In this post: We learn about Greek culture and Alexander the Great. Our homeschool group celebrates Oktoberfest.
Hello dear ones. I hope you are well. Last week we finished our study of Ancient Greece. We also learned about Alexander the Great. It’s going to be short and sweet today. Here’s a list of what’s pictured:
- Picture of Alexander the Great’s horse, Bucephelus. Michael got this out of his Draw and Write Through History book. He used water colors.
- Bucephelus puppet
- The lighthouse at Alexandria~from Draw & Write Through History. It’s one of the 7 ancient wonders of the world.
- A Greek Urn~We also watched a video about how Greek pots told stories. Michael drew the Olympics on this one.
- We learned about the top 3 Greek philosophers and talked about their philosophies. We used “S.P.A.” to remember who taught who. “Sock” to remember Socrates. Plato sounds like play dough. “Air” for Aristotle. I drew pictures so we’d remember facts about them. You can see Aristotle is teaching Alexander the Great.
- Our Indian corn sprouted :).
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Our homeschool group celebrated Oktoberfest and learned about Germany. Everyone brought a German food. A mom who had lived in Germany talked about it. My buddy Hannah read the kids a fairy tale by the Grimm brothers. Since it was also Halloween some of the kids dressed up and we had games after.
I made an apple pie braid. I’m not sure if it’s German. I used this pie crust recipe:
I doubled it and rolled it out. Then I cut both sides into strips and left space in the middle for the apples. I cooked the apples with a sugary cream cheese mix that didn’t serve it’s purpose as a frosting. Then I poured the apple mixture in the middle and braided the sides. I brushed the sugary mix on top and sprinkled cinnamon and sugar. Then I baked it for 18 minutes. It was scrumptious!
God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover
Greece Week 2: https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/10/28/crafty-monday-part-1-ancient-greece-week-2/
Next Week : https://amberdover.wordpress.com/2013/11/11/crafty-monday-native-americans-carthage-study/