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Constructing a Nation ~ Unit Eight
Teacher Guide


Overview A
Day A1          Day A2
Day A3
          Day A4
     Project A 
Martha Washington Cookout, etc.  
Review A
Validation of Learning A

Overview B
Day B1          Day B2

Day B3          Day B4
Project B
Thomas Jefferson Day
Group architecture project

Open Book Test

Overview C
Day C1
          Day C2
Day C3
          Day C4
      Review C

Validation C - Form A
Validation C - Form B
Project C
(Invite guests to hear presentations.   Serve ice cream, etc.)

Time:  3 Weeks         Theme:  Respect & Responsibility
  • Parables
  • Parts of Speech and Diagramming
  • Landscape drawing and painting
  • Establishing the government, Louisiana Purchase, and War of 1812
  • Diagramming
  • Short research projects:
    • Louisiana Purchase
    • Thomas Jefferson
  • Writing words to a song about T. Jefferson
  • Songs of the era
  • Writing a letter involving feelings and forgiveness
  • War of 1812 Presentations (Given for Project C)
Bulletin Board Ideas:
  • Large letters - "Constructing a Nation" - with tools like a hammer, tape measure, etc.  Smaller letters - Growing Pains:  Solving problems, The National Debt, Taxes, Political Parties, Getting Along, Staying Neutral.
  • "The Kingdom of Heaven is like..."   with bulletin board flowers and things of nature.  Captions could include:   A Pearl, A Net, Leaven, A Wedding Feast, Vineyard Workers, Sheep and Goats.
WB01512_.gif (115 bytes) Supplies Needed:
  • Posterboard for projects
  • Day A1 - Cracker and piece of bread for Bible object lesson.
  • Day A1 - Supplies to make two loaves of bread-in-a-bag.  (One will be with yeast and one will be made without yeast.)
  • Day A1 - Outline map of the U.S. for student use.
  • Day A2 - Object for Bible class "I Spy;" and construction paper
  • Day A4 - Paintbrushes and a very thin, watery, wash of blue tempera paint
  • Project A - Martha Washington Cookout (Can practice table setting and etiquette)
  • Day B1 - Bible concordances
  • Project B - Straws, toothpicks, marshmallows, paper cups, masking tape, small cardboard boxes ( or similar materials).
  • Day C1 - Bible object lesson - $1 bill
  • Project C - Invite guests to hear presentations and then serve treats.  Ice cream is suggested because Dolley Madison was the first to serve it in the White House