Week 2 went pretty well for our homeschool. The girls are starting to get into a good routine on how to get their work done in a timely manner.
We completed week 2 of Mystery of History Volume 4. We talked about sailing around the Cape of Good Hope. It was a really scary thing for new travelers to experience as Europeans had never before made it that far before. Especially after hearing the legend of sea monsters and boiling waters at the Equator.
We listened to the music of and learned a bit about the life of Georg Freidrich Handel. Here is a sampling of his Water Music piece for you to enjoy.
We also studied a little more of the Classical Art Style and discovered a great resource for FREE art masterpieces coloring pages.
We are still in the areas of Spain, Portugal and Italy for both History and Geography. We are looking forward to next week as we branch out and start heading West with Christopher Columbus.
At the end of our week we headed out to the Zoo and the kids fed a Giraffe, watched the Bird show, and pet Monty the Python (obviously the zoo keepers had a sense of humor).
Here are a couple photos from that day.
There was also an Asian festival in our city and we checked that out as well.
How was your week?