History Pockets - American Revolution

History Pockets - American Revolution

# 016040

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Item #: 016040
ISBN: 9781596732605
Grades: 4-6

Publisher Description:

This important period of our country’s history will come to life when students create the exciting projects presented in The American Revolution. You get information pages, maps, a timeline, arts and crafts projects, reading and writing connections, and evaluation forms. The teacher pages feature step-by-step project directions and photographs of the completed projects.

The topics presented are:

  • Introduction to the American Revolution
  • Causes of the War
  • Famous Patriots
  • A Soldier’s Life
  • Battles
  • Spies and Traitors
  • Birth of a Nation

Front cover bullets:

  • Historical background facts
  • Timeline and maps
  • Arts and crafts projects
  • Reading and writing connections
  • Evaluation forms

This resource contains teacher support pages, reproducible student pages, and an answer key.

Category Description for History Pockets:

Supplement your elementary studies of history with memorable activities and a personalized book of projects and the facts they’ve learned. Each book is divided up into a series of units, each unit representing one pocket in their book. Each unit contains several parts, including an overview page for you, and then a title for the pocket, a “Fast Facts” bookmark or picture dictionary cards, an “About…” page or small booklet to read and discuss on the topic, an “Art Reference Page” (for the upper levels), and various activities to complete and include in your pocket. For example, in the Native Americans book, in the Tlingit unit, there’s a title for the pocket along with several picture dictionary cards, a fact sheet, a booklet with illustrations for the child to color, and then two craft projects - creating a potlatch mask that the Tlingits wear to special occasions, as well as a totem pole layer book. A selection of pocket contents from an upper grade book such Ancient Egypt in the “Daily Life” unit would include a pocket title, ‘Fast Facts” bookmark with facts about life in ancient Egypt, an “About Daily Life” sheet to read, an art page featuring ancient Egyptian clothing, and activities including dressing a figure in ancient Egyptian clothing, making a necklace of six important Egyptian symbols, and making a small book on ancient Egyptian dwellings. Most projects, patterns, and everything else to be included in the pockets are reproducible for your own use. All the pieces you need in this book are included for your use, and there are very few (if any) time-consuming projects, as most of them require only a paper pattern copied from the book and used, making this an easy way to combine some hands-on extra fun and personality into your history study, without expending a lot of time and effort on projects, for moms running a little short on time.

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William C on Feb 19, 2021
reviews have indicated it's a fun, project based, way to teach kids history
Tanya H on Sep 12, 2020
William C on Feb 19, 2021
Cut and paste creativity helps my child have fun and learn
Richard B on Jan 24, 2021
reviews have indicated it's a fun, project based, way to teach kids history
Tanya H on Sep 12, 2020
Great history supplement.
Kelly H on Aug 6, 2020
Why did we choose this, RR, you ask? This was the choice of our Homeschool Group Curricula Selectors. Thank you.
Stephanie B on Aug 8, 2019
History Pockets are so much fun!!! I love using them in our Home School and in our COOP.
Audrey P on Mar 2, 2019
To go along with Sonlight Core D History study ... I want to add some writing and hands-on aspects for my children.
Elisabeth V on Jan 28, 2019
Supplement a curriculum as a hands on option. I have a dyslexic learner that needs a multi sensory approach.
Brandi W on Aug 28, 2018
I bought this history pocket to compliment my history curriculum.
sarah j on Aug 13, 2018
I wanted a simply hands on supplement to our history study where we could also put all our materials in one thematic spot. I found this via Moore Home Schooling but I always check at Rainbow Resource and your prices were better so I came here!
Kara H on Jan 9, 2018
Creates an artifact
Frances R on Dec 4, 2017
heard it is outstanding
Jodi D on Jun 24, 2017
We love History Pockets. You can pick and choose which activities you'd like to do, it gives you a lot of freedom, and all the activities are fun and interesting.
Tamara A on Mar 14, 2017
This will be our 4th history pocket. We love how well laid out this program is and as a homeschool mom it is great to have something to show for our work once the unit is completed.
Dawn G on May 17, 2016
Cut and paste creativity helps my child have fun and learn
Richard B on Jan 24, 2021
Great history supplement.
Kelly H on Aug 6, 2020
How long does it take to complete one book from the 4-6 grade level? How much time do you spend on it per day or week? Thank you!
Cecily on Jun 24, 2021
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BEST ANSWER: We do one pocket per week during the unit we are working on. That takes roughly 7 weeks. Each pocket has five or six activities that vary in time commitment needed. Coloring the pocket label and reading the non-fiction page may take ten minutes or less. Creative writing or artwork may take 30 minutes. Typically I have my student complete activities independently unless help is needed or we want to do the activity together for fun. I complete the booklet when all the folders are done so we can sit together and review while she glues the pocket labels and cover in place. I do not use the evaluation at the end. We have completed Moving West and Life in Plymouth Colony and will be completing Ancient Egypt this coming year. We have used the preschool ones as well. These keep my kids occupied without being busy work.
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Rated 4 out of 5
Good framework to build upon
Great help keeping them engaged while I read additional information from other sources.
March 22, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We're just finishing up the American Revolution History Pockets and I must say I'm delighted with the outcome We've completed a couple Evan-Moor pocket books before but this was the most extensive one It has taken us through the War from start to finish with excellent assignments that my daughter (9) enjoyed very much It's perfect for her age I didn't have my 6 yo do it yet but saved it for the future I photocopied all the pages using lots of card stock which is a bit time intensive but after that it's open and go We've used it to supplement our TOG history studies and I love the fact that I could skip around in the history pocket to match what we were reading from day-to-day One of the best parts is that my dd can go back to look at all she completed reinforcing the information I will definitely use another!
January 17, 2013

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