We’re studying the Middle Ages for the next two years at our co-op, and we’re using Story of the World. We’ve decided to break down each of the books into two years, so we can do a lot of the projects that go with it. There are over 40 chapters, so it works well to evenly divide it between 2 years of study.
We’re on chapter 2, and using the SOTW Activity guide, we made Celtic cloaks yesterday. I made copies of the brooch and had the kids color and cut them out. Then, I had them glue the brooch to a piece of cardstock to make it sturdier and cut that out as well. They flipped it over and taped a (very) large safety pin to the back. Each child was asked to bring in 1 yard of plain fabric. Most brought neutral colors, but Mary brought in hot-pink (and that’s perfectly fine, because if she were Celtic, she would have invented hot pink and glitter). My fabulous class-helper, Lisa, and I draped the cloths around their shouders and pinned the brooch in place. It was so fun, because we were saying things like, “Arise, and become a warrior today!” The kids got a kick out of that. 😉
I asked them to pose with their best warrior-strength look, and this is what I got. Homeschoolers! 🙂