We took all the hard work out of planning Morning Time!
The plans include fourteen weeks of Morning Time activities based on the Early Modern era. These are perfect for families who are studying the Early Modern Era in a four-year history cycle. (Note: These plans do have a North American focus and term one spans the time period from the Revolutionary War and late 1700s to the early 1800s and westward expansion. They end before the Civil War.)
This is a digital product. Nothing will be mailed.
Designed for grades 1-6 the plans can easily be adapted to include preschool to adult age groups. We believe this can be a complete education for younger elementary students (through grade 3) — just add phonics, math, and handwriting.
Topics and subjects included in these plans are:
- Prayer – “Liberty, Equality, Fraternity” by William Arthur Dunkerley
- Memorization – Preamble to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights
- Poetry – Oliver Wendell Holmes and others
- Geography – North America
- Music appreciation – Custom-written lesson plans authored by Genie Shaw of Barefoot Abbey based on the music of the Early Modern Era. These are truly unique and not available anywhere else.
- Math – Bedtime Math and other appropriate history-themed math activities
- Picture study –Come Look With Me: Art in Early America
- Art – Chalk Pastels with American History Video Art Lessons from chalkpastels.com
- Nature Study – Using Exploring Nature with Children and Handbook of Nature Study we will take a look at lichen, evergreens, caterpillars, ants, butterflies, and rocks and minerals.
- Reading Suggestions – Fabulous selections to accompany the subject areas
- Read Alouds – Four great chapter books scheduled for you to choose between
I enjoy the simplicity of the plans. It is totally open, gather, and go!
Having the plan all worked out enables me to jump right in and be really intentional about our time together.
- Intro material with tips and instructions for doing all the subjects
- A weekly grid that schedules each subject for you daily
- OR a loop schedule laying out all the subjects and activities to be done — just do the next thing(s) each day
- A blank grid to add your own subjects or resources to the plan if you want
- Printable booklist to take to the library
- Copies of poems, prayers, and memorization to print for your family
- An easy-to-use web page with links to all the videos and tutorials in the plans, as well as links to the books and art supplies for your convenience
* Note: In order to complete some of the subjects as written you will need to purchase the following:
- Exploring Nature with Children
- Come Look with Me: Art in Early America
- American History Video Art Lessons
- Books can be purchased or borrowed from your library. We encourage appropriate substitutions.
If you do not wish to purchase any of the above resources those subjects can be omitted from the study or you can adapt the lesson plans.
The sample contains a smattering of pages from the intro, an example of a printable booklist page, printable poem page, weekly grid, and loop schedule page.
What are you waiting for? Have the Morning Time you always wanted, without the stress, prep, and planning!