Summer craziness and busyness started this week. E is teaching at junior color guard camp. Z is in VBS, B’s working for camp money, J’s been promised a movie at the theater. And all of us start the local library’s summer reading program which this week includes a water/comedy/magic show. Not to mention, we still have our tutoring/babysitting job twice a week. With so much happening with just life, I had thought that we wouldn’t have any “school” this week. But…
In my homeschooling journal I found a note from back in February that said to check bookmarks for “superstition” for summer school lessons for the week of 6/9 – 6/13.
I’m wowed by the resources and links I had saved up for this week. Surely we’ll have time to learn about superstitions because this stuff is INTERESTING! Below are the sites I had bookmarked in case you can make time for a little superstition too.
Article from Kid Culture, Superstitions Around the World , http://kidculture.org/2011/10/28/superstitions-around-the-world/
Origins and history of superstitions from Britannica Kids http://kids.britannica.com/comptons/article-9277965/superstition
Origins of common superstitions explained at Live Science http://www.livescience.com/33507-origins-of-superstitions.html
Behavioral psychology in regards to superstitions discussed from Kids Net Encyclopedia http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/su/Superstition
20 +free superstition worksheets from Busy Teacher (you’ll need an account, but it’s easy to set up) http://busyteacher.org/classroom_activities-vocabulary/superstitions-worksheets/
Superstition origins video from Mental Floss (this one’s for the older kids and me) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFyDUaSi-5w
To keep this study in the right perspective we’ll include 1 Timothy 4:7 with this study. “ People tell silly stories that don’t agree with God’s truth. Don’t follow what these stories teach. But teach yourself to be devoted to God.”
And finally some music, which my kids will consider ancient history, but saying such a thing may bring them some bad luck!