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Try a free one day sample of our Renaissance and Revival unit!
Due to the nature and depth of this unit, there are no color coded sections. Instead, all the content was written to be as relevant as possible to all ages with plenty of similes and examples to make things simple and relatable. That being said, this unit is best suited for older students from Upper Elementary and up. While it can be done with the whole family, it is not recommended for younger students to do on their own unless they are doing it alongside their older siblings. If you have students who are Early Elementary and younger, save this one for when they are a bit older or take your time with it—breaking it up into smaller sections so it isn’t too overwhelming.
Like Life Skills, we have done notebooking a bit more interactively, breaking up the Teacher’s Guide lesson with notebooking prompts so that the information is fresh in everyone’s minds and notetaking is more spread out and less overwhelming. While the unit does work loosely chronologically through the Renaissance, it does so in the form of people and their achievements. This means that there is some bouncing around amidst the lessons as we discover the bigger picture of each person’s contribution. You will also notice it has a section in each lesson about revivals that are usually in a completely different time period. This is because at its root, the heart of this unit is revival. Revival in art, architecture, thought, education, and religion. We could not talk about reformation of culture and society without seeing the connection of spiritual revivals and the effects they have and so there is a daily detour to focus on random revivals big and small. These focuses replace the family devotional as they are such a recurring theme.
Finally, each day there is a page on Shakespeare and understanding old language. Younger students focus on thees and thous and break down some quotes as well as relate it to hymns while older students dig a bit deeper. The unit will end with a performance of either a monologue or a skit of some sort, so practice reading out loud with inflection, emotion, and a dramatic flair—especially over a cup of hot tea!
This unit is sure to be full of wonder and awe, depth and discovery, and hope and inspiration. May we all be inspired to see the beauty that is all around us in a new way and, above all else, draw closer to the Father in the process.
What's included in this sample?
This listing is for a ONE DAY SAMPLE in digital (PDF) format. It comes with the downloadable files (you print) of:
-Lesson 10 Renaissance and Revival unit Teacher's Guide and Student Books in all levels Pre-reader to High School
-Lesson 10 Renaissance and Revival Cursive and Manuscript Seatwork Journals
-Lesson 10 Renaissance and Revival Lapbook