Wednesday, September 21, 2011

In 14 and 92...

I love what homeschooling brings to the table...
I remember when we studied Christopher Columbus in school it was pretty straight forward.
He sailed, he got somewhere that he didn't expect, he was rewarded.
Yadda, yadda, yadda... we all remember that.
Well, little did I know that there is a conspiracy theory over the whole event. Yes, it could have happened just like we remember, or it could have been that he was a spy from King John II of Portugal. Now that throws a new twist on the whole matter!
(Abram thought if it was the ocean a shark needed to be added to the mix!)
Just a little taste of what we have been talking about around here for the past few days.
Along with the talk of Cristobal Colon (his real name) we made our own version of the ocean and our Nina, Pinta and Santa Maria.
This ocean water, I have to say is MUCH tastier than the real stuff. LOL
Another aspect is the food that they had to try to keep and ration on their trip.
Yeah, gross things happens when food sets for too long...
Hardtack sometimes gets worms... eewww.
You can almost see in the faces who didn't care about the worms and who kinda grossed themselves out trying to imagine the real thing.

I love incorporating little things to make lessons come alive in the kids minds. Have I told you? To this day, the Phonecians are still one of the most vivid lessons they remember???

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