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You need a history unit that will take away the pain of studying!  Help your child walk through different time periods by focusing on different wars.  They won’t even know that they are learning important skills like note-taking, writing, critical thinking, and reading for knowledge.  

Walk Through Wars Series was designed for 5th – 8th graders. Although, it can easily be adapted for older or younger students, based on book choices.  It is a series of unit studies that covers history, literature, writing & creative thinking.  It is designed to encourage independent learning.  Each unit can be gone through at your own pace, depending on reading level, how many resources are chosen, and how deep you want to go into each research project.  

In each unit study you will find:

  • Note Taking
  • Writing a Bibliography
  • Writing an Outline
  • Writing a Research Paper, a Historical Fiction Memoir, Newspaper, or Persuasive Paper  (Each unit is different!) 
  • Reading a Historical Fiction Novel & Completing a Simple Book Report
  • Creating an Interactive Notebook
*If you would like to see a list of book options for each Unit Study, click on the appropriate study below.  I suggest having one non-fiction resource and 1-2 historical fiction novels as a minimum for each unit.  

Walk Through Wars Unit 1: The American Revolution

Bonus Mini-Unit: The War of 1812!

The War of 1812 is a Bonus Mini-Unit included at the end of Unit 1: The American Revolution.  Both of these units will take about 6 weeks to complete.  Students will write a Research Report and complete an Interactive Notebook.

*Mini-Unit Resources are included in The American Revolution List.

Walk Through Wars Unit 2: The Civil War

Bonus Mini-Unit: The Spanish-American War!

The Civil War Unit & The Spanish-American War Bonus Mini-Unit is a 6 week course that includes a Persuasion Paper & Interactive Notebook.

*Mini-Unit Resources are included in The Civil War List.

Walk Through Wars Unit 3: World War I

Unit 3: World War I  is a 6 week unit study.  It includes a Newspaper Writing Project as well as an Interactive Notebook.   

*Click Below for a Full List of Suggested Resources.

Walk Through Wars Unit 4: World War II

Unit 4: World War II  is a 6 week unit study.  It includes a Radio Show Written Project as well as an Interactive Notebook.   

*Click Below for a Full List of Suggested Resources.

Walk Through Wars Unit 5: The Korean & Vietnam Wars

The Korean War & Vietnam War Unit is a 6 week course that includes a Written Project & Interactive Notebook.

*Resources for both wars are included in the same Resource List.