Thursday, October 4, 2007

A LOVE of HISTORY

Today we moved on from learning about Leif Erickson to Christopher Columbus. I can not say enough good things about the Early American History Course we are using. I am so thankful to my dear friend Trina who got me all excited about "living" history books this summer!

Right now the boys are working on their coloring/notebook page for the day, which is actually a page out of Columbus by Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire. I love that some of the pictures in the book are black and white. They are perfect to color and paste into their History Period Notebooks.

We added a bit of Geography by finding Genoa, Italy (where Columbus was born) on the map. I also found this printout for the boys to add to their notebooks as well.

I am going to start looking for a craft to do on Monday, Columbus Day. If any one has any suggestions or ideas please leave them for me!!!