Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Jamestown 400 Contest

Every since we received the 2007 Vision Forum Catalog in the mail, all the children have been poring over it. There are clues found throughout the catalog that eventually lead to the discovery of buried treasure in Jamestown, VA.

It has turned out to be much more serious than just a simple children’s game. I am currently trying to put together many letters to try and find a clue to a “secret website” that will further the quest.

This contest is certain to teach us a lot of history along the way. It is my goal, whether we are winners or not, to try and attend the Jamestown 400 celebration in June 2007. The Jamestown colony was founded in 1607 and really represents the true “founding” of our country. I think this contest, as well as the anticipation of this “homeschool field trip” will help us to learn a lot about John Smith, Pocahontas, John Rolfe, and others.

If you haven’t heard of Vision Forum, check it out at www.visionforum.com. From there, you can request the catalog and start your quest on the Jamestown 400 contest. Vision Forum offers a lot of excellent material for the family, including books, CDs, DVDs, and toys. Their ministry is to strengthen the Christian family.

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