Log In Sign Up

Speaking of learning new things...

Forum: Homeschooling


Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to [email protected].

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To Homeschooling LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
May 21st, 2007, 08:27 PM
MissyPrincessEha's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 11,318
How come I was never taught that "Yankee Doodle" was a song to make fun of the Americans who didn't know how to fight and march like the English who came to help them in the French and Indian War? It was written by an English army doctor. I hated American history! Now, if they had made it real and showed me the funny parts I would have loved it! This doctor taught the Americans this song to help them keep the time when learning to march! Imagine the English when they lost to those same Americans in the American Revolution! I LOVE IT!

Again, when someone tells you that you can't teach your kids....tell them you can not only teach them....but teach them better! I love that my kids isn't trying to cram dates in his head or facts. We had fun today. He swam and bounced around and we went into deep convo on this subject today! What a homeschooling high!!!!!
"I am a midwife. It is not just what I do, it is what I am, and I grow in it."
-Ruth Cobb

Reply With Quote
May 21st, 2007, 08:34 PM
joandsarah77's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 5,547
Love it!

"Cats are keen, cats are great, cats are clean they lick your plate."
Reply With Quote
May 22nd, 2007, 01:27 AM
Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 4,930
Cool thing to learn! That is one thing I loved learning about during homeschool. I LOVE history because we made it fun. We did living history and studied the interesting things about the wars and not just dates. So much more boring that way and yet people wonder why no one remembers them.
Married 7 years to my wonderful Dh

Mommy to 6 year old Emily and 3 year old Lindsey!

Reply With Quote
May 22nd, 2007, 07:14 AM
Butter's Avatar Heather the Mama Duk
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: San Antonio TX
Posts: 28,853
I read a great book with all sorts of things like that in it called That's Not in My American History Book. I love the Yankee Doodle story, though. It's just another one of those situations where those being made fun of chose to make it their own rather than be offended.

~Heather, wife to Jamie (15 years; June 5, 1998) and mom to
Ani - 14 (February 15, 2000), Cameron - 12 (October 3, 2001),
Fritz - 7 (July 11, 2006), and Adrian - 5 (June 19, 2008)
Smaller on the Outside

Reply With Quote

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0