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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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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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Apologia Zoology I

Last year we finished off Apologia Zoology I curriculum. I'm just including a bunch of ideas we did alongside each chapter, rather than doing a post for each chapter. Books for Apologia Zoology I These were the books we used: These are the actual text book and note book. They are very comprehensive and the…

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Antarctic Midwinter Party

As part of our Antarctic Explorers study we threw an Antarctic midwinter party for all eight of us. Robert Scott, the second explorer to reach the South Pole, held the very first Antarctic Midwinter party whilst on his Terra Nova expedition. Every year in June, the scientists in the Antarctic take part in their own…

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Astronomy Unit Study: Unit Eight – Space Rocks

Space Rocks: Reading We did most of our reading from the Apologia text book, the chapter on Space Rocks. This was a topic which fascinated my girls, particularly Abigail, who had great fun presenting her own hypothesis on the exploding planet! Space Rocks: Writing The girls wrote notes in their notebooking journal: Filled in a…

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Progeny Press {Review}

I am a huge fan of the literature e-guides from Progeny Press so I was very excited to have been chosen to review The Bears on Hemlock Mountain E-Guide  for Grades 1-3.  I bought each little girl a book of their own and downloaded and photocopied the guide straight from my computer.  I was ready to…

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Victorian Working Class

I wanted the girls to experience the life of a Victorian Working Class.  This was a small social experiment the children and I carried out over one school day.  We will be doing something similar when we come to world wars and I thought it might be fun to have experienced the Poor Law Food…

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Laundry the Victorian Way

The girls tried their hand doing laundry the Victorian way.  Laundry was a hard, hard job which Victorian women did entirely by hand.  They did not have the luxury of a washing machine.  Nor did they have enzymatic laundry tablets.  Instead, they had a boil, soap or washing soda and fire. Laundry the Victorian way…

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Jane Austin {1810-1820}

The 1810s were a busy time with George III officially being recognised as insane; the United States Congress declaring war on Britain; the Great (financial) Panic of 1819; Queen Victoria's birth and the Napoleonic wars coming to an end.  As you can see, a whole heap of important events occurred during the early 19th century,…

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South America Unit Study

Yeeeehaa!  My unit study all about South America and the rainforest is done and dusted and is now posted all in one place 🙂  Enjoy! Part 1: South America: Learning through Literature Part 2: Project Based Learning: South American Animals Part 3: South America Adventure box  Part 4: Where in the World?   Part 5:…

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Around the World with FIAR: Salamander Room

FIAR Work The Salamander Room is a delightful book about a young boy imagining all he would need to do to his bedroom to make it habitable for the salamander he found in the forest. Once I had read out this book for a few days I had A8 narrate the story back to me…

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Around the World in 80 Days: Week 2 – India Part Two

Fogg and Passepartout's Journey Across India The book took us on a very detailed journey through the varying landscapes of India, and I thought it might be quite nice to show visually what Verne was describing in his book, as Fogg and Passepartout made their way across India. This took a long time and required…

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Around the World in 80 Days: Week 2 – India Part One

I haven't so much to write this week because all our time was spent learning about India.  Phileas Fogg traveled from Bombay to Calcutta, first by steam train, then by elephant.  This week we only read the chapters pertaining to India.  We have covered India before in our home school and I fortunately had posted…

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Using our Paper Mache Map to Learn about the Anglo Saxons

To see instruction on how to build a paper mache map click here. Once the paper mache map had been painted and left to dry, the children were ready to begin pictorially displaying some of the learning they had done about the Anglo Saxons. Offa's Dyke Offa's Dyke, named after one of the strongest rulers…

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Anglo-Saxon Unit Study: Resources

We used so many great resources for our Anglo-Saxon unit study, I thought I would share them 🙂  Although we did this study a few years ago, we will be repeating it with my younger two so this post will be helpful to me as well. Non-Fiction Books      Anglo Saxons and Vikings from Usbourne is…

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