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Around the World with FIAR: Asia Unit Study

Around the World with FIAR: Barbar {India and Monsoons} Around the World with FIAR: Grass Sandals {Japan and its Volcanoes} Around the World with FIAR: Grandfather’s Journey {Japan and its Tsunamis} Around the World with FIAR: A Story about Ping {China, Wetlands and Typhoons} Around the World with FIAR: A Pair of Red Clogs {China and the Giant Panda} Around…

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The Magic School Bus: In the Rain Forest {Chocolate Production}

This whole lesson was focused on all things chocolate.  I knew this would appeal hugely to the masses so I bribed encouraged them to work hard with the promise of fun times to come.  And they did.  Work hard, that is, although it was not without the presence of much checking when the promised treat time…

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Dinosaur unit study

Welcome to our incredibly rich, hugely fun Dinosaurs Unit Study! Honestly, we had a ball studying up about dinosaurs in our little homeschool. This Dinosaur unit study has a little bit of everything, from history to science to art and maths. Creating Simple Dinosaur Dress up for my Little Ones We began our unit study…

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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. Offa's Dyke Offa's Dyke, named after one of the strongest rulers…

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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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Fun, Hands On Dinosaur Unit: Thyreophora – Stegasaurus

The girls have had enormous fun learning about the dinosaurs from the Thyreophora group using the Stegasaurus as an example. 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 Sauropods, while the Ornithiscia are divided into Thyreophora and…

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Dr Seuss: If I ran a Rain Forest

The South America unit study we began last summer was never really finished as it was tricky for me to be part of it due to all the Shakespeare work the older ones and I were doing.  Just recently I have had the opportunity to review a curriculum from EdTechLens all about the rain forests.  It…

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How to Create a Celtic Dress Up Costume

We made a Celtic costume out of bits and bobs we had at home.  Old pajamas, especially if they are tartanish, are perfect for a Celt.  I gave T an old pair of mine.  They were a bit big, but he didn't mind 🙂 He paired my pajamas with his own over sized plain t-shirt.…

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South America: Cookie Map

I use the same cookie dough recipe every time I make a cookie map or gingerbread house.  It makes a very hard, solid biscuit which can be rolled very thin and still remain in tact after baking.  It tastes good as well! Dough for Map Making Gather: 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1/2 cup caster sugar…

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Project Based Learning: South American Animals

Whilst the older children dig deep into Shakespeare and all he has to offer, the little ones will be focused on South America.  It will be a primarily literature based study, with the exception of the project based learning the littles will do.  They have attempted to do projects before with my help but they…

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