15 October, 2010

Character Study

Kids know all about cartoon characters these days. But what about historical characters? Many of them are just as colorful (wink, wink). The Learning Together activity this week is a Character Study. Choose a character in history to study with your child. Get some books about him/her at the library. Do some internet searches on that person. Find a good quality photograph or painting of that person. Your child can draw that character. Write about that character. Illustrate a cartoon about that character. Your child can even dress up like that character. (Last minute Halloween costume, anyone?) A homeschool group that I know of meets in a local library for a "character party" in which all of the party-goers are dressed like historical figures. Try it. Learning about history can be a really fun past-time. (wink, wink)

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