Cycle 1 Activities Page
(tab down to do 5 activities for each book)

CYCLE 1 - 24 BOOK SET

Instructions: 

1. Order at www.colbybooks.com
2. Pull out each book on day 1 of the corresponding CC week. Grin!

3. Print out bookmarks, do the activities & take the post-test.

 

  • Week 1: King Tut

  • Week 2: Read the Bible

  • Week 3: Colosseum

  • Week 4: 7 Wonders

  • Week 5: Julius Caesar

  • Week 6: Alexander the Great

  • Week 7: Jesus

  • Week 8: Queen Victoria

  • Week 8b: Mohandas Gandhi 

  • Week 9: Confucius

  • Week 10: Dalai Lama

  • Week 11: Machu Picchu

  • Week 12: Genghis Khan

  • Week 13: Marco Polo

  • Week 14: Queen Elizabeth

  • Week 15: Galileo

  • Week 16: Pompeii

  • Week 17: Frederick Douglass

  • Week 18: Andrew Jackson

  • Week 19: Mozart

  • Week 20: Great Depression

  • Week 21: Earnest Shackleton

  • Week 22: March on Washington

  • Week 23: Berlin Wall

  • Week 24: White House

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CYCLE 1 -Week 3

SYNC with Week 3: Colosseum (History: Roman Gods)

 

Five (5) great options after you read the 10 Commandments in Exodus (put the books away and pull out your Bible for these 2 weeks!)

(1) Ten Commandments copywork - http://www.homegrownlearners.com/.../ten-commandments...


(2) Teaching the 10 commandments song with simple finger signs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX925ZMQ4CY

(3) Watch Charlton Heston's Moses - Let my people go - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahkwQhQZWG8

(4) How to make a Cycle 1 History notebook - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIOcE60X5m4

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

CYCLE 1 - Week 6

Sync with Alexander the Great (History: Greeks)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book (Alexander the Great)

(1) He changed the world. And he was barely out of high school - https://www.khanacademy.org/.../alexander-the-great...

(2) Alexander the Great Easy Peasy lapbook - https://allinonehomeschool.files.wordpress.com/.../ancien...

(3) Download an app and learn a few Greek words - https://www.memrise.com/courses/english/greek/


(4) Alexander the Great singalong - http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x327cek

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 1 - Wk 8b

Sync: Gandhi (History: Imperialism Pt 2)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

(1) Worksheets galore on Gandhi - http://homeschoolden.com/.../gandhi-free.../


(2) Make your own print or cursive copywork using this famous Gandhi quote: "There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent." https://www.handwritingworksheets.com/.../para.../index.html

(3) History channel brief biopic - https://www.history.com/topics/mahatma-gandhi

(4) Coloring page of Gandhi - http://www.supercoloring.com/coloring-pages/mahatma-gandhi

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

CYCLE 1 - Week 11

Sync: Incas of South America (Timeline card #77: Week 11: Incas)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

(1) National Geographic takes you to Machu Picchu - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnMa-Sm9H4k


(2) Visit with the Incas of South America - https://www.history.com/topics/inca

(3) Can you believe it - a free Lapbook of Machu Picchu - https://www.tinasdynamichomeschoolplus.com/.../machupicc.../

(4) Find exact directions from your house to Machu Picchu via Google Maps (satellite version) - https://www.google.com/.../data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4...

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 1 - Week 14

Sync: Queen Elizabeth (Timeline card #93: Age of Absolute Monarchs)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

 

 

CYCLE 1 - Week 17

Sync: Fredrick Douglass (Timeline card #116: Missouri Compromise)

 

(1) Hear former slaves speak - https://www.youtube.com/embed/3VTFkyDrH3M?rel=0

(2) Watch mini-bio on Douglass - https://www.youtube.com/embed/Su-4JBEIhXY?rel=0

(3) What kind of compromise was THAT? - https://www.youtube.com/embed/_yjx_b5MsFA?rel=0

(4) Download Douglass coloring page - https://www.education.com/.../color-frederick-douglass/

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

 

CYCLE 1 -Week 20

Sync: Great Depression (Timeline card #140: Great Depression)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

(1) Want to see the face of the Great Depression - Here she is. And she has 7 children. https://www.thoughtco.com/great-depression-pictures-1779916

(2) Would you eat a possom on the half shell? See what it looks like - https://classroom.synonym.com/what-is-a-hoover-hog...

