November is a month that we gather together to give thanks and share the Thanksgiving holiday with those we love; it is also Native American Heritage Month. Fry Bread embodies the warmth of family and food that so many of us associate with Thanksgiving. Pilgrims and American Indians are often discussed around Thanksgiving; how often do we reach beyond that first encounter to learn more about Native American Culture? Learning more about the culture of Native Americans seems like a wonderful way to celebrate this month or any month since the lessons are not exclusive to November or Thanksgiving.
Plan one to two weeks for this study! The richness and depth of the lessons in this unit will likely take more than one day per subject. The book Fry Bread is sold separately from the Five in a Row Mini Unit study. You can order the picture book today from your local library or purchase online. Fry Bread and all the go-along books will be available on our Amazon shop.
The Five in a Row Mini Unit is a digital unit study. A new Mini Unit will be published each month based on a children’s picture book (like the FIAR units from volumes 1-3).
Each Mini Unit will include a lesson for each of the five subjects that you find in Five in a Row units: Social Studies/Geography, Language, Art, Applied Math, and Science … designed for ages 4-8-years-old and up. There will be specific teaching tips, ideas, suggestions for go-along books for ages 4-8 (and up).
There will be a section of suggestions, ideas, go-along books, and or teaching tips for ages 2-4 that will have a Before Five in a Row focus.
The Mini Unit will also include a section for Beyond Five in a Row students. Beyond students will enjoy studying the lessons provided for the Five in a Row section but will have two additional lessons that are designed to help older students dig deeper into the FIAR lesson subject matter. There will also be specific ideas, suggestions, and go-along books for ages 8-12.
Activity pages that pair with specific lessons will be available at the end of each unit for additional learning opportunities.
Color and black and white story disks are included with each Mini Unit for use with some geography lessons and placement on a world or U.S. map.
The Mini Unit will also include a recipe or food suggestions to enjoy together that ties into the story!
The picture book/s on which the Mini Unit lessons are based are sold separately. You can access them through your local library or purchase them online through the Five in a Row Amazon shop https://www.amazon.com/shop/fiveinarow