Paths of Exploration is the first step in the Trail Guide to Learning series homeschool curriculum. Learn about the character and experiences of explorers who shaped us as a nation with their vision, determination, bravery, and sacrifice.
What does it take to be an explorer?
The focus here is on the type of thinking, leadership, and skills that were needed to open up the way for others to follow. The six units in Exploration will take you from the discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus all the way across America with the westward expansion.
Primary science focus involves acquiring the basic skills of observation and recording (both drawing and writing), beginning life science through studying the animals and plant life of explored areas, including habitats and the relationship of these factors to the explorers. Activities in Exploration such as learning directional terms, tracking, and using semaphore code help students understand the skills essential to an explorer’s success. Art lessons, craft projects, and cultural cooking, also enhance the learning process. While specifically designed for third through fifth graders, this book can easily be adapted for second and sixth graders as well.
A Middle School Supplement is available to include older students learning related content on a more challenging level, while Junior is specifically targeted for K though 2nd grade.