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Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska History Homeschool Curriculum

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Alaska has always been something that I’ve found fascinating. The people, the weather, the animals, the beauty of it. Anytime we can watch something on Alaska or explore Alaska through books we’ve tried to do that. So when I got the opportunity to review Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska History, I said yes right away.

The thought of learning about the history and culture of Alaska from someone that has spent most of her life living there was super exciting. Plus, you can learn so much from living books. Enjoy!

Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska History Homeschool Curriculum

Aunt Phil's Trunk Alaska History Homeschool Curriculum, Great books for homeschool history, learning through books and stories. Real living books that make you feel like you can see what is going on at that time. Alaska History

Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska History Homeschool Curriculum

Laurel Downing Bill was born in Fairbanks Alaska, a third-generation that can trace her roots back to the 1800’s. Laurel Downing Bill loves writing about her state’s history and it shows. By reading through the different volumes and using the workbooks, you can see how much love has gone into the research and the writing.

The idea for Aunt Phil’s Trunk came after her late historian aunt, Phyllis Downing Carlson passed away and left her a trunk filled with articles, stories, research and rare books about Alaska. An idea was born from that trunk, and Laurel Downing Bill has continued to put so much greatness into sharing Alaska’s History with us.

She has truly embraced what a lot of homeschoolers love, and that is learning through books and stories. Real living books that make you feel like you can see what is going on at that time.

Aunt Phil's Trunk Alaska History Homeschool Curriculum, Great books for homeschool history, learning through books and stories. Real living books that make you feel like you can see what is going on at that time. Alaska History

Each book in the five-volume series features a different time period in Alaska’s past. The books are full of dozens of short stories and hundreds of historical photographs.

Volume One covers early Alaska up to 1900. It begins with the arrival of Alaska’s Native people and shares stories of Russian occupation, America’s purchase of the Great Land and many explorations and gold rushes.

The different books take you through Volume Five which features 1960 to 1984, the first 25 years of statehood. Some of the stories include the 1964 Good Friday 9.2 earthquake, a giant oil discovery in Prudhoe Bay that led to an 800-mile- long pipeline across Alaska’s wilderness.

Each Volume is a different time period and has it’s own stories that are full of great information.

A Student Workbook and a Teacher Guide (with answers) are now available for each of the five books in the series. The way we have enjoyed this series is to use part of our read-aloud time reading a chapter a day and then talking about what we read. Some days they would enjoy one of the activities or pages of the workbook either while we were reading or right afterward (their choice).

We love that the workbook has a variety of activities:

Map Activities

Discussion Ideas

Word Searches

Crossword Puzzles

Comprehension Questions

Unit Reviews

and more…

Aunt Phil's Trunk Alaska History Homeschool Curriculum, Great books for homeschool history, learning through books and stories. Real living books that make you feel like you can see what is going on at that time. Alaska History

The critically acclaimed Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series won two honors from the 2016 Literary Classics International Awards.

It won gold for the Best Nonfiction Series and gold for Best Historical Nonfiction. Literary Classics chose the Aunt Phil’s Trunk series from entries submitted from around the globe.

The prestigious Literary Classics awards recognize honorees for their contributions to the craft of writing, illustrating and publishing exceptional literature for a youth audience.

Aunt Phil's Trunk Alaska History Homeschool Curriculum, Great books for homeschool history, learning through books and stories. Real living books that make you feel like you can see what is going on at that time. Alaska History

All of Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska History books are available in print and eBook formats. Personally, we love having the actual books in our hands to look at the pictures, but that’s just us. The great thing is there are options with this curriculum, and you can choose which way works best for your family.

 

“Anyone interested in Alaska history will love this book. It is full of interesting and little-known facts about the state. The stories behind these facts are colorful and entertaining.”

– Writer’s Digest

 

Click Here and Use Code: Homesteader – For a $15 Discount on the first book in the series, the student workbook and teacher guide. Plus, Free Shipping. 

 

  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume One, Up to 1900 Includes early Alaska up to Klondike Gold Rush era
  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume Two, 1900-1912 Includes the birth of many towns, Iditarod Trail and first summit of Denali
  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume Three, 1912-1935 Includes Alaska Railroad, early aviation and farmers heading north
  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume Four, 1935-1960 Includes World War II Japanese invasion, Alaska-Canada Highway and battle for Attu
  • Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume Five, 1960-1984 Includes early statehood, Good Friday Earthquake and trans-Alaska oil pipeline

 

 

To watch episodes of Alaska Story Time with Aunt Phil, which airs weekly on Anchorage CBS affiliate KTVA, go to: https://auntphilstrunk.com/aunt-phil- now-on- tv/
To join in Alaska history Facebook fun, go to: www.Facebook.com/LaurelBillAuthor
To learn more about this Alaska history series, go to: www.AuntPhilsTrunk.com

 

Click Here and Use Code: Homesteader – For a $15 Discount on the first book in the series, the student workbook and teacher guide. Plus, Free Shipping. 

Aunt Phil's Trunk Alaska History Homeschool Curriculum, Great books for homeschool history, learning through books and stories. Real living books that make you feel like you can see what is going on at that time. Alaska History

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska History. Of course, I am sharing my own honest opinions and experiences with you.

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