Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Home School in the Woods-Colonial Life

I have to share with you how in love I am with Home School in the Woods! I recently discovered this program and when I took the time to really look at it, I couldn't believe how perfect this was for my daughter.

It's a hands on christian approach to teaching history. If you have a child that is not a text-book child and really wants to be doing craft projects and learning through more visual examples, I encourage you to take a look at this program.

We started the Colonial Life Series a few months ago and this will be one of the things we do all summer long off and on. It teaches all about the first settlers, what life was like starting out in the new world, food, shelter, clothing, farming, hobbies, animals and so much more. Each topic has 1-2 pages of literature and a list of books that you can take out at the library. Then you have two activities to go with it.

Do you have a girl that loves American Girl Dolls like I do? This would be a perfect fit!

Some of their other programs include:

  • Time Travelers History Studies
  • New World Explorers
  • Colonial Life
  • The American Revolution
  • The Early 19th Century
  • The Civil War NEW!
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Artists
  • Composers

Here's pictures from our first project! An archaeological dig-what can we discover from the past?

Take a 2-liter bottle, cut off the top and label the sides in one inch spaces. fill with dirt and items from the past. We hid old nails, pieces of old pottery, small spoon, horse shoe etc.

You'll need tools to dig and a log book to write down what you find!

We'll be posting our projects all summer stay tuned for things you can try at home to make learning fun!