Mystery of History: Lesson 19 – Moses and the Exodus

Moses and the Exodus: Reading Along with the Mystery of History text, I read Exodus, and Wonders and Miracles to the girls. These are both excellent books, especially Wonders and Miracles - it is full of stories, poems, readings, songs and incredible drawings. I consider it one of the more special books I own. The…

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Mystery of History: Lesson Eleven – Early Egyptians

The girls have studied the Egyptians before, but they were still fascinated to revisit it again. I'm getting used to reining myself in and not doing too much per MOH lesson. Early Egyptians - Reading I read out the lesson from the Mystery of History text book. Early Egyptians: Map Work I used a map…

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Mystery of History: Lesson Ten – Stonehenge

We did our Stonehenge lesson over a couple of weeks, as we had never covered it before and I wanted to learn a bit more about it! I found an excellent couple of story books which describe different aspects of Stonehenge. They were my starting point to lots of lovely hands on activities 🙂 Stonehenge:…

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How to Make Historical Clothing for Dolls: Stonehenge Fashion

As we go through our Mystery of History studies, I will be making historical clothing for the girls' dolls as and when I have time. The girls still enjoy playing with their dolls, especially dressing and undressing them 🙂 I couldn't find a male doll so I massacred one of the girl dolls which now…

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How to Make Stonehenge Hand Tools

I used the teacher's guide from the Stonehenge website as my source of inspiration to make some hand tools from the Neolithic period of Stonehenge. Stonehenge Hand Tools: The Antler Pick Picture Credit I drew a vague antler pick shape out of stiff cardboard: The children cut some out: Added some padding (crushed up foil)…

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Mystery of History: Lesson Seven – The Sumerians

I am very familiar with the Sumerians, having studied them in-depth with my older children during our Mesopotamia Unit Study. It was interesting all those years ago and I was looking forward to digging in this time.  An extremely advanced people, the Sumerians built cities, created the sexagesimal counting system as well as the very…

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