12 August, 2008

Wissenswertes ueber die Roemer

We just had one of those "aha!" moments that every homeschooling parent dreams of!

I'm doing workbooks with the boys everyday- B is working on English spelling / grammer, and S on German. Coincidentally S's chapter this week focuses on the ancient Romans, which fits right in with many of the sights we saw in Nimes yesterday.

Today's lesson is about aquaducts, and includes a large picture of the one at Pont du Gard! He was so thrilled!

This afternoon we're off to go see the real thing with our very own eyes! I love it!

8 comments:

anno said...

Serendipity ... yes! That's what we live for!

Goofball said...

did you dare to walk on top? or is that no longer allowed? I never dared to really go on top of the aquaduct (inside the upper level yes, but people walk on top of it as well. yikes)

Betsy said...

We walked ovver it and around it, but the top was reserved for a museum tour that we didn't take. I'm not sure I would have enjoyed it eitherN goofball, because itKs so high and I'm afraid if heights! (Unlike the lunatics who were diving off the surrounding rocks 10 meters down into the river!!)

Really enjoyed the outing! The Pont du Gard is apparently on UNESCO's world heritage list and it's so impressive to see it up close!

Goofball said...

yeah I know...I sat there on the beach in 94 for 10 days (we were on camp in Castillon du Gard, part of Remoulins). Some of the other kids were crazy enough to do some stunts as well. I only had my front teeth knocked out in a stupid game accident :p . Remoulin has a good dentist by the way.

Jenn in Holland said...

That is fantastic! I love a real life example in a lesson plan!!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

There's nothing finer than when that happens. I still remember C reading The Diary of Anne Frank, finishing it on the airplane to Amsterdam and our being the first in line the next morning. It was amazing.

Betsy said...

Ok, goofball, now you've got me dying of curiosty! What happened to your teeth??!!!

I'm picturing Jeaux de boules gone wrong! A stray shell in your escargo?! Did some Dutch family back over you with their trailer?!

Goofball said...

http://goofballsworld.blogspot.com/2007/08/i-hav-lissle-pwoblem.html

this should sooth your curiosity. Your suggestions make me laugh though, you have a good imagination :p