The Making of Chronos Academy

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After years of preparation we are excited to announce Chronos Academy, a Micro-school. Here’s the story of how it all came to be.

We moved to Marin in 2004 to begin our Masters degrees and took jobs tutoring part-time to make ends meet. We loved it! One-on-one interaction with kids of all ages is a special opportunity, so we started Golden Gate Tutoring, employed our classmates as tutors, and met students in homes and libraries.

When we graduated in 2008, we moved to San Anselmo, and a year later we opened Golden Gate Learning Center downtown. Eventually some homeschool families approached us and asked us to put together a small class for their boys. We thoroughly enjoyed making creative lesson plans that integrated several subjects. We became a vendor of Pathways Charter and spent many years supporting their students. We designed our own Maker Camps to integrate Engineering, Art, Technology & Recreation to weekly themes. We hosted a Classical Conversations Community for 4 years and learned the benefit of the Classical method of learning & memorization.

We eventually outgrew our small center and moved to Red Hill Church in 2014. We developed Chronos Cohorts in 2016 to connect our various homeschool classes to a master timeline: Math Club, Writing Club, Make History, Make Science, Art Appreciation & Book Club were all integrated, and we composed History ditties to help students memorize the content. As the program has grown, we have worked to extend our classes to all students, five days per week. We have combined the authenticity of individual tutoring, the thrill of Making and the chronological content of our classes into one fabulous school: Chronos Academy. We are excited to embark on this new adventure with you!

New website layout

Fall 2018 brings several improvements to ChronosCohorts.com.  We have new recordings of our music available for purchase and for streaming on our website in two forms: Albums and Review pages by Subject and by Week.  Use the Album pages as background music to add to your family homeschool ambience so your students can review passively. Use Review pages for active memory work review, research starters for the topics that interest your family, and homework assignments.  We hope these weekly resource pages will be more useful for you!

Check our blog for articles, ideas & other helps throughout the year!

Happy Chronoschooling!

Daniel & Celeste Ezell

Early Modern History Album

Early Modern History Album

Early Modern Week 1 Review Page

Early Modern Week 1 Review Page

Early Modern History Review Page

Early Modern History Review Page

Middle Ages Week 34

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: John Cabot founded Newfoundland. Jacques Cartier founded Canada on the St. Lawrence River for French settlers to stay. Spanish Coronado found the Grand Canyon, de Soto explored the Mississippi River. England defeated the Spanish Armada in 1588.

Learn more about the Japan on Khan Academy.
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 3, Chapter 42 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Memorize these American Geographical Features:
Rocky Mountains
Appalachian Mountains
Andes Mountains
Mississippi River
Amazon River
Carribean Sea
Great Lakes
Gulf of Mexico
Bering Strait
Isthmus of Panama

Practice memorizing the countries of South America with this game!

Science: The Earth is a giant magnet, which is the cause of compasses pointing north/south and of the aurora borealis.

William Gilbert, magnetician

Math: In elementary mathematics, a variable is a symbol, commonly an alphabetic character, that represents a number, the value of the variable, which is either arbitrary, not fully specified, or unknown.

Introduction to variables on Khan Academy
A short biography of Francois Viete.

Greek: Memorize Greek vocabulary:
κοινός common
κάθετος perpendicular
ορθός right
λοιπος remaining
αυτός same, self

Keep learning Greek over the summer!

English:
put-put-put
see-saw-seen
show-showed-shown
take-took-taken
tell-told-told
think-thought-thought

Learn more about irregular verbs on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next fall!

Diagramming: Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 34 sentences:

  1. Jacques Cartier founded Canada on the St. Lawrence River for the French, John Cabot founded Newfoundland for England.

  2. Since the The Vietnam War ended in 1975, when did it begin?

  3. The Berlin Wall falls after Communism fails in Eastern Europe?

  4. Why did Gorbachev resign and why was Communism outlawed?

  5. After September 11, the day the World Trade Center was attacked, the US declared war on terror?

  6. Who invented the global internet and ushered in the Information Age?

Check your diagrams online.

Middle Ages Week 33

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: Oda Nobunaga with his army of samarai unified Japan by conquering other tribes. His Sandal-Bearer Hideyoshi became Imperial Regent in 1585. He tried to conquer China by going through Korea. Then Tokugawa Ieyasu claimed the title Shogun, ruled the capital Edo and killed Hideyori's heirs to grant his family the Shogunate.

Learn more about the Japan on Khan Academy.
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 3, Chapter 5 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Memorize these countries of South America:
Ecuador
Peru
Chile
Argentina
Bolivia
Paraguay
Uraguay

Practice memorizing the countries of South America with this game!

Science: The dependent variable varies with change in the independent variable, which does not depend on the change of another variable.

Math: In scientific notation all numbers are written in the form m × 10^n (m times ten raised to the power of n), where the exponent n is an integer, and the coefficient m is any real number, called the significand.

Greek: Memorize Greek vocabulary:
ἴσος equal
άνισος unequal
ὅλος whole
παράλληλος parallel
ευθύγραμμος rectilinear

English:
irregular verbs
go-went-gone
know-knew-known
lay-laid-laid
leave-left-left
lie-lay-lain
make-made-made

Learn more about irregular verbs on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!
 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing: Finish Chronos Capstone and practice presenting it.

Diagram Week 32 sentences.
 

Dialecticians (5-8th grades)

Writing: Write a three to five paragraph essay describing the accomplishments of three people from the Middle Ages.
I. Introduction
II. History
III. Science/Math
IV. Arts/Literature
V. Conclusion

Capstone: Practice presenting your capstone in preparation for the End-of-the-Year celebration!

Geography quiz: We’ll take final World Map Test next week. Don’t forget to review geographical features as well. Study Lizardpoint or test yourself on paper!

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  We did not choose topics in class, so please choose from one of the topics below by Monday!

History - Learn more about the Japan on Khan Academy.

Philosophy - Philosophy is written in that great book which is continually open before our eyes (I speak of the universe), but no one can understand it who does not first learn the language, and come to know the characters, in which it is written. It is written in mathematical language, and the characters are triangles, circles, and other geometrical figures, without which means it is humanly impossible to understand a word; without these, one is wandering vainly in a dark labyrinth. -- Galileo Galilei

Art/Literature - Journey to the West, and the full text. Amazon has a good video version.

Science -  Galileo worked on pendulums. Here’s an article about them.

Math - Simon Stevin was a mathematician who promoted decimal notation. His book is translated here.

Geography - research a country in South America

History: Oda Nobunaga with his army of samarai unified Japan by conquering other tribes. His Sandal-Bearer Hideyoshi became Imperial Regent in 1585. He tried to conquer China by going through Korea. Then Tokugawa Ieyasu claimed the title Shogun, ruled the capital Edo and killed Hideyori's heirs to grant his family the Shogunate.

Learn more about the Japan on Khan Academy.

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 3, Chapter 5 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Memorize these countries of South America:
Ecuador
Peru
Chile
Argentina
Bolivia
Paraguay
Uraguay

Practice memorizing the countries of South America with this game!

Science: The dependent variable varies with change in the independent variable, which does not depend on the change of another variable.

Math: In scientific notation all numbers are written in the form m × 10^n (m times ten raised to the power of n), where the exponent n is an integer, and the coefficient m is any real number, called the significand.

Greek: Memorize Greek vocabulary:
ἴσος equal
άνισος unequal
ὅλος whole
παράλληλος parallel
ευθύγραμμος rectilinear

English:
irregular verbs
go-went-gone
know-knew-known
lay-laid-laid
leave-left-left
lie-lay-lain
make-made-made

Diagramming: Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 31 sentences:

  1. Not only did Oda Nobunaga unify Japan by conquering other tribes but also his Sandal-Bearer Hideyoshi tried to conquer China by going through Korea.

  2. In 1948 either Mohandas Gandhi was assassinated, or the nation of Israel was established.

  3. The decision, Brown v. Board of Education, both paved the way for integration and served as a model for future civil rights cases.

  4. Who knows whether Soviet astronauts or American astronauts first walked on the moon?

  5. John F. Kennedy was not only a Congressman representing Massachusetts but also the 35th President of the United States.

  6. Galen was a physician to not only gladiators but also emperors in 157 AD!

  7. Pappus of Alexandria writes Synagoge (Collections) which is a guide to Greek geometry.

  8. The dependent variable varies with change in the independent variable, which does not depend on the change of another variable.
     

Tuesday classes

Book Club: We have discussed several themes in our books this year: God, family, role of women, heroism, victims & enemies, racism, classism, etc.  Pick a theme and write a paragraph on evidences you found of that theme in either The Kite Rider and Crispin Cross of Lead. Then write a second paragraph on the same theme in a book you’ve checked out from the Book Club Library and read this year. Be ready to share your paragraphs in class this Tuesday. We will act out more Shakespeare in class.

MAKE: History: We’ll read The Story of the World, Vol. 3, Chapter 5 and have a Japanese tea ceremony.

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll conclude Book 5 propositions.

Greek: Complete any unfinished sections in your Greek workbook and continue translating the New Testament passage distributed in class. We’ll translate Euclid in class.
 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about Galileo’s experiments.

Math Club: Learn about Stevin and scientific notation.

Art Appreciation: Learn about Japanese calligraphy.

Writing Club Homework: Writing Club Homework: Week 32 DUE ON  JUNE 6, 2018

Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:

CAPSTONES! You should have your Capstone paper completed.  Proofread and edit the body paragraphs and the introduction and conclusion. Make sure your title repeats or reflects key words in the clincher.  Use checklist on page 207 for you body paragraphs and the checklist on page 214 for your conclusion and introduction. Utilize vocabulary (pages 260-261) to add to your paper.  Merge your introduction, three body paragraphs, and the conclusion onto one paper. Be ready to polish and present next week!

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Weeks 31 and 32 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next weeks!

Upper Grammarians (3-4):

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  
CAPSTONES! You should have your Capstone paper completed.  Proofread and edit the body paragraphs and the introduction and conclusion. Make sure your title repeats or reflects key words in the clincher.  Use chuckles on page 207 for you body paragraphs and the checklist on page 214 for your conclusion and introduction. Utilize vocabulary (pages 260-261) to add to your paper.  Merge your introduction, three body paragraphs, and the conclusion onto one paper.

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 31 and 32 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook. Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!

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Middle Ages Week 32

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: In 1584 Sir Walter Raleigh sent ships to sea to North America to start new Virginia colony. It was difficult to survive the winter and work with native tribes. But they grew potatoes and tobacco there; they thought that they might thrive. Colonists were starving on Roanoke Isand as John White had feared; he returned from England with provisions for them, but they had disappeared.

Learn more about the Lost Colony on Khan Academy.
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 40 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Memorize these countries of South America:
Columbia
Venezuela
Guyana
Suriname
French Guiana
Brazil

Practice memorizing the countries of South America with this game!

Science: A supernova is the explosion of a star due to either thermal runaway (type Ia) or core collapse (either types I or II)

Learn more about supernovas on Khan Academy.

Math: For the complex number a + bi, a is a real number, and b is an imaginary number where i^2=-1

Learn more about complex numbers on Khan Academy.

Greek: Memorize Greek vocabulary:
ἡ εὐθεῖα the straight line
τό κέντρον the center, the sharp tip
ὁ διάμετρος the diameter
ἡ πλευρά the side
τό τετραγώνον the square

English:irregular verbs
begin-began-begun
come-came-come
eat-ate-eaten
find-found-found
get-got-gotten
give-gave-given

Learn more about irregular verbs on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!
 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing: Write introduction and conclusion for Chronos Capstone.
Diagram Week 32 sentences.
 

Dialecticians (5-8th grades)

Writing: After reading Michel de Montaigne’s essay on Fear, choose a common emotion and define it in three paragraphs using characters from (1) books or video, (2) simile/metaphor and (3) personal experience. As always, be sure to include all dress-ups (ly adverb, who-which clause, www.asia.b adverbial clause, quality adjective, strong verb), all openers (subject, preposition, www.asia.b, ly adverb, -ing participle, very short sentence), and one decoration (conversation, alliteration, simile, metaphor or 3 short staccato sentences) in each paragraph in your essay.

Maisy - Rage
Luca - Hatred
Maggie - Disgust
Eva - Relief
Gino - Indolence
Catalina - Gratitude
Cooper - Anger
Jocelyn - Bliss
Savannah - Excitement
Phoebe - Excitement
Henry - Boredom

Capstone: You’ve already picked a person from the Middle Ages for your Capstone and researched him/her in an encyclopedia, wikipedia or text book and chosen 3 interesting areas of his/her life or study to focus on, for example, da Vinci’s art, inventions & physiological study. You found 3 easy resources (like Eye Witness books), completed a merged key word outline on each of your 3 topics and a Bibliography!

The next step is to write your 3 body paragraphs. As you write, challenge yourself to include 1-3 stylistic techniques in each sentence. This is much easier then editing them in later!  Be sure to include all dress-ups (ly adverb, who-which clause, www.asia.b adverbial clause, quality adjective, strong verb), all openers (subject, preposition, www.asia.b, ly adverb, -ing participle, very short sentence), and one decoration (conversation, alliteration, simile, metaphor or 3 short staccato sentences) in each paragraph in your essay.

Have an adult edit it with you, and then type your final draft!

Geography quiz: We’ll take our practice geography quizzes on Europe & Africa to prepare for our final World Map Test in two weeks. Don’t forget to review geographical features as well. Study Lizardpoint or test yourself on paper!

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  We did not choose topics in class, so please choose from one of the topics below by Monday!

History - Exploring the new world with Mr. Hakluyt. We read pages 293-301. Keep reading to find out how pearl divers found white or black pearls.
Philosophy - Michel Montaigne’s essay on Fear.
Art/Literature - Edmund Spenser’s Faerie Queen as prose. As the epic poem.
Science - Tycho Brahe. Some pages from his book. His Supernova today.
Math - Rafael Bombelli. A video series about Complex Numbers. A great audio piece about it.
Geography - research a country in South America

History: In 1584 Sir Walter Raleigh sent ships to sea to North America to start new Virginia colony. It was difficult to survive the winter and work with native tribes. But they grew potatoes and tobacco there; they thought that they might thrive. Colonists were starving on Roanoke Isand as John White had feared; he returned from England with provisions for them, but they had disappeared.

Learn more about the Lost Colony on Khan Academy.

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 40 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Memorize these countries of South America:
Columbia
Venezuela
Guyana
Suriname
French Guiana
Brazil

Practice memorizing the countries of South America with this game!

Science: A supernova is the explosion of a star due to either thermal runaway (type Ia) or core collapse (either types I or II)

Learn more about supernovas on Khan Academy.

Math: For the complex number a + bi, a is a real number, and b is an imaginary number where i^2=-1

Learn more about complex numbers on mathisfun or Khan Academy.

