We fell down a rabbit hole so big I felt like Alice in Wonderland! Also a question?
So..We sat down to go History today. Mind you it is a history curriculum and this year it covers Creation to the Resurrection. Today's lesson was supposed to be about The Ice Age.
Well one thing lead to another and an hour and a half later we were no where near the Ice Age. lol We got half way through the lesson before I pulled out the World Map to show where we have Ice on the Earth right now. Well the back side of the map has the United States on it and lets just say it rolled ino states and where we live and then where our states are on the world map, then we followed the great lakes and the rivers, studied pictures of sand dollars you can find on the beach, then we were studying the biggest and littlest state, and then somehow ended up studying the Great Salt Lake in Utah? lol
It amazes me the little sponges that are sitting in front of me. Everything we looked up came from questions they asked..and I know they learned a lot more than that curriculum had planned. They LOVE maps!
my question.. I want to expend on this and incorporate more maps, probably starting with where we live and moving on from there. Any tips for getting into this? where to start? History and geopraphy have always been interesting to me, but I never got very far. They love it and I do not want to hold them back.
Maybe we should just pick a state and study it?
What would you suggest?
They are 4 and 7 and in K and 1st.
thanks in advance for any advice! :o)