Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pioneers and Science - Part 1

Remember the times that you spent playing make-believe pioneers or building forts in the backyard? What a thrill to try to build a fort from Dad's leftover lumber scraps, listen to all of the sounds of nature, and try to move "like an Indian" through the underbrush without cracking a twig! Remember the smell of the rain, freshly turned soil, honeysuckle in bloom? Many a child has spent countless hours at this kind of play in America, and this study allows the same type of creativity while focusing more closely on the details of the Pioneer era in our country.

The lives of the pioneers were less complicated in many ways. They made do with what they had, observed the beauty of nature, and encountered adventure and challenge on a daily basis. They experienced a different pace of life, where the most important things were the simplest things—food, water, shelter, sitting around the fire at night, reading the Bible together, sharing the day's excitements and difficulties, and looking forward to Sunday for their hard-earned day of rest. There are many valuable lessons to be learned from these people and times.

In Prairie Pioneers  your child will blaze the trail with the courageous pioneers as they travel across America, from the Mississippi and on to the prairies and the far West.

Day 1: What is a Pioneer?
Day 2: The Story of the Pioneers
Day 3: Science Secrets of the Prairie
Day 4: Lessons to Learn From the Pioneers
Day 5: Cool Things About Pioneers

Let's travel with them now, feeling their heart's desire to seek freedom and adventure. Take your children along to see the sights through the eyes of the pioneers, marvel at the beauty and intensity of God's world, smell the campfires and taste the trail food, and understand the excitement of finding their own "home place" at the end of the journey. Share these adventures with your children. Let them savor those days and learn to appreciate the history of this country, "one nation, under God." Enjoy the adventure at a special price this week - just $5 thorugh 6/22/13!

Be sure to come back for Pioneers and Science - Part 2 tomorrow to learn some great ideas to get the learning adventure going!


  1. Sounds fun! We are HUGE pioneer/prairie/Laura Ingalls Wilder fans in this household, so I will have to buy this one for sure...thanks!

    1. You're welcome! Can't wait to hear what you think of it! :)

  2. Were planing this one for the autumn, my girls love Little house on the prairie and we have already got lots of fun ideas for the project.

    1. I think they will really enjoy this study! Can't wait to hear about some of your family's learning adventures as you go through it! :)


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