Friday, August 13, 2010

In 1492, Columbus Sailed The Ocean Blue

And in 2010, AH and I were able to explore handcrafted replicas of the Nina and the Pinta in Hudson, Wisconsin!  We drove the half hour to this small river town this morning where these two ships are docked until Monday.   It was almost perfect timing for our history studies!  We will be learning about the age of discovery, Caravels (this type of ship), and Columbus when we begin our "school year" next month.  I couldn't pass up an opportunity to learn hands on and up close, especially considering we live in the middle of the country away from any sort of coast.    More information about these two museum ships can be found on their website
AH finds a map!
On the Pinta
I'm not sure I would be brave enough to cross an unknown ocean on these small ships!
They are looking for crew members for the last few weeks of their tour this year. I did ask AH if he would be interested in signing up, but he just looked at me like I was crazy.  What an adventure in learning that would be!


jonnia said...

I hope to see these this fall when they are a closer to me. So excited myself! I hope the kiddo enjoys as well!

Jóhanna said...

You are so creative in your homeschooling. I love to read about your adventures.

Ps. ég færði bloggið mitt :)

Grace said...

How fun! I'd love to be able to take my children to see this.