Today was our homeschool's first field trip. Talk about a thinking "outside of the box" field trip:
the American Girl Store!
BUT- It WAS educational:
Grace is studying American History this year through a unit study course called "Portraits of American Girlhood." It uses 7 fictional characters (7 historical American Girl dolls) to teach about the time periods in American History. Yesterday, she was reading a biography about George Washington and today we went to see the American Girl dolls and to go on their Scavenger Hunt.
Grace had to go around the store reading about the historical girls and collecting clues. Then she had a word puzzle to solve. Upon completion of the puzzles, she received a poster of the girls we are studying!
We love learning "outside the box" and making the world our textbook!