Home schoolers learn history by hands-on project

Medieval and renaissance history came to life Thursday in Mounds State Park for nearly 40 home-schooled children during the sixth annual living history party.

Home School United, a coalition of home schoolers working together, picks a period of history each year and lets students research it, make costumes, food and games to share with others at the annual event.

‘It’s like an independent learning experience,’ said Crystal McMahan, the president of the group and mother of two home-schooled children. ‘Then we all come together and tie it up.’

Each family decides after doing the research what area they will contribute to for the event, she said. This year some chose the games, the village market and most of the mothers contributed to the food using recipes from the Renaissance period. Read more…

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