Born in Ghana, Africa, a baby boy with the use of only one good leg overcomes social perceptions and physical challenges—with great perseverance—to prove that disability doesn’t mean inability. Based on the true story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah’s life, Emmanuel’s Dream is an inspirational and uplifting story of what can happen when someone believes in you, and you believe in yourself and your abilities.
This unit is a wonderful geographic introduction to Africa! Lessons cover concepts drawn from the story which include, the power of words, the physics of bicycling, and the importance of persistence. There are many other lessons included; this unit is 25 pages long and full of learning opportunities for your whole family. The recipe included has become one of our family’s favorites.
The book Emmanuel’s Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson 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 it online. Emmanuel’s Dream 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 5-9-years-old and up. There will be specific teaching tips, ideas, suggestions for go-along books for ages 5-9 (and up).
There will be a section of suggestions, ideas, go-along books, and or teaching tips for ages 2-5 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 9-12.
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