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Ancient Celt Unit Study: Activities

This is my final post on the Ancient Celts, until I cover it with my little two.  This post includes all the activities we did a few years ago, including the writing, during our Ancient Celt Unit Study. Ancient Celt Writing Activities Everything I set the guys to write was Celt related and independently researched. …

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IGCSE Human Biology: Reproduction

Revolting post ahead (or so Gary tells me 🙂 I have no filtering... ).  Sensitive constitutions should exit ASAP.  You have been warned. Learning about reproduction with five teenagers can be humorous, not to mention embarrassing...for them.  I was adamant that I would teach this to them without all the embarrassed giggles one might expect…

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Project Based, Authentic Learning This Term

I have put a lot of thought into what I wanted the children to cover and learn this term.  Gary and I had decided we needed to up the ante for every child from B4 to T14.  This year I will be using an eclectic mix of project based learning, studying for exams, interest led…

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Flower Fairies: Horse Chestnut Fairy

I am still catching up on posts I should have written before Christmas.  We took this nature walk some time in November when we chose to focus on the Horse Chestnut Tree.  These trees tend to line the streets on our way to the woodlands, rather than being in the woodlands themselves.  We spent a…

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Ancient Celts Unit Study: Resources

This is a short unit study about the Ancient Celts.  This first post will include all the resources we used during this study. Celtic Themed Informational, Factual Books Factual books are very important and I try to buy ones with great pictures and at least one with great information.  The first and third book fall…

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Guest Posting: Learning about Mesopotamia Through Literature and Hand On Activities Part Two

I am guest posting over at 123homeschool4me today and would love for you to click over and read all about our adventures in Mesopotamia. This is the second part of a four part hands on history unit for children of all ages.  Using a retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh, your children will learn all about…

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Guest Posting: Learning about Mesopotamia Through Literature and Hand On Activities

I am guest posting over at 123homeschool4me today and would love for you to click over and read all about our adventures in Mesopotamia. I'm excited to be sharing my home schooling unit study about Ancient Mesopotamia based on three books retelling the Epic of Gilgamesh.  Containing lots of fun hands-on activities........ (for more click here)

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Looking Back: In depth Study of Hammurabi and his Legal System

Whilst we covered Assyria and Babylonia in some depth, it was Hammurabi who caught our imagination.  I went with the flow and I'm so glad I did!  During one of our fun weeks, about a year ago, we planned a revisit to Mesopotamia and the children really wanted to learn more about Hammurabi's Code of Laws.  I…

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Looking Back – Mesopotamia: The Presentation – Part Four

This is my forth and last post on our studies on Ancient Mesopotamia three years ago. For part one: http://angelicscalliwagshomeschool.com/2012/10/31/looking-back-mesopotamia-part-1/ Part two: http://angelicscalliwagshomeschool.com/2012/11/07/looking-back-mesopotamia-part-2/ Part three:http://angelicscalliwagshomeschool.com/2012/11/14/looking-back-mesopotamia-wrap-up-night-and-visit-to-the-british-museum/ This was our first EVER presentation, so we were still finding our feet a little.  The children had made a papier-mache map of how they imagined a river civilisation to look like using newspaper and a…

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Looking Back – Mesopotamia Wrap Up Night and Visit to the British Museum – Part three

This is my third post on our studies of Ancient Mesopotamia three years ago.  In this post I will be sharing photos of our Mesopotamia night with lots of Mesopotamia food, as well as our visit to the British Museum in London. For part one see: http://angelicscalliwagshomeschool.com/2012/10/31/looking-back-mesopotamia-part-1/ and part two: http://angelicscalliwagshomeschool.com/2012/11/07/looking-back-mesopotamia-part-2/ Field Trip At the…

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Looking Back – Mesopotamia Part 2

This second post is a continuation of a series of posts about our unit study on Ancient Mesopotamia For the first part see: http://angelicscalliwagshomeschool.com/2012/10/31/looking-back-mesopotamia-part-1/ Written Work Right from the start I did copywork and narration, although at the time I didn't know these were the official terms for them.  I have always had one reluctant…

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Anglo-Saxon Homeschool 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.  Last night we had our Anglo-Saxon Homeschool Presentation. We are very fortunate to live in a village where we are well supported in our homeschooling endeavours. …

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Jesse Bear Book Unit

In this Jesse Bear Book Unit, I share all the activities we did whilst reading Jesse Bear, including a lap book, snacks and mask making

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