Greek: Memorize Greek vocabulary:
ἡ εὐθεῖα the straight line
τό κέντρον the center, the sharp tip
ὁ διάμετρος the diameter
ἡ πλευρά the side
τό τετραγώνον the square

English:irregular verbs
begin-began-begun
come-came-come
eat-ate-eaten
find-found-found
get-got-gotten
give-gave-given

Learn more about irregular verbs on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 31 sentences:

  1. American colonists mysteriously disappeared from Roanoke Island, the Lost Colony.

  2. The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, the Women's Suffrage Amendment, granted women the right to vote!

  3. The Great Depression began after Black Friday, the day of the stock market crash of 1929.

  4. Hitler's autocracy The Third Reich caused World War II.

  5. In World War II, the Allies: Great Britain, France, United States and Russia, fought the Axis Countries: Germany, Italy and Japan.

  6. After World War II, an international coalition the United Nations formed to prevent another world war.

  7. Norman Borlaug, the Father of the Green Revolution, received the Nobel Peace Prize for saving a billion people from starvation!

  8. A supernova, an explosion of a star, is due to either thermal runaway or core collapse.

  9. Which irregular verbs are most commonly misused?
     

Tuesday classes

Book Club: We have discussed several themes in our books this year: God, family, role of women, heroism, victims & enemies, racism, classism, etc.  Pick a theme and write a paragraph on evidences you found of that theme in either The Kite Rider and Crispin Cross of Lead. Then write a second paragraph on the same theme in a book you’ve checked out from the Book Club Library and read this year. Be ready to share your paragraphs in class this Tuesday. We will act out more Shakespeare in class.

MAKE: History: We’ll read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 40 and make pirate ships.

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll continue Book 5 definitions. Don’t forget to solve for the smallest set of values for V.6!

Greek: Complete any unfinished sections in your Greek workbook and continue translating the New Testament passage distributed in class. We’ll translate Euclid in class.

 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about the Brahe family.

Math Club: Learn about Bombelli and the complex number system.

Art Appreciation: Learn about Native American art and make dream catchers.

Writing Club Homework: Writing Club Homework: DUE ON  MAY 30, 2018

Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:
CAPSTONES!  You are in the home stretch!  You should have your three body paragraphs completed.  If you have not completed them, do it by next week. You will also add an INTRODUCTION paragraph and a CONCLUSION paragraph to the BODY paragraphs. Read the page 210 to review what we went over in class.  You can use page 211 to make your notes. Follow the checklist on page 214 to be sure you have followed instructions. Come up with an interesting TITLE.
Be ready to present next week!

Fix it! Grammar:
Complete Week 30 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next weeks!

Upper Grammarians (3-4):

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  
CAPSTONES!  You are in the home stretch!  You should have your three body paragraphs completed.  If you have not completed them, do it by next week. You will also add an INTRODUCTION paragraph and a CONCLUSION paragraph to the BODY paragraphs. Read the page 210 to review what we went over in class.  You can use page 211 to make your notes. Follow the checklist on page 214 to be sure you have followed instructions. Come up with an interesting TITLE. Be ready to present next week!

Fix it! Grammar:
Complete Week 30 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!

Middle Ages Week 31

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: When Henry VIII died, Edward VI ruled England. His sister Queen Mary was a Catholic. She killed plenty of Protestants. When she died then the throne went to Elizabeth, crowned queen in 1558. She ruled for half a century, never married, and England thought that she was really great.

Learn more about Elizabeth I on Khan Academy.

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 38 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Memorize these countries of the Caribbean:
Antigua and Barbuda
Dominica
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Barbados
Grenada
Trinadad and Tobago

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Three characteristics of the earth's landforms are shape, size and distance. Any flat map compromises one, two, or all three characteristics.

Math: Equality is (1) two symbols refer to the same object, (2) two sets have the same elements, or (3) two expressions evaluate to the same value.

Greek: Memorize Greek Deponent Verb Present Tense:
ὁ κύκλος the circle
τό τρίγωνον the triangle
ἡ γωνία the angle
ἡ γράμμή the line
τό σημεῖον the point

English:

An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it.

Learn more about verbals on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!
 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing: Write 3 body paragraphs for Chronos Capstone.
Diagram Week 31 sentences.
 

Dialecticians (5-8th grades)

Writing: After reading Act 2, Scene 2 of Romeo and Juliet, write a paragraph analyzing Shakespeare’s use of metaphor and imagery! As always, be sure to include all dress-ups (ly adverb, who-which clause, www.asia.b adverbial clause, quality adjective, strong verb), all openers (subject, preposition, www.asia.b, ly adverb, -ing participle, very short sentence), and one decoration (conversation, alliteration, simile, metaphor or 3 short staccato sentences) in each paragraph in your essay.

Capstone: You’ve already picked a person from the Middle Ages for your Capstone and researched him/her in an encyclopedia, wikipedia or text book and chosen 3 interesting areas of his/her life or study to focus on, for example, da Vinci’s art, inventions & physiological study. You found 3 easy resources (like Eye Witness books), completed a merged key word outline on each of your 3 topics and a Bibliography!

The next step is to write your 3 body paragraphs. As you write, challenge yourself to include 1-3 stylistic techniques in each sentence. This is much easier then editing them in later!  Be sure to include all dress-ups (ly adverb, who-which clause, www.asia.b adverbial clause, quality adjective, strong verb), all openers (subject, preposition, www.asia.b, ly adverb, -ing participle, very short sentence), and one decoration (conversation, alliteration, simile, metaphor or 3 short staccato sentences) in each paragraph in your essay.

Have an adult edit it with you, and then type your final draft!

Geography quiz: We’ll retake our geography quizzes on Asia & Oceania & also Europe until we have all the countries & geographical features memorized.  Study Lizardpoint or test yourself on paper!  We’ll have a final map quiz of the entire world in 3 weeks!

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week.  Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

History - Eva, Luca- Elizabeth I, Mary I or a video on Khan Academy
Geography - Nikyla, Henry, Cooper, Catalina- The Caribbean Choose a country to teach us about.
Art/Literature - Maggie, Jocelyn, Phoebe- William Shakespeare’s biography, Twelfth Night - all men cast performed at the Globe, Art based on Midsummer Nights Dream
Science - Maisy- Geradus Mercator, Mercator Projection, Map Projections
Math - Robert Recorde, Definition of Equality, first written equal sign

History: When Henry VIII died, Edward VI ruled England. His sister Queen Mary was a Catholic. She killed plenty of Protestants. When she died then the throne went to Elizabeth, crowned queen in 1558. She ruled for half a century, never married, and England thought that she was really great.

Learn more about Elizabeth I on Khan Academy.
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 38 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Memorize these countries of the Caribbean:
Antigua and Barbuda
Dominica
St. Lucia
St. Vincent and the Grenadines
Barbados
Grenada
Trinadad and Tobago

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Three characteristics of the earth's landforms are shape, size and distance. Any flat map compromises one, two, or all three characteristics.

Math: Equality is (1) two symbols refer to the same object, (2) two sets have the same elements, or (3) two expressions evaluate to the same value.

Greek: Memorize Greek Deponent Verb Present Tense:
ὁ κύκλος the circle
τό τρίγωνον the triangle
ἡ γωνία the angle
ἡ γράμμή the line
τό σημεῖον the point

English:
An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that renames another noun right beside it.

Learn more about verbals on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 31 sentences:

  1. Elizabeth I began to rule after her brother and sister died.

  2. Did Hubble use math to prove his theory of an expanding universe?

  3. Using passive resistance, Gandhi taught the lower castes to protest peacefully.

  4. Germany, Austria and Turkey named themselves the Central Powers, and Great Britain, Russia and France allied to defend their nations against them.

  5. Often depicting ordinary objects in an unusual context, Rene Margritte was known to challenge observers' preconditioned perceptions of reality.

  6. Vladimir Lenin was determined to bring Socialism to Russia, so he led the Bolshevik Revolution in 1917?

  7. When planets appear to move in the opposite direction as the stars, scientists name it "apparent retrograde motion," but they call planets moving in the same direction "prograde motion."

  8. An appositive is a noun or noun phrase that serves to rename another noun beside it.

  9. To make a flat map of the spherical earth is to compromise shape, size or distance!
     

Tuesday classes

Book Club: We have discussed several themes in our books this year: God, family, role of women, heroism, victims & enemies, racism, classism, etc.  Pick a theme and write a paragraph on evidences you found of that theme in either The Kite Rider and Crispin Cross of Lead. Then write a second paragraph on the same theme in a book you’ve checked out from the Book Club Library and read this year. Be ready to share your paragraphs in class this Tuesday. We will continue reading The Kite Rider and Crispin Cross of Lead in class.

MAKE: History: We’ll read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 38-39 and practice Shakespearean sword fighting!

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll continue Book 5 definitions.

Greek: Complete any unfinished sections in your Greek workbook and begin translating the New Testament passage distributed in class.

 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about Mercator and map projections.

Math Club: Learn about Recorde and the definition of equality.

Art Appreciation: Learn about art during the Council of Trent.

Writing Club Homework: DUE ON  MAY 23, 2018
for Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6) & Upper Grammarians (3-4)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:
Capstone: You’ve already picked a person from the Middle Ages for your Capstone and researched him/her in an encyclopedia, wikipedia or text book and chosen 3 interesting areas of his/her life or study to focus on, for example, da Vinci’s art, inventions & physiological study. You found 3 easy resources (like Eye Witness books), completed a merged key word outline on each of your 3 topics and a Bibliography!

The next step is to write your 3 body paragraphs. As you write, challenge yourself to include 1-3 stylistic techniques in each sentence. This is much easier then editing them in later!  Be sure to include all dress-ups (ly adverb, who-which clause, www.asia.b adverbial clause, quality adjective, strong verb), all openers (subject, preposition, www.asia.b, ly adverb, -ing participle, very short sentence), and one decoration (conversation, alliteration, simile, metaphor or 3 short staccato sentences) in each paragraph in your essay.Have an adult edit with you and type your final draft!

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 30 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next weeks!

Middle Ages Week 30

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

Art: Renaissance composers we listened to are below!

History: For three hundred years, Europeans in America enslaved native peoples then transported captives from Africa to work agriculture, mining and household service with no hope to regain the freedom they lost in Africa.

Learn more about Spanish colonization on Khan Academy or read more here.
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 33 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Memorize these countries of Central America:
Belize
Guatemala
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Costa Rica
Panama

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: There are seven main structures of crystals, depending on the shape of the crystal. These are cubic, hexagonal, tetragonal, orthorhombic, trigonal, monoclinic, and triclinic

Learn more about crystal structures on Wikipedia.

Math: The sum of two cubes can be factored as follows: a^3+b^3 = (a+b)(a^2-ab+b^2)

Learn more about the Sum of Cubes on Khan Academy and the Cubic Formula.

Greek: Memorize Greek Deponent Verb Present Tense:
Singular
1 γίνομαι
2 γίνῃ
3 γίνεται
Plural
1 γινόμεθα
2 γίνεσθε
3 γίνονται

English: Participles, Gerunds, Infinitives are forms of verbs which function as nouns or adjectives.

Learn more about verbals on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!

 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing:  Complete Capstone Key Word Outlines

Diagram Week 30 sentences.

 

Dialecticians (5-8th grades)

Writing: After reading Priscilla’s story, write a 1-3 paragraph chronological account of her life. Be sure to include all dress-ups (ly adverb, who-which clause, www.asia.b adverbial clause, quality adjective, strong verb), all openers (subject, preposition, www.asia.b, ly adverb, -ing participle, very short sentence), and one decoration (conversation, alliteration, simile, metaphor or 3 short staccato sentences) in each paragraph in your essay.

Capstone: You’ve already picked a person from the Middle Ages for your Capstone and researched him/her in an encyclopedia, wikipedia or text book and chosen 3 interesting areas of his/her life or study to focus on, for example, da Vinci’s art, inventions & physiological study. Now choose 3 easy resources (like Eye Witness books), do a merged key word outline on each of your 3 topics and a Bibliography!

Geography quiz: We’ll retake our geography quizzes on Asia & Oceania until we have all the countries & geographical features memorized.  Study Lizardpoint or test yourself on paper!

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

History - Luca R - The Inquisition
- Henry Lotter - Cortez conquers the Aztecs. Video.
Geography - Maggie - Mayan Ruins
Literature - Priscilla’s Homecoming
Art - See attached music in the blog post.
Science - Eva - Agricola and Mines
Jocelyn and Phoebe - Crystals (with pictures!)
Math - Gino - Jerome Cardan, the mathematician. An argument against the argument.

History: For three hundred years, Europeans in America enslaved native peoples then transported captives from Africa to work agriculture, mining and household service with no hope to regain the freedom they lost in Africa.

Learn more about Spanish colonization on Khan Academy or read more here.
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 33 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Memorize these countries of Central America:
Belize
Guatemala
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Costa Rica
Panama

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: There are seven main structures of crystals, depending on the shape of the crystal. These are cubic, hexagonal, tetragonal, orthorhombic, trigonal, monoclinic, and triclinic

Learn more about crystal structures on Wikipedia.

Math: The sum of two cubes can be factored as follows: a^3+b^3 = (a+b)(a^2-ab+b^2)

Learn more about the Sum of Cubes on Khan Academy and the Cubic Formula.

Greek: Memorize Greek Deponent Verb Present Tense:
Singular
1 γίνομαι
2 γίνῃ
3 γίνεται
Plural
1 γινόμεθα
2 γίνεσθε
3 γίνονται

English: Participles, Gerunds, Infinitives are forms of verbs which function as nouns or adjectives.

Learn more about verbals on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 30 sentences:
1. Losing all their freedom, Africans were captured and transported to America where they worked as slaves.
2. Painting & sculpting, Henri Matisse, who was named "wild beast," founded Fauvism.
3. Riding to San Juan Hill, Colonel Roosevelt charged the Spanish troops.
4. After building an airplane, the Wright brothers flew the first successful flight.
5. Creating psychoanalysis, Freud developed therapeutic techniques  in 1904.
6. During his annus mirabilis, Einstein published four groundbreaking papers at the age of 26.
7. Favoring constitutional monarchy, Young Turks reformed the Ottoman Empire in 1908.
8. Participles, Gerunds, Infinitives are forms of verbs which function as nouns or adjectives.
9. There are seven main structures of crystals, depending on the shape of the crystal.
 

Tuesday classes

Book Club: Keep reading your Medieval Book Club books at home, and be ready to present a critique in class. Pick a book that you’ve read this year in Book Club for your final book report and note themes that relate to other books we’ve read. Make notes in your book club journal or on the page of themes from class. We will continue reading The Kite Rider and Crispin Cross of Lead in class.

MAKE: History: We’ll read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 33 and make Conquistador Masks

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll continue Book 5 definitions.

Greek: Complete & study lesson 30 for our last quiz!  We’ll start translating a passage from Euclid’s elements and from the New Testament.

 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about Georg Agricola and the structures of crystals.

Math Club: Learn about Cardan and the sum & difference of cubes.

Art Appreciation: Learn about Africa, pull cotton bolls and read accounts of enslaved people on the Middle Passage.

