When our family, along with our homeschool co-op learned about the first English settlement at Jamestown, we decided to build the settlement out of pretzels and cereal.
I had seen so many construction paper or card stock paper patterns to build Jamestown, but I thought, “What if we just put something together with food and eat it?”
Would you like to see what we did?
I will take you step by step through our process.
But first: true confessions. Our fort walls looked awesome but they didn’t stand up on their own. Next time, Laura and I decided that we will bake a dense cake to stick the fort walls into.
Aside from that, everything was perfect. We had such a great time building the buildings and the fort. And everything tasted delicious afterward!
We used pretzel sticks to make the log buildings, pretzel logs to make the walls, cheese crackers for windows and doors, and frosted mini-wheats for the ceilings. We used royal icing for glue, making everything edible.
Ready to go on a whirlwind tour of the construction of our edible Jamestown fort?
Here we go.
Remember that history can we fun! We certainly experienced that fun making our edible Jamestown fort.
I hope you enjoyed our project. Even more, I hope it inspires you to add creativity to your history course. After all, history is fun!
Would you like some resources to learn American history the fun way?
We created all these resources in the middle of our own homeschool adventure!
Learn About American History Through Art
From the Age of Exploration to Recent Times, this kid-friendly and teen-friendly art appreciation course brings historical events and people to life! We have chosen artists who have been enjoyed for decades and centuries by Americans from all walks of life. Some of these artists painted portraits of famous Americans, others painted historical scenes, a few painted America’s beautiful natural landscapes, and all of them give us a glimpse of American life!
Families Learning Together American History Art Appreciation contains lessons on American artists to go along with any American History curriculum. It was created for all ages to enjoy and explore American paintings together. Purchase Families Learning Together American History Art Appreciation at Amazon. Purchase the E-book at PowerineProd. You can also purchase the E-book at PayHip and TeachersPayTeachers. Learn more HERE!
Learn About American History In The Kitchen
We love to learn in the kitchen! It’s so fun to learn about different time periods in American History and then eat what they ate. We’ve adapted historical recipes to make them easy to fix in your own kitchen. Let your chefs learn history the fun way–in the kitchen!
American History Cookbook is jam-packed with historical reading, food information, recipes, menu ideas, and book lists! Purchase American History Cookbook at Amazon. Purchase the E-book at PowerineProd. You can also purchase the E-book at PayHip and TeachersPayTeachers. Learn more HERE!
Learn About American History with A Timeline
The creation of your very own American history timeline will cement dates, people, and events in everyone’s minds and give a bird’s eye view of history to the whole family. Timelines are a great way to add hands-on fun to your history class. In our house, we work on our timelines while we watch an historical movie set in the time period we are working on.
American History Timeline has over 1,000 colorful timeline figures in 2 sizes so you can use the timeline pages in the book or make your own! Purchase American History Timeline at Amazon. Purchase the E-book at PowerineProd. You can also purchase the E-book at PayHip and TeachersPayTeachers. Learn more HERE!
Learn About American History through Literature & Research
I just love the literature in this course–it’s such a fun mix of authors and genres. Enjoy Davy Crocket’s homespun wisdom and Mark Twain’s silliness. And read the book everyone talks about, but no one reads–Uncle Tom’s Cabin–you will love this book! Discover hearts dedicated to the Lord in unexpected places as you get a bird’s eye view of American history along the way.
Students will learn to work with original documents from the Age of Reason, summarize, paraphrase, create a thesis, and walk through the research process step-by-step. Use American Literature & Research, a one-credit high school English course, at home or in a homeschool co-op setting.
American Literature & Research is jam-packed with history, literature, and research/writing that equips students for life! Purchase American Literature & Research at Amazon. Purchase the E-book at PowerineProd. You can also purchase the E-book at PayHip and TeachersPayTeachers. Learn more HERE!
Until next time, Happy Homeschooling!