Yorktown Virginia

Yorktown is one part of the historic triangle in Williamsburg, Virginia.  We were only able to drive by last time, but this time we got to get out and look around.  We went to the National Park visitor center.  It was small but very good and informative.  We played on the ship: studied dioramas of […]

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Boston Tea Party Museum and the Old South Meeting House

A couple Saturdays ago we took a trip into Boston to experience some history.  The Boston Tea Party Museum turned out to be quite good.  It was worth the high ticket price. First we met in a mock Old South Meeting House, where each person got a card with a person to role play.  They […]

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Road Trip Day 3-4 — Chillicothe, Ohio

So we drove south on through Michigan around Detroit and Toledo to Ohio and south to the first capital of Ohio- Chillicothe, where my husband attended high school. It was gorgeous, full on Spring which we hadn’t seen since leaving New Hampshire and driving through Canada.  We drove past his sister’s first college– Bowling Green […]

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Old Sturbridge Village — Massachusetts

We took a field trip to see Old Sturbridge Village in Mass. It is village where people are dressed up in the time period around the 1830s and 1840s with buildings and shops how they might have been during that time.  It is a great place, I feel like our history lessons are really taking root […]

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St. Patrick’s Day

My kids love parties and celebrations. I think we went a little overboard for a lot of holidays in the past, we would have all kinds of parties with our homeschool groups or neighborhood friends or both, but as the kids have gotten older and busier and we actually have a lot of schoolwork to […]

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United States History– field trips, courses, projects, homeschool

My 3 oldest kids have been watching the lecture series on The History of the United States from the Great Courses.  It consists of 84 lectures that are each about 30 min.  I missed the first part of the series on colonization and the Revolutionary War, because my husband was watching with them.  But he […]

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