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Electoral Apocalypses {review}

A few months ago I was approached by the folks at The Well Trained Mind to review Electoral Apocalypses Episode 1 and Episode 2. The Well Trained Mind is a company which produce the very excellent Story of the World, a complete classical history curriculum.  The Electoral Apocalypses supplement and complement their lessons on American history…

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Little House on the Prairie Unit Study

This contains all my Little House on the Prairie posts from the summer of 2013. Little House on the Prairie Summer A Summer of Little House Living – Our Plans: Outlining our 10 week plan Little House on the Prairie Unit Study: Week 1: Painting the Little House; Prairie Pancakes; Salted Pork; Corn bread; Paper Dolls; Button…

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Little House on the Prairie: American Folk Museum Part 3

Click here for part one: The Irish Side Click here for part two: The Ship And welcome to part three: The American Side After disembarking the ship we headed straight for the prairie house.  I had been under the mistaken impression that it was a replica of the Little House.  It wasn't.  It was an…

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Little House on the Prairie: American Folk Museum Part 2

For part one see here Having gone down the Irish street we entered the docking area to the ship that would take us to the American side: And yes, that is my husband carrying my hand bag.  He carried it so I could take photos.  It takes a very confident man to carry a woman's…

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Little House on the Prairie: American Folk Museum Part 1

One of the places I really wanted to visit when we were in Northern Ireland was the American Folk Museum.  The reason being that it had an actual prairie house which had been transported back from America plank by plank and reconstructed on site.  No it wasn't a replica of the Little House (as I…

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Little House on the Prairie: What next?

Of course this ten week unit wasn't simply about the children having a great learning experience over their summer.  Oh no, I had plans secondary to that.  I wanted us to work on doing up our play house so the younger ones would have somewhere new and special to play during their school time.  I…

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Little House on the Prairie: Week 10 – Prairie Party

We have reached the final week of our ten week summer study of Little House on the Prairie and what a summer it has been!  Whilst I do have a couple more posts in the pipeline, this is ultimately my last one posting on our weekly adventures. This week was all about the prairie party and I…

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Little House on the Prairie: Week Nine

Last night Gary needed to take our youngest to A and E as she didn't seem to be using her left arm properly and kept waking up in pain. Because of a chest infection I had to stay at home, and spent a tearful few hours watching the clock move with the slowest tick tocks EVER.   He…

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Little House on the Prairie: Week Eight

My plans for this week were to explore 1800's laundry methods and to finish up projects from the last few weeks.  I'll post next week on the finishing up project (we actually need to finish them before I can post - ahem), but for this week it was all about the laundry. Here is the…

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Little House on the Prairie: Week Seven

We're on the home run now, and whilst we have still been productive, I can feel the pace slowing down for all of us.  Hours and hours are now being spent in the little house playing the make believe games that childhood is made of.  It is the culmination of all our hard work over…

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Little House on the Prairie: Week 5

Once again our week has been marred by illness, although we seem to be out the other end, thank God.  Nothing I had planned happened and the children were unusually apathetic to any Little House suggestions.  I left it until I was sure everyone was better and then proceeded to get momentum going again.  Bearing…

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Little House on the Prairie Unit Study: Week Two

This is week two of our ten week unit study of the Little House on the Prairie books.  It has been busy, busy, busy all week long and we have achieved loads.  The thing we are learning the most is that things we thought would be hard are actually very simple when you apply yourself…

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