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Edwardian Unit Study Presentation

We have just finished a five month long study on the early nineteen hundreds. We have learnt such a lot, from reading books published at this time, to science studies on flight and ships, to the great Antarctic explorers of this era. The girls have worked hard to understand the suffragette movement and the sinking…

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Shakespeare Summer Club: Projects Week Four

Things went a bit manic this week, and yet it was probably the most exciting week we've had.  All the children's hard work was about to come to fruition; everything was slowly falling in to place; acceptance notices were coming back from guests and the dining area was slowly being turned into an enchanted wood.…

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Shakespeare Summer Club: Projects Week Three

Writing each individual act  Each child had his/ her script written with parts highlighted for each character and enough copied for every person.  I am hoping to provide you all a PDF of the whole play script, in case you wanted to see exactly how five such different acts could possibl;e form a fairly seamless…

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Project Based Learning : The Black Death

Not the most inviting of titles but a subject which has gripped my children.  As we near the end of the second week of a six-week term I thought I would write more specifically about the projects the children have chosen to do. I am so incredibly excited about our new 'project based' status!  My school…

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Medieval Banquet

We did it.  After almost twelve weeks of preparation and work, and feeling like we would simply never be ready, the day of the banquet arrived.  It went well, really well.  The children did their presentations and answered our guest's questions fairly intelligently.  The food was remarkably good, considering we used authentic medieval recipes and…

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Medieval Fashions: Knight’s Lady

C11 is doing her presentation at the feast on medieval fashions.  She had made a fabulous start, creating a hand sewn costume for her medieval peasant doll.  It had taken her much longer than anticipated, leaving only three weeks until the date of the feast to have her next costume completed by.  This costume was…

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Progress Report on the Individual Projects

This year I asked the children to choose one area of the historical period which would interest them enough to dig deeper on their own.  The task was to put together a project on their chosen area and present it at our final medieval presentations in April (ish) time.  They needed to come up with…

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Medieval Mini Presentation

When we heard that Gary's parents were coming to stay with us, we thought it might be good for them to see for themselves some of the work we have been doing.  So we decided to do a mini presentation.  Mini because I knew there was no way we would have the time or the…

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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 – 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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Viking Presentation

Half the fun of putting on a presentation is the preparation, in particular the last couple of hours before guests arrive.  It is at this time all the ideas and hard work of the past few weeks come together and create our dream.  There is a buzz.  It is when everyone in our family, including…

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Putting Together Viking Dress Up

Dressing up is definitely the children's area of expertise not mine.  Whilst I may give pointers if I think something is inaccurate historically, mostly I just sit back and watch the process.  Dressing up is a huge part of our presentation and I dread the day when one or more children come and say they…

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Anglo Saxon Presentation

About twice a year our older children put on a presentation about the period they are studying.  So far we have done astronomy, Ancient Mesopotamia, Ancient Egypt and Ancient Greece.  We are very fortunate to live in a village where we are well supported in our homeschooling endeavours.  We shop locally and so know many of…

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