I discovered an AMAZING free lesson plan today. I found it through homeschoolfreebieoftheday.com. Here is quote from their site:
Patty Thompson, who runs the Shiver Academy Blog, has just completed a wonderful, HUGE project — a Unit Study Companion for the Book of Virtues by William J. Bennett, especially for homeschoolers. Each unit covers 10 of the stories/poems/essays that are included in the Book of Virtues. Each story has worksheets, notebook pages, vocabulary, character study sheets, copywork, 1-2 projects (plus a long-term project) and a Lapbook with an optional unit wrap up activity. And to top it off a full lesson plan for older kids, and a separate one for primary aged children.
The full Study is a whopping 992 pages long (!) and the download is quite large (18.93 MB) – but Patty also has links to individual units available if you just want to download them one at a time. Each unit is roughly 100 pages, but it is not required to DO all those pages. For instance, if you do the worksheets you probably shouldn’t worry about the notebook pages. If your children are young, you probably should skip the projects. If they are really young, just do the wrap up after reading the stories. In short, tweak the materials to fit your family’s needs.
To get your copy: Click here to go to Patty’s download page. You’ll find the link(s) to the Book of Virtues Companion on the right hand column of the page, under the heading “Book of Virtues”. The complete project is the first link, or individual units may be downloaded separately using their respective links.
I can’t wait to give it a try! G5 is a bit young to really dig in, so we’ll just take it slow and easy until he’s older. I think this will be a fabulous resource for the several years. 🙂