Teaching 19th Century History With Star Trek

To Boldly Go…Into 19th Century America The three episodes that deal with issues related to 19th Century America do not necessarily represent the best of the franchise.  While I actually really like “The Paradise Syndrome” and think that it can give us some very interesting insights into First Contact, I …

Teaching European History With Star Trek

This post is the 2nd in a series written by my guest, Susan. Read part one: Teaching Ancient History With Star Trek. To Boldly Go…Into European History Of the three episodes that lend themselves well to approaching events in European history, two are among my very favorites.  The first of …

LEGO Periodic Table of Elements

A Periodic Table of Elements made with LEGO Bricks To create this table you will need 11 different colors of 2 x 2 bricks. Color 1 – 7 bricks (non-metals, green on our table) Color 2 – 6 bricks (alkali metals, dark gray on our table) Color 3 – 6 …

Arts and Crafts With LEGO

LEGO creations in themselves are beautiful pieces of art that should be displayed all over the house. Yep, all over the house. Even on the floor. Or at least the kids think so. I am sure you can relate, huh? There are websites galore that showcase the works of very …

Exploring History and Geography With LEGO

My two favorite subjects. Being a genealogist and a homeschooler…history and geography are near and dear to my heart. LEGO bricks paired with maps can be the most delightful form of enrichment you can imagine. The above scene was created by my son for the last chapter of Story of the World: Volume 2, in which Susan gives an account of what the world would look like if you traveled the globe on a sailing ship.  My son set up this scene as we “traveled” by the victorious English navy,  the trading merchant in France, the ostriches wandering through the plains of Africa, a warring Portuguese ship on the South American coast, the Amazon rain forest – infested with poisonous spiders and snakes, and the St. John’s fishing settlement.

Teaching Language Arts With LEGO: Part 2

  Last week, I mentioned that there were so many ways to use LEGO to teach languages arts, that I needed to divide the activities into 2 posts. Welcome to part 2! Copywork If you click the image above, you’ll be able to download a small copywork booklet with famous quotes …

Teaching Language Arts With LEGO

LEGO bricks can play a HUGE part in your homeschool curriculum, especially your language arts curriculum. We came up with so many creative and fun ways to begin teaching language arts with LEGO that I originally wanted to break this post into two!