Colby made Cycle 1 BOOKMARKS for your kids to "checklist" your sync'd "Who Was" books. 
Print these on cardstock to place in their matching book. Each week, have kids go to www.colbybooks.com/cc to click on that week's 5 activity links. Use boxes to check-off each activity.

CYCLE 1 - 24 Printed Bookmarks

Instructions: 

1. Order at www.colbybooks.com
3. Shelve the books, numbered by Cycle 1 weeks.
4. Pull out each book on day 1 of the CC week for which it corresponds. Grin!

4. Print out bookmarks and let kids use them to keep track of progress.

 

Summer: Who was Galileo?

Summer: Who Was Joan of Arc?

Wk 1: Your Bible

Wk 2: Your Bible

Wk 3: What was Pompeii? 

Wk 4: Who Was King Tut?

Wk 5: Who Was Alexander Great? 

Wk 6: Who Was Julius Caesar?

Wk 7: Who Was Jesus?

Wk 8: Who Was Queen Victoria? 

Wk 9: Who Was Mohandas Gandhi

Wk 10: Who Was Sir Isaac Newton?

Wk 11: What is Machu Picchu?

Wk 12: Who Was Genghis Khan? 

Wk 13: Who Was Ferdinand Magellan? 

Wk 14: Who Was Henry the VIII? 

Wk 15: What Were Salem Witch Trial? 

Wk 16: Who Was Marie Antoinette?

Wk 17: Who is Fredrick Douglass?

Wk 18: Who Was Sitting Bull?

Wk 19: Who Was Wolfgang Mozart? 

Wk 20: What Was the Great Depression? 

Wk 21: Who Was Ernest Shackleton? 

Wk 22: What Was the March on Washington?

Wk 23: Who Was Ronald Reagan?

Wk 24: Where is the White House?

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CYCLE 1 -Week 1/2 Bookmark

Sync: History Sentence: Weeks 1 & 2: 10 Commandments.

 

Instructions: 

1. Read your own Bible for wk 1/2

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

Ten Commandments copywork (copywork)

Teaching the 10 commandments song with simple finger signs (video)

Watch Charlton Heston's Moses - Let my people go (video)

How to make a Cycle 1 History notebook (video showing project)

Present on the 10 Commandments on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 5 Bookmark

Sync: Week 5: Timeline Song: Alexander the Great

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!


□ He changed the world. And he was barely out of high school (video)

Alexander the Great Easy Peasy lapbook (lap book)

Download an app and learn a few Greek words (apps)

 

Alexander the Great singalong (video)

Present on Alexander on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 8 

Bookmark

Sync: Week 8: History Sentence: Queen Victoria

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!


Is it true that -- in Queen Victoria's time -- the sun never set on the British Empire? What about now?  (map)

Did you know Queen V. was just 4'11' tall? Find out more weird things about the Queen  (article)

How to draw the Queen (video)

How to draw the Queen's Crown (video)

Present on Victoria on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 11

Bookmark

Sync: Week 11: Timeline Song: Incas of South America

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!



□ National Geographic takes you to Machu Picchu  (video) 

Visit with the Incas of South America (video)

Can you believe it - a free Lapbook of Machu Picchu (lapbook)

□ Find exact directions from your house to Machu Picchu via Google Maps (satellite version) (map)

□ 
Present on Machu Picchu on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 14

Bookmark

Sync: Week 14: Timeline Song: Age of Absolute Monarchs

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

□ Horrible Histories - The Wives of Henry the VIII song (video)

See the most beautiful castles in the world (video)

You know he had 6 wives, but there is so much more to know (article)

Are there still absolute monarchs in the world? (article)

Present on King Henry VIII on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 17

Bookmark

Sync: Week 17: Timeline Song: Missouri Compromise

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

 

Hear former slaves speak (video)

□ Watch mini-bio on Douglass (video)

What kind of compromise was THAT? (video)

