Story of the World, Vol. 1, Chapter 42

Chapter 42 is the last chapter in the Story of the World volume 1. It deals with the end of Rome.

The map gives the children a chance to identify continents and countries.

We made a Roman emperor scepter for our craft or activity. I knew we had all the materials around the house, so I did not need to improvise or buy anything new.

Scepter Craft

Recycled dowel and old tennis ball, getting ready to find new life together as a scepter

I can’t believe we’ve done it! We have finally finished it… I don’t know if it would have taken me less time had I not been blogging about it. Sometimes blogging about each chapter slowed me down, but other times it motivated me to work with them through some of the activities (besides coloring and map work). 

Scepter craft

Spray painting outside

But here we are, done with it, and the kids love history. They ask for it if we skip it for a week so we can catch up on other subjects or during the first week of the summer break.

Scepter craft

Once dry on one side, we spray painted the other side.

Once we finished this volume, the next day they were excited about starting the Middle Ages. They asked for it. I had to drop other goals for the day to copy their map and coloring pages from the first chapter in the second volume of the Story of the World. Pretty soon, I will start blogging about it. Or not. I have not decided yet if I want to blog about the second volume. I feel tempted to just teach it, enjoy it, and see how it goes. Faster or slower? What do you think? Should I continue to share about our history learning?

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