson planning has been in flux for about a year or two. Currently you can find lesson plans for this unit graciously assembled by Sayeda at Precious Years exclusively for Homeschool Panda. Follow link below to access.
Ancient Roman History Lesson Plan
You can also get these plans on Homeschool Panda. Follow the steps below:
Step 1: Log into Homeschool Panda
Step 2: Click on “Lesson Planner” from left hand pane
Step 3: Click on “Import Lesson Plan” located on the top right
Step 4: Paste this link:
Once Lesson Imported, you can assign to a student.