Note to self:
Allow LOTS of time for discussion in history!!!!!!!!!!
Not sure if this will be the case for every topic, but we could NOT stop talking about the Transcontinental Railroad today!!
And you know, looking back on it now, I don’t think we ever reached our objective-to learn about the impact on our country at that time. Nope. We got carried away with how workers were treated and how they built it from both sides of the country to meet in Utah.
How did they secure the gold and silver spikes at the meeting point so they wouldn’t get stolen?
What did the 2 locomotives do after they traveled and met in Utah?
We had so many question (that’s a good thing), and had so many ideas and opinions (that’s a good thing) that our history time was up before we knew it.
So we will see if this proves true with each topic in history this year or if they just became fascinated with this one!! 🙂