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Trojan War Homeschool Lesson

We have had huge fun, learning all about the well known Trojan horse in our Trojan War Homeschool Lesson. We read lots, wrote lots, carried out some hilarious hands on activities, made our own board game and recreated the tale of the Trojan horse using...an elephant! You will want to read on... The Trojan War…

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How to Make Anglo-Saxon Costumes

This post will show you how to make Anglo-Saxon costumes which are perfect to go along with a homeschool Anglo-Saxon unit study. You will use materials, blankets and rugs you have lying about the house. These are pretty much no-sew, although there is a little bit of threading of cord. Anglo-Saxon Clothing for Women Let's…

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Cimabue Artist Study for Homeschoolers

This post will teach you how to create a wonderful immersive Cimabue artist study perfect for homeschoolers. First, I will introduce Cimabue, an Italian painter and mosaic-maker of the 1200s. Second, I will direct you to another post which will teach you a simple method of making tempura paints similar to those Cimabue would have…

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How to Make Tempera Paint at Home

Cimabue, our artist study for the term, used tempera paint to paint both on wood and on plaster to create frescoes. I will be writing a separate post which will outline the work we completed whilst studying his art. For now, I will be showing you how to make tempera at home using chalk dust…

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How to Make Papyrus Paper at Home

Grab some paper, your free printable (see below), Pritt Stick and some scissors and learn how to make papyrus paper at home. This paper is a lovely strong, double-sided paper, which looks really authentic and is very inexpensive to make. We used a reed dipping ink pen to write on it, but any pen (or…

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How to Make a Paper Mache Map

Learning takes on many forms, and tactile learning is always a favourite in our homeschool...especially messy tactile learning! Of course, over the years, we have made many maps in this way. Whenever possible, I aim to make any maps as large as I can. This allows us to add lovely details such as boats, houses…

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How to Make an Ancient Roman Sign

In this post I will be showing you how to make an Ancient Roman sign in Latin. Fun to hang around the house, they also make an excellent addition to an end of unit presentation. Obviously, these signs can just be made using card board and paints, but I like to make things look a…

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Thomas the Tank Engine {Book Unit}

Generally, my usual book units are done over the span of five days. However, this Thomas the Tank Engine book unit spanned the entirety of one whole day. Yes, this will be a homeschool day with lots of learning. But above all, I wanted all five children to have fun! We have a full set…

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Ancient Roman Villa

We learnt all about an Ancient Roman Villa in the countryside when we read about the comings and goings of siblings Marcus and Julia in 'Spend the Day in Ancient Rome' great activity book for 8-12 year olds: Each morning, I have been reading a chapter from here and then we have been doing any…

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The ABC Bunny {Book Unit}

As you know, I want to be more  purposeful about the fun school I do with the two little girls.  To this end I’ve created a Preschool Adventure Box and a written frame-work with which to organise my planning of the short units I do with them.  Each week the two youngest are given a…

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How to Make a Roman Amulet

During the Roman Empire girls and boys alike were given amulets shortly after their birth to protect them until adulthood. Both rich and poor were gifted these but a rich child's would be made from gold and a poor child's would be made in leather. Boys had a bulla, which was both protective and symbolic…

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Tutankhamen Homeschool Lesson

Ancient Egypt is always a popular choice in homeschools around the world. This Tutankhamen homeschool lesson is a great accompaniment. I tried to expose my children to all sorts of resources including primary evidence using Howard Carter's own writing. We will also use newspaper reports to explore the rumours circulating in 1923 regarding the discovery…

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How to Make Ancient Roman Costume

The first thing we did for our Ancient Roman study was to make Ancient Roman Costume. The girls are doing a presentation at the end of the summer, and dress-up is a key component of that. We had some old white sheets, heavy duty safety pins and gold cord. The Peplos Women cannot partake of…

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The Little Rabbit {Homeschool Book Unit}

We are learning using the excellent literature curriculum Before Five in a Row. This week we have been rowing The Little Rabbit: We did a row of the Little Rabbit last year, but the girls have been asking to do a rerow of it.  The reason for this sudden fascination in all things rabbit is that…

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Resources for studying the Ancient Romans

We have just started studying the Ancient Romans, which we have never done in our homeschool in any depth before. The last time was when I was pregnant with Becca and on bedrest. I couldn't be as involved as I wanted so I just set the children work everyday. This time we are going to…

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