Writing Club Homework: Week 29  DUE ON MAY 16, 2018

Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:
CAPSTONES!  You should all have your topics for the Chronos Capstones by now.  If you have not chosen a topic, please do so. This week you are to create a Keyword Outline for your three paragraphs for the body of your essay.  You can read from your Keyword Outline in class next week. Create a bibliography for the paper of the resources you have chosen. Use the “Bibliography/Works Cited” paper I handed out in class and pages 141 and 213 as references.  You can also try Easybib.com. BRING THE SOURCES YOU PLAN TO USE FOR YOUR PAPER TO WRITING CLUB NEXT WEEK. If you chose Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Copernicus, Raphael, or Galileo, there are some sources in your IEW text for you to use.

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 29 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next weeks!

Upper Grammarians (3-4):

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  
CAPSTONES!  You should all have your topics for the Chronos Capstones by now.  If you have not chosen a topic, please do so. This week you are to create a Keyword Outline for your three paragraphs for the body of your essay.  You can read from your Keyword Outline in class next week. Create a bibliography for the paper of the resources you have chosen. Use the “Bibliography/Works Cited” paper I handed out in class and pages 141 and 213 as references.  You can also try Easybib.com. BRING THE SOURCES YOU PLAN TO USE FOR YOUR PAPER TO WRITING CLUB NEXT WEEK. If you chose Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Copernicus, Raphael, or Galileo, there are some sources in your IEW text for you to use.

Fix it! Grammar:
Complete Week 29 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!

Middle Ages Week 29

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: Babur the Tiger, Ottoman prince, did not inherit a kingdom, so in 1526 he conquered North India to begin Moghul rule then built Aram Bagh, Garden of Rest. Later his grandson Akbar expanded the empire, ruling Muslims & Hindus in harmony.

Learn more on Khan Academy
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 30 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Memorize these countries of North America:
Canada
United States of America
Mexico
The Bahamas
Cuba
Jamaica
Haiti
Dominican Republic
St. Kitts and Nevis

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize The Copernican Principle asserts the Earth does not rest in a privileged or special physical position in the universe.

Learn more about health & medicine from Khan Academy.

Math: Every difference of squares expression can be factored as follows: a^2 – b^2 = (a + b)(a – b)

Learn more about the Difference of Squares on Khan Academy.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary
ὁ μαθητής the disciple
ὁ προθήτης the prophet
ὁ νεανίας the young man
νῦν now
οὔπω not yet

English:
Homophones: are/our, affect/effect, here/hear, than/then, to two too, their there they're, which/witch, you're/ your

Learn more about proper grammar on Homophones.com.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!

 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing:  Complete Lesson 27: “The Determined Samurai”
Diagram Week 29 sentences.

 

Dialecticians (5-8th grades)

Writing: After reading Padmavati, write a 5 paragraph critique (much like you did in Writing Club recently).

  1. Introduction: Author, when written, where published
  2. Characters & Setting
  3. Conflict
  4. Climax & Resolution
  5. Critique: Comment on stylistic techniques, imagery, metaphor/simile, synecdoche, hyperbole, etc.

Be sure to include all dress-ups (ly adverb, who-which clause, www.asia.b adverbial clause, quality adjective, strong verb), all openers (subject, preposition, www.asia.b, ly adverb, -ing participle, very short sentence), and one decoration (conversation, alliteration, simile, metaphor or 3 short staccato sentences) in each paragraph in your essay.

Capstone: You’ve already picked a person from the Middle Ages for your Capstone. Research him/her in an encyclopedia, wikipedia or text book and choose 3 interesting areas of his/her life or study to focus on. For example, da Vinci’s art, inventions & physiological study.

Geography quiz: We’ll retake our geography quizzes on Asia & Oceania until we have all the countries & geographical features memorized.  Study Lizardpoint or test yourself on paper!

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

**We're trying to get 100% participation this Thursday!***

History - Luca R., Nikyla - Babur the Tiger. Learn more on Khan Academy.
Geography - Cooper
Art - Sabine, Catalina, Luca F. - Gardens of the Mughul.
Science - Gino, Phoebe - Copernicus published Revolutions of the Spheres of Heaven. Read an excerpt!
Literature - Jocelyn - Padmavati was a beautiful princess who had a talking parrot (the story begins in earnest on page 37). She was a member of the Rajput, the warrior caste in India who resisted the Moghuls.
Math - Eva, Maisy - Micheal Stifel published a math text with the first + and - symbols. Here’s a quick reminder of how to work with the difference of squares.
Maggie & Henry, pick any topic from the list.

History: Babur the Tiger, Ottoman prince, did not inherit a kingdom, so in 1526 he conquered North India to begin Moghul rule then built Aram Bagh, Garden of Rest. Later his grandson Akbar expanded the empire, ruling Muslims & Hindus in harmony.

Learn more on Khan Academy
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 30 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Memorize these countries of North America:
Canada
United States of America
Mexico
The Bahamas
Cuba
Jamaica
Haiti
Dominican Republic
St. Kitts and Nevis

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize The Copernican Principle asserts the Earth does not rest in a privileged or special physical position in the universe.

Learn more about health & medicine from Khan Academy.

Math: Every difference of squares expression can be factored as follows: a^2 – b^2 = (a + b)(a – b)

Learn more about the Difference of Squares on Khan Academy.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary
ὁ μαθητής the disciple
ὁ προθήτης the prophet
ὁ νεανίας the young man
νῦν now
οὔπω not yet

English:
Homophones: are/our, affect/effect, here/hear, than/then, to two too, their there they're, which/witch, you're/ your

Learn more about proper grammar on Homophones.com.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-8 or number 9 challenge sentence below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 29 sentences:

1. Babur the Tiger succeeded in conquering North India, beginning Moghul rule and building Aram Bagh, Garden of Rest.
2. Monet preferred painting in the Impressionist style.
3. Emperor Meiji restored imperial rule in Japan by consolidating power.
4. Since Gauguin tried experimenting with color and style, art enthusiasts called him a post-impressionist.
5. Inventing the telephone drastically changed our way of communicating, and we can thank Alexander Graham Bell for it!
6. Edison is known for inventing the light bulb.
7. The Boxers' goal was exterminating foreigners and Christians, and they called Qing their prince.
8. Sounding alike is what homophones do best!
9. ***Challenge*** The Copernican Principle asserts the Earth does not rest in a privileged or special physical position in the universe.

 

Tuesday classes

Book Club: Keep reading your Medieval Book Club books at home, and be ready to present a critique in class. Pick a book that you’ve read this year in Book Club for your final book report. We will continue reading The Kite Rider and Crispin Cross of Lead in class.

MAKE: History: We’ll read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 30 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll continue Book 5 definitions!

Greek: Complete & study lesson 29 for our quiz!  We’ll start Greek Workbook Lesson 30 (the last section of the book).

 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about Copernicus.

Math Club: Learn about Stifel and differences of squares.

Art Appreciation: Learn about the art of the Moghul Empire and create your own Babur’s Garden.

 

Writing Club Homework: Week 28  DUE ON MAY 9, 2018

Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:
Unit 8:  Lesson 27: “The Determined Samurai” (Theme Analysis).  Read “The Assignment” on page 187. Notice that there is a SAMPLE on page 186.  Use this as a “recipe” or guide to help you in writing your Theme Analysis. Don’t forget the new #5 Sentence Opener: Use a www.asia.wub word to start a sentence. Try to add some vocabulary in your essay for extra  points! FINAL VOCABULARY QUIZ NEXT WEEK!

Fix it! Grammar:
Complete Week 28 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!


Upper Grammarians (3-4):

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:   
Unit 8:  Lesson 27: “The Determined Samurai” (Theme Analysis).  Read “The Assignment” on page 187. Notice that there is a SAMPLE on page 186.  Use this as a “recipe” or guide to help you in writing your Theme Analysis. Don’t forget the new #5 Sentence Opener: Use a www.asia.wub word to start a sentence. Try to add some vocabulary in your essay for extra points!  FINAL VOCABULARY QUIZ NEXT WEEK!

Fix it! Grammar:
Complete Week 28 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!

Middle Ages Week 28

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: Declared Sultan in 1520, Suleiman the Lawgiver wrote a new code of law and expanded the Ottoman Empire, and rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem that had fallen in the Crusades.

Learn more on Khan Academy
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 24 & Vol. 3, Chapter 1 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Oceania and label these Geographical Features:
Mount Kosciuszko
Uluru/Ayers Rock
Great Dividing Range
Gulf of Carpentaria
Great Barrier Reef
Mariana Trench

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize The systems of the human body:
circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous, endocrine, immune, integumentary, skeletal, muscle and reproductive.

Learn more about health & medicine from Khan Academy.

Math: Perfect Square Trinomials are factored as follows: (a + b)^2 = a^2 + 2ab + b^2

Learn more about the Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials on Khan Academy.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary
ἔρχομαι I come, I go
εἰσέρχομαι I go in, I enter
ἐξέρχομαι I go out
διέρχομαι I go through
κἀγώ and I

English:
Sentence requirements: Capital letter, end mark, subject, verb, makes sense

Learn more about proper grammar on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!
 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing:  Complete Lesson 26 B: The Conclusion of Critique
Diagram Week 28 sentences.
 

Dialecticians (5-8th grades)=

Writing: Research Visalius, and color the attached image of a theater dissection. Then pick one character in the picture and write an account of the event from his/her perspective. Be sure to include 6-8 details about Visalius and his work. Format should be 3 paragraphs following the story sequence (I. setting and characters, II. conflict, III. climax and resolution). Be sure to include all dress-ups (ly adverb, who-which clause, www.asia.b adverbial clause, quality adjective, strong verb), all openers (subject, preposition, www.asia.b, ly adverb, -ing participle, very short sentence), and one decoration (conversation, alliteration, simile, metaphor or 3 short staccato sentences) in each paragraph in your essay.

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

History - Sabine, Catalina, Cooper - Charles V was important. Here is his biography. Suleiman also was important.
Art - Jocelyn, Maggie - Michelangelo painted and sculpted. Look at the sculpting process.
Science - Eva, Luca F - Visalius. A video. Here’s the color version of the Cover page.
Geography - Phoebe - click around Oceania. Information about Ayer’s Rock.
Philosophy - Maisy, Luca R. - Machiavelli.
Math - Hanry - Christoff Rudolff’s Die Coss. Some video help with roots.

History: Declared Sultan in 1520, Suleiman the Lawgiver wrote a new code of law and expanded the Ottoman Empire, and rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem that had fallen in the Crusades.

Learn more on Khan Academy

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 24 & Vol. 3, Chapter 1 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Oceania and label these Geographical Features:
Mount Kosciuszko
Uluru/Ayers Rock
Great Dividing Range
Gulf of Carpentaria
Great Barrier Reef
Mariana Trench

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize The systems of the human body:
circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, nervous, endocrine, immune, integumentary, skeletal, muscle and reproductive.

Learn more about health & medicine from Khan Academy.

Math: Perfect Square Trinomials are factored as follows: (a + b)^2 = a^2 + 2ab + b^2

Learn more about the Factoring Perfect Square Trinomials on Khan Academy.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary
ἔρχομαι I come, I go
εἰσέρχομαι I go in, I enter
ἐξέρχομαι I go out
διέρχομαι I go through
κἀγώ and I

English:
Sentence requirements: Capital letter, end mark, subject, verb, makes sense

Learn more about proper grammar on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-9 or number 10 challenge sentence below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 28 sentences:
1. Whoever wrote a new code of law expanded the Ottoman Empire and rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem that had fallen in the Crusades.
2. Darwin published what he wrote on the origin of species.
3. Whoever seceded from the US considered themselves Confederates, but soon Congress declared war on them!
4. Dost Mohammad Khan defended whoever lived in Afghanistan!
5. Maxwell theorized on whatever was electric, while Faraday conducted many experiments in 1864.
6. Mendel learned that physical traits are genetic.
7. Did Congress give whoever was enslaved freedom in 1865?
8. The least common multiple of two numbers is the smallest number that is a multiple of both and is often used to find a common denominator.
9. In De Architectura, Vitruvius wrote "All structures should possess strength, utility, and beauty."
10. ***Challenge*** Declared Sultan in 1520, Suleiman the Lawgiver wrote a new code of law, expanded the Ottoman Empire, and rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem that had fallen in the Crusades.
 

Tuesday classes

Book Club: Keep reading your Medieval Book Club books at home, and be ready to present a critique in class. Pick a book that you’ve read this year in Book Club for your final book report. More information will come Tuesday. We will continue reading The Kite Rider and Crispin Cross of Lead in class.

MAKE: History: We’ll read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 24 & Vol. 3, Chapter 1 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll continue Book 5 definitions and study proportions!

Greek: Complete & study lesson 28 for our quiz!  We’ll start Greek Workbook Lesson 29.

 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about Andreas Vesalius, Michael Servetus.

Math Club: Learn about Rudolph, square roots and perfect square trinomials.

Art Appreciation: Learn about da Vinci as an artist. Paint portraits using the Golden Ratio.

Writing Club Homework: Week 27  DUE ON MAY,  2018

Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:
Unit 8:  Lesson 26 “Genghis Khan". Read “Lesson 26 B: The Conclusion” on page 182.  This is the second part of a two part lesson. Use the “Source Text” on page 178, paying special attention to the conclusion.  USE THIS TEXT AS A BLUEPRINT or ROAD MAP of what a Formal Critique should look like. Notice the author used examples from the original story in quotes. Read page 243-244  for a sample of a Formal Critique. Use page 183 to make a Key Word Outline. Add all of the elements of STRUCTURE and STYLE you have learned so far. We will go over the checklist in class next week. Try to add vocabulary for extra points!  THERE WILL BE A VOCABULARY QUIZ SOON :)
 
Fix it! Grammar:
Complete Week 27 in your book and copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech.  Review in preparation for next week!

Upper Grammarians (3-4):

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  
Unit 8:  Lesson 26 “Genghis Khan". Read “Lesson 26 B: The Conclusion” on page 182.  This is the second part of a two part lesson. Use the “Source Text” on page 178, paying special attention to the conclusion.  USE THIS TEXT AS A BLUEPRINT or ROAD MAP of what a Formal Critique should look like. Notice the author used examples from the original story in quotes. Read page 243-244  for a sample of a Formal Critique. Use page 183 to make a Key Word Outline. Add all of the elements of STRUCTURE and STYLE you have learned so far. We will go over the checklist in class next week. Try to add vocabulary for extra points!  THERE WILL BE A VOCABULARY QUIZ SOON :)

Fix it! Grammar:
Complete Week 27 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!

Middle Ages Week 27

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: In 1517 Martin Luther protested selling Indulgences, he nailed 95 Theses on the Church door in Wittenberg. Henry VIII began the Church of England in order to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. Protestants left the Catholic Church, then Catholic leaders counter-reformed.

Learn more on Khan Academy
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 34 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Oceania and label these countries:
Tuvalu
Samoa
Vanatu
Fiji
Tonga
Australia
New Zealand

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize Drag is a mechanical force generated by moving an object through a fluid such as air or water.

Learn more about drag from Khan Academy.

