Sunday, May 25, 2008

Homeschool Hi-Light Meme - Scarlet Pimpernel

Join in every Monday for the Homeschool Highlight Meme.

Write a post about a highlight from your past week of home learning. Here are some ideas: an accomplishment, an event or outing, a fun learning experience, a new educational product your family enjoys, an unexpected teachable moment. You can also use the Homeschool Hi-Lights graphic, if you want to.

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Normally, the Homeschool Hi-Lights Meme will be available with a Mr. Linky at 11:00 pm (eastern time) on Sunday.

My Homeschool Hi-Light - The Scarlet Pimpernel

This past week, my son and I listened to The Scarlet Pimpernel at LibroVox. They have many classical audio books available for free. We listened as the Scarlet Pimpernel, and his group, rescued aristocrats during the Reign of Terror after the French Revolution. I had not realized how much I was going to learn about this time period. The reader did a wonderful job with the English and French accents. Listening to the Scarlet Pimpernel was definitely a homeschool hi-light this week.

Listening to this story motivated us to read and learn more about The French Revolution online. We also watched some Online Travel Videos about France. I wonder if there is a chance that I could interest him in listening to A Tale of Two Cities next. That may be pushing it.

I really enjoy hanging out with my 14 year old son. We also enjoy watching History and Science TV shows together. There are only 3 more years until he goes off to college. (boo hoo.)


Anonymous said...

Wow, time sure flies! It's great to make memories with the kids, reading or listening to books together. Our highlight was finishing school this past week.

Danielle Says Hello said...

I just could not wrap my brain around the events of this past went by like a speeding train!!!! I will take notes this week so I can participate next week - although it may be on Tuesdays. Is it okay to post a day late???

Jen said...

The highlight from this past week was our field trip yesterday to a living history museum. There were all kinds of activities. Visit my blog for a full detail.

Andrea said...

Don't you love Librivox? "The Scarlet Pimpernel" is a favorite book of mine too! I tried to get the kids to listen to an audio book of "A Tale of Two Cities," but it didn't go over well - maybe they're a bit too young to appreciate it. :-)