Tuesday 28 April 2020

Project 132: Black Beauty

After a week with excessive amounts of screen time, we returned to the more sedate pace of the written word, with a project on Anna Sewell's Black Beauty. 

Unsurprisingly, much of the week was taken up with the actual reading of the book as at 288 pages it  was at the limit of what could be comfortably read in a week with a 7 year old and a 5 year old. The children enjoyed the story, and it's also one that sparks a lot of other conversations, from Sunday trading and animal rights to the Crimean war and the early days of film.

They also explored some famous paintings of horses with the highly recommended Old Masters Rock, did some Black Beauty differentiated reading on Twinkl, and painted their own pictures of horses.
Solomon (top) and Monica's (bottom) horses
Finally we finished the week with watching one of the film versions versions of the story, opting for the 1994 version:

Next week's project: The United Kingdom.

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