Sunday, March 18, 2012

Homeschool-plague, James Madison, Isabelle's play, Joan of Arc

To start off, we studied the Black Plague. The kids reactions to it were so funny to me. Robert was like "That's gross mom, you are creeping me out."

After I told them that the "Ring around the Rosies" song was about the Black Plague (and yes, I had explained it at this point), Isabelle said "Mom, can we play ring around the rosies right now?!"

These outfits are similar to what doctors used to wear during the outbreak of the Black Plague. They would wear a bird mask, a hat and cloth to cover all of their skin. We just used hooded sweatshirts for this.
For our homeschool group I taught a lesson on James Madison. For our activity we made feather pens and traced the preamble.
The papers on the wall were people who attended the Constitutional Convention.
Isabelle took an acting class and performed a Veggie Tales play entitled "God is bigger than the Boogie Man". She was "Little Lucy" who got to jump out and scare some of the other girls. She did a great job acting, singing, and dancing. :)
We learned about Joan of Arc, then acted out the coronation ceremony for Charles the VII of France (Joan of Arc made this happen). Isabelle loved acting out Joan of Arc.Here, Austin was being Charles the VII.Then we did it again, this time with Robert being Charles the VII.

1 comment:

Rob French said...

Tricia, not only do you do a great job with the blog, you do an amazing job homeschooling! I love the pictures with the masks!