Pioneer Unit

Pioneer Unit : Teaching My Kids About the Latter-day Saint Pioneers

As I mentioned in this post,  a few months ago, I stumbled across @monsonschoolhouse on instagram. If you don’t follow her, go check her out!  My boys go to public school and we love their school, but I have been fascinated by how Mikael runs her little home schoolhouse. Following her has been so inspiring. I was...
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Pioneer Unit: Days 1 – 5

  Ok, now for the day by day details… Recorded in real time. Day 1 We read chapter 1 of Wagon’s West: Brigham Young and the First Pioneers.  This chapter was about Nauvoo. I used this day as an introduction to our unit.  I presented each of the kids with their binder that had information...
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Pioneer Unit: Days 6 – 10

Day 6: The Battle of Nauvoo Today we read about the battle of Nauvoo. Because of sickness, age, pregnancy, and being too poor to purchase supplies, some of the Saints remained in Nauvoo after the majority had left on the journey west. The hostility of the anti-Mormons continued to rise, resulting in a mini war....
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Pioneer Unit : Days 11 – 16

Day 11: Perils on the Trail “The leaders soon decided they should leave messages roughly every ten miles for those who came later. One of the messages was left on May 10, enclosed in a box and hung from a twelve-foot pole. With red chalk, they wrote on the box, “Open this and you will...
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Pioneer Unit: Field Trip and Campout

Fieldtrip At the end of our first week of unit lessons, we went on a field trip to This is the Place Heritage Park in Salt Lake. We had never been there before and it was so fun!  It’s kind of like Nauvoo, in that there are a lot of pioneer buildings/ cabins, etc. that...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 1

There’s just something about fiddle music and dressing up that makes you want to dance. So that’s what we did to kick off our unit. And then we built our wagon. 🙂   Pioneer children pick their noses too. 😂
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 2

  The pioneer ancestor that Landon chose to represent and learn more about this year is Charles Wesley Hubbard. Charles was born on February 7, 1810 in Sheffield, Massachusetts. His first time crossing the plains (when he was 38 years old) was with the Heber C. Kimball Company. They left from Winter Quarter’s Nebraska in...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 3

For our unit last year, we followed along with the Brigham Young Vanguard company and followed their trek from Nauvoo to the Salt Lake Valley. This year, we will be repeating some of the same activities but instead of following a particular company and chronological events, we will be learning more about the specific ancestors...
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Pioneer Unit 2019: Day 4

We went on a little mini vacation up to Logan for Wednesday night. On the way back home yesterday, we stopped at 4 cemeteries to see some of our ancestors’ graves. At 3 of these cemeteries, we found the graves of 4 of the 5 pioneer ancestors that we are representing during our Pioneer Unit...
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