Thursday, January 22, 2009

Unconventional Week

We decided to do school this week a little differently. We took a break from our normal curriculum and instead dove into American Government.
We started on Monday by talking about Martin Luther King, jr. which easily led into the inauguration on Tuesday. Yesterday, we got into the Constitution and the 3 branches of the government. We focused on the Legislative branch yesterday. Today we went on to talking about the other 2 branches and how they all function together and the jobs they each have.
I feel like I am learning right alongside my kids. I honestly couldn't tell you many of the details last week that I am teaching today. I have looked for online sources before to make teaching this easy. I have found some sites in the past that are good for working on the computer. But yesterday, I found a great informational site with pages you can print out. If you have never checked out www.kids.gov , you should. It is very user and child friendly.

6 comments:

Brandi said...

How fun! What a great homeschool mom you are!

Love you,
Bran

Anonymous said...

At jury selection it always makes the jury laugh when its pointed out that the three branches of government are (1) republican (2) democrat and (3) independent and that the capital of florida is orlando....it truly is amazing how little we know about our govt! keep on teachin on girle :) neecie

Brittani said...

You are so creative. I swear you could run your own school tomorrow. You kids are so blessed to have you as their mommy & teacher :)I could only hope to be as awesome as you, Cassie

Flamingo Mama said...

This sounds so fun!

Stacey said...

I did the same thing with my 16 year old. Last year was my first year homeschooling and I hated it. I stayed stress out and made everyone miserable! Thank goodness for a great evaluator/consultant! Thanks for thet link also, I need all the help I can get!

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