These girls, at ages 3 and 6, know more about ancient history and American history than I ever learned in school. Because they love what they are learning, they remember it in a way that I never did since I was taught through reading mind numbing textbooks and listening to boring lectures while taking copious amounts of notes. I love that through homeschooling we have the freedom to teach history in a way that enables the girls to love and understand this subject at their very young ages.
To further our study and their love of history, we recently took the girls to a Civil War reenactment. They watched a man make soap, learned how to spin wool, and watched a lady sew on with an antique sewing machine.
We watched a Civil War skirmish, but we didn't stay for long because the cannon fire was VERY loud, and it made E(3) feel nervous and scared.
The girls were thrilled to wear their Victorian dresses made by Cheri at Ashley's Attic to the reenactment, and they received countless compliments on their beautiful dresses.