Exploring the U.S. Life-Saving Service AND The Mayflower at Cape Cod Reviews

This article is in collaboration with Rebecca Locklear.

Would you like to try a fun approach to teaching History? Then, Exploring the U.S. Life-Saving Service 1878-1915: 17 Student Workshops with 120 Activities and The Mayflower at Cape Cod – Stories, activities, and research that connect 1620 with life today may just be what you are looking for. The Homeschool Review Crew has had the opportunity to receive and review the digital versions of these books over the last few weeks.

Both of these books are written by Rebecca Locklear. She is a writer. She writes for preschool through grade 12. She is also a professional pianist and choral director and enjoys the outdoors. Her approach to teaching is a hands-on and activity-based. She wants to keep the attention of her students in a fun and unique way. Her books are written so that students will be enthusiastic about what they are learning.

Exploring the U.S. Life-Saving Service 1878-1915: 17 Student Workshops with 120 Activities is 117 pages geared towards 4-12 grade students. In this book, you will go on an adventure to learn about the U.S Life Saving Service, the forerunner of the U.S. Coast Guard. You will see how these men risked their lives to save the lives of others on countless occasions. There are workshops and activities that will help you immerse yourself in the era. The activities will include:

  • Games  
  • Drama  
  • Cooking  
  • Music  
  • Stories 
  • Science  
  • Research 
  • Art

The Mayflower at Cape Cod – Stories, activities, and research that connect 1620 with life today is 71 pages long and is a 7 Lesson Unit plan for grades 6-12. As you read through this book you will be learning about the Pilgrims’ time at Cape Cod. You will be answering questions such as: In what ways can Pilgrim and Native experiences relate to issues today? You will be examining and exploring many different areas such as cross-cultural communications, tribal issues, and survival. The activities in this book will include:

  • Art  
  • Drama  
  • Cooking  
  • Discussion 
  • Games

The hands-on activities will bring new life to teaching these subjects to your students.

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A special thank you to Betty Daley from Let’s Get Real for writing this introductory article. 

Click below to read the reviews from the members of the Homeschool Review Crew who have had the opportunity to use , Exploring the U.S. Life-Saving Service 1878-1915: 17 Student Workshops with 120 Activities and The Mayflower at Cape Cod – Stories, activities, and research that connect 1620 with life today in their homes over the past few weeks.

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