"'Education is the Science of Relations'; that is, that a child has natural relations with a vast number of things and thoughts: so we train him upon physical exercises, nature lore, handicrafts, science and art, and upon many living books, for we know that our business is not to teach him all about anything, but to help him to make valid as many as may be of––
'Those first-born affinities,
That fit our new existence to existing things.'"

Charlotte Mason, A Philosophy of Education
with a quote from The Prelude by William Wordsworth

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ancient Greece Lapbook continued

We added another mini-book to our Greek lapbook, this one on How the Greeks Lived. The boys wanted to put together an accordion book, so that's what we did.

I cut an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper in half the long way, folded each into 3 sections, then taped the two together such that it formed one continuous accordion with six panels.

We took most of our information from Eva March Tappan's book with more details from Classical Kids: An Activity Guide to Life in Ancient Greece and Rome.

I am really impressed by how much my boys really enjoy this activity!