Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Activities

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CYCLE 1
24 Books to get!

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 or read Ahead (Week 8 has 2 books)

  • Week 3: Colosseum or Alexander Graham Bell

  • Week 4: Seven Wonders or Rachel Carson

  • 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 or Sitting Bull

  • 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 1

SYNC KING TUT with Timeline Week 1, Card #5: Egyptians (wk 1)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

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

(2) Crack some silly ancient Egypt jokes with your friends.
https://funkidsjokes.com/jokes-about-egypt/


(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) Draw an Egyptian Scarab Beetle
https://www.artforkidshub.com/how-to-draw-egyptian-scarab-beetle/

(6) Bonus: Akhenaten - A Pharaoh Obsessed - Extra History - YouTube

 

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test then print a Certificate.

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 2

SYNC EXODUS 20 BIBLE READING with History Sentence: 10 Commandments (wk2 )

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

 

(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) How to give a great presentation on community day
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

NO TEST!

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Week 3

SYNC COLOSSEUM with History Sentence: Roman Gods (wk 3)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) It's not homeschooling without some Ancient Rome Lapbooking

http://www.homeschoolshare.com/ancient-rome-unit-study-lapbook/


(2) Go to Gladiator School and show your brother/sister who's boss
https://travel-with-my-kids.com/rome-gladiator-school/

(3) Draw the Colosseum with flair
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZK-kEnhp-8

(4) Ancient Rome for Kids
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tClxdOsC_JY


(5) Compete to find Rome -- and 7 other cities -- in Italy within 60 seconds
https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3093

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 3 (Alternate)

SYNC ALEXANDER GRAHAM BELL with Science Project: Telegraph
(wk 3)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Watch Animated Hero Classics on Alexander.
https://archive.org/details/AnimatedHeroClassics/Alexander+Graham+Bell.avi

(2) Just imagine what little Alexander could have made with a few Legos.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYVSI_KTBjQ

(3) Make a bottle version of Mr. Bell. 
https://www.sjfschool.net/blogs/mrs-sherry-hughes-5th-grade-ela/biography-bottle-project/

(4) Let's get out the color. Make a visual biography that you can hang on the fridge. Tab down on the website to see AGB.
http://lets-explore.net/blog/2014/11/biography-posters/

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 3 (Alternate)

SYNC POMPEII with Science: Volcanoes (wks 15-16)

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


(1) What did one volcano say to the other volcano? Click to find out! https://www.ducksters.com/jokes/weather.php

(2) What does 2000 year old bread look like? https://ridiculouslyinteresting.com/2013/07/22/preserved-loaf-of-bread-discovered-at-pompeii/

(3) Want to walk the street of Pompeii? Here is your chance to with this virtual tour of Pompeii. https://www.pompeiitours.it/blog/virtual-tour-of-pompeii/

 

(4) Make your own simple volcano experiment here. https://www.raisingdragons.com/easy-volcano-experiment-age-3-8/

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 4

SYNC SEVEN WONDERS with History Sentence: Seven Wonders (wk 3)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(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. https://youtu.be/JN6vK756GOA

(2) You can make gardens hang, too.
https://www.thespruce.com/5-unique-ideas-for-a-hanging-garden-5080070

(3) Color all 7 wonders in oil pastels (don't have have them? They are AWESOME!!) A bit messy, but wow,
http://www.supercoloring.com/pages/mausoleum-of-maussollos-at-halicarnassus

(4) Build the Pyramids with Rice Krispies Treats. A craft you can eat. https://howtohomeschoolmychild.com/rice-krispie-treats-recipe-making-a-pyramid/

​(5) Draw Zeus from the word Zeus. https://youtu.be/l-v_DAY-FZc

TEST: After you finish the book, take Colby's test. Put all your certificates in a 3 ring binder. Oooh.

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CYCLE 1-
Week 4 (Alternate)

SYNC RACHEL CARSON with Science: Pollution (wk 4)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Make your own water pollution model

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwRsJeQrJHo


(2) Can you tell it is polluted by looking at it? Playing with water

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGfhRAH2LyM

(3) The world's most polluted river https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkSXB-lRAp0

(4) One girl's take on Rachel Carson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj5CjLNDr0o

​(5) Human impact on aquatic environments https://youtu.be/nZjMRq9tev8

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 5

SYNC JULIUS CAESAR with History Sentence: Romans (wk 5)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.
 

