Saturday, October 11, 2014

Tapestry of Grace Year 4: Week 6: Winning the War and Losing the Peace

This week we concluded our study of World War I, learning about how the war ended on Armistice Day, and Woodrow Wilson's involvement in bringing about the peace terms, as well as the League of Nations.  It was all fascinating for me, because the treaty was signed in the Hall of Mirrors at the Palace of Versailles.  I have visited Versailles and walked through the Hall of Mirrors, and I had no idea at the time of the significance of the room.  I'm thankful that my children will hopefully learn about history and be able to much more deeply appreciate their experiences in the world, should they be blessed to travel as we have been.  We spent one whole morning looking through my scrapbook album of my travels around Europe, including a whole page of the Palace at Versailles.  Fun memories!

We enjoyed another Co-op meeting this week, and we found out about a homeschool event at the Kansas Aviation Museum.  We attended and learned about the science behind gliders, hot air balloons and kits.  The kids also got to build gliders and hot air balloons.  It was really well done and I'm thankful we were able to go!  Kansas has a long and rich history of innovative aircraft and it's neat to get to take advantage of living here and learn about it!

Luke and Kiryn enjoying the flight simulators

Sitting in a real cockpit!

Learning about gliders!

Kiryn testing a balsa wood glider

Luke designing and constructing his own glider after what he learned. 

Finished product.

Kiryn's hot air balloon!

Luke's hot air ballon, filling it with hot air!

The glider competition at the end of the day!  

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