Our units are taught through living book format.They are applicable to all age levels, pre-reader to adult. If you would like to see how we adjust each level for difficulty (while allowing the whole family to come together), please visit this page HERE.
This unit is so rich! Read about our country’s military like you never have before… Let it no longer be “foreign” to your minds, but close to your hearts as you move “In the Steps of ” the United States military. In this unit, history and our nation’s military collide in a beautiful tapestry of patriotism and sacrifice.You can’t have an understanding of our military without history, and you don’t have America’s great history without our military. In this unit, you will be learning about all branches of the U.S. military, now-declassified documents, unique jobs (not just infantry), heroic members, fascinating stories of men and women who have served, important battles, a glimpse of special operations, spouses, families, highlights into other countries, American history, ranks, structure, lifestyle, and how it all collides together.
This will be a unit that brings to life what our incredible military is truly like (living book style), what wars actually are, and the significance of both men and women who have served or are still serving our country.
This unit is for everyone–homeschooled or not–and it is created to connect to the heart of every reader. We even include hand-written letters from the past to give a further understanding of and connection to exactly what goes on behind the scenes (that most civilians don’t know)!
It’s open-and-go, full of activities, deep faith talks, rich family discussions, critical thinking, possible career choice options (many you probably didn’t know existed, with more knowledge of what it ACTUALLY looks like to serve) and more. As always, the SYW pages are available for those who want to dive head first in to this topic but are easily skipped if you just want an overview. Adaptable for your family’s needs and wants.
After this unit, we are planning on releasing a very special mini unit written by the dad who created Campfire Curriculums (to be released in the future; this unit should be completed first). It will introduce the special operations side of the military. Those interested can learn more about the elite warriors from one of their own who made a career of it! Think: Special Forces, CAG, Navy SEALs (SOs), DEVGRU, PJs, MARSOC, Combat Control, and 75th Rangers (etc)! You won’t want to miss it!
CORE CONNECTIONS COMPANION:
This can be used as core curriculum (with Core Connections) or as an extracurricular (without Core Connections). To see what is covered in each unit, go HERE.
DIFFERENCES FROM THE NORM:
Our pre-reader guidebooks in most units are intended to keep little hands occupied in a unique way as they listen to what is contained in the older guidebooks. Given the mature and realistic content included in this unit, such a setup would not have been plausible. Therefore, we made ALL activity options in the units applicable from pre-reader all the way to adult. Therefore, if your child is not yet reading but mature enough for concepts of the military and war, then they will be mature enough to use the growing journal (as you read to them), and then they can complete the activities with you, as well. We did not include a separate Early Learner guidebook for this reason.