Math: The mean value theorem states that if a function is continuous and differentiable on the interval then there is at least one number c where the derivative equals the slope of the secant line.

Learn more about the Mean Value Theorem on Khan Academy.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary
λογίζομαι I think
εὐαγγελίζομαι I preach
ἐργάζομαι I work
χαρίζομαι I forgive
βούλομαι I wish, desire

English:
Objective case personal pronouns: me you him her it us you them

Learn more about pronouns on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!
 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing:  Unit 8:  Lesson 26 “Genghis Khan".
Diagram Week 27 sentences.
 

Lower Dialecticians (5-6th grades)

Writing: After you read Utopia with an adult, write 1-3 paragraphs describing your idea of a utopian society. Be sure to include at least six specific detailed explanations of how the society works.  Be sure to include all dress-ups (ly adverb, who-which clause, www.asia.b adverbial clause, quality adjective, strong verb), all openers (subject, preposition, www.asia.b, ly adverb, -ing participle, very short sentence), and one decoration (conversation, alliteration, simile, metaphor or 3 short staccato sentences)in each paragraph in your essay.

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

History - The Protestant Reformation placed Europe in turmoil.
Literature - Thomas More wrote Utopia. Sit down with an adult to read pages 149 to 257 (marked 83-190).
Art - Leonardo da Vinci, the artist.
Science - Leonardo da Vinci, the scientist.
Geography - A map of the world, check out the islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Philosophy - Martin Luther on personal conviction.
Sir Thomas More died for his beliefs.
Math - Here is a discussion of his life: Like many mathematicians from Kerala, Madhava clearly had a very strong influence on Paramesvara. One can see throughout his work that it is teachings by Madhava which direct much of Paramesvara's mathematical ideas. One of Paramesvara's most remarkable mathematical discoveries, no doubt influenced by Madhava, was a version of the mean value theorem. He states the theorem in his commentary Lilavati Bhasya on Bhaskara II's Lilavati. There are other examples of versions of the mean value theorem in Paramesvara's work which we now consider.

 

History: In 1517 Martin Luther protested selling Indulgences, he nailed 95 Theses on the Church door in Wittenberg. Henry VIII began the Church of England in order to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. Protestants left the Catholic Church, then Catholic leaders counter-reformed.

Learn more on Khan Academy
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 34 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Oceania and label these countries:
Tuvalu
Samoa
Vanatu
Fiji
Tonga
Australia
New Zealand

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize Drag is a mechanical force generated by moving an object through a fluid such as air or water.

Learn more about drag from Khan Academy.

Math: The mean value theorem states that if a function is continuous and differentiable on the interval then there is at least one number c where the derivative equals the slope of the secant line.

Learn more about the Mean Value Theorem on Khan Academy.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary
λογίζομαι I think
εὐαγγελίζομαι I preach
ἐργάζομαι I work
χαρίζομαι I forgive
βούλομαι I wish, desire

English:
Objective case personal pronouns: me you him her it us you them

Learn more about pronouns on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-7 or 8 challenge sentence below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 27 sentences:
1. Protest Indulgences, and nail 95 Theses on the Church door in Wittenberg.
2. Begin the Church of England, divorce Catherine of Aragon, and call Anne Boleyn your wife.
3. Publish Faust and consider it the greatest literature of Germany, while you paint Goethe a portrait of Delacroix.
4. Claim South Africa and call it a British colony, but then call Mexico independent.
5. Paint "The Gleaners," and call it real, since Millet's works were realistic!
6. Name Carl Marx, who wrote The Communist Manifesto, a Communist , but call him brilliant also!
7. Imagine bodies that are the smallest building blocks of matter and name them atoms, but name the space, where they exist, void.
8. ***Challenge*** Drag is a mechanical force generated by moving an object through a fluid such as air or water.

 

Upper Dialecticians 7th-9th Graders

From our session Thursday 4/19 - Please read this, watch the videos and choose one topic for your presentation and one for your writing assignment. BEFORE Monday 4/23/18:

Writing: After you read Utopia with an adult, write 1-3 paragraphs describing your idea of a utopian society. Be sure to include at least six specific detailed explanations of how the society works.  Be sure to include all dress-ups (ly adverb, who-which clause, www.asia.b adverbial clause, quality adjective, strong verb), all openers (subject, preposition, www.asia.b, ly adverb, -ing participle, very short sentence), and one decoration (conversation, alliteration, simile, metaphor or 3 short staccato sentences)in each paragraph in your essay.

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

History - The Protestant Reformation placed Europe in turmoil.
Literature - Thomas More wrote Utopia. Sit down with an adult to read pages 149 to 257 (marked 83-190).
Art - Leonardo da Vinci, the artist.
Science - Leonardo da Vinci, the scientist.
Geography - A map of the world, check out the islands in the Pacific Ocean.
Philosophy - Martin Luther on personal conviction.
Sir Thomas More died for his beliefs.
Math - Here is a discussion of his life: Like many mathematicians from Kerala, Madhava clearly had a very strong influence on Paramesvara. One can see throughout his work that it is teachings by Madhava which direct much of Paramesvara's mathematical ideas. One of Paramesvara's most remarkable mathematical discoveries, no doubt influenced by Madhava, was a version of the mean value theorem. He states the theorem in his commentary Lilavati Bhasya on Bhaskara II's Lilavati. There are other examples of versions of the mean value theorem in Paramesvara's work which we now consider.

 

History: In 1517 Martin Luther protested selling Indulgences, he nailed 95 Theses on the Church door in Wittenberg. Henry VIII began the Church of England in order to divorce Catherine of Aragon and marry Anne Boleyn. Protestants left the Catholic Church, then Catholic leaders counter-reformed.

Learn more on Khan Academy
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 34 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Oceania and label these countries:
Tuvalu
Samoa
Vanatu
Fiji
Tonga
Australia
New Zealand

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize Drag is a mechanical force generated by moving an object through a fluid such as air or water.

Learn more about drag from Khan Academy.

Math: The mean value theorem states that if a function is continuous and differentiable on the interval then there is at least one number c where the derivative equals the slope of the secant line.

Learn more about the Mean Value Theorem on Khan Academy.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary
λογίζομαι I think
εὐαγγελίζομαι I preach
ἐργάζομαι I work
χαρίζομαι I forgive
βούλομαι I wish, desire

English:
Objective case personal pronouns: me you him her it us you them

Learn more about pronouns on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-7 or 8 challenge sentence below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 27 sentences:
1. Protest Indulgences, and nail 95 Theses on the Church door in Wittenberg.
2. Begin the Church of England, divorce Catherine of Aragon, and call Anne Boleyn your wife.
3. Publish Faust and consider it the greatest literature of Germany, while you paint Goethe a portrait of Delacroix.
4. Claim South Africa and call it a British colony, but then call Mexico independent.
5. Paint "The Gleaners," and call it real, since Millet's works were realistic!
6. Name Carl Marx, who wrote The Communist Manifesto, a Communist , but call him brilliant also!
7. Imagine bodies that are the smallest building blocks of matter and name them atoms, but name the space, where they exist, void.
8. ***Challenge*** Drag is a mechanical force generated by moving an object through a fluid such as air or water.
 

Tuesday classes

Book Club: Keep reading your Medieval Book Club books at home, and be ready to present a critique in class. Pick a book that you’ve read this year in Book Club for your final book report. More information will come Tuesday. We will continue reading The Kite Rider, Crispin Cross of Lead, and The Apple and the Arrow in class.

MAKE: History: We’ll read about the Protestant Reformation in Story of the World Chapter 34 and write our own 95 Theses.

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll continue Book 5 definitions and study proportions!

Greek: Complete & study lesson 27 for our quiz!  We’ll start Greek Workbook Lesson 28.

 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about Leonardo da Vinci and make anemometers.

Math Club: Learn about Paramesvara and the Mean Value Theorem.

Art Appreciation: Learn about da Vinci as an artist. Paint portraits using the Golden Ratio.

Writing Club Homework: DUE ON  APRIL 25, 2018

Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:
Unit 8:  Lesson 26 “Genghis Khan". Read “The Assignment” on page 179.  This is the first part of a two part lesson. DO NOT DO THE CONCLUSION YET.  Writing a conclusion for a Formal Critique will be the lesson next week. Use the “Source Text” on page 178. USE THIS TEXT AS A BLUEPRINT or ROAD MAP of what a Formal Critique should look like. Read page 243-244  for a sample of a Formal Critique. Remember to use page 181 to make a Key Word Outline. Add all of the elements of STRUCTURE and STYLE you have learned so far. We will go over the checklist in class next week. Try to add vocabulary for extra points!

Fix it! Grammar:
Complete Week 26 in your book and copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech.  Review in preparation for next week!

Upper Grammarians (3-4):

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  
Unit 8:  Lesson 26 “Genghis Khan". Read “The Assignment” on page 179.  This is the first part of a two part lesson. DO NOT DO THE CONCLUSION YET.  Writing a conclusion for a Formal Critique will be the lesson next week. Use the “Source Text” on page 178. USE THIS TEXT AS A BLUEPRINT or ROAD MAP of what a Formal Critique should look like. Read page 243-244  for a sample of a Formal Critique. Remember to use page 181 to make a Key Word Outline. Add all of the elements of STRUCTURE and STYLE you have learned so far. We will go over the checklist in class next week. Try to add vocabulary for extra points!

Fix it! Grammar:
Complete Week 26 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!

Middle Ages Week 26

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: In 1492 Spanish Queen Isabella sent Columbus west to find a route to India. After Amerigo Vespucci they named it America. But Vasco da Gama sailed east around Africa to India. In 1519 Magellan sailed west from Spain, crossed South America and died in the Philippines, but one ship circumnavigated the globe.

Learn more on Khan Academy
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 31 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Oceania and label these countries:
Palau
Micronesia
Marshall Islands
Nauru
Kiribati
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize these medieval astronomical tools:
celestial globe
armillary sphere
mechanical calendar
sundial
quadrant
equatorium
torquetum
triquetrum

Math: Memorize The law of cosines states c^2=a^2+b^2-2ab cos C

Learn more about Law of Cosines on Khan Academy.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary
γίνομαι I become
ἀποκρίνομαι I answer (takes the dative)
ἄρχομαι I begin
δέχομαι I receive
ἔρχομαι I come, I go

English:
Nominative case personal pronouns: I you he she it we you they

Learn more about pronouns on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!
 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing:  Complete Lesson 23: “The Twenty-First-Century Descriptive Letter”
Diagram Week 26 sentences.
 

Lower Dialecticians (5-6th grades)

Writing: Pick an explorer and write three journal entries (captain’s logs) from significant days in his life. This will require a bit of research.  Be sure to include stylistic techniques such as -ly adverb, quality adjective, strong verb, who/which clause, www.asia.b clause, a variety of sentence openers, and an alliteration or simile/metaphor or conversation and label them all in the margin. Be ready to present your final draft next week.

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

History - Columbus, Vespucci, da Gama, Magellan.
Literature - A little about The Ship of Fools by Sebastian Brant.
Art - Catalina & Jocelyn - The Martellus Map 1491 is in the Yale University collection. Did Christopher Columbus read it?
Math and Science - Regiomontanus was the most important astronomer in the 1400s. This was the painting in science. Zoom way in to see very specific details!
Geography - Gino & Phoebe - The Columbian Exchange.
Philosophy - Tsongkhapa.

History: In 1492 Spanish Queen Isabella sent Columbus west to find a route to India. After Amerigo Vespucci they named it America. But Vasco da Gama sailed east around Africa to India. In 1519 Magellan sailed west from Spain, crossed South America and died in the Philippines, but one ship circumnavigated the globe.

Learn more on Khan Academy
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 31 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Oceania and label these countries:
Palau
Micronesia
Marshall Islands
Nauru
Kiribati
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize these medieval astronomical tools:
celestial globe
armillary sphere
mechanical calendar
sundial
quadrant
equatorium
torquetum
triquetrum

Math: Memorize The law of cosines states c^2=a^2+b^2-2ab cos C

Learn more about Law of Cosines on Khan Academy.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary
γίνομαι I become
ἀποκρίνομαι I answer (takes the dative)
ἄρχομαι I begin
δέχομαι I receive
ἔρχομαι I come, I go

English:
Nominative case personal pronouns: I you he she it we you they

Learn more about pronouns on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-6 or 7-8 challenge sentence below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 26 sentences:

1. Did Columbus consider the new world a continent, and did Amerigo Vespucci name it America after himself?
2. Who considers Immanuel Kant's philosophy important, and who studies it diligently?
3. Who declared themselves the Constitutional Congress that wrote the Constitution in 1787, and where did they meet?
4. Hegel considered "absolute idealism" effective; the message will prevail, whereas the messenger is inconsequential?
5. Did Georg Friedrich Gauss teach Bernhard Riemann mathematics, because he considered Riemann intelligent, and later did Riemann present a hypothesis which remains unsolved?
6. The Pope almost crowned Napoleon Consul in 1802, although he took the crown in his hands and crowned himself in the end?
7. ***Challenge***In 1519 Magellan sailed west from Spain, crossed South America and died in the Philippines; however, one of his ships successfully circumnavigated the globe.
8. “Nonetheless, before the stream of this life Flowing towards death has come to cease That I have found slight faith in you— Even this I think is fortunate.“  Tsongkhapa
 

Upper Dialecticians 7th-9th Graders

From our session Thursday 3/29 - Please read this, watch the videos and choose one topic for your presentation and one for your writing assignment. BEFORE Monday 4/2/18:

History - Columbus, Vespucci, da Gama, Magellan.
Literature - A little about The Ship of Fools by Sebastian Brant.
Art - The Martellus Map 1491 is in the Yale University collection. Did Christopher Columbus read it?
Math and Science - Regiomontanus was the most important astronomer in the 1400s. This was the painting in science. Zoom way in to see very specific details!
Geography - The Columbian Exchange.
Philosophy - Tsongkhapa.

Writing: Everyman is a morality play that personifies abstract ideas. Create a 1-3 paragraph narrative scene in which a person speaks with an idea. For example, a highschooler is playing lacrosse and crosses the out-of-bounds line. He isn’t called by the referee. Freeze scene: Player talks with Sportsmanship, Honesty and Competitiveness.

History: In 1492 Spanish Queen Isabella sent Columbus west to find a route to India. After Amerigo Vespucci they named it America. But Vasco da Gama sailed east around Africa to India. In 1519 Magellan sailed west from Spain, crossed South America and died in the Philippines, but one ship circumnavigated the globe.

