Yesterday evening, when I was checking my Google Reader for any new postings to the several blogs that I watch, I found this on Consent of the Governed. After watching the video a few times, I decided to post it here on Gooseberry Lane as well, to celebrate the fact that TODAY I will begin teaching my first American Government class for the homeschool group (yikes!). Enjoy the geography lesson.
Inspired by a little-known picture book from the pen of Bethany Tudor, this is a diary, of sorts, where I document some of my thoughts, activities, and ideas as I explore the challenges met by the characters in the story: hard work, the care and nurture of others, housekeeping skills, life changes, charity, community, and cooperation, among others. Like Samuel and Samantha, the ducks in the tale, I struggle and succeed, cope and celebrate, work and play, handling the tasks that come my way. I invite you to join me on my journey.