Friday, March 30, 2012

Daniel Boone Unit Study Week 7

I'm back. It has been hard to work on our unit study the last few weeks. Larry has been home a lot and I've been sick. So we were back at it today. First, I thought it was important to do some review, so we went over everything we had done up until now.
Then we learned about the Cherokee. I found a great website that has free homeschool American History and Science lessons. It is called Pronto Lessons found at and they have a section on the Cherokee. We learned things like what type of houses they lived in, how they got their food, clothing and accessories and then about the "Trail of Tears". After we looked at the Cherokee, we learned about another toy that pioneer children might have played with. It's called a Thaumatrope. We found a whole bunch of different ones online. We printed it off, cut out the circles, then glued them together. We punched holes on both sides and tied a string in each hole. Then, when the strings are twisted really tight and then pulled on, the pictures on both sides of the circles look like they are together. I think next week will do ones on the end of a stick, so that we just have to twist the stick back and forth really fast to get the same effect.

“But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.” Isaiah 53:5-6

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