Friday, November 11, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up (World War II: Pearl Harbor to Hiroshima)

WWII Planes
WWII Planes
Our study of World War II continues this week with a look at the bombing of Pearl Harbor, life in Japan and how the war affected the US workforce.










Some of the week's reading:

Selected reading about WWII
Selected reading about WWII

In addition, we took in a video documentary on Pearl Harbor and more of Vision Forum's D-Day and the Provision of God.

Finally, we worked on our Modern American History lapbook!  It was actually better that we didn't do each little bit at a time.  The boys had a much better overview of the flow of the war and were able to understand and write more information about what they had learned over the past weeks.

WWII Elements for lapbook
WWII Elements for lapbook

WWII Elements for lapbook
These were added to the Modern American History lapbook

The Holocaust
The Holocaust 

WWII Elements for lapbook
More elements for WWII

WWII Elements for lapbook
Causes and Results WWII

Work continues on the USS Arizona as well.....

USS Arizona
USS Arizona



As for my daughter, we read books 3 and 4 of Molly and worked on her lapbook too!

American Girl Molly
American Girl Molly

Elements for Molly's lapbook
Elements for Molly's lapbook


In spite of the neighborhood cats, I'm happy to say that the Victory Garden is coming along.

Victory Garden
Victory Garden

Victory Garden


Last weekend my daughter and I were out and about and wandered into our local pet store.  It was adoption weekend, so, we went to take a look.  Among the kitties, puppies, bunnies and hamsters was a Dumpy Frog and a tarantula.  Now, I could have been the coolest Mom on the block had I taken the tarantula home.  While I liked the tarantula, IN its' cage, I remembered the many times that our pets escaped....so, with that we choose the Dumpy Frog.

Blue Dumpy Frog
Blue Dumpy Frog

This is Button.  Isn't he cute?

Join us next week as we officially wrap up World War II!

1 comment:

  1. He is cute.

    And we had a pet tarantula for quite awhile. He was a really cool pet, I must say. Fascinating.

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