It doesn’t matter if field trips don’t match perfectly with what you’re studying. In fact, there are advantages of a museum visit long after or even before you’ve studied the topic. 1. REVIEW For example, it has been some time ago since we studied the Underground Railroad. But our recent field trip to Slave Haven Museum was a […]
Normally I think it’s best to study something and then take the field trip. But when a chance to tour a museum presents itself, I certainly wouldn’t turn it down because we hadn’t reached that part in our curriculum. Actually, for the Civil Rights topic, I think that having our visit to the Civil Rights […]
We have been studying American history for a long time now. (I first posted about this notebook in October of 2008.) After the American Revolution, when the colonies became states, Sprite began her 50 States Notebook. My idea was to add each state as it entered the Union chronologically. Well, we are finally finished. With […]
My latest curriculum review is up at The Curriculum Choice. It’s a review of Winter Promise American Story 1. If you’d like an overview of this literature based history curriculum, go check it out. It’s been a good fit for us, and we’re using American Story 2 right now.
I have a new favorite president. No wonder this guy is on Mount Rushmore! I can’t remember ever studying Theodore Roosevelt in school. Where was I? Did we just skip all the interesting things in history? Surely we did because I was a “good” student. If it was taught, surely I heard it. But I […]