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What do you teach for..... ( or who do you teach about)

Posted by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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Like who do you teach about ? I really want to teach the girls more about art , music and history, even writers. But I guess I am brain dead! LOL I can not think of anything or anyone to research to teach the girls. Ugg I hate brain fog LOL


by on Nov. 20, 2011 at 11:13 PM
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LeBoof
by on Nov. 21, 2011 at 12:40 AM
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There'sa really fun book out there called The Dangerous Book for Girls. There's one for boys too but my husband and I both agree that the girs version is cooler It has. Ton of information in there and is great for when you get stuck.
SusanTheWriter
by on Nov. 21, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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Sounds like a great idea for a history unit study. Pick a time period and instead of concentrating on politics or science, focus on the arts.

For instance, if you Google Renaissance music or writers or artists, you should find a few sites that can give you a list of the major players of the time. Then hit the library - don't forget to utilize their CD collection for music samples.

oredeb
by on Nov. 21, 2011 at 10:42 AM

 combine the art the music and the history together,

set up a timeline on the wall or in a binder

choose a popular artist , find out all you can about them, look up what type of music and what was going on in history at the time, make small unit studies, since shes only 5 you dont have to get to indepth(sp)

on the timeline put when the artist first existed, what was going on in history, type of music if you can

find some of the music and play it, find pictures the artist did, look at them, have your child do a bit of painting, even tring out playing an instrument etc

heres a sample http://shared.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/art/ArtistStudy.pdf

of something that might help get the idea of what to look for

heres something that looks fun  http://www.homeschoolshare.com/Theartlesson.php

another example http://www.wildiris4you.com/2010/05/resource-for-impressionist-unit-study.html

another, this is to old for child but you could bring it down a bit  http://www.impressionism.org/teachimpress/impressionismTP.pdf

in the library theres books of artist for kids, more to there level, make unit studies out of them

oredeb
by on Nov. 21, 2011 at 10:45 AM

 what i teach about depends on the subject we are doing, i combine all the subjects except math and lang. arts, into a unit study and learn them all together. i use science and history as the back bone, i like to start at the very beginning of history or science and make unit studies off of that.

usmom3
by BJ on Nov. 21, 2011 at 11:25 AM

 What gets learned in our house all depends on what the kids want to know. Reading the Magic Tree House books with my smaller 2 kids opened up discussions & research on the people & places in them that would not have come with out those books.

sew4fun
by on Nov. 21, 2011 at 11:27 AM

Thanks ladies :)

ColtsFan1912
by Bekah on Nov. 21, 2011 at 5:40 PM
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my kids are a bit young for too much history but when they are older i am sure to torture them with history. I love history. . .i'm  a huge Civil War buff so i will focus on that a lot. My son's middle name is after Ulysses S. Grant so we will learn a lot about him

romacox
by Silver Member on Nov. 21, 2011 at 6:17 PM

We have been researching history allot lately by studying old documents and dictionaries.  Here are a few free articles for you that have resulted from my research.

Judge Napolitano on the History of American Freedom

The Constitution and Slavery

It is a Republic...not a Democracy


bmw29
by Bronze Member on Nov. 21, 2011 at 6:18 PM
We have the dangerous book for boys. We even have the board game. :)

Quoting LeBoof:

There'sa really fun book out there called The Dangerous Book for Girls. There's one for boys too but my husband and I both agree that the girs version is cooler It has. Ton of information in there and is great for when you get stuck.
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gingergarcia
by on Nov. 21, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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My oldest just learned about Sara Hail, she was the lady who wrote Abraham Lincoln and asked that he make Thanksgiving a legal holiday.   I also go to the website http://www.historychannel.com/  for unique topics and we use http://www.superteacherworksheets.com/  .   I combine for my oldest her language arts, grammar, spelling, writing  in one binder.   Sometimes we pick people to study about like in music maybe  Beethoven, or in  history  maybe  Queen Elizabeth.  There is no limit to what you can learn.  We do fun science experiments and projects, like making a volcano or putting together a small skeleton replica or making a habitat project.  The Hobby Lobby has all kinds of great materials and ideas, as does http://www.scholastic.com/  when it comes to getting  good education books and materials and regular reading books.  You can also sign up with scholastic your homeschool for book clubs and when you order they will let you earn bonus points for free stuff. 

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