(1) Pizza, Pizza! Funny Caesar joke. https://i.pinimg.com/736x/2f/3a/4f/2f3a4f023ff53d8d60f003f4ea5dc5c0.jpg

(2) Draw a Roman soldier. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uEkOhWJWb0

(3) Here are 24 cool quick facts about Julius Caesar at factsforkids.com

(4) Watch 'A Kid Explains History' to hear more about the relationship between Julius Caesar and Marcus Brutus HERE

(5) What ARE the Punic Wars? https://youtu.be/EbBHk_zLTmY?list=PLhyKYa0YJ_5Aq7g4bil7bnGi0A8gTsawu

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 6

SYNC ALEX THE GREAT with History Sentence: Greeks (wk 6)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(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) A kid explains! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y0MBVrHqzJ4


(4) Alexander the Great singalong

https://youtu.be/RP0e_rmDKS8

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 7

SYNC JESUS with Timeline Song, Card #43: Jesus the Messiah (wk 7)

 

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

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 8-A

SYNC QUEEN VICTORIA w/ History Sentence: Imperialism (wk 8)

 

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? https://youtu.be/inaBZGFB4kw


(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

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 8-B

SYNC GANDHI w/ History Sentence: Imperialism (wk 8, pt 2)

 

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

(1) Worksheets galore on Gandhi
http://homeschoolden.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Gandhi.pdf


(2) Print out Gandhi's famous quote "There is no school equal to a decent home and no teacher equal to a virtuous parent." 
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(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

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 9

SYNC CONFUCIUS with History Sentence: Confucius in China (wk 9)

 

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

(1) Confucius was a master of words and is often quoted still today. Check out some of his most memorable quotes about education and learning HERE.

 

(2) Print a page of Confucius to color HERE, or click the link to color online HERE.

 

(3) The Chinese have a rich culture and Chinese Calligraphy is a part of that. Try your hand at Chinese Calligraphy with this craft. https://activitiesforkids.com/chinese-characters-printable/

 

(4) A kid explains! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TR5RWLmYbw

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 10

SYNC DALAI LAMA with History Sentence: Japan's Heian Period: Buddhism's Influence (wk 10)

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

(1) The Dalai Lama was born in Tibet. Learn a little more about Tibet with this link. https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Tibet/346219

 

(2) The Dalai Lama is the head monk of Tibetan Buddhism. Learn more about what the Buddhism is with this link. https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Buddhism/352887

 

(3) In Tibet prayer flags are seen quite often. Ask your mom to help you with the download and the hot glue and make your own Tibetan prayer flag here. https://www.instructables.com/Tibetian-Prayer-Flags/

 

(4) How to draw a cartoon llama. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVjjOcz2NWI

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 11

SYNC MACHU PICCHU with Timeline card #77: Incas (wk 11)

 

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) Online map quiz of South America https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3016

(4) All you could ever want to know about the Inca's pack animals,  llamas. https://animalia.bio/llama

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 12

SYNC GENGHIS KHAN with Timeline Card #78: Genghis Khan (wk 12)

 

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

(1) Watch the 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

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 13

SYNC WITH MARCO POLO Timeline card #81: Marco Polo (wk 12)

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

(1) Watch an Animated Hero Classic movie of Marco Polo.

https://archive.org/details/AnimatedHeroClassics/Marco+Polo.avi

(2) Make a secret document showing your credentials as a spy. https://photofunia.com/effects/spy-dossier

(3) Explore all the Legends and Myths of the Age of Exploration.

https://mrnussbaum.com/legends-and-myths-of-the-age-of-exploration

(4) Do an online word search and find all the explorers you know.

https://mrnussbaum.com/explorers-word-search-online

 

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 14

SYNC QUEEN ELIZABETH with Timeline Card #93: Age of Absolute Monarchs (wk 14)

 

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


(1) Knock knock. Who's there? Queen. Queen who? You'll have to click to find out! https://www.jokesforkids.lol/occupation/royal/queen

(2) Queen Elizabeth was actually put in prison, by her sister, in the Tower of London. Learn more about the the Tower of London with this link. Build a Tower of London with 100 cups in this challenge.

(3) Queen Elizabeth 1 was the last Tudor monarch. But, what exactly was a Tudor monarch? Find out more about who the Tudors were, and  some cool facts about them here. https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/tudors 

 

(4) The most famous portrait of Queen Elizabeth 1 is the Armada portrait where she is pictured in an extravagant Victorian dress. Color you own rendition of this lavish dress with this link. http://onthetudortrail.com/Blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Queen-Elizabeth-I.pdf

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

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 15

SYNC GALILEO with Timeline Card #101: Age of Enlightenment (wk 15)

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

 

(1) Watch Animated Hero Classics on Galileo

https://archive.org/details/AnimatedHeroClassics/Galileo.avi

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 16

SYNC POMPEII with Science: Volcanoes (wks 15-16)

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


(1) What did one volcano say to the other volcano? Click to find out! https://www.ducksters.com/jokes/weather.php

(2) What does 2000 year old bread look like? https://ridiculouslyinteresting.com/2013/07/22/preserved-loaf-of-bread-discovered-at-pompeii/

