Saturday, September 20, 2014

Learning About the Civil Rights Movement

We study history chronologically and currently we are learning about the civil rights movement. We are listening to the audio version of "Roll of Thunder Hear My Cry" and we watched a movie Disney made a few  years back called "Ruby Bridges." I cried off and on throughout this entire movie because I just cannot fathom all that cruelty and hate.

Here are some other resources we used this week for our civil rights studies.
Ruby Bridges Video 
Martin Luther King, Jr. Bio Page
Rosa Parks Bio Page

We are reading "In Search of the Source" now. It is a captivating book about Wycliffe Bible Translators in Papua New Guinea. This is how you'll often find my children during read aloud time. Kaitlyn will be knitting, Tyler will be lying down on the couch, and Lauren will be coloring. 

We had drum, piano, violin, and swimming lessons again this week and our co-op started this week as well. The children enjoy their time out of the house and hanging out with friends.

I am linking up with Collage Friday with Homegrown Learners again this week. If you need some encouragement and inspiration, this is a great place to visit. 

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