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All of a of
Ben Franklin Kind
OldFamily - Map 1- Map 1
Philadelphia page for a complete schedule.

Week 1—Notes
Bible Assignment for Mom or Dad
Memorization Please read “Why You Will Find Contradictions in History”
in the History Study Guide.

“HUGEWhenmistake:
Our memorization/public speaking passage is Psalm
8. It will be due on Week 6. Read Psalm 8 ten times this Markable Map
week—twice each day. Do you know the meanings of
all the words? Do you understand what the passage as a Sonlight’s geography program weaves throughout the
whole is about? Why does the psalmist say God’s name is year with assignments from almost every book you study.
BentoFranklin
demonstrate of Oldstudent
Philadelphia

I first tried Sonlight years ago, I made a


“majestic in all the earth”? What makes it majestic? It is designed to your the impor-
tance of map skills while enhancing the learning adven-
History/Geography Setting
ture. We provide map suggestions from
Why does Ben go to Philadelphia? (there was a possibility
of athe
job)assigned read-
Philadelphia; 1700s ing in the History, Readers, and Read-Aloud Guides. Look
Q Time Line Did Ben have an easy time getting to Philadelphia? (no)
for the � symbol on the schedule page. This will alert you
Explain.
Throughout the year, we will provide Overview
Time Line sugges- to a map assignment at the beginning of that day’s Study
tions from your assigned reading in your d Ben Franklin
History Study(1706-1790)Guide notes. Use the key in the StudyChapter
Guide (see5 sample

I tried to buy used materials and


Guide books, Advanced Readers, Regular Readers, and below) to find each location on the map(s) following
What does each when he goes to England and when
Ben study
Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790) was many
book’s Study things
Guide. Theninyour
his child can note each loca-
Read-Alouds. These suggestions will be provided weekly he returns to the colonies? (how to become a successful
life: water baby, schoolboy,tion
apprentice,
on your runaway,
Markableprinter, printer) pen. (We
Map using a washable
in your Instructor’s Guide and Notes. good citizen, inventor, statesman, patriot, ambassador,
©2006 by Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd. All rights reserved.

Note: Sonlight Curriculum does notfriend,provide recommend Vis-a-Vis® pens. If you should What accidentally
does Ben print usewhen he gets his own shop? (money
andfigures for He loved
American. people and used his time
all of the people, places, or events listed.
well.Figures that areboth thealightning
He invented
non-washable marker, rubbing alcohol
rod and a heating
can removeprinting
on copperplate those press, Pennsylvania Gazette, govern-
errant marks.) ment printing, and Poor Richard’s Almanac)
provided and should be placed on yourstove timethat
line are
willstill
be inused today, he wrote many pithy say-
bold type and have an accompanying ings clockthat
facewesymbol (d). (a stitch in time saves nine), and
still repeat Chapter 6
W You should either use the time line sold by Sonlight
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he persuaded France to help theassignment
Americans during the the place
marking List some ways
you will the improved Philadelphia. (he paved,
findBen
Curriculum, or make a time line for theRevolution
wall of your room which the American
(without indicationtroops might
on anot
map swept, assigned place streets; improved street lights—not a
and sanitized
using 8½" x 11" paper (taped sideways, endwon).
have to end), one glass bowl but four glass panes; organized a volunteer fire
inch for every 100 years or so. department; suggested hiring policemen; began a circulating
Research Questions � London, England Q; South Wales Wlibrary; (map
work;
improved mail service and gave them pride in their
set3)up a defense militia; helped start an insane asylum)
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100 years Tape


Chapter 4—How far is it from Philadelphia to Boston?
Chapter 7
Chapter 10—Find out about Prayer
Louisfor
XVI,the Native
Marie Americans
Antoinette,
and Voltaire, three famous people whom Ben met. What are some of Ben’s inventions or observations? (a
Time lines are helpful because not every book we read Mark the locations of the North American heating Indian
stove; artifi
tribescial fertilizer and crop insurance; planted

