The Long Way to a New Land E-Guide

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Grade Range: 1-3

Setting: Sweden, 1868

Genre: Early Chapter Book, Historical

Page Count: 46 + Answer Key

Approximate Completion Time: 7 weeks

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In 1868, Sweden is devastated by drought and Carl Erik's family is starving. Hope reaches them when a letter from their uncle in America arrives, inviting them to "the land of opportunity." They decide to sell the farm and go to America to make a new life. The packing, the goodbyes, and the trip itself are difficult; yet the children eagerly wonder when they might get wheat bread with butter in America. Finally allowed into the country after passing through immigration, Carl Erik exclaims, "Now we are arrived."

Continue the story with the sequel: The Long Way Westward

Progeny Press' Long Way to a New Land English/Language Arts PDF curriculum will provide your Primary Elementary grade student(s) with:

Before-You-Read Activities: Explore ancestry and family connections through family tree creation, delve into the rich diversity of countries using flags, enhance geographical understanding with map work, and conduct fascinating research on steamships and immigration to enrich your historical context. 
Vocabulary: Make learning words an interactive experience, fostering a deeper connection to the narrative.
Literary Techniques: Explore cause and effect relationships, dive into the world of synonyms, and engage with action words and verbs to unlock the dynamic elements of the story. Develop an appreciation for descriptive language that brings the narrative to life.
Moral Lessons and Character Values: Consider lessons such as the importance of helping those in need, the value of preparation, the significance of God's word, the role of Bible study, the assurance of God meeting our needs, and the power of answered prayer.
Activities and Writing Assignments: Pack a trunk to experience the journey in a tangible way, explore historical transportation methods, challenge your mind with a crossword puzzle, bridge past and present through a comparative study, delve into the daily life aboard a ship, enjoy a word search, enhance your artistic skills with illustration study, connect through letter writing, and savor a cooking center experience.
Suggestions for Further Reading:  We include a wonderful reading list of extra books by the same author(s) and other books that tie are similar to, A Long Way to a New Land!

All of Progeny Press' Language Arts PDF download unit lessons are written from a Christian perspective!

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Formatted with your Primary grade Elementary student in mind, Progeny Press language arts study guides divide the book into simplified writing assignments and lessons that strengthen their reading comprehension, vocabulary, and begins building their analysis and writing skills. Each Progeny Press novel study accomplishes all of this without busy work that can drain the fun out of reading and literature! Kids have loved Progeny Press ELA curriculum in homeschool, co-ops, and private schools for over 30 years!

Book Awards:
HarperCollins I Can Read level 3

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