- Chapter 1~ Key Quotes - There are seven quotes you can study the meaning of or they can be used for memorization and penmanship.
- Chapter 2~ Display Corner- This chapter suggests things you may want to collect to create a display of things relating to Milton Hershey's life.
- Chapter 3~ Chapter Questions- There are six questions for each chapter of the book. There is a vocabulary questions, factual questions, reading comprehension questions, and open-ended questions.
- Chapter 4~ Student Explorations- This chapter contains the writing assignments, essay questions, projects, and arts & crafts.
- Chapter 5~ Community Links~ Examples of field trips that could relate to Milton Hershey are included in this chapter as well as some tips on getting the most out of a field trip.
- Chapter 6~ Social Studies- Here we use terms and vocabulary, utilize map skills, discuss Milton's journeys, and the places mentioned in the book.
- Chapter 7~ Related Themes to Explore- This section shows topics that are related to Milton Hershey's life. Utilizing all of these could expand the study tremendously.
- Chapter 8~ Culminating Event - This chapter gives ideas for a final project to finish up the unit study.
I was originally planning on reading the book out loud and then having the girls use the study guide. Well, I was busy the first few days after receiving the book and the girls didn't want to wait. Amber and Delaney both read the book and completed the study guide on their own. Alaina wanted to read it also, but Amber wouldn't give it to her so Alaina made her read it out loud to her. We knew very little about Milton or how Hershey was started and we were very fascinated by his life and determination.
The girls enjoyed working on the unit study. They really like the maps and the timeline that is included because it helps them to remember the order of things better and they can visually see where Milton's life unfolds.
This book and unit study is recommended for ages 10+ but Amber and Delaney both wanted to read it. It didn't take them very long to finish reading it and to complete the unit study. They both like the way the books are written and they learned a lot about Milton. It has also sparked their curiosity and are utilizing the book and resource list that is included to learn more about Milton and chocolate.
Even though the reading level is below what my older two girls read they both wanted to read this one. They like the Heroes of History books and they have even read a few just for fun.