Week in Review - HOD MtMM Unit 31

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

We are nearing the finish line of our school year. I have loved working toward modern day history with Aedan. I feel like we have both learned so much. The one thing I have loved most about this year is that we have focused not only on the events of modern history, but of how God's people rose to the occasion often facing death with a bravery that only He can give.

My boys always love when our history projects involve sweet treats. This week we read more about the USSR and how it invaded Czechoslovakia.
Our history project was to make Czechoslovakian cookies which is a strawberry layered cookie. Quite delish. My husband told me we need to save this recipe and make it again.

Archbishop Janani Luwum - Martyred in Uganda - 1922 -1977)

Luwum was martyred in Uganda by Idi Amin because he was standing up to the injustice under that regime.

Munich Massacre - 1972 Olympics - September 5, 1972

We read about Muammar Gaddafi and the terrorist groups he supported that were responsible for the Munich Massacre.

Aedan designed an Olympic stamp (with a silly running man.)

Indira Gandhi - Prime Minister of India - 1966-1977, 1980-1984
Can you tell we might be losing steam?

Aedan wrote about Indira Gandhi's impact on India (and apparently he can draw India.)

We read some of her quotes. His favorite was "You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist."

We labeled this picture that showed the Russian leaders from Ivan the Terrible to Yeltsin. It's cool to see them in a row like this since we have studied these all throughout the years.

Aedan read about Ronald Reagan. I asked him who has been his favorite president to learn about so far, and Regan made the top of the list.

This week Aedan drew insects in his nature journal.

Our poem was "To a Butterfly" by William Wordsworth. Of course I love that he chose to draw a Monarch!

I've been playing around with how I feel about Bible study for next year, and I pulled Bible Study Guide for All Ages off of the shelf.  For the rest of the year we are going be using this to read through Joshua. We used this curriculum in our early days, and I forgot how much I love it. There's something about just reading straight through the Bible and letting it speak for itself, and of course Joshua is such an inspirational man to study.


  1. I have been looking for a good Bible study guide, and I had seen the Bible study guide for all ages mentioned before ( maybe by you!). I need to check it out!

    At least he didn't leave the box empty ha ha ��

    1. I really do like Bible Study for All Ages. It gives us a systematic way to work through the bible :)


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