Homesteading Science Curriculum

Rabbit Trails through Science: Homesteading is a literature based science curriculum for all elementary age children. It contains 9 lessons, with each lesson taking two weeks to cover. This makes it an 18 week curriculum, which will take one semester, or half of a school year, to complete.

This science curriculum has 9 lessons on different topics that will help you become expert homesteaders! The 9 different lessons and Rabbit Trails include:

-Homesteading
-Anatomy of a Farm
-Gardening & Bees
-Chickens
-Horses
-Livestock
-Food
-Soil & Composting
-Homemade Goods

This Curriculum’s Main Books

The main books that go along with this curriculum are:

Farm Anatomy by Julie Rothman

Farm Anatomy: The Curious Parts and Pieces of Country Life

 

This book has all the ins and outs of farm learning that makes it such a wonderful and vital resource for this homesteading curriculum.

Farmhouse by Sophie Blackall

Farmhouse

 

With it’s beautiful illustrations, and take-me-back prose, this beautiful picture book reminds us of the peace and joy of farm living.

Homestead Poetry by Christine Zell

Something super special is a part of this curriculum! Christine wrote another picture book to go alongside this Homestead unit This book is beautifully illustrated by her son, Ethan. Your child will read 9 of the most beautiful poems in Homestead Poetry.


Want to know more about how the curriculum works and what is included? The file below gives an inside look on how to use the curriculum, the books, lessons, and Rabbit Trails included, and a sample lesson to look over.

What about a sample schedule? I created Rabbit Trails through Science to not have any boxes to check- I want homeschool families to make Rabbit Trails fit into their everyday lives without stressing about what lesson needs to be done each day. However, I know some people like to have a lesson all laid out for them so they can envision how the curriculum will fit into their homeschool. I have attached a file that shows a sample schedule for one lesson to give you an idea of how I personally lay out the lessons in my own homeschool.

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and your Scripture Cards and Companion Journal to go with your lesson!