My son finished up reading World of Faith this week and began reading/working through The Old Testament Activity Bible, Bob Bond, Illustrator:
Same 'ol, same 'ol for geography work, math work, copywork, vocabulary, and grammar. He's working with nouns in grammar now.
He's really enjoying the work in his outside Lit/writing class. A lot of the books really fit better with the time periods we'll be studying in history next year, so I sort of wish we could have had it then, but it's still good and I'm sure he'll remember the things he's learning now as we continue with those topics next year. He's working on a longer paper in class now and is doing a more detailed outline, notecards, etc. for it. I had intended for him to do such a paper at this time for me at home, by chance, but I've put mine off until he's finished with this other paper first.
He's working on a paper about the teenage hoboes of the Great Depression and I think it's going to be very interesting!
Oops! I just remembered that I forgot to give him his quiz in Latin yesterday. Oh well! He did complete a couple of lessons last week and did all his Greek work for the week. We also got in a good review yesterday. Spanish also continued as usual. I think he has decided not to continue with Greek next year, which is good, because I really would like more time for him to concentrate more on reading lengthier works for lit and history. I wish we had time for it all, but we just don't!
For History and Literature this week, we spent the first part of the week concluding some more readings related to Colonial American history; we then turned at the end of the week to Captain James Cook and his exploration of the Pacific; looked at Australia and its Aboriginal peoples, etc.
George Washington, D'Aulaires; The Declaration of Independence, Sam Fink; A More Perfect Union, the story of our Constitution, Betsy and Guilio Maestro; The Declaration of Independence, Patricia Quiri; Food and Recipes of the Thirteen Colonies, George Erdosh; Where the Forest Meets the Sea, Jeannie Baker; Australia, Shirley Gray; and Captain Cook, Rebecca Levene.
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