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Exploring Mexico with My Father’s World

Exploring Mexico with My Father’s World

This year we have been using My Father’s World Exploring: Countries and Cultures curriculum. Along with the packaged curriculum, our family has enjoyed supplementing our curriculum with trip’s to Walt Disney World’s Epcot theme park. Our first destination: Mexico!   Our favorite stop in the Mexico pavilion is always the pre-Colombian pyramid, which sits in the midst of a Yucatán jungle. Inside the pyramid, visitors can journey through Mexico with Jose Carioca and Panchito as they search for their amigo, Donald…

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Depression Era History Movies 

Depression Era History Movies 

When our family is dragging and no one wants to do school, it is awesome to be able to pop in a movie and know that they are still learning. Here are our top four for learning about the depression era: 1. It’s a Wonderful Life – The popular story of George Bailey is a favorite of mine. Even though my kids were annoyed that our movie wasn’t in color, they couldn’t help but root for Bailey. This timeless classic not…

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Remembering 

Remembering 

During my school years, History class usually ended with the Civil War and Reconstruction. If the teacher was doing really well, we might do a brief overview of World War II and cover Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. I don’t remember the Vietnam War ever being mentioned. I knew there was a lot of turmoil surrounding the Vietnam War. I knew that my dad was on an aircraft carrier somewhere out in the ocean during the Vietnam War. I knew…

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Clifford House 

Clifford House 

I just discovered one of the many gems in Eustis, Florida: the Clifford House. Located at 536 North Bay Street, the Clifford House is home to the Eustis Historical Museum and Preservation Society. Construction on the home began in 1910 and was completed in 1911. Guilford Davis Clifford, a native of New York, planned to build his home years earlier but postponed his plans due to devastating freezes in 1894 and 1895. I was impressed with the sturdiness of the…

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! 

Growing up St. Patrick’s Day was a day I dreaded. I could never remember when it was, so I almost always forgot to wear green and would usually get pinched. As a young woman, I simply ignored the day altogether. After all I don’t care for beer, even if it’s green. Green isn’t my favorite color and if someone pinches me, I can call the police. However my St. Patrick’s Day apathy was called into question when I had kids….

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