February 07, 2011

DNG's George Washington

Did you know that George Washington before being General and President was a farmer and a land surveyor? Did you know he valued penmanship? Did you know he loved ice cream? Did you now his birthday was the first federal holiday to honor an American?

With DNG's "George Washington" unit study by Amanda Bennett, you and your kids will get to know this great American hero while having lots of fun and making memories.

Following a hands-on approach and integrating a variety of subjects, this unit study geared for grades k-4 will help your children understand why George Washington is remembered and honored to this day.

The unit is divided into five main learning objectives...

Day 1 Who Was George Washington

Day 2 People and Places in George Washington's life

Day 3 The Accomplishments of George Washington

Day 4 Lessons to Learn From George Washington

Day 5 Remembering George Washington

These objectives are just the starting point. A variety of subjects are integrated into the learning each day. Geography, creative writing, art, drawing, vocabulary, spelling, history and character lessons are some of the areas covered.

As in previous DNG units we've enjoyed at home, I appreciate the easy to use format of this unit. Everything is laid out in a way that is very "mom friendly". There is an extensive list of book suggestions, as well as links to videos and other resources online to enhance the learning. As a parent and teaches I love that I don't have to spend hours doing research, all the hard work is done for you.

There are also two ways to records your student's learning: the notebooking pages and the lapbook components. These are ready to print and use with clear instructions on how to incorporate them to your study and beautiful images and clip art on them . Family fun ideas include games, cooking, crafts and much more.

One of my favorite things in this unit was the journaling pages provided for each day of study. Following George Washington's example kids are encourage to do a daily journal entry with age appropriate topics.
George Washington offers so many lessons on character building. You and your children will have many opportunities to talk about what "character" means and what is leadership, integrity, diligence, honesty, perseverance, bravery and sacrifice.
The price for this unit is $7.95. And it's available to purchase at Amanda Bennett's online store.
You can take a peek inside this unit with these sample pages.
You can also read what other reviewers thought of this unit at the George Washington Blog Tour.
To learn more about Download and Go and Amanda Bennett by visiting their site.

Disclaimer: I received this unit free of charge for the purpose of trying at home and writing an honest review. I received no other compensation for it.