Learn more on Khan Academy
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 31 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Oceania and label these countries:
Palau
Micronesia
Marshall Islands
Nauru
Kiribati
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize these medieval astronomical tools:
celestial globe
armillary sphere
mechanical calendar
sundial
quadrant
equatorium
torquetum
triquetrum

Math: Memorize The law of cosines states c^2=a^2+b^2-2ab cos C

Learn more about Law of Cosines on Khan Academy.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary
γίνομαι I become
ἀποκρίνομαι I answer (takes the dative)
ἄρχομαι I begin
δέχομαι I receive
ἔρχομαι I come, I go

English:
Nominative case personal pronouns: I you he she it we you they

Learn more about pronouns on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-6 or 7-8 challenge sentence below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 26 sentences:

1. Did Columbus consider the new world a continent, and did Amerigo Vespucci name it America after himself?
2. Who considers Immanuel Kant's philosophy important, and who studies it diligently?
3. Who declared themselves the Constitutional Congress that wrote the Constitution in 1787, and where did they meet?
4. Hegel considered "absolute idealism" effective; the message will prevail, whereas the messenger is inconsequential?
5. Did Georg Friedrich Gauss teach Bernhard Riemann mathematics, because he considered Riemann intelligent, and later did Riemann present a hypothesis which remains unsolved?
6. The Pope almost crowned Napoleon Consul in 1802, although he took the crown in his hands and crowned himself in the end?
7. ***Challenge***In 1519 Magellan sailed west from Spain, crossed South America and died in the Philippines; however, one of his ships successfully circumnavigated the globe.
8. “Nonetheless, before the stream of this life Flowing towards death has come to cease That I have found slight faith in you— Even this I think is fortunate.“  Tsongkhapa

 

Tuesday classes

Book Club: Keep reading your Medieval Book Club books at home, and be ready to present a critique in class. The older classes will continue reading The Kite Rider, and the younger classes will continue The Apple and the Arrow in class.

MAKE: History: We’ll read about Explorers in Story of the World Chapter 31 and weave Filipino puso.

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll continue Book 5 definitions and study proportions!

Greek: Complete & study lesson 26 for our quiz!  We’ll start Greek Workbook Lesson 27.

 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about Johannes Muller (Regiomontanus).

Math Club: Learn about Johannes Muller (Regiomontanus) and the Law of Cosines.

Art Appreciation: Learn about South African Ndebele Patterns.

Writing Club Homework: DUE ON  APRIL 18, 2018

Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:

Lesson 23: “The Twenty-First-Century Descriptive Letter”. Read “The Assignment” on page 164. Pretend you are a peasant (or Noble man or women) of the Middle Ages who has traveled into the twenty-first century. Use the questions on page 165 to give you some ideas as you write a letter to your friend or family member in the Middle Ages. Use five-senses descriptive language to make your letter come alive!  Read page 240 for a sample of such a letter. Remember to use page 166 to make a Key Word Outline like Mars did in class. Use the checklist on page 168 to be sure you have added all of the elements of STRUCTURE and STYLE. We have a new opener this week: number 4. Remember to label it in the margin of your paper. Try to add vocabulary for extra points!

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 25 in your book and copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech.  Review in preparation for next week!

Upper Grammarians (3-4):

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  

Lesson 23: “The Twenty-First-Century Descriptive Letter”. Read “The Assignment” on page 164. Pretend you are a peasant (or Noble man or women) of the Middle Ages who has traveled into the twenty-first century. Use the questions on page 165 to give you some ideas as you write a letter to your friend or family member in the Middle Ages. Use five-senses descriptive language to make your letter come alive!  Read page 240 for a sample of such a letter. Remember to use page 166 to make a Key Word Outline like Mars did in class. Use the checklist on page 168 to be sure you have added all of the elements of STRUCTURE and STYLE. Try to add vocabulary for extra points!

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 25 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!

Middle Ages Week 25

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: Ferdinand, prince of Aragon, and Isabella, princess of Castile united Spain with their secret wedding, took Alhambra from the Muslim king, expelled the Jews in 1491 to make Spain a Christian nation.

Memorize to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer.
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 28 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these Asian Geographical Features:
Red Sea
Persian Gulf
Caspian Sea
Aral Sea
Bay of Bengal
South China Sea
Lake Baikal
Bering Strait

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize the types of simple lenses:
Biconvex
Plano-convex
Positive Meniscus
Negative Meniscus
Plano-concave
Biconcave

More on simple lenses here and how lenses correct vision.

Math: Memorize Using the distributive property, multiply a sum by multiplying each addend separately and then add the products. a(b+c)=ab+ac

Learn more about the distributive property.

Greek: Memorize the Greek Imperfect Active Tense to the tune of “Happy Birthday.”
singular
1 ἔλυον
2 ἔλυες
3 ἔλυε
plural
1 ἔλυομεν
2 ἔλυετε
3 ἔλυον

English: Irregular comparatives & superlatives: bad worse worst, good better best, little less, least, many more most.

Investigate comparative & superlative adjectives on this page of Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!


 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  Complete Lesson 23: “Amusement, Part 2”
Diagram Week 25 sentences.
 

Lower Dialecticians (5-6th grades)

Writing: Everyman is a morality play that personifies abstract ideas. Create a 1-3 paragraph narrative scene in which a person speaks with an idea. For example, a highschooler is playing lacrosse and crosses the out-of-bounds line. He isn’t called by the referee. Freeze scene: Player talks with Sportsmanship, Honesty and Competitiveness.

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

History - United Spain. Paving the way for exploration
Literature - Everyman. Everyman with Guinea Pigs! Couldn’t get enough? Here’s the full translation.
Math - Madhava of Sangamagrama. He developed the first infinite series to define the inverse tangent (and pi!). Here’s the series:
=tan-13 tan3+15 tan5 -17 tan7...
=(oa)-13(oa)3+15(oa)5-17(oa)7+...
So with a right triangle with legs 2 and 3:
=(23)-13(23)3+15(23)5-17(23)7+...
Longest accurate calculation wins the prize!

Art - Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. Video. (He created a lot of illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy, find it if you dare.)
Science - Nicholas of Cusa. More on simple lenses here and how lenses correct vision.
Philosophy - John Wycliffe, they couldn’t kill him, but they could declare him a heretic, exhume his body and burn his bones.
Geography - Pick an East Asian country, research its history, culture & geographical features.

 

History: Ferdinand, prince of Aragon, and Isabella, princess of Castile united Spain with their secret wedding, took Alhambra from the Muslim king, expelled the Jews in 1491 to make Spain a Christian nation.

Memorize to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer.
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 28 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these Asian Geographical Features:
Red Sea
Persian Gulf
Caspian Sea
Aral Sea
Bay of Bengal
South China Sea
Lake Baikal
Bering Strait

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize the types of simple lenses:
Biconvex
Plano-convex
Positive Meniscus
Negative Meniscus
Plano-concave
Biconcave

More on simple lenses here and how lenses correct vision.

Math: Memorize Using the distributive property, multiply a sum by multiplying each addend separately and then add the products. a(b+c)=ab+ac

Learn more about the distributive property.

Greek: Memorize the Greek Imperfect Active Tense to the tune of “Happy Birthday.”
singular
1 ἔλυον
2 ἔλυες
3 ἔλυε
plural
1 ἔλυομεν
2 ἔλυετε
3 ἔλυον

English: Irregular comparatives & superlatives: bad worse worst, good better best, little less, least, many more most.

Investigate comparative & superlative adjectives on this page of Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-6 or #7 challenge sentence below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 24 sentences:

1. After Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille were secretly married, they united Spain, took Alhambra from the Muslim king, expelled the Jews in 1491, and declared Spain a Christian nation.
2. Musicians consider Mozart brilliant while they play his compositions, for he is the forerunner of the Classical Period.
3. Since James Watt patented the steam engine, people found him innovative!
4. England named James Cook, who took his last voyage in 1776, an ocean explorer, and he discovered many new lands!
5. After Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the US declared independence from England, and the world considers the United States free since then.
6. Beethoven called Napoleon heroic until he crowned himself emperor of France, so Beethoven erased his dedication on his Third Symphony.
7. ***challenge**** Ferdinand, prince of Aragon, and Isabella, princess of Castille united Spain with their secret wedding, took Alhambra from the Muslim king, and expelled the Jews in 1491 to make Spain a Christian nation.
 

Upper Dialecticians 7th-9th Graders

From our session Thursday 3/29 - Please read this, watch the videos and choose one topic for your presentation and one for your writing assignment. BEFORE Monday 4/2/18:

Writing: Everyman is a morality play that personifies abstract ideas. Create a 1-3 paragraph narrative scene in which a person speaks with an idea. For example, a highschooler is playing lacrosse and crosses the out-of-bounds line. He isn’t called by the referee. Freeze scene: Player talks with Sportsmanship, Honesty and Competitiveness.

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

History - United Spain. Paving the way for exploration
Literature - Everyman. Everyman with Guinea Pigs! Couldn’t get enough? Here’s the full translation.
Math - Madhava of Sangamagrama. He developed the first infinite series to define the inverse tangent (and pi!). Here’s the series:
=tan-13 tan3+15 tan5 -17 tan7...
=(oa)-13(oa)3+15(oa)5-17(oa)7+...
So with a right triangle with legs 2 and 3:
=(23)-13(23)3+15(23)5-17(23)7+...
Longest accurate calculation wins the prize!

Art - Sandro Botticelli’s Birth of Venus. Video. (He created a lot of illustrations for Dante’s Divine Comedy, find it if you dare.)
Science - Nicholas of Cusa. More on simple lenses here and how lenses correct vision.
Philosophy - John Wycliffe, they couldn’t kill him, but they could declare him a heretic, exhume his body and burn his bones.
Geography - Pick an East Asian country, research its history, culture & geographical features.

 

History: Ferdinand, prince of Aragon, and Isabella, princess of Castile united Spain with their secret wedding, took Alhambra from the Muslim king, expelled the Jews in 1491 to make Spain a Christian nation.

Memorize to the tune of Beautiful Dreamer.
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 28 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these Asian Geographical Features:
Red Sea
Persian Gulf
Caspian Sea
Aral Sea
Bay of Bengal
South China Sea
Lake Baikal
Bering Strait

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize the types of simple lenses:
Biconvex
Plano-convex
Positive Meniscus
Negative Meniscus
Plano-concave
Biconcave

More on simple lenses here and how lenses correct vision.

Math: Memorize Using the distributive property, multiply a sum by multiplying each addend separately and then add the products. a(b+c)=ab+ac

Learn more about the distributive property.

Greek: Memorize the Greek Imperfect Active Tense to the tune of “Happy Birthday.”
singular
1 ἔλυον
2 ἔλυες
3 ἔλυε
plural
1 ἔλυομεν
2 ἔλυετε
3 ἔλυον

English: Irregular comparatives & superlatives: bad worse worst, good better best, little less, least, many more most.

Investigate comparative & superlative adjectives on this page of Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-6 or #7 challenge sentence below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 24 sentences:

1. After Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille were secretly married, they united Spain, took Alhambra from the Muslim king, expelled the Jews in 1491, and declared Spain a Christian nation.
2. Musicians consider Mozart brilliant while they play his compositions, for he is the forerunner of the Classical Period.
3. Since James Watt patented the steam engine, people found him innovative!
4. England named James Cook, who took his last voyage in 1776, an ocean explorer, and he discovered many new lands!
5. After Jefferson composed the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the US declared independence from England, and the world considers the United States free since then.
6. Beethoven called Napoleon heroic until he crowned himself emperor of France, so Beethoven erased his dedication on his Third Symphony.
7. ***challenge**** Ferdinand, prince of Aragon, and Isabella, princess of Castille united Spain with their secret wedding, took Alhambra from the Muslim king, and expelled the Jews in 1491 to make Spain a Christian nation.

 

Tuesday classes

Book Club: Keep reading your Medieval Book Club books at home, and be ready to present a critique in class. The older classes will continue reading The Kite Rider, and the younger classes will continue The Apple and the Arrow in class.

MAKE: History: We’ll read about Spain in Story of the World Chapter 28 and make a water mill.

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll continue Book 5 definitions and study proportions!

Greek: Complete & study lesson 25 for our quiz!  We’ll start Greek Workbook Lesson 26.

 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about Nicholas de Cusa and optics.

Math Club: Learn about Al Kashi and the distributive property.

Art Appreciation: Learn about El Greco and draw elongated faces.

Writing Club: DUE ON  APRIL 4, 2018

Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:

Continuation of Lesson 22: “Favorite Amusements, Part 1” and Lesson 23: “Favorite Amusements, Part II:  You will be using checklists on both pages 156 (for the paragraphs you completed for Lesson 22) and 161 (for the Introduction and Conclusion) in order to “polish” your 4 paragraph essay.  You will be adding to your essay to be sure you have included all of the elements of structure and style. Underline the vocabulary words you use (from the book). Each are worth one point! Topic sentences need to have keywords highlighted. Clinchers need to have  keywords highlighted. Don’t forget your title! We will add up the points and the student with the most points gets a prize!

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 24 in your book and copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech.  Review in preparation for next week!

Upper Grammarians (3-4):

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  

Continuation of Lesson 22: “Favorite Amusements, Part 1” and Lesson 23: “Favorite Amusements, Part II:  You will be using checklists on both pages 156 (for the paragraphs you completed for Lesson 22) and 161 (for the Introduction and Conclusion) in order to “polish” your 4 paragraph essay.  You will be adding to your essay to be sure you have included all of the elements of structure and style. Underline the vocabulary words you use (from the book). Each are worth one point! Topic sentences need to have keywords highlighted. Clinchers need to have  keywords highlighted. Don’t forget your title! We will add up the points and the student with the most points gets a prize!

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 24 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!

Middle Ages Week 24

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: Ivan the Great freed Moscow from the Golden Hored, united Russia, built his palace in the Kremlin in 1462. Ivan the Terrible, tsar of Russia, went mad and committed crimes against his people, and eventually killed his son who was heir to the throne.

Memorize to the tune of Russian Sailor’s Dance.
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapters 23 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these countries of Asian Geographical Features:
Amur River
Indus River
Ganges River
Brahmaputra River
Mikong River
Yangtze River
Yellow River

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize Mechanical advantage is a measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system.

Learn more about physics of mechanical advantage on Khan Academy.
The architecture & engineering of Brunelleschi’s Dome of the Cathedral in Florence.

Math: Memorize The numerator of a fractional exponent is an exponent but the denominator is a root.
4^1/2 = 2
27^1/3 = 3
9^3/2 = 27

Learn more about rational exponents on Khan Academy, on CoolMath or on MathisFun!

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary:
ὑπακούω I obey
ἡ παρουσία the presence, coming
ἡ εὐλογία the praise, blessing
ὁ γεωργός the farmer
γνωρίζω I reveal

English:

Comparatives compare two people, places or things with "more" or "-er". Superlative compare three or more with "most" or "-est".

Investigate comparative & superlative adjectives on this page of Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!
 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  Complete Lesson 23: “Amusement, Part 2”
Diagram Week 24 sentences.

 

Lower Dialecticians (5-6th grades)

Writing: After reading Baba Yaga a Russian Folktale, write one paragraph discussing the allusions to other stories & fairy tales you noticed.

Class Project: Write a story, advertisement or article for the class newspaper!

