We started school last Tuesday (Sept. 7) but only worked on a few subjects for the five days. One of those subjects was a unit study on 9/11. Up to this point, we had only discussed that day in vague terms. My daughter knew that terrorists have flown planes into the twin towers and pentagon, but she didn't know much more than that. We learned quite a bit about the terrorists, about what happened when the planes hit the towers, about the heroes who died in all four plane crashes, and we talked about the bravery shown by the passengers of Flight 93 that was deliberately flown into the ground, saving an untold number of people. This is hard stuff for a child to learn, but I think it is necessary. We completed the unit today, except for assembling the lapbook that goes with the study, which we'll likely do on Friday. We'll be adding a video to our YouTube channel when we have finished the lapbook.
Tomorrow we will start our "regular" school year, which will include continuation of some curriculum we worked on last school year (including over the summer) and some new curriculum (American History, Spanish to name a few) and a repeat of our science curriculum and bible/history/geo curriculum which we completed a few years ago but that has higher level work for older kids.
Hope you all are having a great year so far!