HISTORY Through the Ages Project Passport World History Study: The Middle Ages from Home School in the Woods to enhance our study. This down loadable product contains everything (except card stock and paper) needed to build a history notebook that spans 8-12 weeks in your homeschool setting.
The first "stop" was pretty time intensive on my part. I spent the better part of a Sunday afternoon printing out components, assembling items and preparing for our first day of working through the packet. This process included printing out the timeline, creating the suitcase and printing other items necessary for the duration. Once I got past the preparation that went into the 1st "stop", I'd spend only a few minutes over the following weekend to print out the next weeks items. Other than my printing out the necessary items, Lindsey worked independently throughout this project.
I decided we'd do a "Stop" every day, Monday-Thursday. By the end of our first week, I was THRILLED to hear Lindsey say she was actually liking history now. This is no small thing, as she typically does not like history at all.
One disclaimer, is that not all the "stops" have equal amounts of work in them. Please be sure to look over each one to decide which is the best way to break up the work for your student. Doing the one full stop per day was a bit aggressive on my part as it sometimes pushed Lindsey int to a much later school day. Honestly, now that the review process is complete we'll slow down and probably only do1-2 per week.
The instructions also include bigger projects like building a sugar cube castle (using 10-12 boxes of sugar cubes), head pieces and costumes. We bypassed most of those for now since we're on a pretty strict budget at the moment. I would like to go back and make the castle when funds allow. We did however make "gold coins" out of pure maple syrup, and they were yummy.
Ancient Greece! Ancient Rome is currently in the works and expected in early 2018.
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