I need to catch up on sharing our american history happenings. 🙂
In December, for our group time together, we focused on Benjamin Franklin. (We meet with 2 other families weekly for science and history.)
First, we brainstormed on the white board: what do you know/remember about Ben Franklin? I was impressed with how much these kids knew!
Then, we got to work on our own almanacs.
I let the kids have a little bit of “creative freedom” with this project. After we listed the items on the board that they remembered, I told them to choose a few to illustrate in their almanacs! They did a great job with this!
I just put out colored paper, markers, scissors, glue and tape and let them get to work!
Books we read:
A Living History of Our World – Vol. 1 – our main “core” text this year
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