We’ve done the usual math, spelling, English, and geography these last two weeks. But what has really stood out is our history study. Studying the Tudor and Stuart family has ignited a passion for history that I haven’t seen in either E-R or I-E before. It was exciting to see that passion emerge as they researched deeper and deeper on their own.
Since so much of our study this week came from free online sources I went ahead and but together a pinterest board outlining our study this week. Tudor Study Board
We first read about the War of the Roses in The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World (The White Kingfisher). Assignment after reading---write a paragraph summarizing the War of the Roses. E-R felt that she didn’t have enough information, so we found this awesome site which does an excellent job at explaining the details, key people, and dates of the War of the Roses. In addition to her paragraph she completed
a whose who of the House of Lancaster and the House of York
The Red Rose of Lancaster
We also learned the nifty rhyme:
as well as in The Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World (pages 374-377). Following reading both sources the girls wrote a paragraph about Elizabeth’s life—an excellent exercise in narrowing a topic’s details to the most important.
And of course after learning about Elizabeth I’s life, we had to learn more about Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots. I found this awesome audio book at my new favorite find
After listening to this book, I-E and E-R wrote paragraphs summarizing Mary Stuart’s life.
We practiced highlighting notes using these articles:
I typed them up.
We also found this awesome online game