Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Story of the World come to and end.

After a long and fun journey we completed our last chapter of our history curriculum from Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer. We just completed year 2-The Middle Ages. Wow, what a rough time in history. Boy we sure are glad that we did not live back then, with all the crazy kings and queens battling it out over religion and land, and the plague. Yuck. It was fun to study about all the new explorations in the new world.

As part of our last chapter we played the Buccaneer Game, that asked questions from the chapter and the reward was to build a "treasure" and at the end of the game the person with the most, won. Our treasure was m&m's! Yum! We had a lot of fun and the kids were very good at the questions.
The kids had so much fun collecting treasure that they asked to play the game twice. Food is such a motivator for learning.

This is a picture of Sir Francis Drake, a famous pirate and favorite of Queen Elizabeth. Isn't he dashing! What a swashbuckler!


Shady Creek Lane said...

Wow, this makes me almost want to study History again...almost,(never been much of a history lover)but I'm sure some m&m's might be just enough incentive.
Good job Addison and Logan.
Good job mom for being the driving force.

Love ya,
Mom, Grandma Connie

Ritsumei said...

This looks like so much fun!