□ Download Douglass coloring page (coloring pages)

Present on The Missouri Compromise or Fredrick Douglass on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 20

Bookmark

Sync: Week 20: Timeline Song: Great Depression

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

□ Want to see the face of the Great Depression - Here she is. And she has 7 children (photos) 

□ Would you eat a possom on the half shell? See what it looks like (article)

□ Hoovervilles cropped up everywhere during this time. See them in all their glory (photos)

□ What caused the 1929 stock market crash. Could it happen today? (article)

Present on the Great Depression on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 23

Bookmark

Sync: Week 23: Timeline Song: Fall of Communism

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

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? (article)

□ Reagan and Thatcher - political soulmates (article)

□ 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 (book)

□ See the span of the Cold War in 9 minutes (video)

Present on Reagan on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Summer Read Bookmark

Sync: These are bonus summer reads, but this book syncs to Week 20 Timeline!

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!


Find out more about this amazing man through the History Channel (video) 

□ Simulation of an atmospheric entry of the Galileo probe (named after Galileo) (video)

How to make an interactive Galileo book (video showing project)

Dry ice experiments - Yay! - Astronomy with dry ice. We love danger! (video showing project)

Present on Galileo on community day. Questions? Let Colby teach you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 3 Bookmark

Sync: History Sentence: Week 3: Roman Gods.

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!



Grim, but fascinating. Watch the unearthing of Pompeii and see a plaster cast of a victim of its tragic volcanic eruption (video)

Watch a modern day volcano erupting in Hawaii (video)

Spend a few weeks on a Greek unit study (unit study)

Live a day in the life of a Roman soldier (video)

Present on Pompeii on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 6

Bookmark

Sync: Week 6: Timeline Song: Julius Caesar

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

Why stab Julius Caesar? Cool history (video) 

Be ready to get smelly... Here is a Punic war video (video) 

□ Love music? Here is some from Ancient Rome (video) 

□ Here is a map of Ancient Rome. Can you blob it? (video)

Present on Caesar on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 9 

Bookmark

Sync: Week 9: History sentence carried over from Week 8: Gandhi

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

Worksheets galore on Gandhi (worksheets)

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." (copywork)

History channel brief biopic (video)

Coloring page of Gandhi (coloring pages)

Present on Gandhi on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 12

Bookmark

Sync: Week 12: Timeline Song: Genghis Khan

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!


(1) Extra History video on Genghis Khan (video)


(2) What if the Mongols all got together TODAY (video)

(3) Sung history - "Genghis Can" (video)

(4) Animated story of Mongols (video)


Present on Genghis Khan on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 15

Bookmark

Sync: Week 15: Timeline Song: Colonies Founded

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

The History Channel's take on Salem (video)


Living history museum shows you what Jamestown colony would have looked like (video)

Drive Thru History takes on Plymouth Colony (video)

How to eat like a colonist (video)

Present on the Salem Witch Trials on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 18

Bookmark

Sync: Week 18: Timeline Song: Cherokee Trail of Tears (loosely)

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

 

Ten things you don't know about Sitting Bull (video) 

□ Did you know Sitting Bull was friends with Calamity Jane? And that he toured with Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show? Check out a modern version of that show (video)

□ See oldest video and audio footage of Native Americans (video)

□ Watch Cherokee Trail of Tears short documentary (video)

Present on Sitting Bull or the Cherokee Trail of Tears on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 21

Bookmark

Sync: Week 21: Timeline Song: reading ahead to Week 22: The Antarctic Treaty

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

Get directions from your driveway to Shackleton's Range in Antarctica via Google Maps (Satellite view) (map)

□ Gin up a powerpoint on Shackleton (or use one of these premade versions) (powerpoint)

Read the diary of a survivor of the trip to Antarctica (diary)

If you wanted to, could you live in Antarctica? (article)

Present on Shackleton or the Antarctic on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 24

Bookmark

Sync: Week 24: Timeline Song: US Presidents

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

Download this AMAZING 6' long Presidents poster (and then try and find a spot for it in your room!) (poster)

□ Belt out the Presidents Song by the Animaniacs - (up through Clinton) (video)

See Disney's animatronic version of Donald Trump and see if he looks real to you (video)

Watch short biographical video vignettes of each president (video)

Present on presidents on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Summer Read Bookmark

Sync: These are bonus summer reads, but this book syncs to Week 20 Timeline!

