American Girl – Girls of American History Unit 10 1853 New Orleans in the 1850s/Marie-Grace
This series of books follows two young girls through life in a part of the United States that truly has it's own culture. Their lives are different, yet their paths cross and a wonderful friendship blooms. Additional areas of study include the Louisiana Purchase, Yellow Fever Epidemic, French language and more. Strong male characters include a grandfather, father and older brother. This is a unique unit that really encourages children to think about others, serve and help in their community and appreciate the arts. New Orleans is rich with a history unlike any other in the United States. Giving, serving and thinking about others and ways to help are things that help build long lasting positive character traits. The crafts in this unit lean more toward girls. All units now include spelling and vocabulary, State/Country study, Character analysis worksheets, then and now comparison worksheet, news article prep, book summary, chapter summary with drawing, and digging deeper project suggestions. This product is sent via email as a PDF file.
Appropriate Ages: 7 to 12
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