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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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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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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Magic tree house book: Adventure in the Amazon

This week we have been using one of the Magic Tree House books 'Adventure in the Amazon', to continue with our South America unit study, focusing on the country of Brazil. South America: Goals for this Study Whilst working through the next unit of Rainforest Journey and reading Adventure in the Amazon, we will be focusing…

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Around the World with FIAR: The Gully Washer (South America)

Yes, I know this is a bit of a stretch, but gully washers do happen in Colombia, and Colombia happens to be one of the wettest countries in South America, and the next part of the Rainforest Journey is learning about the water cycle.  See it all dove-tails...a bit.  In all honesty the Gully Washer…

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Fun, Hands On Dinosaur Unit: Thyreophora – Stegasaurus

The girls have had enormous fun learning about the dinosaurs from the Thyreophora group using the Stegasaurus as an example. Dinosaurs are classified into two groups dependant on the position of the hips: Saurischia (lizard hipped dinosaurs) Ornithiscia (bird hipped dinosaurs) The Saurischia are further divided into Theropods and Sauropods, while the Ornithiscia are divided into Thyreophora and…

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