Thursday, January 20, 2011

American Girl Lapbooks: Kirsten & Kaya

My girls have been charging right through the American Girl history program, and I completely forgot to post the last couple of lapbooks they made.  After Felicity from Colonial Virginia and Josefina from 1820s New Mexico (then part of Mexico), we moved on to Kirsten, the pioneer girl from the 1800s.  We also began reading the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder - those were my favorites growing up!!  Here is the Kirsten lapbook (they each made one but they were very similar):

We went back and picked up Kaya, whose books were actually set in 1864, ten years before Felicity, in the western part of the country, but which were written much later and had not been included in the "Portraits of American Girlhood" study.  We used the unit as an opportunity to tie together all the different things we had learned about various Native American tribes.

If you would like to use the American Girl books as a history curriculum, see Portraits of American Girlhood.

You can find the templates used in the above lapbooks at Homeschool Share.

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