Friday, October 21, 2011

Week #9 George Washington, Boston Tea Party, and Paul Revere

We have spent the last two weeks learning about George Washington. I am really glad that we allowed two weeks for George Washington. I feel like all of us learned a lot about a great man in our country's history.

I purchased Amanda Bennett's download-n-go study on George Washington. There were so many activities and web links that we only did about a 1/3 of the study. I hope to do this again when we do American History later in the 5 year cycle.

Here are M's notebook pages.

George Washington was born in Virginia. M marked on a map where he was born and were George Washington was born. He also drew Mount Vernon. I didn't stress that he color it. You know boys... too long of a sit and they can blow! So proud of his drawing:) The instructions came from Draw, Write, Now!

We read the story of George and The Cherry Tree. We talked about being honest and telling the truth. We did a study of Virginia and what jobs George Washington did throughout his life.We also read many of his rules for conduct:)

We talked about George Washington's character and what having good character means. We also incorporated this into our Bible time. M memorized Mark 10:45 "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many."

M really enjoyed learning about the Boston Tea Party. He thought it was so funny that the people dumped all that tea into the harbor because they didn't agree with the King of England. He is a prankster at heart like his Daddy, so he thought they really got him!

We studied Paul Revere and he memorized this:

These were just for fun! I found many fun fall activity sheets at to have on hand when things get crazy:)

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