Hands-on projects in Creation to Christ bring history to life!
Hands-on projects engage every kind of learner!
It's obvious hands-on projects engage children who are kinesthetic or tactile learners, who enjoy movement while learning. But, did you know they also engage auditory learners, who enjoy talking about what they are learning? They even engage visual learners, as they see what they create come to life! Finally, social learners naturally enjoy getting to share their projects with us as moms. So, every kind of learner benefits from hands-on projects!
Hands-on map drawings in World Geography bring history to life!
U.S. History II marks the end of a 4-year journey of keeping a Book of Centuries. Keeping a Book of Centuries is a Charlotte Mason hands-on skill that pairs well with high school students. Printing, cutting, coloring, and gluing timeline entries helps students gain a mental picture of individuals and events within a century. Wyatt wanted me to snap a picture of this today because he 'had an entire 2-page spread' completed!
Hands-on compilation of a Book of Centuries gives high school students a keepsake of the history studied in high school!
Compiling this Book of Centuries provides a hands-on way to create a keepsake of history that has been studied. This helps students commit to memory the overall flow of history, rather than memorize individual unconnected facts. I like how the Book of Centuries is handmade and not just a preprinted timeline chart someone else made professionally. Wyatt has made reference to keeping his Book of Centuries handy after graduating, just as a chronological resource. Now that is truly a special high school keepsake from his time spent studying history! My quizzes I took in history never made their way into my 'have to have reference resources' post high school. I'm so glad Wyatt has something to show for his years of high school history he cares enough to keep. This is just more reason to keep meaningful hands-on learning a part of Heart of Dakota from start to finish!