Henry VIII and His Poor Wives

We just finished learning about the awful fates of most of Henry the Eighth's wives in The Mystery of History.

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.  :)


Kate @ Bliss and That said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

How fun!! I'm so excited to dive into MOH next year! (Already decided months ago to use it and am wondering if I should start now in the middle of the year!?!? We are just using our Bible reader as a chronological history now after dropping My Father's World...)

Again, I wish we lived closer!! I would love for the girls to be able to hang out together! Bella talks about wanting to live in Japan (who knows where that came from!!) and would LOVE to dress up with Emilia! :) She needs more girl time with all her brothers too... ;)

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Yay! :) I really think you'll like MOH! I'd start. It's a great read. Were you not happy with MFW?

I know, I think our girls would enjoy each other. That's funny that they are both "into" Japan right now! Yeah, she dressed like this all day long and even had me make rice for lunch, which she ate with chopsticks. :)

Kate @ Bliss and That said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

It's not that I wasn't "happy" with MFW, it just wasn't the right fit for us now. We did K with Bella last year and it was great with just teaching her. This year with teaching two children and them supposed to each have their own separate program with MFW, it was just too much for me. I was left feeling quite defeated after the first week or two. I wanted something I could teach to them together (since they're close in age as yours are...) other than their math, phonics, etc. I've really started to figure things out a bit more with curriculum my second year teaching. While MFW appealed to me as a brand new HS teacher last year as a "package" curriculum, I love the idea of mixing and matching what's right for us at a certain time/year and teaching history, science, Bible, art, etc together. Looking at your curriculum and your older posts, I can't believe how very, very similar our present curriculum (and what I'm looking at!) is soooo similar!! Again, we live too far apart... ;) Sorry for the book... Off to show Bella Emilia's Japanese picture. :)

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

That sounds similar to how I started as well. I did mostly Sonlight stuff our first year and then branched off from there. I enjoy changing things up - keeps it interesting.

I can't wait until you start posting again on your blog - I'd love to see what you guys are up to! :)

And I think your hubby needs to get transferred to MI. ;)

Are you on Facebook? We could keep in touch there or through email - Send me an email at limberlostrental1 at yahoo dot com and I can give you more contact info. :)

Sarah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hey. This sounds all too familiar from British Literature 1. ;) I remember having to learn all of these! It wasn't fun in college; props to her. :)

Heidi said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sarah, It's really a shame when such interesting (and heart wrenching) history is watered down to textbook statements void of feeling. Henry's life was not boring! It may have been "bad", but definitely not boring! Sorry your class portrayed it in such a way...

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