There were so many terrific colonial life books to choose from for our recent unit study. We used Homeschool in the Woods as our spine for our colonial life unit study. You can read all about how I set up our unit studies. You can also see some of the fun projects we did during our study in a video.
I wanted to devote a post just to the resources we used for this study, because we read plenty of great books! There’s a ton of colonial life books and resources to choose from and if you’re planning a study like this too, this list is for you.
Not only did we read books together as a family, my 4th and 6th grader each had individual reading, plus we had a great pile picture books that we added in each day as well.
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Colonial Life Resources: Our Read Alouds
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Individual Reading (4th + 6th grades) for Colonial Life
Besides reading aloud, I like to have my kids deep dive into their own individual reading. Here’s what I assigned my 4th and 6th grader to read on their own.
4th Grade Individual Reading
6th Grade Individual Reading
Colonial Life Picture Books
Picture books can be read to the whole family–even to high schoolers! There are such amazing titles that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Colonial Life Activity Resources
Though we used Homeschool in the Woods Colonial Life for the majority of the ideas during our study, I did have some pretty awesome books on our shelves that I couldn’t just leave sitting there! Here’s the cookbooks, activity books, drawing books and more that I added in to round out our study.