Guido D’Arrezzo Composer Study

This Guido D'Arrezzo composer study is a perfect accompaniment to a medieval unit study. Guido D'Arrezzo was a Benedictine monk and one of the most influential music theorists of the Middle Ages. Practical in nature and wanting to make learning music more accessible and efficient, Guido laid the foundation for our modern system of music.…

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Fun, Hands-On Dinosaur Unit: Cerapods – Tricerotops

This week's focus for our dinosaur unit has been the dinosaurs from the Cerapods group using Triceratops as an example, and we have had heaps of hand-on fun! Dinosaurs are classified into two groups dependant on the position of the hips: Saurischia (lizard hipped dinosaurs) Ornithiscia (bird hipped dinosaurs) The Saurischia are further divided into Theropods and…

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Stain-Glass Window Homeschool Lesson

In this stain-glass window homeschool lesson we will learn about the history of using coloured glass in windows, linking it with our current medieval history unit study. Resources for a Stain-Glass Window Homeschool Lesson We used the books we had around the house for this art study. Art of the Middle Ages is a book…

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Exploring Angles and Triangles {Living Maths}

Last week we learnt about Viking runes.  We made a stave and found that every letter of the viking alphabet could be made using one of these as a guide.  The straight lines, angles and triangles made me think that there could be a maths lesson in there somewhere.  So, we spent the week exploring…

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Homeschool Maths: Co-ordinate Graphs

This post will contain all the activities we did in our homeschool maths about Co-ordinate Graphs. First, I will introduce you to an excellent book about x,y co-ordinates. Next, I will show you how we used our aged map to answer some Viking themed co-ordinate graph questions. And lastly, I will describe how we used…

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