A favorite of many, lighthouses make a terrific topic of study. This four-week unit includes the history of lighthouses, their different designs, the science of the lights and how they work, as well as the geography of lighthouse locations. Lighthouses are intricately woven into the fabric of American history, and many people and places are included in the study. Did you know that Rudyard Kipling lived in an American lighthouse while writing one of the classic stories about American sailors? Did you know that one of the earliest lighthouse structures was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? There is a lot to know about lighthouses!
The Lighthouses unit is downloadable, and can be used by your children right away – no other resources required. They can work through the study interactively, clicking on the links in each lesson to further their own investigation. Each day’s lesson plan has been written in two levels:
Lower Level (elementary grades)
Upper Level (junior/senior high grades)
By having these two levels for each day, the whole family can learn together! This study also includes Amanda’s Lighthouse Notebooking Pages.
“I was thrilled to see this new book on lighthouses. I knew right away it would be good, but I had no clue how good it truly was! There is nothing for me to do as a teacher other than enjoy and study right along with my children . . .”
Don’t miss this fascinating study of American landmarks: Lighthouses!
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4-Week Unit Study
Grades K – 12
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