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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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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