It cost me more money in the long run. It left


the first willow trees in America; observed that people should
will be in chronological order. When weGeneral
read them Comprehension
and on the Questions
U.S. side of the map.
wear light colored clothes in summer; knew perspiration
mark dates on our time line, we are better ablealltothe
under- The Prayers for Native Americans section is divided into
Despite other things he did, what did Benjamin helps cool people off and that colds spread from person to
stand how events fit together: which things
Franklin occurred one tribe, civilization, or cluster of tribes
think hisattrade was? (printer)
per identifi
person; week. These
ed lead poisoning; invented bifocals and the
the same time, which things came first, and which things could be good family reading at meals or bedtime.
stepladder; Check
noticed the gulf stream; made the glass harmon-
came later. Chapters 1-2 off each day as you read and pray. ica; thought electricity was a single fluid with positive and
You may wish to use the figures we � Boston
sell, or cutQ (map
out a 1) negative charges; invented the electric battery and lightning
Readers rod; and knew electricity was the same as lightning)
number of “people” from card stock orWhatconstruction
happened paper.
to lazy people in Boston in the early

me frazzled. Now that I have a complete Core


Draw clothes on them to look like the1700s?
characters
(theyyouwereare
whipped and Regular
mightReaders: Should
not be allowed to refer
eat) onlyChapter
to the Regular
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studying, and paste them on the timeHow line in the correct assignments on the schedule page. You will not use all the
does Ben creatively get across the lake? (a kite pulls Since Ben got along with everyone, what treaties does he
place. listings in the Reader Study Guide. Advanced Readers:
him along) help make? (one with Native Americans, none with the Brit-


Some people prefer a less graphic approach and simply Should follow the Advanced schedule ishonly. The Advanced
although he helped keep the peace for a time)
What two subjects does Ben dislike includes
schedule in school?the(Latin and readers plus Advanced
Regular
use color markers, pens, and pencils toarithmetic)
write on their time
line the names and dates of significant events, persons, etc.
Chapter 9 in the
readers and all books are scheduled appropriately
Whatever method you use, we believe Chapter 3
your child’s sense Advanced schedule. (A Lion to Guard Us, Why fordoes
example,
Ben go is to Canada? (they did not support the
scheduled colonies so Benread
wentitto explain why they should)
of history will be enhanced if you maintain this discipline to write?for(heWeek
turns5paragraphs
whereas the Regular readers

sitting on my shelf, life is so much easier.


How does Ben teach himself
throughout the year. into verse, waits awhile andinturns Week the1.)verse
n back into para- What famous document does Ben sign? (the Declaration of
graphs to expand his vocabulary) Independence)
Introduction to American History, Part 1 i Section Two i Week 1 i 1
Why does Ben run away? (his brother frees him from his How did he serve America during the Revolution? (in
apprenticeship but abuses him and keeps him from a job in many ways, but mainly he took a dangerous trip to France
Boston) where he stayed for nine years to persuade the French to
help the colonists, then negotiated the peace treaty between
Chapter 4 England and the United States)
� Philadelphia W (map 1)

For a full size sample, go to Introduction to American History, Part 1 i Reader Study Guide i Ben Franklin of Old Philadelphia i 3
—Rebecca C, September 2007
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students a chance to practice their skills in m
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vocabulary and overall ability to write Dictation: By the Great Horn Spoon, pg. 83 Writing: Organization
assignments and lots of variety.
well. They’ll get a unified learning experi- A hilltop telegraph had signaled the arrival of a side-
wheeler and now it seemed as if all of San Francisco had
turned out. The wharf was alive with men, women and
In our modern world, people rarely handwrite friendly
letters. They usually send an email or make a phone call.
What is special about a handwritten friendly letter? How

ence and you’ll have the joy of watching children—not to mention dogs, mules and chickens.
Seagulls flocked in the air like confetti.
is it different than an email or text message? On Day 4,
you will be asked to write a friendly letter to someone.
To whom would you like to write? Does this person live

them learn to love expressing themselves Grammar Gem


Occasionally, a Grammar Gem will accompany the dicta-
far away or close? What would you like to tell this person
about yourself? Will you write about other people? Your

through writing.
tion. Grammar Gems demonstrate how grammar applies friends? Your family?
to writing. They provide an opportunity for your child to Discuss what you would like to write in your friendly let-
gain familiarity with new concepts. ter. Write a list of things that you’d like to tell others.

