Thursday, August 30, 2012

Lighthouse Learning

At the start of the summer, our family enjoyed a fantastic vacation to the upper peninsula, and among other units of study, we touched on the beauty and history of the beloved Lighthouse. The Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum, on Lake Superior, has a truly amazing restored lighthouse museum, and because we were the only ones there, and my children were sincerely eager to learn, the staff woman took the time to go above and beyond, giving us a small guided tour about the rooms and what the items were used for and what life was like for a lighthouse keeper's family. Adventures through history!

We were also, coincidentally, at home, just completing #8 in our Boxcar Children series, "The Lighthouse Mystery." Great timing!

Here are some excellent links and resources for building your own unit studies on Lighthouses.,1,5,62,63

Lighthouse Crafts for kids

Lighthouses! from The Homeschool Mom

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