"'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

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mesopotamia Party

Paula is also using Connecting With History, vol. 1 for her family's ancient history studies, and while at times we are trying to reserve the same books through the library system, we do get the benefit of having parties at the end of each time period.

Our first party was Ancient Mesopotamia. Most of our kids dressed the part and we had a great spread of foods eaten at the time, including a 3,000 year old recipe for onion biscuits that ds#3 helped me make.

Next up will be Ancient Egypt at our house in a few weeks.


Nabi said...

Wow, keep up the good work :-)

Dawn said...

How fun!

Cheryl said...

I didn't realize that I hadn't posted a comment on this one. I was just showing your pics to dd and we love the costumes!