History

This school year took off and we seemed to be SO busy all the time! Blogging about our Ancient Rome unit study completely breezed by, but I will get our Norse information written down! Our unit studies always, always start with mythology read-alouds. I did sneak in a quick, veryContinue Reading

We started our Norse History Unit Study with mythology. Once we were well into reading the D’Aulaire’s Book of Norse Myths, we got started on a long term project. We’ve had a huge 4′ X 3′ piece of super thick corrugated cardboard sitting around for months waiting just for this.Continue Reading

When we dive into a history topic we pull in SO many books. We always, always start with the mythology. I love that we’re still in periods of history with a lot of mythology and I’m not quite sure what we’ll do when that stops, It is by far ourContinue Reading

We are about to embark upon a dive into the Ancient Norse. We always start with the mythology and go from there, so, of course, that means we need a set of Guess Who cards to go along with our stories. My kids already have some familiarity with this mythologyContinue Reading

It’s been a minute! Planning a school year and re-working a website takes a lot of time! To go along with my website re-launch, I want to highlight a really fun new product in my store – a set of five (more to be added) historical science experiments to goContinue Reading

My goal was to write one of these “Our Work” posts each month. Whoops! Here’s our wrap up post for the end of the year. I gave no new lessons this week. The girls had a two-week work plan listing all the projects that needed completing before school “finished” forContinue Reading

Our Ancient Egypt Unit Study went so well, now that we’ve moved on a little bit, we were excited to dive into an Ancient Greece Unit Study! Between unit studies we’ve carried on with listening to History Quest Early Times (HQET) chapters, and I’ve been supplementing with Story of theContinue Reading

Here’s a list of just about all the books we used in our Ancient Greece Unit study. We didn’t read all of these books cover to cover – some didn’t get used at all, but most got flipped through at least. Several of the non-fiction books I read, and thenContinue Reading

We’ve been exploring Ancient Greece for about three weeks now. The kids have been so into the mythology and the hero stories we haven’t covered much else besides the geometry and mathematicians. And that’s OK, the mythology, Iliad, and Odyssey are so huge to the foundation of the civilization thatContinue Reading

One of the wonderful things about Montessori education is the emphasis on global awareness right from the Primary level. Three to six year old students work with puzzle maps, experience festivals from around the world, and explore continent boxes. Second plane students continue their geography study in a hands onContinue Reading