Jumping straight back into school after a break can be a bit stressful. The routines have to be reestablished. The focus has to be shifted. And, the attitudes have to be adjusted. This year I wanted to ease into our school year, and a Unit Study sounded like a fun way to get started. So, last week we started our Ancient Greece and The Olympics Unit Study week 1.
Ancient Greece and The Olympics Unit Study Week 1 Literature
We started the week by reading from Usborne’s Encyclopedia of the Ancient World. This book is packed full of great information. We learned about the Minoans, the Myceneans, the story of the Trojan Horse, and so much more.
The girls were fascinated by the Greek mythology we are reading from D’aulaires Greek Myths and Green’s Tales of Greek Heroes. We even had some cousins visit who begged their mom to be homeschooled after hearing all the fabulous tales of the Greek heroes!
Ancient Greece and The Olympics Unit Study Week 1 Activities
To add some hands-on activities to our reading, we have been using some fantastic resources. We started out with the free Music of the Olympics Lesson. The Olympic Fanfare and Theme always gives me a feeling of nostalgia. We also had fun with some great projects from the Olympic Online Unit Studies we’ve been using like the Olympic rings the girls made.
The girls spent two days working on and off on their personal gold medals from the Olympic Online Unit Study.
On Friday night the Olympics began, and our household was glued to the TV and the Opening Ceremony. Well, that is until about 10 pm when some people couldn’t stay awake any longer. Since then, the kids have had their Olympic Medal Trackers attached to their clipboards in anticipation of recording the medal count. Next week, we plan to use Techie Homeschool Mom’s Stem Graph to add an extra layer of learning.
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