Saturday, March 31, 2012

Billy Sunday Mini Unit

   Billy Sunday Photo

The Story...
Billy Sunday was a baseball player who became a Christian, then evangelist, reaching more than 100 million people during his ministry. This story will captivate your heart and inspire you! This is a great read for kids!

We did this unit using this FREE study from CurrClick. There are some great links, pictures, and activities included in the unit. We also used the book below as a read along and it kept my 4th grader entranced from beginning to end! I definitely recommend letting your child experience this story and get a glimpse into this era and the feelings people had toward God and religion in general.

Billy Sunday Unit (CurrClick)

Also, we did a report to summarize his life complete with pictures. You could easily do some notebooking pages, or a full report. I haven't found any links yet, but a lapbook would also be a great way to organize information. 

Reading Materials...
91420: Billy Sunday, Sower SeriesBilly Sunday, Sower Series

By Mott Media, Llc

This is the story of White Sox baseball player Billy Sunday and his enthusiasm for baseball, and, more importantly, for witnessing for Christ. This book includes one of his sermons, the "Booze Sermon," as well as a time line of major events in his life. The bibliography at the end of the book is useful for further reading and study. For ages 9 to 13.

Field Trips...
You can visit Billy's home in Winona, Indiana, which contains memorabilia from Billy's life. He lived there form 1911 until his death. The museum also has local information as well as info about Sunday's song leader, Homer Rodeheaver. I haven't been there, but would love to view the collection as well as the architecture and other artifacts of his home. Here's a link:

Hope you enjoy this study as much as we did!

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