Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Running the Race ~ A Unit Study



Physical Education is often overlooked in homeschool curriculum and would be welcome after a winter of being kept indoors. This study will encourage exercise through track and field events, spiritual instruction regarding our call to "run the race", while including the three "R's". It stars the champion of the Olympics and most importantly, of God, Eric Liddell. Are you ready to start? On your marks, get set, go!






Picture Book Suggestions: Eric Liddell ~ Running for a Higher Prize (Heroes for Young Readers Series). Search the library for juvenile picture books about track and field, the Olympics, nutrition and stretching for children.

Study Suggestions: I would suggest reading together from the chapter book for approx. 1/2 hour a day and choose one picture book to read which corresponds to the lessons below. Have the children do some of the listed activities (or any you come up with) each day according to their abilities. Include all work separately in a notebook/binder or composition book for each child. By the end of a few weeks you will have a nice collection of "scrapbooks" to cherish as an educational keepsake.

For the unit study activities, please visit Deep Roots at Home where we are guest posting today :)

3 comments:

  1. This is amazing. Well put together.
    Blessings,

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    1. Thank you! I hope it may be a blessing to your homeschool :)

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  2. What a cool idea. I never really thought about a PE curriculum that involved Biblical principles. Or really PE curriculum at all since I always hated PE LOL

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