Follow the directions on Activity Sheet 2 Day 4


Activity Sheet 2 Answer Key Writing: Write!
It’s easy to check your stu- Simile

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Write a friendly letter. Try using a simile, like Jack did, to
1. Seagulls flocked in the air like confetti.
create a mental picture for the receiver of your letter.

dents’ work—answers are 2. The seagulls’ gathering and confetti flying in the air.
3. Answers will vary.
Day 5
Day 2
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Activity Sheets captivate your children and make Writing Strategy: The Five Parts of the Friendly Letter After you have finished writing your letter, you will want

them eager to do assignments. teaching notes for each day. Heading: The heading gives your address and the date.

Greeting: The greeting tells who will receive the letter.


to revise it before mailing it to its recipient. Refer to the
following checklist to make sure you have produced your
best work, and then use the Instructions that follow to

Makes checking answers Body: The body contains your message. It has a begin- address the envelope.
ning, middle, and end. Mom or Dad: We include a Revision Checklist for your
In
A Reader’s Schedule enables you a snap, so you can spend Closing: The closing is a sign-off from you. child’s use on Activity Sheet 2.

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s
to easily combine student’s of more time in quality interac- In chapter two of By the Great Horn Spoon!, reread Jack’s
Your name
Your mailing address
City, State Zip code

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letter to his Aunt Arabella and his sisters. Can you find

different grade levels with one tion with your children. all five parts of the friendly letter? What is missing? Does
Jack’s letter have a beginning, middle, and end? Notice Recipient’s name

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Their mailing address
how each paragraph has a main topic. Yesterday, you City, State Zip code

Core. Add reader packs for older learned about similies as a Grammar Gem. Review the def-
inition as needed. Can you find the simile that Jack used

or younger children.
in his letter? Do you think that Aunt Arabella and Jack’s
sisters will understand what Jack is trying to tell them? th
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2 i Week 2 i Section Two i Language Arts 4

Your children learn from examples in the books they read, for ex-
ample: about similes by reading about “seagulls that flock the air Appendices offer a wealth of extra resources. For
like confetti.” example, in K-5 guides, intriguing visuals that beg to
tell a story jumpstart your children’s creativity. From
an image of a ship at sea to a lone rider crossing a
desert on horseback, these “story-starter pictures”
help children develop imaginative writing.
Begin each day with confidence knowing where you
are, where you’ve been and where you’re going. Your
ready-to-use, 180-day schedule lays it all out for you,
whether you choose our four-or five- day plan. Expert
Benjie L of Alberta, Canada, enjoys great books in
guidance every day ensures you won’t miss what’s im-
the great outdoors with his children Beatrice, Camilla,
portant, and gives your family consistency where you Miguel, and Danielle, who are doing Core 4. “‘I wish
want it—with room to flex. dad could read this book with us,’ my girls would
say as we made our way through our Sonlight Read-
Alouds,” writes their mom, Edelwina. “And that is
actually what happened when one of them packed
Your children will write daily in a wide variety of genres: her favorite Sonlight books on an out-of-town trip last
from dictation, to brainstorming notes, to imaginative summer! Dad enjoyed it and has, since then, spent
pieces. You’ll be thrilled by what they create. time reading aloud to the children, especially to our
son. Now we can add Sonlight books to the list of
things we can all enjoy as a family.” The L family has
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N SK—paper
SK clips; 3SK
3S K —same Simple and engaging experiments
give Sonlight Science Instructor’s Guides You provide: wide-mouth jar—pint or quart size with lid (you will use this jar againthroughout
in TOPS #39: Cornthe year provide a
and Beans), copy of drawing grid reproducible sheet found in back of the TOPS #38: Radishes book, jar
ls in make learning and teaching science a lid or plastic bowl lid big enough to hold 2 mini-planters hands-on approach. Sonlight’s
less-stressful, interactive adventure. We science supply kits prepare you
Keep all science supplies, plants, and experiment materials in a convenient place for the duration of the
Radishes book. Items used repeatedly will only be listed once. to demonstrate concepts and
schedule the full-color winsome books.
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Shopping/Planning List For next week: vinegar, salt, glass, teaspoon, clear tape you can write on practice the scientific method of
The Science Guide minimizes your prep
Only new items are listed. Please continue to use all items previously collected. discovery.
time, maximizes the value of your sci-
ence kit, and enables you to enjoy learn- Other Notes
ing along with your kids. Our goal is to
make your job easy. We schedule every
book plus experiment for you. We’ve
done all the prep work for you so you
Science guides list supplies you’ll need for each
experiment, and note which supply kits they a
come from—or whether you need to provide
can discover the joy of science along
Student Activity Sheets guide and hold them.
with your kids.
kids’ attention with a variety of age-ap- 3SK=Science 3 supplies
propriate activities.
NSK=Non-Consumables kit
★ Prep time? Zero. Interest Value? Im-
mense.
★ Reproduction rights mean one guide Your science guide alerts you to what’s
is good for the entire family. ahead in your study, so you’ll have the
Note: Sample pages are typical for levels right tools for experiments on hand just
K-6. Each year includes a wide variety of when you need them. No hidden surpris-

