Last week we had a great study of how the United States Constitution was written. As usual, I previewed the week’s study with the children, by going over their accountability and thinking questions with them before they started the reading assignments. After the preview, my daughter got to work on her Latin, and was elated that some of her new vocabulary was directly related to the week’s study.
Did you know that Constitution is derived from the Latin verb, constituere which means "to set up, decide, determine?" Furthermore, have you considered that delegate comes from the Latin verb deligere which means "choose?" My daughter was elated to find those words. I used them at the beginning of our discussion and my son found that quite fascinating as we plowed into the discussion.
Our movie of the week was one I had picked up at our recent homeschool bookfair, A More Perfect Union. This link will take you to a video clip of the movie. You'll see a bit of blood, but that's about all the blood there is in the two hour movie.