One portion of homeschooling that is not that hard to teach really. Since Disney does such a great job at their attention to detail , every building has the correct architecture to go with it. This is probably the only place on Earth where you can see such a vast selection of architecture in one place. From the Eiffel Tower in France at Epcot to Cinderella’s Castle in Magic Kingdom to Chinese Theater in Hollywood Studios to the Asian temples at Animal Kingdom, there is always a new piece of architecture to look at and study.
As you can see above, everywhere you turn there is architecture to analyze. For us, architecture is an art credit. It also blends in seamlessly with our world studies, literature, and nature . While we read and study those subjects, we look for and find how the architecture fits in to what we are studying. Now, there are times when we aren’t studying something in history but the architectures catches our eye. On those occasions, we head for our architecture books to learn more about it.
- From Mud Huts to Skyscrapers
- The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond
- 13 Buildings Children Should Know
- Architecture According to Pigeons
Now, these books are left out all the time in our home. The children peruse and read them at their leisure. If something caught their eye then they are encouraged to find out more about it from the internet and these books. They sketch these buildings in their journals or take pictures of them to print and paste in there. I allow all pictures for Logan because with his fine motor difficulties ,he would never sketch in his journal plus it works his photography skills. In their journals goes where it is found in Walt Disney World, where it is actually found in the world along with who the architect was if known. This is done on a regular basis although there is no actual timeline to it.
Day 1 : Overview
Day 2 : Haunted Mansion
Day 3 : Literature Selections
Day 4 : Nature Studies
Day 5 : Flower and Garden Festival
Day 6 : American History
Day 7 : Youth in Education Series
Day 9 : Kingdom Keepers
Day 10 : Magical Mouse Schoolhouse
Day 11 : Spaceship Earth
Day 12 : Photography
Day 13: Food and Wine Festival
Day 14 : Tom Sawyer Island
Day 15 : Sorcerors of the Magic Kingdom
Day 16 : Pirates of the Caribbean
Day 17 : Trains
Day 18 : World Studies
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