Portraits of American Girlhood

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  • Reviewed on Monday, July 28, 2008
  • Grades Used: 1st Grade
  • Dates used: 2008
The American Girl series was created by elementary school teacher Pleasant Rowland to teach American history in an engaging and fun format. Homeschooling mother Cindy Solteo has taken Pleasant Rowland's idea a step further in creating the "Portraits of American Girlhood" unit study.
The study is divided into seven units one for each American Girl from Felicity to Molly, arranged according to historical time period. Please note since the publication of this unit study two new American Girls have been introduced, Kaya and Julie. They are not covered in this unit study.
The unit study covers social studies, history, science, math activities, grammar and character study. I purchased this unit study as my daughters introduction to American History. The unit study is graded for grades 2-5, however based upon our experience I would recommend it be utilized for grades 4-5.
To complete your curriculum you will have to have the following materials on hand: American Girl book series on each girl, craft and cookbooks for each girl, and "Welcome to ______'s World" for each American Girl.