Curriculum, Homeschooling

Magic Tree House Curriculum: Ghost Town at Sundown (Book 10)

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Supplies:

  1. Magic Tree House Book Ghost Town at Sundown and Magic Tree House Fact Tracker- Wild West [I try to get books from the library whenever possible, but they don’t always have everything.]
  2. Choose Ghost Town at Sundown and then click on the book; Download the Cross-curriculum unit. We will be using the Reading Guide pages for comprehension for this book instead of a story map.
  3. Optional: Magic Tree House Games and Puzzles from the Treehouse book [This gets used a lot, but I will try to find alternatives online when possible. I make copies of the pages for easy gluing into the notebook]
  4. The spiral or composition notebook started with book 1
  5. Free account at Magic Tree House
  6. The usual: paper, printer, ink, pencils, crayons or colored pencils
  7. Other supplies will depend on what additional projects you choose to do

[I think this unit has more of a “for fun” feel to it than any particular subject focus.]

Day 1

  • Read prologue and chapter 1-2 of Ghost Town at Sundown
  • After each chapter, review the words to know, vocabulary words, and answer the questions about the chapter. [Depending on your child, you can either do this verbally or have them write their answers.]
  • Connect-the-Dots (Pg.50  MTH Games and Puzzles); alternative- Cowboy Boots Dot-to-Dot

Day 2

  • Read chapters 3-4
  • After each chapter, review the words to know, vocabulary words, and answer the questions about the chapter.
  • Watch Cowboys of the Old West-A Kid Explains History**

Day 3

  • Read chapters 5-6
  • After each chapter, review the words to know, vocabulary words, and answer the questions about the chapter.
  • Cowboy or Cowgirl craft

Day 4

  • Read chapters 7-8
  • After each chapter, review the words to know, vocabulary words, and answer the questions about the chapter.
  • Mustang Mamas (Pg.48 MTH Games and Puzzles)
  • OR another craft: Make your own mini old west town from boxes, toilet paper rolls and other recyclables around the house or even cardboards boxes to make it bigger to play in

Day 5

  • Read chapters 9-10
  • After each chapter, review the words to know, vocabulary words, and answer the questions about the chapter.
  • Musical Notes (Pg.49 MTH Games and Puzzles)
  • OR continue building: Mini old west town from boxes

Day 6

Day 7

  • Read chapter 2: Native Americans and the Land (Fact Tracker: Wild West)
  • Watch 5 Facts About the Wild West You Never Knew**

Day 8

  • Read chapter 3: Wagons West! (Fact Tracker: Wild West)
  • Listen to story Covered Wagons, Bumpy Trails**

Day 9

Day 10

  • Read chapter 5: Cowboys, Horses, and Cattle (Fact Tracker: Wild West)

Day 11

Day 12

  • Read chapter 7: End of the Wild West (Fact Tracker: Wild West)
  • Take the Wild West Passport Quiz (Don’t forget to log in!)

Extras:

  • If you live in an area with old west towns (abandoned or not), this would be a great place for a field trip. There are some in almost every state in the west
  • Wild West coloring pages

(Updated 11/28/18)

 

 

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