Draw, Write, Now. Adventures In U.S History





We use Homeschool Work boxes with our Second Grade Curriculum, My Father's World, Adventures in U.S HistoryMy favorite part of work-boxes is how they allow me to stagger the subjects that need one-on-one time with Mom/teacher. 

While we love My Father's World, we have never used the art that is recommend, and I have found a lot of success using Draw,Write, Now .  It provides an  independent time of art that ties into history, while I work with another child on other subjects, like Math or Language Arts. 

 I usually have the boys copy words and draw the picture, but on days when they have a lot of writing in other subjects, I allow them to just read the words aloud and draw the picture. 

In second grade, you will only need books 2,3, and 5, but I  bought the boxed set because I knew I would be using it for 2 full years of art, science, history, and writing practice; in 3rd grade it goes perfectly with Exploring Countries and Cultures as you learn how to draw animals from around the world and write a fact about them. They were well worth the investment.

Draw, Write, Now Paired with MFW Adventures in U.S History
  1. Book 5 – Flag pages 10 & 11
  2. Book 2 - Christopher Columbus-All (We turned this into a book.)
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  4. Book 3 - Native Americans (We also turned these pages into a book.)
    • East Coast Indians pages 12 & 13, 14&15, 16 &17
    • Great Plains Indians, pages 18 & 19, 21 &22
    • Southwest Indians, pages 24 & 25, 26 & 27
    • Northwest Coast, pages 30 &31, 28 & 29
  1. Book 3 - The Pilgrims (All)
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  3. Book 3 - The Birch Bark Canoe, pages 10 & 11
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  5. Book 5 – New Nation, pages 28& 29
  6. Book 5 - United We Stand, pages 14 & 15
  7. Book 5 – We the People, pages 12 & 13
  8. Book 3 - The East pages 36 & 37
  9. (Thanksgiving Week) Book 2 - The Autumn Harvest (All)
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  11.  Book 5 - New Nation pages 28 & 29 AND Book 5 - Liberty, pages 19 & 19
  1. Book 2- Weather
  2. Book 2- Weather
  3. Book 5- The Frontier, pages 30 & 31
  4. Book 5 – Waterways, pages 46 & 47
  5. Book 5 - Louisiana Territory, pages 32 733
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  7. Book 5 – Trails, pages 48 & 49
  8. Book 3 - The Interior, pages 38 & 39
  9. Book 5 – Texas, pages 34 & 35
  10. Book 5 - The Southwest, pages 38 & 39
  11. Book 5 - Oregon Territory, pages 36 & 37
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  13. Book 5 - Divided We Fall, pages 16 & 17
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  15. Book 5 – Railroads, pages 50 & 51
  16. Book 3 The Interior pages 38 & 39
  17. Book 3 - The West, pages 40 & 41 AND  Book 5- Roadways, pages 52 & 53
  18. Book 5 – Flight, pages 54 7 55  AND Book 3 The South, pages 42 & 43
  19. Book 5 - The U.S.A. pages 40 & 41,  Book 5 Cyberspace pages 58 & 59






4 comments:

  1. Hi! I was wondering if you had created a list for Draw, Write, Now Paired with MFW ECC? Like you did for adventures. Your blog is awesome!! Thank you for all the details! :)

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    1. Hi Alison! While I did use MFW with ECC, I didn't create that guide myself; I used a guide I found in the files section of MFW ECC Facebook group. Thanks for visiting!

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  2. How does the copywork work in this? The book itself has it up and they just copy it into their workbook? I want my daughter to start cursive this year (2nd grade) but if it's all in manuscript that probably won't work. And I'm trying to find something that will combine a few subjects in one to alleviate busy work for my daughter. Do you think it would be easy and effective to teach cursive by just writing the few sentences up on the board in cursive and having her copy it that way?

    I saw Draw and Write Through History does cursive but overall it looks more advanced especially in drawing skills.

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    1. The copywork is in manuscript. We started cursive in 3rd grade, using cursive connections (highly recommend), but still used this as great manuscript practice, with wonderful science and social studies information. Draw Through History is definitely more advanced in drawing skills, I wouldn't exactly recommend for 2nd grade.

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