A few weeks ago I decided that we should be doing social studies and science as a GROUP and life has not been the same since! I don't know what took me so long to ditch the book dependence and TEACH my children about COOL STUFF that's happened before or GREAT THINGS that exist in their environment. But I am soooooooooooo glad I stumbled upon this idea!
Right now we are covering the discovery of America. I plan to wrap that up by T-giving and take a break to read a little historical fiction (Our Strange New Land) to help the kids see what it was like to be a kid when America was being settled.
I'm not sure where we'll go after that. I think a little geography jaunt. All I know is my kiddos have retained more about the past in these last two weeks then they ever have before.
Well gotta go now! Hope you have a happy homeschooling day!