One part of the event, that really captured the interest of my oldest son, was the "witch hunt." We were given a sheet describing some of history's most feared and fabled peoples. We were on the lookout, among other homeschoolers and parents; for witches, vampires, werewolves, and people possessed by the devil. The boys kept lookout for folks with green eyes and red hair (witches), holes in their clothes and aggressive behavior (werewolves), or shy people (possessed by the devil). We decided to take Sean to trial for being a werewolf. After attempting, in vain, to defend himself against the accusations, he was found guilty. The cure for being a werewolf and his fate? He was exercised to death! He came home and immediately made a detailed review of our trip through Strange History.
The next Homeschool Day at The Atlanta History Center is probably going to be my youngest's favorite. It's about Thanksgiving Traditions. Thanksgiving just happens to be my, 'little bottomless pit's,' favorite holiday. We hope we'll see you there! It's really not to be missed. Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 1 PM to 4 PM. The cost is $8.50, for non-members and parents must also pay. For members, the cost is $6.50 and parents are free. You can find the complete calendar of Homeschool Days, here, on the Atlanta History Center website.
Now, to get your fill of Strange History, check out my resources for The Salem Witchcraft Trials!
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