Monday, April 8, 2019

Ancient China: The Great Wall

ANCIENT CHINA: THE GREAT WALL


We are ready for our journey to The Great Wall of China!





Watch the following video to learn more about the history and building of this ancient landmark:





FOR MORE INFORMATION, READ ABOUT THE GREAT WALL HERE



EXTRA CREDIT:
1) Color or Draw a picture of the Great Wall.
2) Build a Great Wall using different materials and/or Legos.
3) Dress up as someone building the Great Wall or protecting the country at a watchtower.
4) Create a timeline of the building of the Great Wall. 

NOTEBOOKING PAGE:
Great Wall Notebooking Page





Monday, March 11, 2019

Early Asia, India, Buddha, Confucious

EARLY ASIA: INDIA, BUDDHA, CONFUCIUS

WATCH THE CLIP BELOW TO HELP UNDERSTAND THE LIFE OF CONFUCIUS.




THE MAURYAN EMPIRE OF INDIA:
FIND OUT WHO ITS MOST FAMOUS RULER WAS.




Here is a video:





WATCH THE CLIP BELOW TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SIDDHARTHA AND HIS NEW NAME.









EXTRA CREDIT:
1) Color or draw a picture related to this topic.
2) Bring in a lego or playdoh creation related to this topic.
3) Create a timeline of events related to this topic

NOTEBOOKING PAGE:

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Ancient Rome

All Roads Lead to ROME!

We are on to the great civilization of Ancient Rome!  At its peak, the empire stretched east, west, north, and south and had a population of over 50 million.




Watch the following video to learn about daily life:




This video give more information on the famous gladiators:




The Romans were also known for their excellent engineering. Read the following article to learn about Roman roads, bridges, aqueducts, and more!


EXTRA!  For older kids:  Learn more about Roman Numerals by reading the following article.


Now you are ready to play the following game where you help rebuild broken columns:




EXTRA CREDIT:
1) Dress up in a tunic, toga, or a gladiator!
2) Color, draw, or build with Legoes a creation pertaining to Ancient Rome.


NOTEBOOKING PAGE:

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Alexander the Great

ALEXANDER THE GREAT
Alexander the Great’s military tactics and strategies are still studied in military academies today. From his first victory at age 18, Alexander gained a reputation of leading his men to battle with impressive speed, allowing smaller forces to reach and break the enemy lines before his foes were ready. After securing his kingdom in Greece, in 334 B.C. Alexander crossed into Asia (present-day Turkey) where he won a series of battles with the Persians under Darius III.


WATCH THE CLIP BELOW TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE LIFE OF ALEXANDER THE GREAT:

Alexander the Great Clip


READ MORE ABOUT HIM:
Alexander the Great on Ducksters








EXTRA CREDIT:
Draw or color a picture of Alexander the Great
Dress up like Alexander the Great
Bring in a Lego Creation of Alexander the Great
Create a timeline of Alexander the Great's life.



Notebooking Page:




Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Athens and Sparta

Athens and Sparta

We are preparing for another great semester at Co-op!  We will begin by returning to Greece to learn about Athens and Sparta.  

Read the information on the following pages to learn some of the differences and similarities between the two Greek City-States:

http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greece/sparta.php

http://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greek_athens.php


Here is a video describing life in Athens and Sparta:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjqtmfDN52k


Have fun with this interactive tool to compare the citizens of Athens and Sparta:

http://www.ancientgreece.co.uk/dailylife/story/sto_set.html


Notebooking Pages:

Athens Notebooking Page

Sparta Notebooking Page


EXTRA CREDIT:
1) Dress up like a Spartan
2) Build a Lego creation or draw a picture of a structure from Ancient Greece.
3) Compare and contrast Sparta and Athens




Tuesday, November 27, 2018

The Medes & the Persians: Esther, Feast of Purim

It's Time For the Purim Feast!

I can't wait to teach the kids the story of Esther and celebrate the Feast of Purim with them!  Esther saved the Jewish people from being destroyed by the king's evil advisor, Haman.  The Jewish people still celebrate Esther's brave act every year.  

Watch this video to learn about the story of Esther:





Here is another video for all you Lego lovers!




A fun Purim Song:





Read about how Purim is celebrated each year:

http://www.wikihow.com/Celebrate-Purim


EXTRA CREDIT:
1) Dress up like Esther or Persian
2) Draw or color a picture, map, or create Lego Creation related to Purim Feast, Persia, or Esther


NOTEBOOKING PAGE:
Esther Notebooking Page

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Greek Culture: Trojan Horse

Next up?  The Ancient Greeks!!



Read the following sections to learn about this great civilization:

Where Western civilization began

**Also read the tab sections on the side entitled "What was Ancient Greece like?" and "How Greece was ruled."



What was life like for the kids?  Read this:

Going to school

**You will have to click on the tab section with this title.  Also read "What did Greek children learn?"


Did you know the Olympics originated in Greece?  Click on the link below to learn more:

The Olympic Games

**Also read "Events at the Games".


Because the Greeks lived by the sea, they relied on ships for trading, traveling, and war.  Here are some more details about the ships:

Greek ships

**Also read "How did Greeks fight at sea?"


You can play  a game where you take command of a Greek trireme and see how many ships you can ram:



Finally, watch this video to learn about The Battle of Troy:


Want some more fun?  Go to this site and paint your own Greek pottery:

Greek pottery



Extra Credit:
1) Dress up like an Olympian!
2) Draw/color a picture related to Greek Culture