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!


 Watch Animated Hero Classic - Joan of Arc (video)

 History cheatsheet - Joan of Arc (video)

□ Deep dive alert. Unit study on Joan (unit study)

Major sweating action! A video shoving how to dress in, and wear, armor (harness) from late 14th century (video)

 Present on Joan on community day. Questions? Let Colby teach you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 4

Bookmark

Sync: History Sentence: Week 4: 7 Wonders (Pyramids)

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!



You wouldn't want to be a mummy! (video)

Crack the secret hieroglyphic code (worksheet)

Ever wonder how Egyptian royalty lived 3,000 years ago? Live a day in the life of King Tut (video)

Make your own Egyptian Death mask (project)

Present on King Tut or the pyramids on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 7  Bookmark

Sync: Week 7: Timeline Song: Jesus the Messiah

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

Sermon on the Mount - Words of Christ (video)

What is Christmas all about according to Linus  (video) 

Make your own print or cursive copywork using your favorite Bible passage about Jesus (copywork)

Think you can't memorize scripture? Let this 2 year old inspire you (video)


Present on Jesus on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 10

Bookmark

Sync: Week 10: Science Fact: Leaf Shapes: Newton as Botanist

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

The Laws of Sir Isaac Newton "Lego style" (video)

Tree study and Lapbooks (lap book and unit study)

Get this book and revel in the gorgeous botanicals (check out book at library or buy)

How Chlorophyll helps us (video)

Present on Newton on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 13

Bookmark

Sync: Week 13: Timeline Song: Age of Exploration

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

A mini-bio of Magellan (video)

□ Young child's view of explorers (article)

(3) Navigation in the Age of Exploration worksheet (worksheet)

(4) A video representation of the Slave Trade in the Age of Absolute Monarchs (video)


Present on Magellan on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 16

Bookmark

Sync: Week 16: Timeline Song: French Revolution

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!



□ Guillotine - who in the world made this thing up? (article)

□ Oh Marie, you were so misunderstood (article)

□ Go ahead and cry at this rendition of Bring Him Home, a song from Les Miserables (video)

Dress your doll (or yourself) as Marie Antoinette with these gorgeous ideas (project)

Present on Marie Antoinette on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 19

Bookmark

Sync: Week 19: Timeline Song: Classical Period of the Arts

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!

Top 15 Mozart hits. Pick your favorite (audio)

1 million viewers can't be wrong. Listen to 2 hours of Mozart while you study (video)

Watch out Mozart. This one is even younger than you were when you had to stand on the piano bench to play (article)

Sheet music of Mozart's first composition.... at 5 years old! (music score)

Present on Mozart on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)

CYCLE 1 - Week 22

Bookmark

Sync: Week 22: Timeline Song: MLK and Civil Rights Movement

 

Instructions: 

1. Read this awesome book.

2. Use this as a BOOKMARK.

3. Click the link to each activity at www.colbybooks.com/cc
3. Check off each activity on this bookmark as you complete it.
4. Turn over bookmark and write your favorite idea from this book on the back.

5. Collect all 24 bookmarks!



Dream with Martin Luther King, Jr (video)

See the day in gorgeous color (photos)

□ 100 options for MLK coloring pages and worksheets (coloring pages)

Free lapbook (lapbook)

Present on the March on Washington or the Civil Rights Mvmt on community day. Questions? Let Colby show you some presentation skills (video)