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Thanks to Lisa Dickinson for writing the lessons for this Hill of Fire unit study.

Hill of Fire Unit Study Lessons

This unit study includes lessons and printables based on the book Hill of Fire by Thomas P. Lewis.

Here are some sample lessons from the Hill of Fire Unit Study.

Geography: Mexico
Learn more about Mexico.

Mexico’s population is comprised of a wide variety of racial and ethnic groups. Various Indian groups (such as Aztecs and Mayans) along with Europeans dominate the country in population. Discuss Mexico’s culture with your student (the language–Spanish, the food, the clothing styles, etc.)

Mexico is divided into 32 states, and its capital is Mexico City. Mexico’s climate varies from deserts to forests to tropical rainforests, and includes some chaparral (a shrubby coastal area that has hot dry summers and mild, cool, rainy winters).

Family Relationships-Father and Son
Pablo helps his father farm. What does your student help his father with? Discuss various ways that your student can be a help to his dad.

Science: Volcanologist
A volcanologist is one who studies volcanoes. They have the exciting chance to study active volcanoes in beautiful and often exotic places. The volcanologist’s work makes advances in science, but they also play a critical role in helping people (those living near volcanoes) to stay safe! The boy in this story who watched the volcano erupt in his father’s field grew up to be a volcanologist.

You can grab a copy of the entire Hill of Fire Unit Study and Lapbook in an easy-to-print file at the end of this post.

Hill of Fire Lapbook Printables

In addition to the unit study lessons, this file also includes the following mini-books for your student to create a Hill of Fire Lapbook:

  • Ways I Can Help My Dad Shutter Book
  • Inside a Volcano (Volcano Diagram)
  • Items Sold to the Villagers Simple Fold Book
  • Volcanologist Matchbook
  • What Is a Volcano? Matchbook
  • Volcano Facts Bound Book
  • Volcano Phases Shape Book
  • Signs That a Volcano Is Going to Blow! Tri-fold Book
  • Extreme Volcanoes Shutter Book
  • Vocabulary Shape Book
  • Parts of a Volcano Flap Book
  • Interjections! Fan Book
  • And more!

How to Get Started with Your Hill of Fire Unit Study & Lapbook

Follow these simple instructions to get started with the Hill of Fire Unit Study:

  1. Buy a copy of the book, Hill of Fire, or borrow one from your local library.
  2. Print the Hill of Fire unit study.
  3. Choose the lessons you want to use with your student (a highlighter works great for this).
  4. Choose and prepare the lapbook printables you want to use with your student.
  5. Enjoy a week of learning with Hill of Fire.

Get Your Hill of Fire Unit Study & Lapbook

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Hill of Fire Unit Study and Lapbook

Extend Your Hill of Fire Unit Study

Use some of these related resources to extend your Hill of Fire unit study.

Volcano Lapbook
Mexico Lapbook
Helpfulness Lapbook