Category Archives: Ancient Civilizations

George Washington Carver


I like to add literature into our curriculum as much as possible, and my daughter, book-lover that she is, has no objection. Biographies can be a strong supplement to any subject, including math and science. Since we are studying botany this term, we read about George Washington Carver’s struggles to obtain an education in a time when most African Americans were still working on their former slave master’s land. After explaining that this George Washington is a different one, lol, we discovered his many contributions¬† to the field of science and agriculture and thus discovered just how relevant the field of¬† botany is. My daughter has a new found appreciation for the study of plants, InshaALLAH.

We used a lapbook purchased from Currclick for this project. We left out the pages that had bible verses and so on….I finally took the time to learn how to alter lapbook templates to add Quran instead of bible verses and I may do that in the near future, InshaALLAH.

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Finishing Mesopotamia and Explode the Code 1/1/2

AlhamduLILLAH we have finally finished our work on Mesopotamia. It was really dragging out. I purchased the Ancient Civilizations History Pocket to supplement our lessons and my daughter seemed to like it. This was the first time that I used something like this but I think it was worthwhile. It gave her some nice visuals to work with instead of just hearing me talk or reading from the book and trying to picture everything. The history pocket comes with several activities including definitions, mini-projects and a little pop-up activity. All of this is being added to her binder. (more…)

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New Mini Bulletin Board, Notebooking

I quickly set up a bulletin board so that we could appreciate the heroes who helped shape Islam along the way. I of course, have been inspired by the recent course that I took and feel this is a nice additiion to the homeschool. It’s nothing fancy for now, but this is our “HEROES” cork board:

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