Tag: Mapping the World by Heart

What I Learned Today 12/10/14

Please note: A People's History of the United States is a 1980 non-fiction book by American historian and political scientist Howard Zinn. In the book, Zinn seeks to present American history through the eyes of the common people rather than political and economic elites. So, when you see Sage's chapter summaries, the history will be much different than the history…

What I Learned Today 11/6/2014

Geography: I finished all of my USA map with states, capitals, and rivers labeled. I just need to find the mountain ranges and label the lakes now. I have a big list of rivers to find, too, so I have to draw those myself. Pre-Algebra: I finished my book work exercises, homework, and started on my Alcumus problems for squares,…

What I Learned Today 11/3/2014

Ancient Civilization: Today I started Minecraft Homeschool class, Castles and Cannons. The main theme for the first two weeks is peasants. I learned a lot of things about them. I learned that peasants were forced to work in exchange to keep their land and had to give everything they got from 50 days out of the year. Most people now…

What I Learned Today 10/29/14

Geography: I worked on my map of the USA today. I colored the borders red. I colored each state a different color and put a dot where the capital city is, then I will write in the capital city. I put the state abbreviations inside the states. I have to finish the rest, color the rivers dark blue, shade the…

What I Learned Today 10/28/14

Pre-Algebra: I did SOOOO much math today!!! Division was a very long section with lots of rules. It uses everything I learned about addition, subtraction, multiplication, negation, and reciprocals. I didn’t pretty good on my exercises. Definition: let a and b be numbers such that b is not zero then the quotient a divided by b is defined as a…

Curriculum Tweaks

Of course, being new to un/homeschooling, I couldn't expect every choice to be perfect. I found the Geography book we ordered will be good to test rote memory, but I didn't feel it would give Sage an in-depth understanding of Geography, so I went back to the drawing board and did more research. We have decide to use Mapping the…