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

History - Early Rus. Ivan the Great. Ivan the Terrible.
Literature - Phoebe & Cooper - The story we read. Baba Yaga is kind of a big deal.
Science - The architecture & engineering of Brunelleschi’s Dome of the Cathedral in Florence.
Math - Henry - Learn more about rational exponents on Khan Academy, on CoolMath or on MathisFun! Or Research Nicole Oresme
Art - Catalina - St. Basil’s Cathedral or Pick a Renaissance piece from Italy or Northern Europe and talk about history, subject & style.
Philosophy - Jocelyn - Research Nicole Oresme
Geography - Sabine - Pick an East Asian country, research its history, culture & geographical features.

History: Ivan the Great freed Moscow from the Golden Hored, united Russia, built his palace in the Kremlin in 1462. Ivan the Terrible, tsar of Russia, went mad and committed crimes against his people, and eventually killed his son who was heir to the throne.

Memorize to the tune of Russian Sailor’s Dance.
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapters 23 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these countries of Asian Geographical Features:
Amur River
Indus River
Ganges River
Brahmaputra River
Mikong River
Yangtze River
Yellow River

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize Mechanical advantage is a measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system.

Learn more about physics of mechanical advantage on Khan Academy.
The architecture & engineering of Brunelleschi’s Dome of the Cathedral in Florence.

Math: Memorize The numerator of a fractional exponent is an exponent but the denominator is a root.
4^1/2 = 2
27^1/3 = 3
9^3/2 = 27

Learn more about rational exponents on Khan Academy, on CoolMath or on MathisFun!

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary:
ὑπακούω I obey
ἡ παρουσία the presence, coming
ἡ εὐλογία the praise, blessing
ὁ γεωργός the farmer
γνωρίζω I reveal

English:

Comparatives compare two people, places or things with "more" or "-er". Superlative compare three or more with "most" or "-est".

Investigate comparative & superlative adjectives on this page of Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-5 or 6-7 challenge sentences below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 24 sentences:
1. Ivan the Terrible, declare yourself tsar of Russia, but your people call you mad because you committed crimes against your people.
2. Because philosophers declare you the Father of Western Philosophy, Mr. Descartes, coin Cartesian Argument in the field of logic, and create the Cartesian Plane in mathematics.
3. Resolve your conflict over Calculus, Mr. Newton and Mr. Leibniz, and become intellectual friends, since your students consider both of you geniuses!
4. If you declare everyone a blank slate at birth, Mr. Locke, teach them good governance, and give the United States a precedent for their Constitution.
5. J.S. Bach, compose us a Baroque Minuet in the key of G, and we will consider you a great composer, as we play your piece on the harpsichord.
6. ***Challenge***Whenever kingship approaches tyranny, it nears its end, for by this it becomes ripe for division, change of dynasty, or total destruction, especially in a temperate climate … where men are habitually, morally and naturally free. -De Moneta (c. 1360)
7. Mechanical advantage is a measure of the force amplification which is achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system.
 

Upper Dialecticians 7th-9th Graders

From our session Thursday 3/22 - Please read this, watch the videos and choose one topic for your presentation and one for your writing assignment. BEFORE Monday 3/26/18:

History - Early Rus. Ivan the Great. Ivan the Terrible.
Literature - The story we read. Baba Yaga is kind of a big deal.
Science - The architecture & engineering of Brunelleschi’s Dome of the Cathedral in Florence.
Math - Learn more about rational exponents on Khan Academy, on CoolMath or on MathisFun! Or Research Nicole Oresme
Art - St. Basil’s Cathedral or Pick a Renaissance piece from Italy or Northern Europe and talk about history, subject & style.
Philosophy - Research Nicole Oresme
Geography - Pick an East Asian country, research its history, culture & geographical features.

Writing: After reading Baba Yaga a Russian Folktale, write one paragraph discussing the allusions to other stories & fairy tales you noticed.

History: Ivan the Great freed Moscow from the Golden Hored, united Russia, built his palace in the Kremlin in 1462. Ivan the Terrible, tsar of Russia, went mad and committed crimes against his people, and eventually killed his son who was heir to the throne.

Memorize to the tune of Russian Sailor’s Dance.
Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapters 23 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these countries of Asian Geographical Features:
Amur River
Indus River
Ganges River
Brahmaputra River
Mikong River
Yangtze River
Yellow River

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize Mechanical advantage is a measure of the force amplification achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system.

Learn more about physics of mechanical advantage on Khan Academy.
The architecture & engineering of Brunelleschi’s Dome of the Cathedral in Florence.

Math: Memorize The numerator of a fractional exponent is an exponent but the denominator is a root.
4^1/2 = 2
27^1/3 = 3
9^3/2 = 27

Learn more about rational exponents on Khan Academy, on CoolMath or on MathisFun!

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary:
ὑπακούω I obey
ἡ παρουσία the presence, coming
ἡ εὐλογία the praise, blessing
ὁ γεωργός the farmer
γνωρίζω I reveal

English:

Comparatives compare two people, places or things with "more" or "-er". Superlative compare three or more with "most" or "-est".

Investigate comparative & superlative adjectives on this page of Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-5 or 6-7 challenge sentences below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 24 sentences:
1. Ivan the Terrible, declare yourself tsar of Russia, but your people call you mad because you committed crimes against your people.
2. Because philosophers declare you the Father of Western Philosophy, Mr. Descartes, coin Cartesian Argument in the field of logic, and create the Cartesian Plane in mathematics.
3. Resolve your conflict over Calculus, Mr. Newton and Mr. Leibniz, and become intellectual friends, since your students consider both of you geniuses!
4. If you declare everyone a blank slate at birth, Mr. Locke, teach them good governance, and give the United States a precedent for their Constitution.
5. J.S. Bach, compose us a Baroque Minuet in the key of G, and we will consider you a great composer, as we play your piece on the harpsichord.
6. ***Challenge***Whenever kingship approaches tyranny, it nears its end, for by this it becomes ripe for division, change of dynasty, or total destruction, especially in a temperate climate … where men are habitually, morally and naturally free. -De Moneta (c. 1360)
7. Mechanical advantage is a measure of the force amplification which is achieved by using a tool, mechanical device or machine system.

 

Tuesday classes

Book Club: Keep practicing your monologue from Good Masters Sweet Ladies and be ready to present it in class and during opening! Keep reading your Medieval Book Club books at home, and be ready to present a critique in class. The older classes will begin The Kite Rider, and the youngest class will continue The Apple and the Arrow in class.

MAKE: History: We’ll read about the Russians in Story of the World Chapter 23 and make Russian Batik.

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll continue Book 5 definitions and study proportions!

Greek: Complete & study lesson 24 for our quiz!  We’ll start Greek Workbook Lesson 25.

 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about Filippo Brunelleschi’s engineering.

Math Club: Learn about Nicole d’Oresme and rational exponents.

Art Appreciation: Continue studying Russians & decorate Russian eggs.

Writing Club: DUE ON March 28, 2018

Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:

Lesson 23: “Favorite Amusements, Part 2”.  You will be adding a paragraph of Introduction and a paragraph of Conclusion to your two paragraph essay from Lesson 22.  Read “The Assignment” on page 160. Read page 158 all about the Introduction and fill out the “Outline Introduction” if you did not do so in class. Read page 159 all about the Conclusion and fill out “Outline a conclusion” if you did not do so in class. Use the Checklist on page 161 to be sure you have added all of the elements of Structure and Style you need this week have a new sentence opener! The #3,  -ly Try to add some vocabulary to add interest to your report.

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 23 in your book and copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech.  Review in preparation for next week!

Upper Grammarians (3-4):

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  

Lesson 23: “Favorite Amusements, Part 2”.  You will be adding a paragraph of Introduction and a paragraph of Conclusion to your two paragraph essay from Lesson 22.  Read “The Assignment” on page 160. Read page 158 all about the Introduction and fill out the “Outline Introduction” if you did not do so in class. Read page 159 all about the Conclusion and fill out “Outline a conclusion” if you did not do so in class. Use the Checklist on page 161 to be sure you have added all of the elements of Structure and Style you need this week have a new sentence opener! The #3,  -ly Try to add some vocabulary to add interest to your report.

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 23 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!

Middle Ages Week 23

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: Henry VI of Lancaster fought the Edward IV of York for the English throne in 1455 in the Wars of the Roses. Henry Tudor beat Richard III in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field beginning the reign of the Tudors.

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapters 27 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these countries of Asian Geographical Features:
Caucasus Mountains
Himalayan Mountains
Tibetan Plateau
Arabian Desert
Taklamakan Desert
Gobi Desert
Volga River
Ob River

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize the horizontal coordinate system:
zenith
nadir
celestial meridian
horizon
altitude
azimuth

Math: Memorize Mathematical induction is a method of proving that something true for any number n and n+1 must be true for all possible values of n.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary:
κράζω I cry out
χαίρω I rejoice, am glad
ἄδω I sing
ὀφείλω I owe
πίνω I drink

English:  Memorize Subordinating conjunctions join dependent clauses to independent clauses: when while where as since if although whereas unless because

Investigate conjunctions on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!


 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  Complete Lesson 22: “Amusement”
Diagram Week 23 sentences.
 

Lower Dialecticians (5-6th grades)

Writing: Pick one of these three one paragraph options this week:

  1. Write the biography of Francois Villon, the poet who wrote “Ballad of the Ladies of Time Past.”

  2. Write clear instructions for the distributive law for a 9 year old to follow.

  3. Write about the mystery of the princes in the tower following the Wars of the Roses.

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

Science - Cooper - Ulugh Beg’s Observatory. There’s a documentary about him coming out.
History - Catalina - The Wars of the Roses video we watched in Fine Art.
Literature - Francois Villon was a criminal and poetic kind of guy.
Art - Henry, Sabine, Phoebe, Jocelyn  Pick a piece from Italy or Northern Europe and talk about history, subject & style.
Math - Levi ben Gerson is the first to write about the Inductive method for proof (Daniel has a good book if you’d like to research this).
Geography - Pick an East Asian country, research its history, culture & geographical features.

History: Henry VI of Lancaster fought the Edward IV of York for the English throne in 1455 in the Wars of the Roses. Henry Tudor beat Richard III in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field beginning the reign of the Tudors.

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapters 27 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these countries of Asian Geographical Features:
Caucasus Mountains
Himalayan Mountains
Tibetan Plateau
Arabian Desert
Taklamakan Desert
Gobi Desert
Volga River
Ob River

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize the horizontal coordinate system:
zenith
nadir
celestial meridian
horizon
altitude
azimuth

Math: Memorize Mathematical induction is a method of proving that something true for any number n and n+1 must be true for all possible values of n.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary:
κράζω I cry out
χαίρω I rejoice, am glad
ἄδω I sing
ὀφείλω I owe
πίνω I drink

English:  Memorize Subordinating conjunctions join dependent clauses to independent clauses: when while where as since if although whereas unless because

Investigate conjunctions on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-6 or 7 challenge sentences below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 23 sentences:

1. Did Henry VI who lived in Lancaster fight Edward IV of York for the English throne in 1455 in the Wars of the Roses, and did Henry Tudor beat Richard III in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field?
2. Did Britain defeat the Spanish Armada, and did William Shakespeare whom the British named The National Poet of England write his first play in 1590?
3. Was Jamestown, which historians consider the first American Colony, founded in Virginia, or did Galileo create his first telescope in 1609?
4. Where did the Mayflower sail in 1620 and which ports did Iemitsu close in Japan?
5. What is mathematical induction, and why do we call it that?
6. Why do we call up zenith, and why do we call down nadir?
7. ***challenge*** Did Henry VI who lived in Lancaster fight Edward IV of York for the English throne in 1455 in the Wars of the Roses, and did Henry Tudor beat Richard III in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field beginning the reign of the Tudors?
 

Upper Dialecticians 7th-9th Graders

Writing: Pick one of these three one paragraph options this week:

  1. Write the biography of Francois Villon, the poet who wrote “Ballad of the Ladies of Time Past.”

  2. Write clear instructions for the distributive law for a 9 year old to follow.

  3. Write about the mystery of the princes in the tower following the Wars of the Roses.

From our session Thursday 3/15 - Please read this, watch the videos and choose one topic for your presentation and one for your writing assignment. BEFORE Monday 3/19/18:
 

Science - Ulugh Beg’s Observatory. There’s a documentary about him coming out.
History - The Wars of the Roses video we watched in Fine Art.
Literature - Francois Villon was a criminal and poetic kind of guy.
Art -  Pick a piece from Italy or Northern Europe and talk about history, subject & style.
Math - Levi ben Gerson is the first to write about the Inductive method for proof (Daniel has a good book if you’d like to research this).
Geography - Pick an East Asian country, research its history, culture & geographical features.

History: Henry VI of Lancaster fought the Edward IV of York for the English throne in 1455 in the Wars of the Roses. Henry Tudor beat Richard III in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field beginning the reign of the Tudors.

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapters 27 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these countries of Asian Geographical Features:
Caucasus Mountains
Himalayan Mountains
Tibetan Plateau
Arabian Desert
Taklamakan Desert
Gobi Desert
Volga River
Ob River

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize the horizontal coordinate system:
zenith
nadir
celestial meridian
horizon
altitude
azimuth

Math: Memorize Mathematical induction is a method of proving that something true for any number n and n+1 must be true for all possible values of n.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary:
κράζω I cry out
χαίρω I rejoice, am glad
ἄδω I sing
ὀφείλω I owe
πίνω I drink

English: Memorize Subordinating conjunctions join dependent clauses to independent clauses: when while where as since if although whereas unless because

Investigate conjunctions on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-6 or 7 challenge sentences below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 23 sentences:

1. Did Henry VI who lived in Lancaster fight Edward IV of York for the English throne in 1455 in the Wars of the Roses, and did Henry Tudor beat Richard III in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field?
2. Did Britain defeat the Spanish Armada, and did William Shakespeare whom the British named The National Poet of England write his first play in 1590?
3. Was Jamestown, which historians consider the first American Colony, founded in Virginia, or did Galileo create his first telescope in 1609?
4. Where did the Mayflower sail in 1620 and which ports did Iemitsu close in Japan?
5. What is mathematical induction, and why do we call it that?
6. Why do we call up zenith, and why do we call down nadir?
7. ***challenge*** Did Henry VI who lived in Lancaster fight Edward IV of York for the English throne in 1455 in the Wars of the Roses, and did Henry Tudor beat Richard III in 1485 at the Battle of Bosworth Field beginning the reign of the Tudors?

 

Tuesday classes

Book Club: Keep practicing your monologue from Good Masters Sweet Ladies and be ready to present it in class and during opening! Keep reading your Medieval Book Club books at home, and be ready to present a critique in class. We’ll continue reading Otto of the Silver Hand and The Apple and the Arrow in class.

MAKE: History: We’ll read about the Wars of the Roses in Story of the World chapter 27 in class and make spectacles.

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll continue Book 5 definitions and study proportions!

Greek: Complete & study lesson 23 for our quiz!  We’ll start Greek Workbook Lesson 24.

 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about Ulugh-Beg.

Math Club: Learn about Levi ben Gersen and mathematical induction.

Art Appreciation: Continue studying Durer and color a giant print.

