We all had so much fun learning about the Victorian Era that we decided to have a Victorian Christmas Party as our end of unit celebration for TOG! Speedy's ongoing project was the food portion of that time period so he made most of the food that day! Upon learning everything they ate, we opted to create a more "simplified" and do-able menu (we weren't up for trying ox tail soup or oysters)! For our menu we had roast chicken, wasail punch, a variety of cheeses with crackers, mashed potatoes (I don't think this was Victorian but it went well with what we were eating), cranberry sauce, yule log for dessert, and several samplings of coffee. Everything was delicious! Along with Speedy learning about the menus and recipes, he also learned that they set their tables in an elaborate manner where many of us kept asking "which fork do I use for this"!
We also dressed as Victorian as we could get! The kids wore their hats that they made, Speedy had his cane he made, and then I had each of them read a part of the Christmas Carol outloud.
We have been learning more about the Victorian time period through these past few weeks so it has been a lot of fun especially being able to tie some things into Christmas time. We've been working on A Victorian Christmas with the crafts, projects, recipes, movies, and readings that we've been doing. The kids are starting to get things wrapped up for our Victorian Christmas party that we'll be having this week!
In addition to all our studies, we were able to tour a recreation of a Victorian Village! It was neat to see all the buildings that comprised the village and to learn about their different crafts and trades. At one point we were in a ribbon/fabric shop which reminded me of the movie Little Women!
A friend of ours also happened to come across this amazing Edwardian online Christmas Advent calendar! I decided to go ahead and purchase it since it closely fits in with our Victorian studies! So far it is pretty neat! The only complaint I have is that I wish there were more interactive activities (there are some but so far it seems to be 1 per every 3-4 video scenes). We are enjoying it though and can't wait to see what they have available next year as their advent calendar!
We completed week 13 last week of TOG and begun our Victorian Era. We plan on having a Victorian Christmas party at the end of the unit. For now we are just cruising along with the readings from TOG and I have been adding extra Victorian Era stuff. We have been making crafts and working on projects using A Victorian Christmas. Goosey made Jam Biscuits using the recipe from Samantha, the American Girl Doll Cook Book.
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Curriculum we are Using...
Rosey-17 year old
-Sonlight British Literature
-Math U See Pre-Calc
Goosey-14 year old
-Tapestry of Grace Year 1
-Math U See Geometry
-Bible Road Trip Year 2