(3) Want to walk the street of Pompeii? Here is your chance to with this virtual tour of Pompeii. https://www.pompeiitours.it/blog/virtual-tour-of-pompeii/

 

(4) Make your own simple volcano experiment here. https://www.raisingdragons.com/easy-volcano-experiment-age-3-8/

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 16 (Alternate)

SYNC CHICHEN ITZA with History : Mesoamericans (wk 16)

 

(1) Read about what the daily life of the Mayans was like. 

https://www.ducksters.com/history/maya/daily_life.php


(2) Watch Justin Time to learn more about the ancient worlds of Mesoamerica.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NcHu3yppxzo

(3) Check out some cool pictures of the Mayan people and Chichen Itza.

https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-figures/maya-pictures.htm


(4) Want to know a little more about the Mayans? Watch this History 101 video to find out more.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6eBJjdca14

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 17

SYNC FREDRICK DOUGLASS with Timeline card #116: Missouri Compromise (wk 17)

 

(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) A gentleman will not insult me. And no man, not a gentleman, can insult me. 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hl0gm8CHOl8

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

​(5) Time to understand who is getting what in the Missouri Compromise. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74lRa60kQdY

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 18

SYNC ANDREW JACKSON with Timeline Card #120: Cherokee Trail of Tears (wk 18)

 

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


(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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx5IyumKmDI

(2) The Age of Jackson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=beN4qE-e5O8

(3) Ever wondered where the Native American tribes all lived? Wonder nomore!  https://online.seterra.com/en/vgp/3291

(4) The Cherokee Trail of Tears was not called that originally.
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/the-early-republic/age-of-jackson/a/indian-removal

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 18(Alternate)

SYNC SITTING BULL with Timeline Card #120: Native American (loosely Ch. Trail Tears) (wk 18)

 

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

(1) Ten things you don't know about Sitting Bull - https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-sitting-bull

(2) 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

https://centerofthewest.org/

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

https://www.youtube.com/embed/-stkMRVkCIU?rel=0

(4) Watch Sitting Bull come alive with paint before your very eyes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRtTxc2VbEM

TEST: 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 1 -
Week 19

SYNC MOZART with Fine Arts: Classical Period: Mozart (wk 19)

 

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) So cool. Draw a picture of Mozart using the word Mozart. https://youtu.be/qMinALuWLbw


(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! 

https://www.classicfm.com/composers/mozart/guides/first-composition-minuet-trio/

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 20

SYNC THE GREAT DEPRESSION with Timeline Card #140: Great Depression (wk 20)

 

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 possum on the half shell? See what it looks like

https://classroom.synonym.com/what-is-a-hoover-hog-12081843.html

(3) People felt like they were falling into an endless pit during this time. But did you know you can draw one? https://youtu.be/qNGuVBnt2yw


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

https://equities.com/news/what-caused-the-1929-stock-market-crash-could-it-happen-today

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 21

SYNC ERNEST SHACKLETON with Timeline Card #152: Antarctic Treaty (wk 22)

 

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

(1) How exactly do they measure the sea ice in Antarctica?
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2019/laser-precision-nasa-flights-satellite-align-over-sea-ice

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

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

(4) How crazy would you have to be to go diving in the waters around Antarctica?

https://www.coolantarctica.com/Antarctica%20fact%20file/antarctica%20environment/diving.php

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

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Week 24

SYNC THE WHITE HOUSE with Timeline cards #162-173: US Presidents (wk 24)

 

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) Listen to all presidents' voices! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7TrfYwdM2Q

(4) Watch short biographical video vignettes of each president. https://c-span.org/classroom/search/?searchtype=classroom&query=President%20Biography

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 22

SYNC MARCH ON WASHINGTON with Timeline Card #150: MLK and Civil Rights Movement (wk 22)

 

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

(1) Have a Dream with Martin Luther King, Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smEqnnklfYs

(2) See the day of the March on Washington in gorgeous color https://cnn.com/2013/08/23/us/gallery/color-march-on-washington/index.html

(3) Draw MLK Jr. with Artforkidshub.com  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G8blUW8Wg6k

(4) Who doesn't love a free lapbook on the Civil Rights Movement? https://homeschoolhelperonline.com/2015/07/27/martin-luther-king-jr-lapbook/

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

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CYCLE 1 -
Week 23

SYNC THE BERLIN WALL with Timeline Card #157: Fall of Communism (wk 23)

 

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://heritage.org/report/ronald-reagan-and-the-fall-communism

(2) The mistake that toppled the Berlin Wall.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn4VDwaV-oo

(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

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 1 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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  • Week 1: King Tut

  • Week 2: Read the Bible or read Ahead (Week 8 has 2 books)

  • Week 3: Colosseum or Alexander Graham Bell

  • Week 4: Seven Wonders or Rachel Carson

  • 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 or Sitting Bull

  • 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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