Spain has been constructing the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família since 1882. Now, it looks like there might be a light at the end of the tunnel. If construction continues at the current pace, it is expected to be finished in 2026.
Below is a video showing what the progress will look like between now and 2026. You can’t help but say, “Wow!” when you watch this. Even my five-year old asked to see the video again; and after playing it a second time she said, “That is amazing!”
As a homeschooler, I can’t help but think of the lessons that could be focused around this topic–a mini unit study so to speak. History, geography, literature, math, architecture, art, and foreign language are all subjects that could easily be covered. Don’t be afraid when your kids see something that they say is “amazing” to take a break from your regular studies to create a mini unit study. This will help show your kids that learning is fun, and they will feel like they are having input on what they are learning/doing in school. This will also teach them how to learn more about things they see in the world that catch their interest. Use these moments to teach your kids how to be learners and thinkers. We desperately need such adults in our society.
Now, prepare to be amazed!
By Lori Camper