By Katja Kromann
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My son B is 14.

Starting the new year with a new project - evolution

We are using Story of the World by Susan Wise Bauer for history and some geography and social studies. We started this year with the first book: Ancient Times.

(Medival Times pictured here) Read about the numbers here

Ancient times begins only about as far back as about 7000-10000 years BC. We have been interested in going even farther back.

DH had this graphic on his Facebook page the other day from I f***ing love science. Excuse my language :blush:

B found this chart fascinating.

Then someone on our Homeschooling boards posted the Master Story of the World Netflix movie guide. I checked out the list and thought that a couple of movies would be a great way to start school back up after the long Christmas break, so we saw Walking with Cavemen I & II.

ETA: I just saw a link to a blog with chapter by chapter movies. It looks terrific!

B was glued to the screen.

Unrelated to this, I later asked him if he thought it would be a good idea to start a new longer project and he agreed. I gave him the parameters:
  1. Come up with a theme
  2. Make a topic sentence and an outline
  3. Research to include books from the library, videos, internet
  4. Decide what the product should be: report, pop-up book, poster or...?
  5. Product to include writing and images
  6. Product should include a bibliography
  7. Finish in about 1-2 months at the most.
He then said: I want to write about Evolution. Then he started researching online and found some great stuff on

I printed out the chart for him and he started taking notes in his note book and began his bibliography. We made a folder and marked it "Evolution".

This ties in great with our trip to the Zoological Museum in Copenhagen in September where B got to examine all these ancient types of sculls.

I am now thinking we need to schedule a trip to the Museum of Man in San Diego in the spring as well.

I am already loving this unit study a whole lot!


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