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Macy’s Museum Month – February 2016


07 Feb

San Diego Museum Sign

 

Yay! It’s field trip time!

If you happen to be in SoCal, then this might be a good chance to get out and take a field trip. February is Macy’s Museum Month and at various stores they offer 50% off admission passes throughout the month. Over 4o museums participate within the San Diego area, and there’s a wide variety of options that will appeal to most everybody! Why not find one that speaks to you and your homeschoolers and get out for some interactive learning?

 

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Delorean at San Diego Automotive Museum

 

For the complete list of participating museums and more details, check out this link:

http://www.sandiegomuseumcouncil.org/museum-month

Learning for half the cost!

 

Fun American History Songs


31 Jan

“Constitution, constitution, the law that’s supreme, all across The Union…”

Okay, so maybe rap and hip-hop aren’t your thing, but maybe, just maybe, this music from Smart Songs can make some aspects of United States History a little bit more interesting to learn and remember for your homeschooler.

I stumbled upon these while looking for various videos for what we were studying for American History a couple of weeks ago. Most of the videos presented by this channel pertain to history, but there are a few others on there that could be useful as well. They’re a bit catchy, and are a great way to help your child learn or review some of this information. At the very least, it can break up a bit of the monotony that can come from learning history names and dates.

Enjoy!

Driving, Gorgeous Land, and Rain!


09 May

Day 6, Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday we actually didn’t get to do a whole lot of stuff, because this was the day we drove to our second hotel in northern Virginia so we are closer to D.C.

On the way up I happened to catch a glimpse of one of those famous brown history signs and asked my son if he wanted to go to a battlefield. He was up for it, so off to Fredericksburg we went. We went to the visitor center where the man working there gave us a nice little talk and then we followed the trail they had along with various signs explaining the battle and things we saw along the trail.

There was a house that was actually there during the battle and it displayed bullet holes as proof. There was an actual part, as well as a reconstructed area, of a stone wall that was there the Rebel army hid behind, as well as some monuments and a soldier cemetery, where there were something like 30,000 buried, but most in mass graves because only less than 3,000 could be identified.

We also had time at the end of the day to sneak in a visit to Mount Vernon , though we really should have had more time for it.  (more…)

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