Homeschooling on the Road-Pikes PeakJun 18th, 2009 | By Jessica Parnell | Category: Featured Articles, Homeschooling Road Trip 2009
So, what did we learn today (other than some fascinating history about Pike’s Peak)?
My eight year old learned that we are fearfully and wonderfully made and that when she puts her “I can’t do it” attitude away and puts her mind to it, she can do even those things which seem impossible!
My eleven year old pulled from her science studies this year to remind us that the air at high altitudes is much thinner and contains less oxygen and that it is important to drink a lot of water to combat altitude sickness.
And my 13 year old learned that sometimes we need to listen to the wisdom of the more experienced and put away our stubbornness. This lesson came from the story of a Texas couple who were hiking up the mountain and refused to board the descending train when the conductor warned them that a storm was coming. They were found the next morning frozen to death just a short distance from the top.
No math yet, but we have definitely touched on Science, Social Studies and Language Arts!
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