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In 1707, young Sarah Noble and her father traveled through the wilderness to build a new home for their family. “Keep up your courage, Sarah Noble,” her mother had said, but Sarah found that it was not always easy to feel brave inside.
Learn about fear, bravery, and acceptance with this story. Grab our free The Courage of Sarah Noble unit study and lapbook to introduce your student to a myriad of other lessons, too.
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The Courage of Sarah Noble Unit Study Lessons
This unit study includes lessons and activities based on the book The Courage of Sarah Noble by Alice Dalgliesh.
Here is a sample of the lessons found in this The Courage of Sarah Noble unit study:
Social Studies: Transportation in Colonial America
Transportation in Colonial America was very simple. There were few roads. Mostly people traveled on American Indian paths by foot or by horseback. Later stage coaches were used by the wealthier colonists. Traveling was therefore slow, uncomfortable, and dangerous. Most colonists never traveled farther than their own communities.
Social Studies: Colonial Cooking and Meals
Cooking was always done over a fire. And since many families only owned one cast iron pot, they usually prepared one-pot meals such as bean porridge, soups, grain porridges. Often porridge was made from hominy (made from corn) and flavored with pork and vegetables. This basic diet of soups was supplemented with whatever meats, fruits, and vegetables they could raise or find. Johnny cake is cornbread cooked over a fire.
Social Studies: Perceptions of American Indians
Notice how the American Indians are thought of by Sarah and her father. Discuss with your child the prejudices and stereotypes that existed. American Indians were thought to be savages, barbarians, and inferior to Europeans.
American Indians were called “red men” because of their dark, ruddy skin. Many of the judgments made about native peoples were simply the result of cultural differences in ways of living (dress, food, communication, etc.)
Discuss with your child that different ways of doing things does not mean different cultures are bad or wrong. It just means they are different. Discuss how the American Indians might have felt about the Europeans.
Language Arts: Writing
Write a short story in which Sarah’s mom learns to appreciate the American Indians. Make her attitude change as Sarah’s did. Alternatively, write a “When I had Courage” story, telling how you overcame a frightening time.
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The Courage of Sarah Noble Lapbook Printables
In addition to the lessons, this The Courage of Sarah Noble unit study also includes the following lapbook printables:
- Alphabetical Order Twice Folded Book
- Writing Pocket
- Probability Spinner
- New Words Shape Book
- This Book Deserves a Medal Simple Fold
- The Lifestyle of Woodland Indians Tab Book
- Forest Wildlife Matchbooks & Cover
- Fearful Situation Cards & Pocket
- Colonial Cooking Mini-book
- Cloak Tri-fold Book
How to Get Started with The Courage of Sarah Noble Unit Study & Lapbook
Follow these simple instructions to get started with the The Courage of Sarah Noble unit study & lapbook:
- Buy a copy of the book, The Courage of Sarah Noble, or grab one from your local library.
- Print the The Courage of Sarah Noble unit study.
- Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
- Choose the lapbook printables you want to use with your student.
- Enjoy a week of book-based learning with your student.
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