Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Activities (pg 1)

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CYCLE 3 -
MAIN SET

Instructions: 

1. Order 24 book set at www.colbybooks.com 

2. Download Colby's bookmarks.

3. Read book sync'd to week.

4. Do 5 days of activities.

5. Take Colby's post-test & print your certificate.

Week 1 - Columbus

Week 2 - First Thanksgiving

Week 3 - Boston Tea Party

Week 4 - Declaration of Independence

Week 5 - George Washington 

Week 6 - Lewis and Clark Expedition

Week 7 - Davy Crockett

Week 8 - Underground Railroad

Week 9 - Harriet Tubman

Week 10 - Wild West

Week 11 - Abraham Lincoln

Week 12 - Robert E Lee; also wk 24

Week 13 - Martin Luther King Jr

Week 14 - Thomas Alva Edison

Week 15 - Ellis Island

Week 16 - Woodrow Wilson

Week 17 - Susan B Anthony

Week 18 - Pearl Harbor

Week 19 - Franklin D. Roosevelt

Week 20 - Rosa Parks

Week 21 - Neil Armstrong

Week 22 - Twin Towers

Week 23 - US Constitution

Week 24 - Ulysses S Grant

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CYCLE 3 - SIBLING SET

Instructions: 

1. Order 24 book set at www.colbybooks.com 

2. Download Colby's bookmarks.

3. Read book sync'd to week.

4. Do 5 days of activities.

5. Take Colby's post-test & print your certificate.

Summer Read: D-Day
Week 1 - Read own Bible

Week 2 - Seven Wonders Ancient World

Week 3 - Paul Revere

Week 4 - Betsy Ross

Week 5 - Louis Braille

Week 6 - Thomas Jefferson

Week 7 - Andrew Jackson

Week 8 - Sojourner Truth

Week 9 - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Week 10 - Annie Oakley

Week 11 - Battle of Gettysburg

Week 12 - Marco Polo

Week 13 - Booker T. Washington

Week 14 - Negro Leagues

Week 15 - Statue of Liberty

Week 16 - Norman Rockwell

Week 17 - Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Ida B. Wells may be substituted when released)

Week 18 - Bombing of Hiroshima

Week 19 - Berlin Wall

Week 20 - Roaring Twenties

Week 21 - Kremlin

Week 22 - Vietnam War

Week 23 - Richard Nixon

Week 24 - Ben Franklin

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 1 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who was Columbus? (sync with History: Columbus)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Read-aloud alert! Read 2 minutes from Columbus's journal while at the dinner table. Pass the text down and have someone else pick up where you left off (bonus points if you dress-up or make dad read with an accent) (journal link)

 

(2) This is a I-am-oh-so-not-crafty craft. Make a delightful old-fashioned map of Columbus's journeys out of craft paper or a brown paper bag you fished out of the trash (um, not really. Put it down. Yuck.) (craft link)

(3) Watch the Columbus Animated Hero Classic (You Tube link) or purchase the DVD (Amazon link)

(4) Make Columbus's ship out of a cardboard box and then head off to the races! (step-by-step instructions link)

(5) Go on now. Finish reading the book. Done? You can take Colby's test & (when you pass!) print out your Colbybooks.com certificate (classmarker test site).

 

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 1 (SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Read own Bible (sync with Timeline: Creation, etc.)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Memorize the Creation story in Genesis 1:1-27 with this AMAZING song by Ross King. (free sample and .99 cent Google Play link)

(2) Ask the question: How BIG was the Tower of Babel anyway? As big as your piddly Jenga tower? I think NOT! (Answers in Genesis website link) Now, break out the Jenga and BUILD.

(3) Feeling the need to get out the gorilla glue? Is your sister's glitter all vacuumed up from last week? Download simple Noah's Ark crafts and let's make a mess, baby (homeschooling website link)

(4) Answers in Genesis. Ken Ham talks about the evidence for Adam and Eve (video link) and Where the Garden of Eden may have been located (video link)

(5) All done? Take the test! Get that certificate and do the "Who Was" dance.

