This year we have taken a few field trips to:
We do not have photos but we visited McWane Science Center and Civil Rights Institute in Birmingham.
At the National level, Kabir has been placed 2nd. Here’s the pdf with the National History Bee score and ranking. Mrs. Morgan Ricks worked once a week for about 2 months with him. Both of them sat for 2-3 hours and just chatted about history. He enjoyed these chats so much. He worked hard and he has been rewarded. We are so happy for him.
In October, we visited Amory Regional Museum. Amory was a railway town and the Sanitorium has been converted to museum.
Mr. Boyd from Oren Dunn City Museum was our history guide in downtown Tupelo on September 6. We walked with him while he took us back in time. It was enchanting to know how a part of the downtown has changed and yet, some of it hasn’t. Each kid was encouraged to take photos.
Sometimes we happen to be walking on a path that leads us to certain destination without realizing. That’s exactly what happened to us.
Roan Johnson introduced us to homeschool and Sonlight curriculum which has lot of emphasis on history. Ritu Gupta introduced us to Magic Tree House series when Kabir turned 4. Hence, Kabir started getting a strong foundation in both US and World history. Then, we found out about National History Bee during Fall 2016. It’s usually difficult to register for a competition if you homeschool in rural US and are not a member of a big homeschool association and local public schools are not willing to help you. However, it was super-easy to register for History Bee competition (free for homeschoolers). Kabir took the qualification exam just to have fun without any preparation. He qualified for Regionals! He prepared for it by listening to Story of the World Vol. 1-4, doing some past History Bee Q&A and learning US and World history at Khan Academy. While preparing he had fun making paper cranes. He really enjoyed!