About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!



  • Archive: ‘History’



    WW1, Albert Einstein, and Europe

    Friday, January 19th, 2018

    I like to link my science, history, geography, handwriting, and soon grammar by timeline.

    What this means is that I look for scientific discoveries that go with the time period we are studying for history.

    In this case we were in the early 1900’s.

    So World War 1(history), Albert Einstein(science), and Europe(geography).

    The boys write sentences of poetry that were written during that time, something from one of their history books, or they write reports on what they are learning.

    I am going to be trying out Brave Writer for handwriting and grammar when we study WW2 next month.

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    Sometimes they use our Draw and Write through History book for handwriting.

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    I am really liking these workbooks for an overview.

    I bought the same kind for our study of World War 2 also.

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    Sometimes they just answer questions about the paragraphs they just read but my favorite thing is when they ask for their opinions.

    I like reading what my 11 & 9yr olds thoughts about war are.

    Definitely something I plan on keeping and looking back on.


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    These book above are the ones I own for WW1.

    I bought the Flying Aces of World War 1 for the study but owned the others already.

    I also bought a few ebooks.

    Spies of World War 1, One of Ours, and Sergeant York.

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    I included many books about animals for my second oldest.

    He really likes animals.


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    I read the really easy picture books out loud to my three youngest.

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    It was actually pretty difficult to find recourse on the Red Baron.

    I thought that was odd considering it is the RED BARON.

    Ha

    Thankfully our library had a few things the boys could use though.

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    Warning; Silver Threads will make you cry…

    It was a beautiful but sad book that shows a side of the war not talked about often.

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    I used Robert Frost for the boys copywork and to make the girls handwriting practice pages.

    I thought I would use the World War 1 Speeches book also but did not end up liking it very much.

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    I always include some historical fiction in our study.

    My oldest seems to read more of these then my second oldest though.

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    We have been learning about a president to go with each time period.

    These “Getting to Know the US Presidents” books have been an awesome way to learn about the presidents.

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    These books like “World War 1 for kids” have great activities.

    At this point I am not able to pick them out and set them up though.

    I keep getting them and pushing the boys to do a project each week but they don’t always choose it from these books.

    Maybe one day I will be able to do more projects with the kids again.

    They do read the information in them though.

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    I did get the Albert Einstein for Kids book and we did several of those activities.

    Like making towers with a deck of cards and finding magnets around the house using a compass.

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    My boys poured over these Usborne books.

    They are great reference books.


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    I like the “I am” series for my younger three.

    It gives a little bit of information that is easy to understand.

    I have really been liking books made into movies like “On a beam of light(the link is just for the book)” also.

    Sometimes it is really nice to put a movie in on a drive somewhere and cover more of what we are learning.

    And for some reason some of my kids will listen to a book being read on a movie more than if I read in real life.

    Ha


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    As always my kids really like to listen to the Magic Tree House books.

    This one was on Florence Nightingale.

    Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park ~Prairie Grove, AR

    Monday, December 11th, 2017

    While at Devil’s Den State Park, I picked up some brochures on other state parks nearby.

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    I had wanted to go to the Prairie Grove Battlefield for a little while so I was happy it was pretty close to where we were staying.

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    The museum was small but had a lot of hands-on and interactive displays!

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    The battle of Prairie Grove was a large Civil War battle and would be a perfect stop if you are studying that era or just find that time interesting.

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    When you touched a cannon ball(what my oldest daughter is doing) it would show you a animation of how far it would shoot.

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    My oldest liked looking at all the different weapons.

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    Little bit trying to lift a cannonball!

    She did not succeed…

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    The grounds were so pretty!

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    So many old buildings!

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    There is a 1 mile walking tour but also a driving tour!

    We did both and it was an easy way to learn some interesting history.

    And really sad history.

    Be prepared that it does talk about the ground being soaked in blood and other facts like that.

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    The first part of the walk was my favorite.

    Lots of beautiful historic buildings to see and give the kids a glimpse of what it was like back then.

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    It looks so peaceful.

    Such a contrast to what it must have looked like during the battle.

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    I can’t help but think of the families who lost everything just because their house ended up being in the middle of a battle.

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    They find the Osage Orange’s so interesting.

    I can’t blame them so do I!

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    I really like to visit these kinds of places when they have reenactments going or other historical events.

    If you are planning a trip just to see it, go to their website first and see if they have anything coming up.

    It really helps history come to life!

    Parkin Archeological State Park~Parkin, AR

    Thursday, June 1st, 2017

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    I was not sure if this place would be a hit or not but then they showed us the weapons…

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    They showed an educational video and let you play with the weapons at the end.

    Smart move.

    Bribery is always wise.

    Ha

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    This was the spot of a huge American Indian Village that they think was visited by Hernando de Soto in 1541.

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    Brave move giving all of my kids weapons.

    I stayed back to “document” better.

    Or to not get maimed…

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    My kids with blow guns?

    Sure.

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    Wonder Woman in training.

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    I love walking around historic sites and trying to picture what it used to look like.

    The mound is where the chiefs house stood.

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    There is an old school house there from when a mining town was here.

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    Such a fun and interesting stop.

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