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Art History Outings at the VMFA: Renaissance and Age of Exploration

We’ll be looking mainly at paintings this month and noticing the shift from mostly religious subjects to portraiture, landscapes and still life paintings. Once again I’ve prepared a little scavenger hunt as well as a drawing prompt. Perspective is one … Continue reading

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Tutorials: DIY Lab Tray For Dissections

One of the things I know Mouse is going to need for her Life of Plants study is a lab tray for holding specimens while she dissects them. I bought a dissection kit for her at last year’s HEAV convention … Continue reading

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Unit Studies: The Life of Plants

Mouse started her new Science Unit today. I’ve been working on compiling it for a while (and I have some more to do) but I had enough done that I could let her start! I’m mostly trying to introduce her … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Explorers (Ships of the Age of Discovery)

In the years between the adventures of Marco Polo and the sailing of Christopher Columbus there were some important changes in ship design. On Thursday we looked at how a change in rigging made it possible for ships to sail … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Explorers Art Projects

One of the reasons that I’ve chosen to use Unit Studies for History and Science at this point in our educational adventure is that it forces me to incorporate art projects into the children’s regular schooling. Without that imposed inclusion … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Explorers (More Marco Polo)

After stopping for a couple of weeks to adjust to some schedule changes (the big children now have two out-of-the-house classes every week) we picked back up with Explorers this past week! I’ve been reading aloud a biography of Marco … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Explorers (Viking Coins and Marco Polo)

This past week the weather finely got warm enough for us to finish our viking “coins” I also had them write a couple of sentences about Leif Ericsson in their log books along with their own names spelled out in … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Exploration- The Vikings

The first explorers we looked at were Eric the Red and Leif Ericsson. The children colored a page from their “Exploring the New World” coloring books, while I read to them. This counts as art as well as history, so … Continue reading

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Unit Study: Exploration of the New World- Log Books

Over the holidays we finished up our study of the 50 states and their capitals. The children seem to have enjoyed it although we lost momentum several times and weren’t able to be as in depth as I would have … Continue reading

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