It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
If you’ve never tried a unit study before,
this busy time of year might be a good time to give it a try !
Simple learning ideas for stress free
and FUN holiday homeschooling !
So that there’s lots of time for baking cookies, going to plays, homemade presents, and hopefully,
even a bit of quiet time to soak in the awe of the advent !
*Week 1: ‘A Christmas Carol’
*Vocabulary & Other Activities
* A Christmas Carol Lesson
( Lots of printables…worksheets, fact sheets, recipes, and other activities)
* A Christmas Carol Vocabulary
* A Christmas Carol Script– Try gathering some friends and acting out this play version !
* Discussion Questions, Fun Activities, and more
* A Christmas Carol Crossword Puzzle
* Reading Comprehension Questions from Easy Fun School
*Week 2: Charles Dickens
* Biography of Charles Dickens OR Everything Dickens (interactive)
Watch the brief BBC Biography, The Life of Charles Dickens on YouTube
or the full length A&E Biography (very interesting, but probably best for older students)
* ” Christmas With Charles Dickens“, a short memoir by Dickens’ daughter, Mamie Dickens
* “A Christmas Tree” , a short story by Dickens
(Also, you can listen to a well done audio version on the same page!
This might be helpful, as some of the victorian language is likely
unfamiliar and a bit difficult. )
* Collection of Short Stories by Dickens to enjoy reading online
* ‘The Ivy Green‘ a poem by Dickens
* Samantha: An American Girl Holiday
(Just for fun- though this movie is not set in England, the time period and the themes
of the industrial revolution and child labor are the same)
* Other Activities-
* A Humbug’s Grammar (Simple grammar lessons based on A Christmas Carol)
* Weekly Advent Family Devotions
(Good for all ages, including the littles )
* Victorian Carols & Hymns to enjoy !
* History- Victorian England and the Industrial Revolution
*Week 1: Victorian England
* Queen Victoria and the Victorians
* Life for a child in Victorian London
* BBC’s Victorian England (Lots of reading and even a few games)
* Walk Through a Victorian House (an interactive game about Victorian life)
The 1900 House (interactive tour of Victorian house & family life)
* Victorian England for Children– (Lots of links to free games & activities)
Victorian England (Interactive games and activities)
*Week 2: The Industrial Revolution
* The Industrial Revolution Begins
* The Industrial Revolution and the Victorians
* Victoria England Child Factory Workers (lots of links)
* ‘Oliver Twist & the Artful Dodger’
(while this isn’t the Dicken’s classic, it is a good representation
for younger children…HanaBarbera 1972)
– There are also many good full length versions of the classic on YouTube
* An Old Fashioned Victorian Christmas
(Includes TONS of links…be sure to look on the left bar for Victorian Kids Christmas !! )
* Plan a Party!
(Plan your own Victorian Christmas party…or luncheon, or dinner 🙂 )
* Notebooking/Lapbooking Pages
*This unit is especially good to “notebook”.
However you and your kiddos like to do it,
the sky is the limit for creativity !
* Ideas for pages:
– Biography of Charles Dickens
– Writings of Charles Dickens
– Favorite Quotes by Charles Dickens
– ‘A Christmas Carol’
+ Favorite Scene from each Stave
+ Copy Work from favorite excerpts
– Victorian Era
– Industrial Revolution Inventions
– Victorian Christmas
– My Favorite Christmas Traditions
* Charles Dickens Notebooking Page from Homeschool Helper
* Free printable coloring pages from A Christmas Carol
* Author Notebooking Page from Notebooking Nook
* Scientist Notebooking Page from Notebooking Fairy