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Apologia Zoology I

Last year we finished off Apologia Zoology I curriculum. I'm just including a bunch of ideas we did alongside each chapter, rather than doing a post for each chapter. Books for Apologia Zoology I These were the books we used: These are the actual text book and note book. They are very comprehensive and the…

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Gallipoli Campaign and the ANZACs

The Gallipoli Campaign took place between April 1915 and January 1916, on the Gallipoli peninsula. It was an attack by the allied forces (the British Empire, including the ANZACs, and the French) against the Ottoman Empire and the Germans. The purpose of the attack was to break the stale mate on the western front and…

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Battle of Ypres {World War I}

The Second Battle of Ypres was a defining moment in the First World War. The Germans, who were forging their way through Belgium, were fighting for control of the city of Ypres. Of course, the Belgiums wanted to stop them. The British Empire and the French came to their aide, to thwart the Germans’ advance…

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Make a Gas Mask Model {World War One}

I had an enormous amount of fun working out how to make a gas mask from World War One. This is junk modelling at its best. I used what we had on hand (I always have a box of junk to use for such a thing as this). I try not to plan what we…

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How to Make Princess Mary’s Christmas Tin

In this post, I will describe how we made a replica of Princess Mary’s Christmas Tin. Mary, 17 at the time, wanted to show the soldiers her appreciation and gratitude for them fighting on the frontline. At first, her goal was to pay for them herself. But she soon realised that was not going to…

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Siege of Liege Activities {World War I}

World War One is complicated and convoluted, and (IMHO) should never (ever) have happened. Learning about it is like watching a line of dominoes falling over and being completely unable to prevent what happens next. I have had to teach myself, over and over, to fully understand what happened to create the breeding ground for…

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Antarctic Explorers Unit Study

There were many Antarctic Explorers from James Clark Ross to Lewis Clark, but we only covered the three Edwardian explorers. These are Roald Amundsen, Robert Falcon Scott and Earnest Shackleton. Antarctic Explorers: Resources Books I bought a selection of picture and factual books which the girls read on their own. As always, I used picture…

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Edwardians: First Radio Broadcast

On Christmas Eve of 1906, Reginald Fessenden broadcast the first radio program from Ocean Bluff-Brant Rock, Massachusetts. The Westinghouse engineers invented the vacuum tube detector (an amplifier) which led to the use of a synchronous rotary-spark transmitter (an early radio transmitter) for this first radio broadcast. The broadcast was heard by ships at sea, and…

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Astronomy Unit Study

I have been wanting to collect all my astronomy activities into one huge go-to Astronomy Unit Study post, and finally, here it is! We are taking a day off school today thanks to finishing all I had planned yesterday. Yay! The littles have a friend coming round, and the older ones are fan girling over…

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Astronomy Unit Study: Unit Eleven – Uranus and Neptune

We fitting the unit on Uranus and Neptune into one week, but still managed to cram it full to the brim of fun, hands-on activities. Uranus and Neptune: Partnership Reading Usually I rad the lesson out loud to the girls, but some monster head aches this week rendered that impossible. I decided the girls should…

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The Israelites in Slavery

We had great fun learning about the Israelites in Slavery, and the girls experienced a little (a very little) about what it was like being a slave to the Egyptians. Israelites in Slavery: Reading Abigail read the lesson from the Mystery of History text book, and I read out everything covering the Israelites in Egypt…

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Astronomy Unit Study: Unit Ten – Saturn

Saturn: Reading I read the lesson about Saturn to the girls from their Apologia text book: Saturn: Writing The girls wrote some notes about Saturn after each read aloud: They also filled in a venn diagram comparing Jupiter and Saturn, as well as a small cross word: Making a Saturn Model The girls coloured in…

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Homeschooling with the Curiosity Box

Abigail was given two science subscriptions for her Christmas present this year. The first was for MEL Chemistry, the other was for the Curiosity Box. Fortunately, these have been a great addition to her studies. She really enjoys Homeschooling Science and Engineering with Curiosity Box. I do the MEL Chemistry with her, and intend to…

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Astronomy Unit Study: Unit Nine: Jupiter

Jupiter: Reading We did most of our reading from the chapter on Jupiter from the Apologia text book. However, I also found a very interesting slide show on exploring Jupiter, which the girls LOVED. And whilst not strictly reading, NASA has produced a few quick videos, such as 'Why with Nye - Mission to Jupiter'.…

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Joseph and his Coat of Many Colours

Joseph: Reading I did quite a lot of reading for this study on the Joseph of the old testament, including reading some articles online of character studies. It's funny, because when I started this lesson I wondered if I could make it interesting enough for the girls, but when it came to it, I think…

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