We have been working our way through our history text, Story of the World: Ancient Times. My girls seem to really like the lessons but I worried that we were moving too fast for them and they were not retaining a lot of the knowledge. So we decided to pause our studies and do an in depth research project on our last subject covered, Greece.
I pulled up a few research options on the computer and let the girls pick their own research areas. I did specify that they had to chose 5 areas of ancient Greek life. They chose: Art and architecture, People, Culture, Olympics, and Wars.
While my oldest (9) was doing the majority of the reading and writing my second daughter (7) went through our SOTW handouts and found any that pertained to Greece and their chosen research topics.
Once all the research was done it was time for some fun stuff. I made a simple worksheet for them using a word document. I just did a simple box on the top for their picture and several lines below for their writing.
The girls cut out their SOTW handout figures and got to work pasting, coloring, and writing on their research board.
.I may be a bit biased but I think they did an amazing job!