This music appreciation curriculum is affordable and has everything you need to help your child develop listening skills and learn about music and composers. You can buy packages of lessons on musical eras or composers, including links for listening and researching and notebooking pages for recording what you've learned. There is also a subscription option that gives you access to all lessons, plus live online classes and additional resources. There are also lots of great ideas and links in the blog.

American West Study Unit

This is a 12-week unit for grades 3 through 12.  It includes weekly plans and uses History Scribe resources and a mini-lapbook on the California Gold Rush.  Each week's plans include websites, reading suggestions from Joy Hakim's History of US series and documentary videos available on Netflix.  The necessary curriculum materials can be purchased for only $2.


Vikings Unit

A study unit on Vikings using lapbook and/or notebook resources.  Includes links to websites, books, videos, crafts and games. Can be done with free curriculum materials and resources. 


Australia Geography Unit

This is a study unit on Australia including geography topics, aboriginal culture, Australian animals and "Waltzing Matilda" (among other things!)  It's designed to cover about a month of study, but could be expanded or shortened to fit your needs.  Essential curriculum materials cost $7.  Can be expanded with various resources and materials (including a didgerigoo) that cost up to $50.


Ancient Egypt Study Unit

This is a study unit on Ancient Egypt using the History Scribe Ancient Egypt book.  It can be done with older students using History Scholar.  The unit can be completed in 6 to 12 weeks depending on pacing.  If you find books at your library, you could get everything you need for as little as 75 cents!



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