Creating an Illustrated Dictionary

Last week, I shared a little bit about my younger children’s current novel study.  So, this week, I thought I’d share a little bit from what the older children and I are working on.

We’re studying the novel The Golden Goblet, and we’re using the excellent Study Guide from Progeny Press as a way to guide our way through the novel.  We’ve also been creating an Egyptian notebook as part of our studies of this novel.  In my head, this is the way to cap off an excellent year of history and study with Old Testament and Ancient Egypt.

One of the things that the Progeny Press guide suggested that we do was to go through the book and define (or get approximate definitions for) each of the words that were Egyptian in nature.

We never do anything without a little art, so we decided to create a little illustrated dictionary for the words.  It helps us to see what they are so much more clearly. 🙂  The one below is a sample from Firecracker’s dictionary.

Illustrated Egyptian Dictionary

He and I decided to create our dictionary in order of where we find the terms in the book.  The one below is mine.  I like color, so I’m the only one who actually colored mine.

Creating an Illustrated Dictionary

Rose decided to make full page entries for each word so that she could put hers in alphabetical order.  I’m kind of jealous of her moveable full page entries and skilled drawings.  She thinks she may go back and color some of them or she may not.  She’s leaving that one up in the air for now.

Illustrated Dictionary Entry

Even though they absorbed a lot from the history that we did through Veritas Press, I really feel like doing this novel study is making some of the things that we studied feel so much more concrete for me and them both.

Do you have an art-related post or tutorial that you want to show off?  Why don’t you come pin it on the Virtual Refrigerator?  Every Thursday, I team with Every Bed of Roses, Homeschool Coffee Break, and This Day Has Great Potential to bring you a place for us to share each our children’s artwork and projects to admire and to inspire each other!

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