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Kindness IS Powerful with Mystery of History

We are moving right along in our Mystery of History this year. Though we have taken it a little bit slower than the usual pace, we are really loving this curriculum. As all the homeschool moms know it is a relief to find something that everyone enjoys. We made it to the lesson on Naomi and Ruth. The story of Naomi and Ruth is one of my very favorites. It ranks right up there with the story of Esther in my book.

 Kindness is Powerful

In each lesson there are activities for the different levels of students. For my 4 little ones we always do the younger students portion. For the lesson on Naomi and Ruth the activity was to do a kind deed or a random act of kindness for someone. We learned that kindness is powerful.

This was such a great activity that came in perfect timing for our family. I recently shared how a complete stranger bought our dinner without even telling us before they left. This was a great time to put that lesson into practice. My children all love giving, and they have the sweetest little hearts.

For our random act of kindness we decided that we would pay for the persons order in the car behind us at the Starbucks drive-thru. My kids thought that it was the greatest thing. They giggled and snickered in the back seat as we told them what we were doing. This teaches our children to give with a cheerful and happy heart.

I love that Mystery of History is bringing these opportunities into our homeschool. It is such a great way to get the lessons ingrained in their hearts.

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Timeline for Mystery of History

With December being such a busy month, we haven’t been doing our full agenda. I like to use the month of December to get caught up on any loose ends we may have before starting the new semester.

We have been working on our timeline from History Through the Ages. You can find those in the Bright Ideas Press Store. This is a great resource. All you have to do is cut out the pieces. We chose to leave ours black and white, but you could have your children color them for an added activity.

I have seen many who choose to make a big board to keep their timeline on. I personally didn’t want to have to pull something out each time we were working on our history. I had  section of wall that was blank that I used. When we moved into our new house we repainted all the rooms. So, we had a huge roll of this lime green painters tape left over. Since the color matched my Seuss school room perfectly I decided to just use that to make our timeline.

I am sure we will tweek it here are there, but over all I am happy with it. We can add to it as we need more space, plus it won’t ruin my paint if we decide to take it down.

How are you utilizing the timeline activity with your history this year?

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Mystery of History ~Early Egypt

Today I am over at Bright Ideas Press sharing our project for Mystery of History’s lesson on Early Egypt. My children had a fantastic time with this one. This time we added a great pyramid kit that I found through Amazon. Click on over to see all the details from our Early Egypt experience.

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