Civil War on the Prairie

One of the things I love about homeschooling is all the learning opportunities that take place “outside”  the classroom. Having a chance to see history not just read about it ,and I really like when you can kill two birds with one stone. A trip to our local living history museum was planned this year as part of our Native American lessons but with this weekend being civil war days on the prairie I knew it was the perfect time to go.

Each member of this family has our favorite time in history and the civil war just happens to be Papa’s.

Now of course The Little’s can’t grasp exactly what this war really ment to our country but I would be lying if I said Miss Sky had never heard of it.

Besides this is part of the pioneer times and there is so much more to learn then the battle.

Miss Sky got to sing Old Dan Tucker with the confederates and help tan a deer hide. I also forgot to mention Miss Sky got to help spin wool on a real spindle, which was much different from our drop spindle.Yes it was another very exciting day of school.

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2 Responses to “Civil War on the Prairie”

  1. mamaacorn Says:

    We were going to hit Conner Prairie too this past week, but everyone got sick instead. Always next week! It’s one of our favorite places.

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