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 2 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - What was the First Thanksgiving? (sync with History: Plymouth Rock)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) What do you think happens when you plant a fish head under a plant? Native Americans taught the settlers. Now you know, too. (youtube link)

(2) Turkey, Turkey, full and fat. November's near. You'll soon go splat! Learn this silly poem about Thanksgiving; whoever memorizes 10 lines first gets bragging rights (poem website link)

(3) Watch the First Thanksgiving Animated Hero Classic (youtube link) or purchase the DVD (amazon link)

(4) It's fun to make classic paintings into online puzzles. You can make The First Thanksgiving have only 6 pieces... or 1000. (Jigsawexplorer.com link)

(bonus) See how good your NorthEast state geography skills are (settera.com interactive map games)

(5) Test time. Challenge mom to see who does better.

(classmarker test site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 2 (SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - What are the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World? (sync Timeline: Seven Wonders)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Did you know that the Colossus of Rhodes statue had a thumb so big you couldn't wrap your arms around it? Well, now you do. (History.com video link)

(2) Check out these modern day "hanging gardens") (pinterest website link). Bet you can make a garden out of old bits and pieces, too.

(3) Color all 7 wonders in oil pastels (don't have have them? They are AWESOME!!) A bit messy, but wow, the ease of crayons and the intensity of paint will make your Mausoleum glow. (supercoloring.com link)

(4) Build the Pyramids with Rice Krispies Treats. This is a low stress, low effort craft you can eat. (homeschooling website link)

(5) After you finish the book, take Colby's test. Put all your certificates in a 3 ring binder. Then put that binder in a binder.

(classmarker test site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3-
Week 3 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - What was the Boston Tea Party? (sync with History: Boston Tea Party)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Check out one of our favorite Cycle 3 shows. Watch Paul Revere ride with the Liberty Kids (
vimeo video link)

(2) Stage your own Boston Tea Party complete with crushing team boxes and dumping tea (homeschooling website link)

(3) Get out those colored markers and color your favorite tea party-goer a murky brown. (supercoloring.com link)

(4) "Rally, Mohawks - bring out your axes! And tell King George we'll pay no taxes" sang the Tea Partiers. See the painting of this moment that sold for $206,500 (Christie's Auction website link)

Bonus: Fun Boston Tea Party meets SuperBowl ad (vimeo video link)

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

(classmarker test site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 3 (SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who was Paul Revere? (sync with History: Boston Tea Party)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Read-aloud alert! Take turns reading the Longfellow poem that made Paul Revere famous. Can you finish it in 5 mins? (Paul Revere's Ride poem link)

(2) Make your own lanterns (1-if-by-land and 2-if-by-sea) out of tin cans. Turn tomato soup into a glowing wonder. (how-to instructional website link)

(3) Artforkidshub is an AMAZING resource that can teach kids 4+ how to sketch, paint and more. Draw a horse so well you can Paul Revere on his back! (artforkidshub.com link)

(4) Re-create Paul Revere's ride (by following GPS signals this time). See what the ride would look like on today's roads. (paulreverehouse.org website link)

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

(classmarker test site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 4 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - What was Declaration of Independence? (sync with History: Declar. of Independence)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Read the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence. It's an oldie-but-a-goodie! (kiddle.co website link)

2) Bet you can learn this whole song in 10 minutes. SchoolHouse Rock continues to sing the praises of liberty with the song "Fireworks"  (vimeo video link)

(3) A myth was perpetuated by a famous painting which showed all the signers of the Declaration gathered. This was not true! It took from August to November to get every signature. Do it as an online jigaw puzzle with 6-1000 pieces. (jigsawexplorer.com website)

(4) Watch a clip of the PBS miniseries John Adams about his part in the Declaration of Independence. (vimeo video clip)

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

(classmarker test site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3-
Week 4 (SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who was Betsy Ross? (sync with History: Declaration of Independence)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) See 10 rejected United States flag designs. Which one of these is THE WORST? (history.com video link)

 

(2) Have you ever seen the US flag folded at a military funeral? There is a VERY specific way to fold the flag; think you can do it? (chamberofcommerce.org website)

 

(3) Let's go old-school again. Watch "No More Kings!" by SchoolHouse Rock then ask your parents about other SH songs they remember (conjunction junction anybody...) (vimeo video link)

(4) Did you know that the US flag is not supposed to touch the ground? Or be hung upside down? Did you know that people burn it when it is damaged? Let's learn flag etiquette from (who else?) Martha Stewart. (marthastewart.com website)

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

(classmarker test site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 5 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who Was George Washington? (sync with History: George Washington)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) OK, he does look a little squatty, but once you see how easy it is, you KNOW you'll want to draw this cartoon George Washington.
(artforkidshub.com video)

