Thursday, August 16, 2007

Time Travelers Colonial Life: Day 1

Oh, where to start... All I can say is that this is one of the BEST homeschool products I have ever purchased in all 13 years of homeschooling. Amy Pak's Time Travelers Collection is a MUST HAVE for all homeschooling families.

BTW, she also has wonderful timeline figures, and a "must have" placement guide for your timeline books. I refer to the suggested placement guide quite often while doing our timeline's and/or memory binders with Mystery of History. But information about that curriculum will be saved for another thread. *Ü*

Now back to the main topic... Our Time Travelers Colonial Life Study: Summer 2007.

Our family is so blessed to have 3 other families join us this for this study; for a total of 8 kids (age range of 6 to 13 years old) participating in our summer co-op.

My goal is to post highlights from each day we have gathered together, along with pictures of all the fun things we do during co-op time.

Here are the highlights from Day 1 (Lesson 1):

We learned about how the American colonies began; The Lost Colony & Jamestown, The First Thirteen Colonies, Indentured servants & Slaves.

The Children also did an archaeological dig where the kids unearthed many neat items such as, buttons, nails, bugs, rings, beads, coins, and so much more (see slide show below). They placed all their items in their Archaeological Journal and made notes as to which layer it was found in, observations, and hints to the past. They also created a notebooking page with artifact pictures from George Washington's boyhood home: Ferry Farm.

With each lesson they also have copywork (aka: handwriting practice) to do. This includes one of George Washington's Rules of Civility (not all of these, but ones that are suggested within the study) & a bible verse.

5 comments:

my5wolfcubs said...

The archeology pictures were great! I'll have to look into the Time Travelers!
Lee (from the WTM board)

Tina in WA said...

You'll love them, Lee! *Ü*

One thing I forgot to mention is that they taped in their findings into the journal. The guide suggests drawing what you find and I now understand why... Those journals were so thick! :o) LOL But the kids had so much fun.

~Tina

LisaWA said...

I lIke this one better... the slide show.... Its easier on the eyes....

Keep the pictures comin!

Luv, me

jazzro said...

you changed your slide show!? I really like all the slide shows you have done. man, I don't know how you have the time, girl! I am so blessed to know you and call you my friend, oh and having our kiddos be friends! Oh and being a part of this wonderful study!!!
Thanks for including us. Abbey had fun watching the slide shows.

Tina in WA said...

Yup, I found a different uploading site I liked better. *Ü* This one is so simple to use!

LOL, Greg would say I "DON'T" have the time. *Ü* But I make room for it.

Thanks so much for your words! I am blessed too to have you as a good friend! I don't know how we lived in the same area for so long, knew each other, and never did stuff like this before... Glad we finally figured it out! *Ü*

We are very happy your kiddo's can join us!

Blessings my friend!

Tina