We finished The Long Winter recently. What an adventure! In this day of plenty, even given the economy, I cannot imagine a family going through what the Ingalls' did the winter of 1880 without food, barely having enough heat, being snowed in from even the buildings across the street.
Would that happen these days? I just don't think so. Of course, I'm a prepper sort of person, and I do believe things will fall apart soon enough to where perhaps that long winter won't look quite so foreign, but still....
The Laura Ingalls Wilder Pages -- from the herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Pioneering Journeys of The Ingalls Family -- from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Laura Ingalls activities -- from The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library
Easy Fun School has some of the best units I've come across for a variety of things. Here are their pages for the books of the Little House series They also list the titles for the books that came later by other authors, The Martha Years, The Charlotte Years, The Caroline Years, and The Rose Years
A nice sharing of lapbook pages for The Long Winter
Of course, a great addition to any Little House study is The Prairie Primer. You can find it used through Amazon as well.
If you don't already have this in your homeschool library, you can find it online free...Webster's 1828 Dictionary. It's a wonderful dictionary and many of the words are defined using Scriptural references. Makes for great copywork!
And here is a blogger doing the whole series, and sharing plenty of thoughts and ideas along the way, Momof2GirlyGirlz She has linked some great finds including plenty of videos covering various topics related to the stories, other pages, etc. Her We Love the Prairie Primer blog is a definite keeper to follow along!
Another blogger doing Little House on The Prairie is here at Kath's Korner.
And of course, The Perkins Family, who has had a Prairie page for some time now.
And here's a YahooGroup based on The Prairie Primer, PrairiePrimerPluses, with files and friends sharing ideas for each of the books.
Here are some other Prairie Primer users group lisitngs, too.
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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