(2) By age sixteen, Washington had copied out by hand, 110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior. (#13 reads: Kill no Vermin as Fleas, lice ticks &c in the Sight of Others, if you See any filth or thick Spittle put your foot Dexterously upon it) (foundationsmag.com website)

(3) This Animated Hero Classic on George Washington will make you cheer. Where's the popcorn, mom? (vimeo video link)

(4) Make a fingerpainted Cherry Tree and then chop it down (George didn't!) (artycraftykids.com website)

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

(classmarker test site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 5 (SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who was Louis Braille? (sync with Science: 5 Senses: Sight)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Watch BBC Watch Magic Grandad tell the story of Louis Braille (youtube.com video link)

(2) They look like dominoes: little raised dots in a rectangular formation. But those dots can mean the world to people with vision impairment. Here's how to decipher Braille. (braillebug.org website)

(3) Play Braille games and create your own worksheets. (royalblind.org link)

(4) Are you smarter than a Braille bug? Try to decipher these clues after you've learned a little Braille (see above). (braillebug.org website)

(Bonus): Ever heard of doing graffiti in Braille? (dailymotion.com video)

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

(classmarker test site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 6 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - What was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? (sync with History: Louisiana Purchase)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) When Thomas Jefferson wanted to unite the country from coast to coast, he chose Lewis and Clark to lead an expedition westward. Which man are YOU more like? (biography.com video)

(2) They were gone for a LONG time. Travel along with Lewis & Clark with this interactive map (wetaprojects.org map)

(3) Convert the $15 million dollars Jefferson spent on the Louisiana Purchase into today's dollars. (officialdata.org website)

(4) They found 122 animals new to science along the way. Not all of them were friendly.  (history.com video)

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

(classmarker test site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 6 (SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who was Thomas Jefferson? (sync with History: Louisiana Purchase)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) George Washington had a temper. Thomas Jefferson muddled his thoughts. John Adams was a bit of a jerk. Find out the faults of the Founding Fathers. (biography.com website)

(2) The were best friends and worst enemies. They both died hours apart, on the 4th of July. Who were they? (history.com video)

(3) Do you have some serious grievances that you would like to address? Write your own declaration in the spirit of Jeffersons. (k12 website).

(4) Let liberty ring. Draw the Liberty Bell with the artforkids team (artforkidshub.com video)

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

(classmarker test site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 7 (SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who was Andrew Jackson? (sync with History: War of 1812)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Jackson was a complicated man. Get to know him better. He was responsible for the Cherokee trail of Tears. Yet he adopted Native American boys. (youtube.com video)

(2) Take a virtual tour through Jackson's home, the Hermitage. (youtube.com video)

(3) The Age of Jackson. No, not that Jackson. (youtube.com video)

(4) The War of 1812 is one war we always forget. Do you know anything about it? 15 interesting facts of the War of 1812. (factretriever.com website)

(Bonus): Mudslinging, the spoils system, trail of tears and more... (khanacademy.org videos)

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

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 8 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - What was the Underground Railroad? (sync with History: Slaves States/Free States)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Why was it called the Underground Railroad anyway? (ducksters.com website)

(2) Learn the 6 strategies to freedom on the railroad. (history.com)

(3) Watch 6 minutes of one artists representation of the journey (vimeo.com video)

(4) Become a junior ranger with the National Parks services by discovering the Underground Railroad. (nps.gov website)

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

(classmarker test site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 7 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who was Davy Crockett? (sync with wk 6 History: Davy Crockett)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) The man was a legend in his own time. Find out why. (biography.com video)

(2) "Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier". Bet your parents or grandparents sang that song when they were kids... only he is now in outer space. (vimeo video)

(3) For 13 days, they watched the enemy surrounding them. Now, it was the end of ends. The Battle of the Alamo lasts less than a single hour yet their story lives on (vimeo video)

(4) Now it's time to build. Reconstruct the Alamo with your own legos or blocks. How does YOUR battle end?

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

(classmarker test site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 8 (SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who was Sojourner Truth? (sync with History: Missouri Compromise)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Mrs. Truth gave many versions of her famous speech. Which one is the one you like the best? (thesojournertruthproject.com)

(2) Listen along to the story "So Tall Within" about Sojourner Truth, who was also tall without. (​youtube.com video)

(3) And one more for good measure (youtube.com video)

 

(4) Watch an audition for Sojourner Truth's Ain't I a Woman for the History documentation "The People Speak" (vimeo video)

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

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