Our Reasons for Home Education:

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Although he was achieving good results, he wasn't reaching his full potential because his love for learning had been destroyed & hence his grades were steadily declining.

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Completely failed by the system, he hated school, was always tired & homework time was a major frustration for both of us. He was severely frustrated & quickly heading to become yet another ADHD statistic.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Military History Museum & Zoo Field Trip

Yesterday I took the boys to join a group of homeschoolers at the SA National Museum of Military History in Johannesburg.

Mr Patterson’s one & half hour tour covered a run-down on the following aircraft:

  • Focke-Wulf
  • Messerschmitt
  • Flugabwehrkanone 37
  • M06/12 Field Gun
  • Panzerabwehrkanone (PAK) 38
  • Scout experimental 5a (SE5a)
  • Armstrong Siddeley Puma 230
  • A4 ground-to-grund missile
  • Breech-loading 6-inch Mark XIX Gun
  • Molch Submarine
  • T-34/85 Medium Tank
  • PT-76 Model 2
  • M41C Sherman "Firefly"
  • G6 Self-propelled gun Howitzer
  • Carro Leggero 3/35
  • Sa reconnaissance car Mark
  • DSpecial demolision aerial bomb
  • Dora German X0cm K (E) Railway gun
  • Supermarine spitfire F viii

There is so much history at the museum, we could easily do another tour, covering a different topic for example World War I or II at a later occasion.

After our tour at the Military Museum, we visited the Zoo where we roamed around for 3 more hours before heading back home.