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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Events Leading Up To The Battle of Hastings 1066

This lesson, which covers the events leading to the Battle of Hastings, is fun and thorough. Oh, and it involves dressing up as Knights! I hated history in school, apart from Henry VIII.  He fascinated me.  The rest however was plain boring.  In particular I hated learning about wars and battles.  A list of dates…

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Hands-On Geography Activities {History Unit Studies}

This post shares lots of hands on geography activities which are perfect to use along with any history unit studies. Over the years we have studied many cultures, from ancient history all the way up to modern history and everything in between. Having a great set of geography activities to choose from is vital for…

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Indus Valley Unit Study

In this lovely Ancient Indus Valley Unit Study, I will be sharing all the wonderful activities my children and I did. This was a fairly short study, but really interesting, not to mention unusual. The Ancient Indus Valley civilisation was not known about until the early twentieth century. Lost until archeologists discovered it the Indian…

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Ancient China Homeschool Lesson

In this fun Ancient China Homeschool Lesson, we learnt about Chinese fables, Confucius, tangrams, writing and created a lap book and dress up. Read on to find out more. Ancient China Homeschool Lesson: Resources Main Book This Ancient China Homeschool Lesson was only going to last one week, so I kept it as simple as…

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The Importance of Quiet Time In Your Homeschool Day

If you're looking for a way to add a daily quiet time to your homeschool routine, this blog post is for you! Read on to learn all about the importance of a daily quiet-time and how to incorporate it into your homeschool day. What is Quiet-Time? When we first had Thomas, Gary and I found…

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The Lifeboat That Saved The World {Book Review}

The Lifeboat that Saved the World is a faithful retelling of the ancient Mesopotamia flood written down in cuneiform four thousand years ago. This Babylonian story of Atra-hasis (meaning 'Very-Wise') can be found on a few cuneiform tablets kept in collections all around the world. Atra-hasis is also known by the name Ut-napishtim, a character…

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Lugalbanda {Book Review}

Lugalbanda, the Boy Who Got Caught Up in a War is the oldest known tale from the ancient Mesopotamia civilisation. Older than 5000 years, it was, at first, passed down through oral tradition. An Englishman called W.K.Loftus discovered Urek in 1849. However, it wasn't until 1888 that an expedition from the University of Pennsylvania uncovered…

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Bayeux Tapestry Homeschool Lesson

This Bayeux Tapestry homeschool lesson contains recommended resources, hands on activities and an excellent online tapestry generator. Enjoy! We studied the Battle of 1066 using the Bayeux Tapestry as our starting point.  I knew the children had a good grasp of the battle as we had been to see a re enactment on the hill…

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DK Eyewitness: Mesopotamia {Book Review}

In this review of DK Eyewitness Mesopotamia I will share my thoughts of this book which is a mainstay in so many homeschool libraries. We have returned to this book time and time again, especially when working on our Ancient Mesopotamia Unit Study. In keeping with most DK Eyewitness books, Mesopotamia is filled with many…

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The Magician’s Nephew Homeschool Lesson

We have thoroughly enjoyed the start of our Chronicles of Narnia Unit Study. We are not reading the books in the order they were first written by C S Lewis, instead we are reading them in the order that chronologically makes sense. This first homeschool lesson is based on The Magician's Nephew, which describes how…

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