Friday, September 10, 2010

Columbus Wrap up

We finished Columbus this week. When I started Winter Promise this year, I was planning that we would be working our way through this slowly. I viewed Winter Promise as a foundation and I would add more to it. Part of that is the area where we live, our excellent library, and just digging in and learning.

We made a lapbook to show all we learned. At first J just glued things in and then said he was done.

I tried something different this time. Why should he have all the fun? I made one as well. I also thought that might be an inspiration for him.

I tried a different fold and for a book that you are orientating this way I don't like it as well.

Some of the extra books that we added were.

If you were there in 1492. It gave a great overview and understanding of what life was like in Spain in 1492.

Diego Columbus Adventures on the High Seas This was interesting but I will say had quite a story line.

The Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria which we got from the library.

We did also remember of visit to the Nina and Pinta earlier this summer. A reproduction was docked at the waterfront and so we went there one Sunday afternoon. That was a time when Miss K did not like boats after riding on them all over China I think she is enjoying them a bit more. Anyway, Daddy and J enjoyed a short tour.

I was surprised as just how small they are. I am used to the cargo ships that sail today which carry hundreds of containers.

Next week we continue with a bit more exploration here in America.


  1. We just started Christopher Columbus yesterday. I tried that link about living in 1492, it didn't work. Also, did you do the lapbook yourself or did you get the idea from somewhere. Would love to know.

    Stopping by from the homeschool blog hop. Have a great day of school!!

  2. Awesome lapbook! I think those are a great idea! Following from the Hop!

  3. I remember learning about CC and the three ships - I don't remember why, but I feel like my mom did something out of the ordinary with that unit that made it fun and it's stuck with me. Hope your little one is enjoying it! :)

    Stopping by to say "Hi" from the Hip Homeschool Hop!
    I just wanted to introduce myself as the newest member of the HHM team - I'm looking forward to getting to know you!

    - Ashley Pichea



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