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Using our Paper Mache Map to Learn about the Anglo Saxons

To see instruction on how to build a paper mache map click here. Once the paper mache map had been painted and left to dry, the children were ready to begin pictorially displaying some of the learning they had done about the Anglo Saxons.  Here is the finished painted map: Offa’s Dyke is the brown…

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Anglo-Saxon Unit Study: Resources

We used so many great resources for our Anglo-Saxon unit study, I thought I would share them 🙂  Although we did this study a few years ago, we will be repeating it with my younger two so this post will be helpful to me as well. Non-Fiction Books      Anglo Saxons and Vikings from Usbourne is…

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Anglo Saxon Literature Study: Beowulf Part Two

For part one see here As part of our Anglo Saxon unit study, we have been carrying out a literature study on Beowulf using these books: In my last post I talked about the history of Beowulf; alliteration; kenning; some fiction writing pertaining to Beowulf; the formal Saxon boast and Beowulf as a form of primary evidence. This post…

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Anglo Saxon Literature Study: Beowulf Part 1

We are reading Beowulf as part of our literature study whilst looking at the Anglo Saxons.  I have lots of activities planned.  We do not do separate writing, spelling, grammar or English in our home school.  I simply plan all those subjects through the study of great classics.  The two books we are using for this are…

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How to Make a Paper Mache Map

Being a little artsy myself, it is always a pleasure to incorporate anything crafty in our home school.  I try to provide auditory, visual and tactile learning experiences and large projects like this are perfect.  My goal here was to create a huge paper mache map of Great Britain.  As it was to be specifically used…

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Anglo Saxon Presentation

About twice a year our older children put on a presentation about the period they are studying.  So far we have done astronomy, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece.  We are very fortunate to live in a village where we are well supported in our homeschooling endeavours.  We shop locally and so know many of…

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