Goodness, was this a crazy week. I had one doctor’s visit on Tuesday, one on Wednesday, two on Thursday, and four on Friday, plus two hockey games to watch, and a gymnastics meet today. Needless to say, I was happy to have the flexibility of homeschooling (and a husband still at home since school doesn’t start up for him until Monday). Even though I was out of the house so much, we still managed to get some work accomplished.
Thursday was the latest meeting of our American History Club. This week, each kid had to choose their own topic and present to the rest of the group. Mr. Curiosity chose to research the Battle of Bunker Hill. When perusing the library for books on Bunker Hill, we managed to find The Battle of Bunker Hill: An Interactive History Adventure by Michael Burgan. This is a choose-your-own adventure book that provides three different viewpoints to follow through the book – American soldier, British soldier, or civilian. It also sets up the battle at the beginning of the book. To get most of the details on the battle, he used internet sources, including an overview from CharlestownOnline.
Miss Adventure wanted to do something on what people wore, the chores they did, and how they lived during the colonial period. Amazingly, there was a book in our library that covered just such details: Scoop on Clothes, Homes, and Daily Life in Colonial America by Elizabeth Raum. The title pretty well tells you what it’s about, including information on both colonial and Native American families. It’s not too detailed, though, and we were able to find more information in Welcome to Felicity’s World, 1774 by Catherine Gourley.
Those were the new books we used in our homeschooling this week. We also started musicals in our Performance of the Week – starting with Grease. I was singing along to the songs while the kids watched the movie. This is part of Weird, Unscocialized Homeschoolers’ Weekly Wrap-Up.
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