Category Archives: homeschooling

making :: an Ancient Roman Soldier helmet

As part of our Ancient Rome unit, we made a soldier’s helmet.  We followed the instructions from this book. We inflated a balloon. It was hard to guess the size of their heads to make sure it fit but not … Continue reading

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Ancient Roman Ruins

We’ve been studying Ancient Rome this fall.  I’m making a list of all the resources we’ve used and will share next week. We did an activity from this book.  It was fun. The recipe is for air drying clay, made … Continue reading

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World Unit : Ancient Rome

The kids, after our trip to Europe this summer, they decided we wanted to study Ancient Rome.  Last year they decided to study Ancient Greece, without knowing much about it, and we ended up having a whole lot of fun … Continue reading

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Whittington Castle, Shropshire in England

One day our friends took us to see this castle, Whittington Castle, near Oswestry in north Shropshire. Whittington Castels is one of a chain of castles in the border with Wales, being the base of defense against them throughout the … Continue reading

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Chester, Cheshire in England : Part 2

  In our walk around town, I stopped at Bollands tea store.  Hard to decide what to bring. But a small bag of Chester Breakfast Tea and Bollands Afternoon Tea made their way to my suitcase.  Something for the morning and I … Continue reading

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Chester Cathedral, Cheshire in England

After traveling to 2,000 years ago, we stopped for lunch (yes, fish and chips) and then across the street and back in time, to the year 660 AD, to visit the Chester Cathedral.  Chester Cathedral. Walking around was amazing. The … Continue reading

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Chester, Cheshire in England : Part 3 : the Roman Village

There is remnants everywhere, and I am sure we didn’t notice it all. Historians, guides, teachers, students, always someone sharing something new, stories from thousands of years ago. Walking through walls built so long ago that is hard to even … Continue reading

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