ABC Prep/Homeschool Unit Study - Wanna Play??
Posted 25 June 2008 - 03:39 PM
Canopy (tarp for cover)
Candy (gotta have some fun)
Carben dioxide (watch out for it when you are burning/cooking)Cards (to play games)?
Hey this was fun.
= = = in touch with the past = = =
Posted 25 June 2008 - 05:43 PM
Michael or Lori! Glad to see those C's..., they're great additions. I esp. like the camping gear (and candy )
Well this time it was "US"
we love playing games and this one looked like so much fun. It realy makes you think and just talking about it worked the old brain for other things we could do.
= = = in touch with the past = = =
Posted 28 June 2008 - 12:50 AM
Cramps (first aid for them)
Cuts (first aid, again)
Crab (food source if near the ocean)
Chickens (care for, eggs, butchering, etc)
Churn (for making butter)
Cows (not as practical as chickens, but meat and milk....)
Wars are, of course, as a rule to be avoided; but they are far better than certain kinds of peace. ~Theodore Roosevelt
Posted 30 June 2008 - 08:54 AM
Another little hint or two about how to "do" the list.
Whatever letter we're on, I let the little ones go through old magazines and cut out pictures of corresponding items. Then I let them glue the pictures into a collage. They love it.
I think we're going to turn this inot a big keep sake scrap book, pictures that they've drawn, photos of us doing stuff, reports they've written, lists we've made, etc.
Posted 07 July 2008 - 11:38 AM
Looking forward to seeing what else y'all can add. This was a hard one for me.
Dogs (training, feeding, check food supplies, equipment-muzzles, leashes,etc.,)
deer (hunting, dressing, preparing)
ducks (study about raising them and hunting them, comparing their eggs to chickens, eat some duck? never have before)
dehydration ( the 'science' behind it, pull out the dehydrator and perhaps even try alternate methods, how to store properly)
dread (how this can lead to fear and worry. Study the passage in Matthew about not being anxious and dreading tomorrow)
Dental Health and Hygeine (check supply of toothbrushes, toothpaste, floss, etc.)
Disobedience (how dangerous that can be and why we must avoid it)
Posted 07 July 2008 - 02:56 PM
Dentist (from Dentiste, guy who does teeth)
Dental (to do with the teeth)
Denture (set of teeth)
Orthodontist (making-right of the teeth)
Dandelion (dent-de-lion, Lion's tooth, meaning the jagged-looking leaves)
Deer comes from deor, meaning animal at first, then wild animal. Compare the old Norse "dyr" for "animal." The specific word for a male deer would have been Hart (compare Hartford) and for female deer would have been da (hence, doe). Buck was bucca, which initially meant a male goat. Old poems and stories in early forms of English actually made comments like "mice and other small deer," which always makes me grin. Extrapolate what "the king's deer" might have meant.
Dear comes from Old English deore, meaning dear, precious, valuable, beloved. Darling comes from deorling, meaning little beloved one.
Dance: Check whether your translation of the testament refers to David when he leaped and danced before the Lord.
Dachshund: The word for badger was taxo and the dog bred to hunt badger was the taxo-hound. x is chi, not eks. Say it taco-hound, with a little bit of a cough in the middle of your taco.
Dakota: means friends, neighbors, allies
Danger: you probably don't want to get into the etymology of this unless your kids are fascinated by the history of the words
Date, meaning the fruit, comes from the same word as pterodactyl, being dactylos, or finger.
Deborah: Hebrew for "honeybee" and thus the same name as Melissa
Delaware: The Indian tribe was named after the bay, which was named after Lord De La Warre. Which does the student think the state was named for?
Delta: from daleth, meaning tent door
Dime: one tenth (compare decimal)
Consider Dirt, divide, Dishonest, Disgust, Disguise, Disobey, Dead, Death, Deed, Debt, Decorate, Defeat, Defend (fend off), Draw, Draft, Dry, Defile (to make foul, to make vile), and (one of my favorites) Defenestrate (to pitch someone or something out a window--fenetre is French for window)
"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home." Edward R. Murrow (1908-1965)
Posted 23 July 2008 - 07:14 AM
Now to "E" words...this should be interesting!
Energy (what the body needs to produce energy, perhaps make and sample an energy bar)
Eggs (the nutritional content, compare the store bought to our own, try powdered eggs and a number of egg dishes)
Energy Crisis (what does this mean to us and to the world)
Exercise ( proper methods, the health benefits, lots of practice)
Esther ( her story and her quote "For such a time as this)
Emergencies ( how to handle a variety of emergency situations, review 911 practices for now, and what to do when you can't dial 911)
Posted 31 July 2008 - 11:24 AM
1. Freedom ( Freedom isn't Free )
2. Fox (the animal) the danger it represents to a homesteader with chickens, the diseases a wild animal can carry, the different types and colors, what it eats, how to trap, etc.
3. Fear and how to prevent it, how it can paralyze or prevent good judgement.
4. Fish and Fishing ( a great prep area) types of and diseases, methods of catching, cleaning, cooking, etc.
5. Farming - the history of, present day, back to the basics...
6. Flies - how to prevent, get rid of and what draws them, and the many kinds, their lifecycle. etc.
7. Frogs - lifecycle, foodcycle (including as a food resource for us)
8. Fires and Firesafety. How to start them and stop them. Basic firesafety rules, etc.
9. Flowers, esp. edible ones, identification and medicinal qualities of many.
Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:36 PM
I'm so glad you jogged my memory!
Gardening - general knowledge, hands on experiments, different forms ie. containers, hydroponics, etc.
Goats - We love our silly little wethers, Breeds, milking, cheese and soap making, general husbandry.
Gasoline - An economic study of supply/demand, prices, etc. Proper storage and a bit of science with how the Stabil works. Also safety and first aid.
Grains - Varieties, storage, recipe experimentation, process of growing and harvesting.
Grace - for our Bible Study portion, if ever we needed it, 'tis now.
Posted 07 September 2008 - 12:35 PM
Grandma & Grandpa - learn from them...old ways, family history etc
Gauge (gage)- check your canner gauge, gauge the air in your car's tires
germinate - sprout something
gallantry - courteous, good sportsmanship
Georgia - learn about your neighboring state
gauze - practice first aid
genealogy - go ask grandma & grandpa
Posted 16 September 2008 - 02:09 AM
Hurricanes!! Very timely and although we don't live on the coast, we often see weather results from them.
Heimlich Manuever, in a crisis, no 911 may be available?? This could save a life.
Hair Care - Basics in cutting, cleansing, grooming
Horses - We may all rely more heavily on horses in the future. We could study different breeds, horse-power, and husbandry.
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