Writing Club:
IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lesson 22 "Amusement"
Fix it! Grammar Week 22

Middle Ages Week 22

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople by building a canon across the Bosphorus which crumbled the walls of Constantinople then they turned it into Istanbul. The fall of Rome with Constantinople hit the Eastern Church in 1453 marked the end of the Middle Ages and beginning of the Renaissance.

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapters 24 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Read an article published in the Economist.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these countries of Eastern Asia:
Mongolia
China
North Korea
South Korea
Japan
Taiwan

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize the Surgical Knots:
Surgical Tie
Surgical Slip Tie
Ligature
Surgical Constrictor

Practice tying them by watching these videos we saw in class.

Math: Memorize The polynomial remainder theorem states that the remainder of the division of a polynomial f(x) by a linear polynomial x-a is equal to f(a).

Learn more about polynomials and check out the animation of Synthetic Division.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary:
ἀντί instead of
ἀποθνῄσκω I die
ἀποκτείνω I kill
ἡ Γαλιλαία Galilee
δοξάζω I glorify

English:
Coordinating conjunctions join words, phrases or clauses that are the same: for and nor but or yet so

Investigate conjunctions on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!
 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  Complete Lesson 21: “King Richard and His Brother John”

Diagram Week 22 sentences.

 

Lower Dialecticians (5-6th grades)

Writing: After reading Christine de Pisan’s The City of Ladies, look at that wikipedia link and find a woman who most interests you. Then write a paragraph about her contributions, virtues, and innovations. Be sure to include stylistic techniques such as -ly adverb, quality adjective, strong verb, who/which clause, www.asia.b clause, a variety of sentence openers, and an alliteration or simile/metaphor or conversation and label them all in the margin. Be ready to present your final draft next week.

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

Science - Henry & Jocelyn - Guy de Chauliac and surgical knots. Here’s a video for actually suturing a living thing.
History - Sabine? The Fall of Constantinople. Interesting article about the guns used to attack Constantinople. Be sure to read about making and firing the 27-foot “horrifying and extraordinary monster.” Here’s the Economist article we read in class and a unit on Khan Academy.
Literature - Catalina Christine de Pisan’s The City of Ladies.
Art - Gino & Cooper - Albrecht Durer. Click around on the website to read his biography and to look at his complete works! Here’s a Khan Academy video too.
Math - Phoebe - Qin Jiushao wrote The nine chapters on the mathematical art. “He was a dishonest rogue who was quite prepared to poison those whom he disliked.”
Philosophy - Gersonides thinks opinions are not as strong as reality. Do you? He invented the cross staff.
Geography - Pick an East Asian country, research its history, culture & geographical features.

History: Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople by building a canon across the Bosphorus which crumbled the walls of Constantinople then they turned it into Istanbul. The fall of Rome with Constantinople hit the Eastern Church in 1453 marked the end of the Middle Ages and beginning of the Renaissance.

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapters 24 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Read an article published in the Economist.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these countries of Eastern Asia:
Mongolia
China
North Korea
South Korea
Japan
Taiwan

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize the Surgical Knots:
Surgical Tie
Surgical Slip Tie
Ligature
Surgical Constrictor

Practice tying them by watching these videos we saw in class.

Math: Memorize The polynomial remainder theorem states that the remainder of the division of a polynomial f(x) by a linear polynomial x-a is equal to f(a).

Learn more about polynomials and check out the animation of Synthetic Division.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary:
ἀντί instead of
ἀποθνῄσκω I die
ἀποκτείνω I kill
ἡ Γαλιλαία Galilee
δοξάζω I glorify

English:
Coordinating conjunctions join words, phrases or clauses that are the same: for and nor but or yet so

Investigate conjunctions on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-6 or 7-8 challenge sentences below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 22 sentences:
1. The fall of Constantinople, which was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, in 1453 is deemed the end of the Middle Ages and beginning of the Renaissance.
2. Magellan circumnavigates the globe in 1522, but when he lands in the Philippines, Chief Lapu Lapu considers him a threat and kills him on the beach!
3. John Calvin is named the Father of Calvinism, because he wrote his Institutes in 1536 in Switzerland!
4. Historians call Copernicus a great Renaissance scientist, because he put the sun at the center of the universe, and he wrote The Revolutions!
5. England crowned Elizabeth I queen, although she was not married, and she ruled for 45 years!
6. Guy de Chauliac described sutures in Chirurgia magna, and he named some ligatures.
***Challenge****
7. Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople by building a canon across the Bosphorus which crumbled the walls of Constantinople, and then they named it Istanbul.
8. No argument can nullify the reality that is perceived by the senses, for true opinion must follow reality, but reality need not conform to opinion.

 

Upper Dialecticians 7th-9th Graders

From our session Thursday 3/1 - Please read this, watch the videos and choose one topic for your presentation and one for your writing assignment. BEFORE Monday 3/5/18:

Science - Guy de Chauliac and surgical knots. Here’s a video for actually suturing a living thing.
History - The Fall of Constantinople. Interesting article about the guns used to attack Constantinople. Be sure to read about making and firing the 27-foot “horrifying and extraordinary monster.” Here’s the Economist article we read in class and a unit on Khan Academy.
Literature - Christine de Pisan’s The City of Ladies. Look at that wikipedia link and find a woman who most interests you.
Art - Albrecht Durer. Click around on the website to read his biography and to look at his complete works! Here’s a Khan Academy video too.
Math - Qin Jiushao wrote The nine chapters on the mathematical art. “He was a dishonest rogue who was quite prepared to poison those whom he disliked.”
Philosophy - Gersonides thinks opinions are not as strong as reality. Do you? He invented the cross staff.
Geography - Pick an Asian country, research its history, culture & geographical features.

Writing: Create a game and write detailed instructions of the pieces or cards, strategies and how to play.  Write your user manual as if you are writing to a ten-year-old in the style of Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe.

Review these topics:

History: Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople by building a canon across the Bosphorus which crumbled the walls of Constantinople then they turned it into Istanbul. The fall of Rome with Constantinople hit the Eastern Church in 1453 marked the end of the Middle Ages and beginning of the Renaissance.

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapters 24 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Read an article published in the Economist.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these countries of Eastern Asia:
Mongolia
China
North Korea
South Korea
Japan
Taiwan

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize the Surgical Knots:
Surgical Tie
Surgical Slip Tie
Ligature
Surgical Constrictor

Practice tying them by watching these videos we saw in class.

Math: Memorize The polynomial remainder theorem states that the remainder of the division of a polynomial f(x) by a linear polynomial x-a is equal to f(a).

Learn more about polynomials and check out the animation of Synthetic Division.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary:
ἀντί instead of
ἀποθνῄσκω I die
ἀποκτείνω I kill
ἡ Γαλιλαία Galilee
δοξάζω I glorify

English:
Coordinating conjunctions join words, phrases or clauses that are the same: for and nor but or yet so

Investigate conjunctions on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-6 or 7-8 challenge sentences below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 22 sentences:
1. The fall of Constantinople, which was the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire, in 1453 is deemed the end of the Middle Ages and beginning of the Renaissance.
2. Magellan circumnavigates the globe in 1522, but when he lands in the Philippines, Chief Lapu Lapu considers him a threat and kills him on the beach!
3. John Calvin is named the Father of Calvinism, because he wrote his Institutes in 1536 in Switzerland!
4. Historians call Copernicus a great Renaissance scientist, because he put the sun at the center of the universe, and he wrote The Revolutions!
5. England crowned Elizabeth I queen, although she was not married, and she ruled for 45 years!
6. Guy de Chauliac described sutures in Chirurgia magna, and he named some ligatures.
***Challenge****
7. Ottoman Turks conquered Constantinople by building a canon across the Bosphorus which crumbled the walls of Constantinople, and then they named it Istanbul.
8. No argument can nullify the reality that is perceived by the senses, for true opinion must follow reality, but reality need not conform to opinion.

 

Tuesday classes

Book Club: Keep practicing your monologue from Good Masters Sweet Ladies and be ready to present it in class and during opening! Keep reading your Medieval Book Club books at home, and be ready to present a critique in class (much like we did with the Demi books last Tuesday). We’ll continue reading Otto of the Silver Hand and The Apple and the Arrow in class.

MAKE: History: We’ll read Story of the World chapter 24 in class and use our printing presses to create a newspaper announcing the Fall of Constantinople.

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll start Book 5 and study proportions!

Greek: Complete & study lesson 22 for our quiz!  We’ll start Greek Workbook Lesson 23.

 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about Guy de Chauliac.

Math Club: Learn about Qin and play a game of synthetic division.

Art Appreciation: Study Durer and create an etching.

Writing Club:

Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:
Lesson 21: “King Richard and His Brother John”.  Read “The Assignment” on page 144. This assignment will use two sources.  One is from the textbook and the other you will chose by doing research. You will create a 2-paragraph report. Read Source One from the textbook pages 145-146.  Using the template on page 147, make a Keyword Outline for Topic A (King Richard) and a Keyword Outline for Topic B (King John). Next, read Source TWO from your research and make a Keyword Outline for Topic A (King Richard) and a Keyword Outline for Topic B (King John).  You will have 2 Keyword Outlines for each topic (4 total). Create a Fused Outline for BOTH Topic A and Topic B. From the Fused Outlines, write your two paragraphs. Be sure to use the checklist on page 150 to be sure you have included all of the necessary Structure and Style. Remember we have a new sentence opener! The #2, preposition.  Try to add some vocabulary to add interest to your report.

Fix it! Grammar:
Complete Week 21 in your book and copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech.  Review in preparation for next week!

Upper Grammarians (3-4):

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  
Lesson 21: “King Richard and His Brother John”.  Read “The Assignment” on page 144. This assignment will use two sources.  One was handed out in class or you can use “Story of the World” Chapter 19, pages 174-177.   You will create a 2-paragraph report. Read Source One from the textbook pages 145-146. Using the template on page 147,  make a Keyword Outline for Topic A (King Richard) and a Keyword Outline for Topic B (King John). Next, read Source TWO from your research and make a Keyword Outline for Topic A (King Richard) and a Keyword Outline for Topic B (King John).  You will have 2 Keyword Outlines for each topic (4 total). Create a Fused Outline for BOTH Topic A and Topic B. From the Fused Outlines, write your two paragraphs. Be sure to use the checklist on page 150 to be sure you have included all of the necessary Structure and Style. Remember we have a new sentence opener! The #2, preposition.  Try to add some vocabulary to add interest to your report.

Fix it! Grammar:
Complete Week 21 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!

Middle Ages Week 21

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians
PreK-4th graders

History: Henry V of England fought Charles VI of France in the Hundred Years War. In 1415 England won at Agincourt. French Joan of Arc helped Charles VII win Orleans, but he lost to the Burgundians who sold her off to England.

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapters 26 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these countries of Southeast Asia:
Myanmar
Thailand
Laos
Cambodia
Vietnam
Malaysia
Singapore
Indonesia
Timor-Leste
Brunei
Philippines

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize the Parts of an astrolabe:
horse
rete
plates
mater
throne
alidade
pin

Math: Memorize The Law of Sines states a/sin A=b/sin B=c/sin C

Learn more about the Law of Sines.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary:
θεραπεύω I heal
διώκω I persecute
εὑρίσκω I find
ὁ θρόνος the throne
κόπτω I cut

English: Demonstrative pronouns identify a noun nearby or far away: this that these those

Investigate pronouns on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!
 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  Complete Lesson 25 Introduction & Conclusion

Diagram Week 21 sentences.
 

Lower Dialecticians (5-6th grades)

Writing: Create a game and write detailed instructions of the pieces or cards, strategies and how to play.  Write your user manual as if you are writing to a ten-year-old in the style of Chaucer’s Treatise on the Astrolabe.

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class:

Science - Astrolabe - http://www.chirurgeon.org/files/Chaucer.pdf
History - Phoebe - The Hundred Years’ War - interesting facts about Hundred Years War Joan of Arc
Literature - Henry - Divine Comedy - http://foxtwin.com/inferno/
Art - Jocelyn & Catalina - Pick a Renaissance painting and discuss its history, subject & style. Here’s the link from class - The Arnolfini Portrait
Math - Cooper - Nasir al Din Al Tusi, Law of Sines
Philosophy - William of Occam and Occam’s Razor.
Geography - Sabine & Gino - Pick an Asian country, research its history, culture & geographical features.

History: Henry V of England fought Charles VI of France in the Hundred Years War. In 1415 England won at Agincourt. French Joan of Arc helped Charles VII win Orleans, but he lost to the Burgundians who sold her off to England.

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapters 26 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these countries of Southeast Asia:
Myanmar
Thailand
Laos
Cambodia
Vietnam
Malaysia
Singapore
Indonesia
Timor-Leste
Brunei
Philippines

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize the Parts of an astrolabe:
horse
rete
plates
mater
throne
alidade
pin

Math: Memorize The Law of Sines states a/sin A=b/sin B=c/sin C

Learn more about the Law of Sines.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary:
θεραπεύω I heal
διώκω I persecute
εὑρίσκω I find
ὁ θρόνος the throne
κόπτω I cut

English: Demonstrative pronouns identify a noun nearby or far away: this that these those

Investigate pronouns on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-8 or 9-10 challenge sentences below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 21 sentences:

1. Henry V of England named Aquitaine an English territory, but Charles VI called it France, so they fought the Hundred Years War.
2. Historians call Michelangelo a brilliant artist, because he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and visitors admire it still.
3. Columbus called Native Americans Indians because he assumed he had reached Asia, but he had discovered America.
4. The king of Portugal pronounced Vasco da Gama Count of Vidigueria after he rounded the Cape of Good Hope on his voyage.
5. Since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the church, Protestants named him the Father of the Reformation, but the Catholic Church called him an apostate.
6. The Aztecs called Cortes a god because he was white, and their tradition prophesied about him.
7. The Ottoman Empire considered Suleiman the Lawgiver.
8. Chaucer named the tip of an astrolabe the horse.
***Challenge***
9. French Joan of Arc helped Charles VII to win Orleans, but then he lost to the Burgundians, and the English named her a witch.
10. Nasir al Din Al Tusi published The Complete Quadrilateral in Persian, which considered trigonometry its own discipline and named his triangle formula the Law of Sines.
 

Upper Dialecticians 7th-9th Graders

From our session Thursday 3/1 - Please read this, watch the videos and choose one topic for your presentation and one for your writing assignment. BEFORE Monday 3/5/18:

 

Science - Astrolabe - http://www.chirurgeon.org/files/Chaucer.pdf
History - Phoebe - The Hundred Years’ War - interesting facts about Hundred Years War Joan of Arc
Literature - Henry - Divine Comedy - http://foxtwin.com/inferno/
Art - Jocelyn & Catalina - Pick a Renaissance painting and discuss its history, subject & style. Here’s the link from class - The Arnolfini Portrait
Math - Cooper - Nasir al Din Al Tusi, Law of Sines
Philosophy - William of Occam and Occam’s Razor.
Geography - Sabine & Gino - Pick an Asian country, research its history, culture & geographical features.

