Finally! Teachers have been asking for this book for years. Easy-to-follow directions and blueprints guide you in creating lessons your students will never forget! Your students can draw the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, a viking ship, and even an Iroquois longhouse. Draw the Statue of Liberty's torch—in actual size!
Actual Size—Social Studies includes: The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, The Old World, Native America, U.S. History, Historic Transportation, Warfare, and American Landmarks. Guaranteed to wow kids (and adults!) with unforgettable images and lessons.
Grades K and Up.
36 Complete Lesson Plans • 36 Accurate Blueprints.
Actual Size—Social Studies includes: The Lighthouse of Alexandria • The Colossus of Rhodes • The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus • The Statue of Zeus at Olympia • The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus• The Hanging Gardens of Babylon • The Great Pyramid of Giza • Stonehenge • The Parthenon • Roman Roads • The Roman Colosseum • The Great Wall of China • Viking Ship • A Medieval Castle • Native American Boats • Moai (Easter Island Statue) • Inuit Igloo • Iroquois Longhouse • Sioux Tipi • Log Cabin • Conestoga Wagon • Prairie Schooner • Slave Cabin • One-Room Schoolhouse • The Santa Maria • The Mayflower • The Clermont • Locomotives, Then and Now • The Wright Flyer • Range of Weapons • World War I Trenches • Modern Tanks • The Alamo • The Statue of Liberty’s Torch • The Oval Office • Mount Rushmore
We have used several of the activities with our twelve year old autistic son. We didn't do the activities exactly the way the directions said to use them though, we don't have a large playground or anyplace else near our home where we could draw on the cement with chalk, so we used stakes and string in our yard. So far, we've been able to help our son better understand the size of the Mayflower, a Conestoga wagon, and pioneer cabin among several activities we've done, while studying US history. We are looking forward to doing several more activities in the coming year to help teach ancient history. The activities get us out of the house, helps our son better understand the actual size of things in history, and is fun too. One day, we even pretended we lived in a pioneer cabin for a while! I'm sure, with a little imagination, children could use several of the activities to pretend they live in whatever period they are studying. You may have to get a little creative to do some of the activities, like we did but they are well worth the effort.
Sunflower Education is run by Cindy and Dan, a married couple with kids in Austin, Texas. Cindy is a graphic designer and Dan is an editor. Together, we've created a fun variety of books.
Our books have proven popular with homeschoolers and teachers alike. We are thrilled to help adults teach and kids learn about our world. Our goal is to keep kids excited and engaged in the world around them. We believe in helping children blossom!