I have received a number of emails asking how History is going this year, so I thought I would take a few minutes to finally post pictures of what the boys have been working on these past few months.
Connecting with History Volume II is broken into 7 Units. Since Unit 1 is broken into 2 parts, we focused on completing Units 1-3 during the fall and are now beginning Unit 4.
In addition to the assigned reading and a few of the suggested activities, my boys worked on putting together a beautiful New Testament Lap Book from Homeschool in the Woods to go along with the topics covered in Units 1-3:
Unit One, Part 1 :: Preparation for the King (63 B.C. – 1 B.C.)
Unit One, Part 2 :: The Roman Empire (63 B.C. – 1 B.C.)
Unit Two :: The Arrival of the King – Jesus the Messiah (AD 1-33)
Unit Three :: The Spread of the Kingdom – Age of the Apostles (A.D. 33-99)
As we worked our way through the Units, I gave the boys various “Mini Books” to complete which were then stored in a Zip Lock Bag until they were ready to assemble the Whole Lap Book. This worked very well, since it was completed a little bit each week over a few months time.
It was a great Lap Book, and I am sure I will be using it again when the girls are older! Here are some pictures:
Life of Our Lord for Children
The First Christians: The Acts of the Apostles for Children
Jesus by Brian Wildsmith
Mary: The Mother of Jesus
Just Like Mary
Mary My Mother (St. Joseph Picture Books)
Good Saint Joseph (St. Joseph Picture Books)
Jesus With Us: The Gift of the Eucharist (First Communion)
The Miracles of Jesus
The Parables of Jesus
The Man Who Never Died: The Life and Adventures of St. Peter, the First Pope
Saint Peter the Apostle
Apostles of Jesus
Adventures of Saint Paul
How to Be a Roman Soldier
Ben Hur: A Race to Glory – DVD
Ben Hur Radio Theater – CD
* I read A Life of Our Lord for Children aloud, and we are still working on finishing The First Christians: The Acts of the Apostles for Children, also as a read aloud.