"'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

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Ancient Egypt

We finished up through Unit 4 of Connecting with History (well, we read a lot about ancient Egypt even if we have to catch up a bit on the other cultures of the time.

I picked up an ancient Egypt pack from a used book sale a year or two ago that looked intact and we finally put it to use. It contained all the parts to make a Tutankhamun mask. I started out using white glue but that was very slow going waiting for it to dry. Then I discovered the advantage of a hot glue gun.

I didn't quite finish the mask but I got enough of it done so the kids could wear it. Between the mask and the Jim Weiss stories, they were inspired one day.

They called me upstairs to show me the discovery of an unknown Egyptian tomb they had discovered.


Cindy said...

Love it!


School for Us said...

Oh... how creative! :-) I love it, too.