Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Prairie Primer


   Today we started our new school year using The Prairie Primer.  The Prairie Primer is a literature based unit study based on the Little House series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. We will be learning  about the 1800s world of the homesteader on the American frontier. It will be interesting to compare the life of the homesteader then to our lives now. Along with literature and history, The Prairie Primer covers social studies, geography, writing, science, health and nutrition, bible study, character building, and life application. We are rounding out this curriculum with grammar and math using resources by Rod and Staff. We are also using a reading program called Drawn Into the Heart of Reading. We look forward to incorporating crafts that the children already plan to learn into our school studies this year. Things like spinning, whittling, sewing, butchering and preserving meat, canning and drying produce and herbs from our garden, animal husbandry, and so many more things.

I plan to post pictures showing what we have studied and made while using The Primer at the end of each week. I hope you enjoy following along on our Little House adventure.

"And all your children shall be taught of the Lord; and great shall be the peace of your children."
Isaiah 54:13


  1. We used that a few years ago and loved it. We are using Where the Brook and River Meet. A literature based study of Anne of Green Gables. We cannot wait.

    1. Really?? How are you liking Where the Brook and River Meet? What grade are you using it with? Would you say it is mainly for girls? Is it pretty solid or are you needing to supplement in Science and History? Sorry for all the questions. :)