Thursday, September 15, 2016

The Ancients are Here Again

Well, they say when it comes to schooling that history and science will repeat every 3 or 4 years. We've done ancient history before and we are back at it again. Since the start of the school year, we've had plenty to do with Ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia.

With Ancient Egypt this time, we did a lapbook from Homeschool Share. We also took virtual tours of the Sphinx, Great Pyramids, and tombs. You can do that by going here. And of course, you can't forget to write your name in Hieroglyphics (cheat sheet). We also studied some Egyptian Art and tried to do our own sculptures. My youngest is pictured below with her pyramid of modeling clay.
 

In the past, we baked a cake and decorated it with Egyptian Pyramids and the Nile River. You can see my previous blog post on Ancient Egypt here.

We've also covered some of Ancient Mesopotamia. It was fascinating to see the kids learn about the Code of Hammurabi and then to compare and contrast some of those codes with our own laws that we have today. My oldest daughter and her dad sat and had a lot of discussion on what some of the punishments of today were, including what malpractice was. So I have an example of some of her work below.


Its always fun looking back at this area, because my husband was deployed to Iraq and knowing that was around the same area is always kind of cool because he's been there and he can tell us about it. Plus, he has pictures of him right in front of what is believed to be the Zigguarat there. So the kids like looking back on that. You can see my previous blog post of that here.  





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