Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Learning about Columbus

In our homeschool, we are learning about early explorers. Vikings (think Leif Ericsson) and now Christopher Columbus. Amazing to learn about how little people knew about the world before they truly went and explored it. The kids thought it comical to see the maps from the 1400's, with only 3 continents on them! After learning about Columbus' great voyage from Spain to America, we decided to have a bit of fun with it and the kids set up a boat race between (you guessed it) the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria. They each constructed their own from aluminum foil and then attached a flag. The only rules were, no hands-they had to use only the wind! The first one to make it to Spain (the other side) was the winner. We had one boat sink (the Pinta), one go off course (the Santa Maria), so the Nina was the winner!


  1. That looks fun! What do you guys use for school?

  2. This is great!! You always make it so fun for the children, they don't know how lucky they are. Most kids that go to school, only learn it from a book, not my Amy. You are amazing as always, Love you Blessings~Rose xo

  3. We use my Father's World curriculum. It's our second year using it and I love it.