History: Henry V of England fought Charles VI of France in the Hundred Years War. In 1415 England won at Agincourt. French Joan of Arc helped Charles VII win Orleans, but he lost to the Burgundians who sold her off to England.

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapters 26 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these countries of Southeast Asia:
Myanmar
Thailand
Laos
Cambodia
Vietnam
Malaysia
Singapore
Indonesia
Timor-Leste
Brunei
Philippines

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize the Parts of an astrolabe:
horse
rete
plates
mater
throne
alidade
pin

Math: Memorize The Law of Sines states a/sin A=b/sin B=c/sin C

Learn more about the Law of Sines.

Greek: Memorize this Greek vocabulary:
θεραπεύω I heal
διώκω I persecute
εὑρίσκω I find
ὁ θρόνος the throne
κόπτω I cut

English: Demonstrative pronouns identify a noun nearby or far away: this that these those

Investigate pronouns on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-8 or 9-10 challenge sentences below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 21 sentences:

1. Henry V of England named Aquitaine an English territory, but Charles VI called it France, so they fought the Hundred Years War.
2. Historians call Michelangelo a brilliant artist, because he painted the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, and visitors admire it still.
3. Columbus called Native Americans Indians because he assumed he had reached Asia, but he had discovered America.
4. The king of Portugal pronounced Vasco da Gama Count of Vidigueria after he rounded the Cape of Good Hope on his voyage.
5. Since Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses on the door of the church, Protestants named him the Father of the Reformation, but the Catholic Church called him an apostate.
6. The Aztecs called Cortes a god because he was white, and their tradition prophesied about him.
7. The Ottoman Empire considered Suleiman the Lawgiver.
8. Chaucer named the tip of an astrolabe the horse.
***Challenge***
9. French Joan of Arc helped Charles VII to win Orleans, but then he lost to the Burgundians, and the English named her a witch.
10. Nasir al Din Al Tusi published The Complete Quadrilateral in Persian, which considered trigonometry its own discipline and named his triangle formula the Law of Sines.

 

Tuesday classes

Book Club: Memorize your monologue from Good Masters Sweet Ladies and be ready to present it in class and during opening!

MAKE: History: We’ll read Story of the World chapter 26 in class and make a long bow.

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll construct Proposition 4.11: circumscribe a pentagon about a circle. This will take us a few weeks and we'll review several other propositions from the first four books.

Greek: Complete & study lesson 21 for our quiz!  We’ll start Greek Workbook Lesson 22.

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll learn more about Chaucer’s astrolabe, take a quiz on the astrolabe to earn your own laser cut one.

Math Club: Learn about Nasir al Din Al Tusi and the Law of Sines.

Art Appreciation: Study Bosch and Brueghel & symbolism. Create a piece with a moral and many many symbols.

Writing Club:
Writing Club Homework: Week 20  DUE ON March 7,  2018

Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:

For Lesson 25: read pages 169-174. Do exercises on page 173. “Dramatic Open-Close: Very Short Sentence VSS”.  Add an Introduction and Conclusion to complete our FIVE  PARAGRAPH ESSAY!  Try to add vocabulary! There will be a quiz soon……  You will be presenting the Introduction and Conclusion.  Use the checklist on page 175 to be sure you have  included all the necessary structure

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 20 in your book and copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help!  Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech.  Review in preparation for next week!



Upper Grammarians (3-4):

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  
 

For Lesson 25: read pages 169-174. Do exercises on page 173. “Dramatic Open-Close: Very Short Sentence VSS”.  Add an Introduction and Conclusion to complete our FIVE  PARAGRAPH ESSAY!  Try to add vocabulary! There will be a quiz soon……  You will be presenting the Introduction and Conclusion.  Use the checklist on page 175 to be sure you have included all the necessary structure

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 20 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!

Middle Ages Week 20

Thursday Cohorts

Grammarians - PreK-4th graders

History: Memorize “Gutenberg was a metallurgist, in 1455 made a printing press, set some type and copied the Bible creating an intellectual revival.“

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 35 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Learn more about the book printing in Medieval Times on Khan Academy.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these Southern Asia countries:
Afghanistan
Pakistan
India
Sri Lanka
Maldives
Nepal
Bhutan
Bangladesh

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize “Pharmacognosy is the study of medicinal drugs derived from plants or other natural sources.”

Read more about  a good list of medical uses for plants.

Math: Memorize “The absolute value of a number is its numerical value, magnitude or distance from zero.”

Find out more about absolute value on Khan Academy.

Greek: Complete lesson 20 in your workbook and Memorize Present Active Indicative Verb "to be"

singular
1. εἰμί
2. εἶ
3. ἐστί
plural
1. ἐσμέν
2. ἐστέ
3. εἰσί

English: Memorize “Relative pronouns relate a clause to a sentence: that which who whom whoever whomever whichever”

Investigate pronouns on Grammar Revolution.

Presentation: Prepare a presentation on one of these activities or another topic you’ve been learning and share with the class next week!
 

Writing Club (3-4th)

Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  Complete Lesson 20, “Knights, Part 2”
Diagram Week 19 sentences.
 

Lower Dialecticians (5-6th grades)

***Study countries & geographical features of Europe - Quiz 3 next week

Writing Assignment:  After reading about Gutenberg’s printing press, write two persuasive paragraphs. In the first, pretend you’re an official of the Catholic Church or government, and write the negative effects of printing. In the second, take the perspective of a common peasant, and write the positive effects!

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics you picked in class Thursday 2/15/18 - Please read these, watch the videos and choose one topic for your presentation:

Geography - Sabine - what Columbus knew about the earth, Look at the maps on pages 8, 10 and 12 to see how stretched out Ptolemy’s map (orange dots) was, and how accurate Eratosthenes’ was (yellow dots). It also has green dots for the modern location. Why do you think Columbus thought Asia was closer with Ptolemy’s map?
History - Phoebe - how printing press changed the world
Science - Jocelyn, Cooper - Ibn al Baitar created a Pharmacopia, a large book about medicines. Drugs.com has a good list of medical uses for plants.
Art - Gino - paper-making, Henry - casting type, type-setting, printing press demonstration, demonstration in museum
Literature - Sabine? Canterbury Tales summary on SparkNotes
Math - Li Ye

History: Memorize “Gutenberg was a metallurgist, in 1455 made a printing press, set some type and copied the Bible creating an intellectual revival.“

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 35 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Learn more about the book printing in Medieval Times on Khan Academy.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these Southern Asia countries:
Afghanistan
Pakistan
India
Sri Lanka
Maldives
Nepal
Bhutan
Bangladesh

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize “Pharmacognosy is the study of medicinal drugs derived from plants or other natural sources.”

Read more about  a good list of medical uses for plants.

Math: Memorize “The absolute value of a number is its numerical value, magnitude or distance from zero.”

Find out more about absolute value on Khan Academy.

Greek: Complete lesson 20 in your workbook and Memorize Present Active Indicative Verb "to be"

singular
1. εἰμί
2. εἶ
3. ἐστί
plural
1. ἐσμέν
2. ἐστέ
3. εἰσί

English: Memorize “Relative pronouns relate a clause to a sentence: that which who whom whoever whomever whichever”

Investigate pronouns on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-9 or 10-11 challenge sentences below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 20 sentences:
1. Who built the Incas Machu Picchu, which is a ceremonial site, a military stronghold, or a retreat for ruling elites of their civilization?
2. Did the Turks win their empire Constantinople?
3. Who invented the printing press, and what did he print us?
4. What did Ivan the Great rule in 1462?
5. Did Da Vinci give us many ideas, since he invented flying contraptions in Italy?
6. Expand the Songhay Empire in Africa as Sunni Ali did in 1470.
7. Give peace a chance like Buddhist Ashoka did!
8. Tell me the planets in order until you have them memorized.
9. Did Euclid give us a systematic development of Geometry when he wrote The Elements?
***Challenge***
10. Gutenberg was a metallurgist, in 1436 made a printing press, set some type and copied the Bible, creating an intellectual revival.
11. Pharmacognosy is the study of medicinal drugs derived from plants or other natural sources.

 

Upper Dialecticians 7th-9th Graders

***Study countries & geographical features of Europe - Quiz 3 next week

Writing Assignment:  After reading about Gutenberg’s printing press, write two persuasive paragraphs. In the first, pretend you’re an official of the Catholic Church or government, and write the negative effects of printing. In the second, take the perspective of a common peasant, and write the positive effects!

Presentation: Research and prepare a notecard keyword outline for your presentation this week. Don’t write it out word for word, and do bring a note card of your key word outline - you’ll forget what you learned!  Here are some of the topics from class Thursday 2/15/18 - Please read this, watch the videos and choose one topic for your presentation:

Geography - what Columbus knew about the earth, Look at the maps on pages 8, 10 and 12 to see how stretched out Ptolemy’s map (orange dots) was, and how accurate Eratosthenes’ was (yellow dots). It also has green dots for the modern location. Why do you think Columbus thought Asia was closer with Ptolemy’s map?
History - how printing press changed the world
Science - Ibn al Baitar created a Pharmacopia, a large book about medicines. Drugs.com has a good list of medical uses for plants.
Art - paper-making, Henry - casting type, type-setting, printing press demonstration, demonstration in museum
Literature - Canterbury Tales summary on SparkNotes
Math - Li Ye

History: Memorize “Gutenberg was a metallurgist, in 1455 made a printing press, set some type and copied the Bible creating an intellectual revival.“

Read The Story of the World, Vol. 2, Chapter 35 and do the activities in the Activity Guide.

Learn more about the book printing in Medieval Times on Khan Academy.

Geography: Draw Asia and label these Southern Asia countries:
Afghanistan
Pakistan
India
Sri Lanka
Maldives
Nepal
Bhutan
Bangladesh

Practice memorizing the countries with this game!

Science: Memorize “Pharmacognosy is the study of medicinal drugs derived from plants or other natural sources.”

Read more about  a good list of medical uses for plants.

Math: Memorize “The absolute value of a number is its numerical value, magnitude or distance from zero.”

Find out more about absolute value on Khan Academy.

Greek: Complete lesson 20 in your workbook and Memorize Present Active Indicative Verb "to be"

singular
1. εἰμί
2. εἶ
3. ἐστί
plural
1. ἐσμέν
2. ἐστέ
3. εἰσί

English: Memorize “Relative pronouns relate a clause to a sentence: that which who whom whoever whomever whichever”

Investigate pronouns on Grammar Revolution.

Diagramming: Choose sentences 1-9 or 10-11 challenge sentences below. Complete question confirmation & label each word in the sentence, state structure, purpose & patterns for each and diagram Week 20 sentences:
1. Who built the Incas Machu Picchu, which is a ceremonial site, a military stronghold, or a retreat for ruling elites of their civilization?
2. Did the Turks win their empire Constantinople?
3. Who invented the printing press, and what did he print us?
4. What did Ivan the Great rule in 1462?
5. Did Da Vinci give us many ideas, since he invented flying contraptions in Italy?
6. Expand the Songhay Empire in Africa as Sunni Ali did in 1470.
7. Give peace a chance like Buddhist Ashoka did!
8. Tell me the planets in order until you have them memorized.
9. Did Euclid give us a systematic development of Geometry when he wrote The Elements?
***Challenge***
10. Gutenberg was a metallurgist, in 1436 made a printing press, set some type and copied the Bible, creating an intellectual revival.
11. Pharmacognosy is the study of medicinal drugs derived from plants or other natural sources.
 

Tuesday classes

Book Club: Read at least 20 pages in your Medieval library book, annotate on sticky notes as you read, then make notes in your Book Club journal (title, author, copyright date, main characters, plot summary & new vocabulary) and be ready to present on what you’ve read so far. Practice your monologue or duet from Good Masters, Sweet Ladies if you’d like to perform it during opening!

MAKE: History: We’ll read Story of the World chapter 32 in class and make our own printing presses.

Drawing out Arithmetic: In class we’ll continue Proposition 4.11: circumscribe a pentagon about a circle. This has taken us a few weeks as we’ve reviewed several other propositions from the first four books. We’re almost done!

Greek: Complete & study lesson 20 for our quiz!  We’ll start Greek Workbook Lesson 21.

 

Wednesday classes

Make Science: In class we’ll use astrolabes and learn about Geoffrey Chaucer.

Math Club: Learn about Li Yeh and absolute value.

Art Appreciation:

Writing Club Homework:
Week 18  DUE ON FEBRUARY 28,  2018

Upper Dialecticians (7-9) and Lower Dialecticians (5-6)

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:

We are moving on to Lesson 25!  We will return to Lessons 21-24 in the next session. However, if you did not finish assignments for Lessons 19 and/or 20 complete the paragraphs on:                         Topic A: “Duties of Knights’
                        Topic B: “Code of Chivalry”
                        Topic C: Training

Use the checklist for Lesson 20 (on page 142). Include a #2 Sentence opener in each paragraph.. Read about #2 Sentence openers on page 138! Try to include some vocabulary words in your essay!   Add a Bibliography!  Read page 141 to learn how or use easybib.com if you chose your own source. Be ready to present from your Final Draft for Topic A, Topic B, and Topic C.   The draft you present needs to be in MLA format double spaced. Paragraphs on Topics A, B, and C are due February 28th. For Lesson 25: read pages 169-174. Do exercises on page 173 “Dramatic Open-Close: Very Short Sentence VSS”.  

We will discuss your ideas in class next time and plan to add an Introduction and Conclusion to complete our FIVE PARAGRAPH ESSAY!  So exciting, right?  We may also learn more fun Sentence Openers!  I can’t wait until Spring Session I

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 19 in your book and copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help!  Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech.  Review in preparation for next week!
 

Upper Grammarians (3-4):

IEW Medieval History-Based Writing Lessons:  

We are moving on to Lesson 25!  We will return to Lessons 21-24 in the next session. However, if you did not finish assignments for Lessons 19 and/or 20 complete the paragraphs on:

                        Topic A: “Duties of Knights’
                        Topic B: “Code of Chivalry”
                        Topic C: Training

Use the checklist for Lesson 20 (on page 142). Include a #2 Sentence opener in each paragraph.. Read about #2 Sentence openers on page 138! Try to include some vocabulary words in your essay!   Add a Bibliography!  Read page 141 to learn how or use easybib.com if you chose your own source. Be ready to present from your Final Draft for Topic A, Topic B, and Topic C.   The draft you present needs to be in MLA format double spaced. Paragraphs on Topics A, B, and C are due February 28th. For Lesson 25: read pages 169-174. Do exercises on page 173 “Dramatic Open-Close: Very Short Sentence VSS”.  

We will discuss your ideas in class next time and plan to add an Introduction and Conclusion to complete our FIVE PARAGRAPH ESSAY!  So exciting, right?  We may also learn more fun Sentence Openers!  I can’t wait until Spring Session I

Fix it! Grammar:

Complete Week 19 in your book. Copy the corrected paragraph into your notebook.  Review the Grammar Cards in the back of your notebook. They really help! Suggestion: use two different colored pencils to correct the punctuation and parts of speech. Review in preparation for next week!