Wednesday, November 16

King Alfred

This week, our Ambleside history takes us out of Ancient Rome and up to the North Sea.  Froggy got to meet King Alfred and the Beggar and the British Royal Family.  Since we are not reading Our Island Story, this is her first encounter with the Royal Family. 

Froggy of course loved the story. She acted out her narration with full theatrical gusto playing the beggar, Alfred and the voice in the dream.  She understood the story as a story but totally missed any connection to history.  So we went and looked at the map.  We checked out Denmark and England and the North Sea.  We traced the path of characters as the story progress is and then I read her the brief biography of Kign Alfred the Great from here.

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