I’m so glad that your children were part of EHA last week! They learned about airplane dynamics and made a spiraling aircraft, created a corn husk doll in art, strummed the ukulele, and played their first game of Link it!
This week your child will learn about the US Postal system and Benjamin Franklin’s influence on it. They will write a letter to an EHA student in another campus and within the next few weeks receive a letter in the mail. Your child will present on a timeline card, make silhouettes, repeat the ukulele and dance lessons from last week (repetition, especially at first is vital to learning the ukulele), and learn more tricks to the Link it! game.
Please email me with questions or comments to improve the program. Homeschool moms are the most creative resourceful women on the planet and we value your insights.
- Listen to Week 1 and 2 multiple times in your car, or while your child is playing Legos or drawing…. Listening first familiarizes your child with the information they are about to learn and makes the information more exciting because they already have absorbed some of the vocabulary.
- Sometimes, it is difficult to hear each word. That’s ok, just listen to the songs several times and the words will start to become clearer.
- Ask questions: Do you think the Colonists had a right to the Native American’s land? Why were the Indians and French friends? What did George Washington do during this conflict? How would a Great Awakening affect the United Sates today? Remember: EHA is about building the WHOLE CHILD. Discussion with YOU is imperative to critical thinking skills!
EHA Activity Book
- Try to sing each of the Memorize Me! Songs with your child. If your child is reading, ask them to sing the Memorize Me! section as they read the words. You may also consider using the CD to help follow along with the words.
- May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, And fulfill all your purpose. We will rejoice in your salvation, And in the name of our God we will set up our banners! May the Lord fulfill all your petitions. Psalm 20:4-5Discuss this verse with your child. What does it mean in your life? Try to use this verse several times this week.
- First Great Awakening was a time when people from all denominations repented and humbled themselves before God. Discuss the power of speaking truth with your child.
- Link it to Me! again, discuss discuss discuss🙂
- Eden Hope Academy Laboratory — we’ll do this in class. Make sure your children bring their books to class.
- Map: refer to the Map Key for the color placement. This exercise helps your child build comfort with the map of the world.
- Grab those timeline cards and let’s start learning!
- The fist side of the first card should read Week 2 Card 1, 1730’s – 1740’s First Great Awakening
- Watch EHA’s video for this week. See above. Follow along and pause at the end of The First Great Awakening. You may want to read Isaiah 40 with your child.
- Flip the card over and ask your child to tell you one or two thoughts that they remember. Write these for your child in the Describe it! lines or ask your child to jot them down. Even if your child can write but it would be arduous, go ahead and write their thoughts for them. Thinking and writing don’t always go hand in hand and we’re developing thinking skills right now.
- Ask you child to remember two or three links to the First Great Awakening. Preached on horseback is a favorite of my children. Ask him or her which bubble they’d like to use. Write their thought in the bubble.
- Need more information? We’ve blogged about each of our Timeline Cards too! go to our main site, edenhopeacademy.com, click on Cycle 4, type W2C1 (W is for week, add the week number, C is for card, add the card number and you’ll zoom right to the card you need. First Great Awakening, French and Indian War, Catherine the Great
Link it! Challenge
Playing Link it! Challenge at home is a fun way to help your child build relationships between people and events. This week A and I played it as a simple matching game. My 11 year old son likes to play competitively (imagine that).
Little ones: even if your child cannot yet read, use the cards by reading the sections and ask them if they remember it from Memorize Me! CD. Remember, the more you speak the words and suggest links the quicker your child will become an Independent Thinker!
See the chart below for our cards for this week. The cards are on the left and possible links are on the right. If your child thinks of a link not mentioned, have them FB or email it to me, firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll respond with a “I’m an Independent Thinker” badge.