Unit Study

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

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

We’ve been having some fun with a mini-geology unit lately. We didn’t dive in deep to any particular area, but tried to briefly touch upon several different areas of geology. A little sample of everything to hopefully spark some interest when COVID calms down a bit and we can goContinue Reading

Our last week focusing on Ancient Egypt! Six weeks has been a nice long time. It gave us time to have about two weeks to settle in, do a few low-key activities and gain the base knowledge we needed. We then had about weeks when our activities were all in!Continue Reading

This week we dived into pyramids and mummies! We’d already covered a lot of information about mummies though our mythology reading – it’s hard to talk about Ancient Egypt without talking about mummies! Our read aloud at the beginning of the week focused on pyramids, but we talked a lotContinue Reading

Ancient Egyptians wrote on papyrus, so of course we used papyrus and learnt about it as part of our study of ancient Egypt. We even made our own glue and papyrus! A while ago, when we talked about Sumer and Ancient Mesopotamia we tried making cuneiform tablets, so I decidedContinue Reading

Week 4 was all about language and math! We went all in this week. Aside from a fraction multiplication lesson to continue on a theme, all Funball’s work was Ancient Egypt related. Due to her age, not all of Daisy’s work follows the theme quite as much but I thinkContinue Reading

We switched things up! Originally my plan called for us to work on Ancient Egyptian writing and mathematics next, but diving into Daily Life left like a better flow…so that’s what we did! This all happened on Thanksgiving week, so it was a short week for us. This post containsContinue Reading

Last week was a great kick-off to our Egypt topic. We kept everything fairly low-key, but this week our activities ramped up! Our second week focused on all the mythology. Funball LOVED the work this week! We made full use of a couple of drawing books from our homeschool teacher.Continue Reading