Pontoon Tour

In October, we were blessed to take a *free* pontoon tour of the KY River in Frankfort with my parents.  The city offers this tour weekly late spring through early fall as a unique historical guided tour of Kentucky’s capital city. Boats, dams, bridges, flood walls, historical sties, historical stories and more made for fascinating…

KY Field Trip Frenzy

We have an unwritten tradition of starting our school year off with a field trip or two.  Sometimes the field trips are more like vacations – like when we went to Virginia.  Other times, it’s an overnight stay somewhere or a few simple day trips.  This year, we had so much fun kicking off the…

Middle Ages Study

Middle Ages Study

(This post contains affiliate links.) While Mahaya (9th grade) was busy with Romans, Reformers and Revolutionaries, Caleb (6th grade) and I enjoyed a shorter, simpler unit study about the medieval era. Middle Ages Study His “spine” curriculum was the Middle Ages lapbook from In the Hands of a Child.  Since Caleb really hates handwriting, I…

Renaissance Festival

I’ve wanted to attend the Ohio Renaissance Festival for years.  Since this is our last medieval history cycle with Mahayla (boo hoo), visiting the festival was now or never.  What a fun experience!  (A little gypsy-like at times, but fun nonetheless.) We attended on their special school/homeschool day.  While I didn’t like dealing with the…

Cleopatra Exhibit

Every once in a while, blogging has nice perks.  As a blogger in the Greater Cincinnati area, my children and I were invited to tour the traveling exhibit, Cleopatra: The Search for the Last Queen of Egypt, at the Cincinnati Museum Center.  We just so happened to be finishing up Ancient Greek history and moving…

Ancient History Helps

We’re more than half-way through our study of ancient history using Ancient Civilizations and the Bible by Diana Waring.  As we’ve gotten to know the curriculum, I’ve found a few things to be extremely useful in helping my children “see” and understand the material.  By no means are they necessary in order to complete the…

Ancient Israel

The history of Ancient Israel is now under our belts!  I have to admit that I swerved from the textbook a tad during this unit to add  several hands-on ideas that I simply couldn’t pass up from Old Testament Days.  This unit study guide is perfect for active learning!   Below you’ll find a mixture…

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