(3) Hoovervilles cropped up everywhere during this time. See them in all their glory - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/548454060852767611/?lp=true

(4) What caused the 1929 stock market crash. Could it happen today? https://www.equities.com/.../what-caused-the-1929-stock...

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 1 -Week 23

Sync: Berlin Wall (Timeline card #157: Fall of Communism

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

(1) Soviet Communism, the dark tyranny that was responsible for the deaths of an estimated 100 million victims during the 20th century, suddenly collapsed 20 years ago without a shot being fired. How? - https://www.heritage.org/.../ronald-reagan-and-the-fall...

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(3) Older kids. To find out about a day in the life of a Soviet prisoner, read this amazing book. It is a sobering look at life under communism - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.

(4) See the span of the Cold War in 9 minutes - https://www.youtube.com/embed/HpYCplyBknI?rel=0

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtu.be

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CYCLE 1 - Week 1

SYNC King Tut with Timeline Week 1, Card #5: Egyptians

 

Five (5) great activities, plus a test:

(1) You wouldn't want to be a mummy! - https://www.youtube.com/embed/YgVlXOyU10I?rel=0

(2) Crack the secret hieroglyphic code - https://docs.google.com/viewer...


(3) Ever wonder how Egyptian royalty lived 3,000 years ago? Live a day in the life of King Tut - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULofBtBAJn4

(4) Make your own Egyptian Death mask - http://homeschoolden.com/.../ancient-egypt-death-mask-craft/

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 1 - Week 4

Week 4: 7 Wonders of the Ancient World (History: 7 Wonders)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book (Pompeii)

(1) Grim, but fascinating. Watch the unearthing of Pompeii and see a plaster cast of a victim of its tragic volcanic eruption -https://www.youtube.com/embed/dn14wkg0mhM?rel=0

(2) Watch a modern day volcano erupting in Hawaii - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwpdF-zXVDI 


(3) Spend a few weeks on a Greek unit study - https://redheadmom8.wordpress.com/.../free-12-week-greek.../

(4) Live a day in the life of a Roman soldier - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5e7cl19Ha0


(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 1 - Week 7

Sync: Week 7: Timeline Song (card #43): Jesus the Messiah

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

(1) Sermon on the Mount - Words of Christ - https://www.youtube.com/embed/hpKw_PE-yqI?rel=0

(2) What is Christmas all about according to Linus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_EQR8gO32U

(3) Make your own print or cursive copywork using your favorite Bible passage about Jesus - https://www.handwritingworksheets.com/.../para.../index.html

(4) Think you can't memorize scripture? Let this 2 year old inspire you - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbswHr57fj4

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 1 - Week 9

Sync: Confucius (History: Lao-zu/Confucius in China)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

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(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

CYCLE 1 - Week 12

Sync: Genghis Khan (Timeline card #78: Genghis Khan)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

(1) Extra History video on Genghis Khan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cVTVF6ioaY


(2) What if the Mongols all got together TODAY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTbhvy2axN0

(3) Sung history - "Genghis Can" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vP8sgDKshh0

(4) Animated story of Mongols - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnekvyslS54

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 1 - Week 15

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book (Galileo)

(1) Find out more about this amazing man through the History Channel - https://www.history.com/topics/galileo-galilei/videos/galileo-galilei

(2) Atmospheric entry of the Galileo probe (named after Galileo) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7hQl1hKnMw

(3) How to make an interactive Galileo book - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0C0a267dxs

(4) Dry ice experiments - Yay! - Astronomy with dry ice. We love danger! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrYgiPHRvtI

(5)
Present on Galileo on community day. Questions? Let Colby teach you some presentation skills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 1 - Week 18

Sync: Andrew Jackson (Timeline card #120: Cherokee Trail of Tears)

 

CYCLE 1 - Week 21

Sync: Ernest Shackleton (Timeline Wk 22, card #152: Antarctic Treaty)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

(1) Get directions from your driveway to Shackleton's Range in Antarctica via Google Maps (Satellite view) - https://www.google.com/.../data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4...

(2) Gin up a powerpoint on Shackleton (or use one of these premade versions) -https://www.coolantarctica.com/.../shackleton-teaching...

(3) Read the diary of a survivor of the trip to Antarctica - http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/shackleton/1914/diary.html

(4) If you wanted to, could you live in Antarctica? https://www.coolantarctica.com/.../can_you_live_in...

