We have just finished up our first 'unit' in our study of ancient history this year.
We did tons of cool stuff, not all pictured (and not everything that I wanted to get done but oh well!).
I keep our page-a-day MOMA art calendars from previous years for art lessons - we went through and found anything Egyptian and made our own exhibit! The kids stopped and checked it out a lot, plus we did art criticism pages on them and an art project inspired by one that they chose.
'Engraving' heiroglyphics on paper clay cartouches:
The book here is the first in the Theodosia series - it's fantastic! It started as a read-aloud, but the redhead wasn't interested at all, so Monkey read it to himself(and then the girl stole it and read it, then I finally got to read it!).
This year, instead of loose paper for history notes to be filed in their binders, we are doing History 'Lab books'.
This is where they write their summaries, tape or glue in pictures and projects and photos of activities we've done (here's just a couple of pages). We have done a few lapbooks in the past, but this year we're gluing any lapbook components right in here.
I LOVED these Egyptian Mythology 'Trading Cards' they made - Monkey loves mythology of any variety, so this was right up his alley.
I tried to gather up all the Egypt books we used. Lots are ours, and lots from the library. I like to keep them out so the boys can explore them. And they did!
I think I forgot to put the SOTW audio in this photo - oh well - on to Ancient Greece!