The Tudors! I might be slightly happy about this unit as I'm a little crazy about this era. The children were over the moon when I changed the display board to a Tudor one - I think my history enthusiasm may have rubbed off :)
We've been working steadily through a great book 'Our Island Story' by H.E.Marshall and are now a couple of chapters away from The Wars of the Roses. The book aside, unit-wise we have now covered:
The Danes (Vikings)
Our work is on our timeline and for me it is highly satisfactory for the children to have learnt their history in context, with how each era related to the next. Future units will focus on the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages but for now, studying and absorbing 2000 years worth of British history has been a huge and exciting venture for us all.
Here's some of our Tudor work so far:
The Boy got us started with this brilliant copy of Henry VII's portrait :)
My little history buff, Ballet Girl, has raced through her work, answering questions she has gained through her own study. This makes it all so worth while!
Of course one must write with a feather quill at all times during Tudor lessons :)
We spent some time discussing the Renaissance and the brilliance of Leonardo da Vinci.
Painting the Mona Lisa
A Mona Lisa puzzle for my kinaesthetic Panda Girl
My mini Henry VIII.
Colouring Henry VIII's warships and making Tudor portraits.
The Boy also fitted in some of his beloved cooking