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtu.be

CYCLE 1 -Week 24

Sync: White House (Timeline cards #162-173: US Presidents)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

(1) Download this AMAZING 6' long Presidents poster (and then try and find a spot for it in your room!) - https://www.c-span.org/classroom/offers/

(2) Belt out the Presidents Song by the Animaniacs - (up through Clinton) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oc3xTj3g9QQ

(3) See Disney's animatronic version of Donald Trump and see if he looks real to you - https://www.realclearpolitics.com/.../disney_worlds_hall...

(4) Watch short biographical video vignettes of each president - https://www.c-span.org/classroom/search/...

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtu.be

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CYCLE 1 - Week 2

SYNC your own reading of the Bible with History: 10 Commandments

Five (5) great activities, but no test!

 

(1) Ten Commandments copywork - http://www.homegrownlearners.com/.../ten-commandments...

(2) Teaching the 10 commandments song with simple finger signs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YX925ZMQ4CY

(3) Watch Charlton Heston's Moses - Let my people go - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ahkwQhQZWG8

(4) How to make a Cycle 1 History notebook - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mIOcE60X5m4

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 1 - Week 5

Sync with Week 5: Julius Caesar (History: Romans)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book (King Tut)

(1) You wouldn't want to be a mummy! - https://www.youtube.com/embed/YgVlXOyU10I?rel=0

(2) Crack the secret hieroglyphic code - https://docs.google.com/viewer...


(3) Ever wonder how Egyptian royalty lived 3,000 years ago? Live a day in the life of King Tut - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULofBtBAJn4

(4) Make your own Egyptian Death mask - http://homeschoolden.com/.../ancient-egypt-death-mask-craft/

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 1 - Week 8

Sync: Queen Victoria (History: Imperialism)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

(1) Is it true that -- in Queen Victoria's time -- the sun never set on the British Empire? What about now? - http://www.neatorama.com/.../The-Sun-Will-Never-Set-on.../


(2) Did you know Queen V. was just 4'11' tall? Find out more weird things about the Queen - https://www.biography.com/people/queen-victoria-9518355

(3) How to draw the Queen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTDE__S_Gig

(4) How to draw the Queen's Crown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8gTZMgHSfA

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 1 - Wk 10

Sync: Dalai Lama (History: Japan's Heian Period: Buddhism's Influence)

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

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(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

 

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CYCLE 1 - Week 13

Sync: Marco Polo (Timeline card #81 from wk 12: Marco Polo)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book


(1) Watch a quick overview of Marco Polo. The explorer, not the game. (youtube.com video)

(2) Make a satchel to store all of your secret trade documents like Marco Polo (adventuresinmommydom.org)

(3) See all of the cities along the Silk Road on this interactive map!  (en.unesco.org Interactive Map)

(4) This awesome module explains everything about the Age of Exploration from a single module. It's the ultimate in click and learn!

(https://mrnussbaum.com/explorers-interactive-module)

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(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate! (classmarker site)

Bonus - Take a look at Marco Polo's personal timeline covering his life and travels (softschool.com)
 

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CYCLE 1 - Week 16

Sync: Pompeii (Science Experiment: Volcanoes)

 

CYCLE 1 - Week 19

Sync: Mozart (Fine Arts: Classical Period: Mozart)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

(1) Top 15 Mozart hits. Pick your favorite http://www.classicfm.com/.../mozarts-best-music-where-start/

(2) 1 million viewers can't be wrong. Listen to 2 hours of Mozart while you study - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hFRYPvtEeU

(3) Watch out Mozart. This one is even younger than you were when you had to stand on the piano bench to play - https://www.bowerpowerblog.com/watch-out-mozart/

(4) Sheet music of Mozart's first composition.... at 5 years old! http://www.classicfm.com/.../first-composition-minuet-trio/

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

CYCLE 1 -Week 22

Sync: March on Washington (Timeline card #150: MLK and Civil Rights Movement)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book 

(1) Dream with Martin Luther King, Jr - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs

(2) See the day in gorgeous color - https://www.cnn.com/.../color-march-on-washington/index.html

(3) 100 options for MLK coloring pages and worksheets - https://www.pinterest.com/pin/125256433366406445/?lp=true

(4) Free lapbook - https://homeschoolhelperonline.com/.../martin-luther.../

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtu.be