Making ration cakes wasn’t the only activity we have done to study about the affects of rationing during our World War II homeschool history unit study. The other thing I did was to use something unique we have in our family to help Tiny understand what his great-grandparents went through during wartime.
Besides, making history relevant is key to making it captivating. So I ask my mom to dig out the couple of World War II ration books from Tiny’s great-grandfather, which has been passed down to her.
After reading them and looking through the old books, Tiny was able to understand better what it meant to ration and to live during that lifetime.
Inspired by looking over a part of our family’s history though that time period, I created two minibooks for Tiny.
One minibook, which is Life During the War gives your child a place to write about life during wartime. The other minibook, which is about Pearl Harbor gives a few quick facts about it.
Both books are also done in cursive as I’m always looking for ways for Tiny to keep his cursive reading skills up and too this is a middle and high school level unit study.
The more the world goes digital and tries to tell me that we don’t need to read and write cursive, the more fixated I get on being sure my kids and your kids keep that skill alive. (okay, just had to say).
But back to what I saying, like most all of my minibooks, each book comes with two choices. Use the book premade with a few facts or use the blank book where your child adds his own.
Because we do our unit study and lapbooks too as we plod along, I never have lapbooks in one giant download.
I also do it this way so that you can grab just the parts you need instead of downloading minibooks you may not need.
Grab the rest of this unit study and lapbook books below.
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