Further Up and Further In (Spiral)

Further Up and Further In (Spiral)

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Item #: 038527
ISBN: 9780965251167
Grades: 4-8

Category Description for Further Up and Further In:

This literature-based unit study utilizes C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia series to help parents instruct their children in academic subjects and godly character development. Primarily, this unit study emphasizes the study of God's Word. From an academic standpoint, this study covers the subjects of art and music, Bible, cooking, English, reading, health and safety, geography/social studies, history, and science. You will need separate math, grammar, and spelling courses.

Further Up and Further In is organized into seven units, each corresponding to one of the seven Narnia books. The design for this study allows a single unit to be completed in about a month (at the rate of one chapter per day). Each unit is subdivided into four sections. Each section generally covers four chapters of the designated Narnia book. At the beginning of each section is a Planning Guide listing and items to be gathered. Each chapter of this unit study corresponds with the reading assignment from the Narnia books. The first assignment of each chapter is to learn the allocated vocabulary words and to read the chapter. The activities, which support the chapter, follow the reading of the chapter. A week in Further Up and Further In consists of four days of assignments. The fifth day of the week is used to catch up on reading, finish activities, field trips, or projects. Required materials include the complete Chronicles of Narnia series (page numbers cited in this manual correspond to the January 1995 printing of the Scholastic edition of the Narnia books), a dictionary, a Bible, a thesaurus, and encyclopedias. Additional recommended resources are listed below. Spiral bound.~ Rachel P.

Category Description for UNIT STUDIES:

What is a "unit study"? Briefly, it's a thematic or topical approach to teaching as opposed to the traditional by-subject approach. Rather than teach each subject separately, a unit study attempts to integrate many or all subject areas into a unified study - usually centered around a particular subject or event. Obviously History (the study of events) and Science (the study of "things") are well-suited to unit studies, and usually form the "core" around which other subjects are integrated. Subjects like Bible, Geography, Government, English (writing), and Reading/Literature, Music, Home Economics, Life Skills, and Art, are usually easy to integrate around a core topics. Remaining subjects (Math, Phonics, Grammar, Spelling) can be integrated to some extent via related activities. Each, however, has its own "system" (progression of skills, mastery of "rules") which must be followed to some degree. Since one of the additional advantages of a unit study curriculum is the ability to use it with students of varying ages and skill levels, these subjects are generally taught apart from the core curriculum. This may be as simple as assigning pages in a grammar or spelling book, or using a separate "program" for Phonics and Math. Unit studies also tend to be more activity-oriented than the traditional approach, a real boon to kinesthetic learners. Advocates of the unit study approach site studies showing that children learn best when learning is unified rather than fragmented and when learning is more participatory than passive.

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Grade Start
Grade End
8 to 13
Elementary/High School
Margie Gray (Editor) ; Patty Martirosian (Illustrator)
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Cadron Creek Christian Curriculum
2.15 (lbs.)
10.75" x 9.5" x 1.0"
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Want to try a year long unit study with my son; my daughters and I had so much fun with our unit study using the Prairie Primer using the Little House on the Prairie series.
Linda R on Mar 4, 2017
Want to try a year long unit study with my son; my daughters and I had so much fun with our unit study using the Prairie Primer using the Little House on the Prairie series.
Linda R on Mar 4, 2017
fabulous unit study!!
Christine S on Aug 29, 2016
fabulous unit study!!
Christine S on Aug 29, 2016
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Further Up and Further In
Although this unit study looked interesting, I found it too scattered for us. The topics were all over the place! I wanted something with a little more continuity for my children.
July 10, 2016
over 6 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I used this with my fourth grade son who declared that this year was his "best year ever" He learned much more than I expected he would with this study and so did I I found the guide easy to use and the planning took a minimal amount of time It is easy to gather the supplies needed for projects and most of the suggested supplemental books can be found at the library or purchased relatively inexpensively Also the internet can be used when researching more about various topics This study works for visual learners as well as kinesthetic and auditory learners There are many activities from which to choose and the activities fit the range of all learning styles I feel this product is most definitely a good value and I highly recommend it
July 3, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5
Further Up and Further In is a full-year curriculum based on the study of The Chronicles of Narnia by CS Lewis It brings together English literature social studies geography Bible and character building cooking and art with a bit of science and history at times However to complete this curriculum parents are strongly advised to supplement with more history math grammar and spelling Specifically aimed for readers of grade 4-8 level Further Up and Further In can easily be adapted for younger children Each book of the Narnia series is covered in this literature study You will find recipes directions for activities other books to read and poems I personally used it with my 2nd grader and he enjoyed the time we spent together reading The Magician Nephew and learning new words I must admit that I too learned interesting things while using Further Up and Further In the past few weeks We took it slowly as we were discovering this together We had discussion about Scriptures and about we had read in the chapter we learned new words and their definition we applied these new words in a different context to make sure we understood them and so on I must admit that I skipped some activities that I found too advanced for a 7 year old but generally speaking we had fun We are both looking forward to continue reading the Narnia books and to learn more new words Too often I find that we don�t stop to look at the words when we don�t understand it This study helps us to slow down and discover new vocabulary
June 3, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5
I purchased the unit study "Further Up and Further In" for two reasons: 1 My child was interested in doing a unit study based on the CS Lewis' series "The Chronicles of Narnia" 2 I am scheduled to teach an enrichment class on "The Chronicles of Narnia" for elementary and Jr/Sr high students"Further Up and Further In" is a unit study with each unit corresponding to one of the books in "The Chronicles of Narnia" series Topics covered in this unit study are: Bible art music cooking English reading health and safety geographical/social studies history and science I think the concept of using the CS Lewis' series is a fantastic idea However after reviewing this curriculum it does have some problematic areas:1 The curriculum has not been updated since it was written 2 A high amount of prep time is required by the teacher The teacher gathers all of the materials needed prior to starting the week This may include searching for library books and planning for each of the subjects taught 3 The description of assignments is vague The instructions are not written precisely as to what you are suppose to be doing I think the concept of this curriculum is a fantastic idea but it needs to be updated and fleshed out
November 16, 2008

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