Trying to remember the stories of each of his six wives can be a daunting task, but this history program has a great project idea for recalling these ladies.
Emilia really enjoyed the process of making this game/memory box and she loved quizzing her dad and I.
|Her outfit and hair have nothing to do with this lesson. She just wanted to be this for the day...|
I almost skipped a project for this lesson because it was a rather long lesson by itself and we all know that projects take time and make messes. I am so glad that I didn't skip it. By making this box with the fact cards inside, I'm quite certain she has retained much more than she ever would have if we had only read the text and discussed it.
|FYI: #1: Divorced #2: Beheaded #3: Died giving birth #4: Divorced #5: Beheaded #6: Outlived Henry (Whew!)|
I'm keeping this box out on the counter as a reminder of the excitement she had while doing this lesson. Because, although the book itself really is an interesting read, there's just something about creating that helps the brain make connections.
And there's just something that kids enjoy about making messes. :)