Articles
activities, enhanced with a wealth of fun es at experiment time!
and helpful illustrations.
Interactive Student Activity Sheets make
science fun and reinforce learning.
TOPS #38, Green Thumbs: Radishes Separate
might try setting your house Answer
thermostat to 20Keys mirror your Student
degrees
Activities progress with the children’s
Activity�sheets for easy grading. You get con-
Celsius (68 degrees Fahrenheit).
abilities: From cutouts, matching, circle- If your radishes are having trouble growing at the rate
tinual insight into your students’ comprehen-
the-answer and dictation to fill-in puzzles the TOPS #38, Green Thumbs: Radishes book shows, you
sion. No testing necessary!
and sequencing analysis.
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Why was it “unthinkable” that Rachel changed her major to biology halfway through her junior year? (pg. 18)

(In the 1920s, science was not considered a “proper” career for a young woman. Changing majors late in her

12. Rachel was the first person to write a book from the point of view of: (Check all that apply.) (pg. 30)
College she attended where she earned this degree: ______________________________________
10. Use the word bank below to fill in the correct information about Rachel’s master’s degree. (pg. 23)

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1932
course of study also meant that Rachel had to work extra hard to catch up on required classes.)

zoology
Princeton University
Harvard University
Challenge! Name 2 “life goals” Rachel had by the time she was 10 years old. (pg. 14)

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1) _________________________________________________________________

2) _________________________________________________________________

A blind person
(Johns Hopkins University)
degree in _______________________

A sea captain
Which college did Rachel attend? (Put an X by the correct answer.) (pg. 15)

Johns Hopkins University

11. Why was Rachel qualified to write “Seven-Minute Fish Tales”? (pg. 24)
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(diligent; worked hard; serious; spent her time studying and writing,
List three qualities that describe Rachel as a student. (pp. 15-16)

(Because she knew about marine biology and could write well.)
(marine)


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The Pennsylvania College for Women

Name of degree: Master of ____________

Creatures who lived in the forest

Creatures who lived in the sea


Year she graduated: ____________
and did not maintain a social life)

marine

(arts)

(1932)
(To become a writer)
(To go to college)

Penn State

arts
X

X
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How old was Rachel when she first became a published author? (Circle the correct answer.) (pg. 12)

“Who knew gravity could be so much fun?!


Circle the living things Rachel would commonly encounter near her home as a child. (pg. 8)

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“…the rachet, rachet the unseen insects made by

Sonlight Science books are full of ideas that


Match each quote from the book below to the sense that is being used. (pp. 8-12)
The author describes Rachel as experiencing her world using many of her senses.

“…bats snatching insects on the wing…”


“… the faint plink, plink of the piano…”

scraping their hind legs together…”


“ …breathe in the fragrant night air…”

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inspire my children to try things out for


Circle the town in Pennsylvania where Rachel Carson grew up. (pg. 8)

Canadian pilot who was shot down by a German pilot and survived.)
“…laughing cry of a robin…”
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What did Rachel use as writing inspiration for her article? (pg. 12)

(She used a story her brother told in a letter he sent home about a

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expertise!” The N’s have used Sonlight four out
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