Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Alamo Interviews

This post has been updated and I think now the video should work, I'm still figuring out the whole video thing!

As part of our Unit Study on the Alamo both of my girls are reading everything they can about the battle.

Soph read this book:

And Em read this one:

Both gave wonderful accounts of what it was like to be inside the Alamo during the 13 day battle. As a book report they choose to interview one another as the played the part of their characters from the book. They did a great job and it was a fun alternative to writing a book report, which Soph would do just about anything to avoid.

I'm new to the cut and edit video program I have at the moment so I'm trying to figure out the whole process. This is a pretty rough edit, but I wanted to share just a bit of it.

Em is playing the Boy In The Alamo, who followed his older brother to the battle. Soph, is Susanna, who along with her baby survived the Alamo. She lost her husband during the battle and had to face Santa Anna when it was all over. When Santa Anna released her she went to find Sam Houston to tell him what had happened.


  1. Did you know Susannah Crockett is buried about 15 minutes from our house? When you come this way, we'll take a field trip!

  2. That sounds wonderful. And we are going to come see you! Everyone keeps asking "When are we going to visit the Smockity Family?!!!"

  3. I think it's great you're doing a unit study. I need to do more of that with my daughter she's at the age where it can still make learning fun.

  4. I love unit studies and tying everything together:)