Tuesday, October 13, 2009

History Report

"A generation which ignores history has no past and no future." Robert Heinlein

T seems to be following in his Mama's footsteps and is thoroughly engrossed in ancient history. We are using The Story of the World Vol.1 with Activity Guide this year and so far we are all enjoying it. Ancient Egypt is by far T's favorite subject matter to date. We are in the process of mummifying a potato...will post pics upon completion. After studying Sumer we made cuneiform tablets of our initials.
We also created Sumerian seals after studying the first Sumerian dictator Sargon. In ancient Sumer very few people knew how to write their names. Instead, they made special seals they embossed into wet clay. T used a Lego (of course) to make his seal.
I am looking forward to creating more of these art projects throughout the year. T loves to see his completed works...it is really inspiring him!