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Looking Back: Ancient Greece – Spartans

I've found the rest of my photos pertaining to our ancient Greek studies (still can't find my Roman ones) and thought I'd post some of them in a few 'looking back' posts.  'Looking back' posts are full of the learning we did prior to me keeping a blog.  As they are part of our past…

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Looking Back: Ancient Greece – Aesop’s Fables

Continuing with my  series ‘Looking Back’, where I am documenting learning the children and I did together prior to me blogging, this post is all about the Aesop's Fables.  We did Ancient Greece about two years ago, when the children were about 8 and A was about 2 and B didn’t exist yet! First I had…

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Looking Back: Ancient Greece – The Olympics

Continuing with my  series 'Looking Back', where I am documenting learning the children and I did together prior to me blogging, this post is all about the Olympics.  We did Ancient Greece about two years ago, when the children were about 8 and A was about 2 and B didn't exist yet! One can't study Ancient…

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Looking Back: Middle Ages Reenactments

Usually on a Wednesday I write about something we've studied previously. My goal is to have fully caught up and have a record of all our history by the end of this year (probably before). This post was due to be on Mycenae, but I was going through some old photos and found a heap…

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Looking Back: Ancient Greece – Minoans

I’m doing a series called looking back, documenting learning the children and I did together prior to me blogging.  This week I'll be going back 2 years to when we studied the ancient Greeks, beginning with the Minoans (the girls were 8 and T11 was 9).  I loved teaching about the Minoans.  They seemed to…

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Looking Back – Ancient Egypt Part Five: Presentation and Field Trips

This is my final post on Ancient Egypt.  We did lots more, but I don't have any fun photos, just lots and lots of notebook pages.  If anyone wants more information on everything else we covered, drop me a line in the comments section.  This post contains all the rest of the photos I took…

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Looking Back – Ancient Egypt Part Three: Hieroglyphs

I was very excited to teach the children about hieroglyphs, especially because it meant lots of lovely hands on activities.  We started off with a couple of fiction books, just to whet their appetites: I then did some read aloud and we discussed the type of activities we wanted to do:   I had traveled…

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Looking Back – Ancient Egypt Part 2: Mummifying a Chicken

The Ancient Egyptians lived their whole life preparing for death.  Their elaborate belief system meant that life after death held promises of wonders impossible in this world.  Death, burial and mummification seemed a good, if not unusual place to start our study of Ancient Egypt. We used these books for our study: First we learnt…

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Looking Back – Ancient Egypt: The Books and the Costumes – Part One

I’m doing a series called looking back, documenting learning the children and I did together prior to me blogging.  This week I'm starting Ancient Egypt.  The children seriously LOVED Egypt and they still ask every single fun week we have 'could we pleeeeease do Egypt again'!  We did a lot, so like Mesopotamia this will be…

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Looking Back – Ancient China

I’m doing a series called looking back, documenting learning the children and I did together prior to me blogging. This week is Ancient China.  This is the civilisation I feel we didn't do justice to, but we will be revisiting for our fun week just before Easter and may do an Easter Adventure Box to…

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Looking Back – Astronomy Presentation

I'm doing a series called looking back, documenting learning the children and I did together prior to me blogging.  To be honest it's more for my sake than anyone else's.  Blogging is like having a scrap-book, but takes about a quarter of the time to stay up to date. My latest offering is astronomy.  I'm not blogging…

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Looking Back – An Introduction

I remember the day I knew my children weren't going to school. Ever.  I hadn't actually given birth yet.  T10 was at 6 months gestation, I was at the doctor's surgery, and I knew.  It was weird, not least because I had no idea home education existed.  I just knew I didn't want to miss even…

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