You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart.
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, WHEN YOU WALK BY THE WAY, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
Deuteronomy 6:5-7 (NKJV)
Amazon Prime currently has a Best of Mr. Peabody and Sherman (Season 1 episode 5) that includes Florence Nightingale. To only watch the Florence Nightingale portion of the cartoon, start at about the 11:00 minute mark.
For the states we watch the History Channel show "The States" which we own. (This was produced for adults so some content may not be suitable for younger children. For instance, some states feature breweries.) This used be available on YouTube but seems to have been removed.
Many of the following videos were gathered by Kelly Christian Academy - MFW 1850 to Modern Times Blog but were in a different order and were specifically for the science in the My Father's World 1850 to Modern Times science (World of Science) and not Apologia's Exploring Creation with Chemistry and Physics so I'm not sure yet if they will match up exactly. As we go through the book I am matching what I feel works best and adding my own.
Lesson 4 Videos
All About Crystals in 5 Minutes - My source stated the following about this video - "nice pictures; not fond of the narrator. I do NOT agree with his last statement!" I have not yet viewed the video myself.
I have been searching for hymns on YouTube to go along with our studies of Then Sings My Soul by Robert J. Morgan. I would then save them on my favorites bar in my browser and then delete them after because it was crowding my favorites bar. (Yes, I save a lot.) Then I came up with the idea to save the links to my blog so they are easier to find and I don't have to delete them. I had deleted the rest but may go back and see if I can find them. I will also be adding to these as we go. So, for now this is an incomplete list.
We no longer had room for our wall timeline so I came up with my own solution.
I purchased a 14" X 8 1/2" landscape binder and 14" X 8 1/2" landscape sheet protectors from an office supply store.
I printed a thick line down the middle of several sheets of cardstock and placed them in the sheet protectors which I placed in the binder.
I used the timeline pieces from our My Father's World curriculum to fill in the dates.
I used images from the internet and two pieces of card stock to make a custom cover sheet for our book.
My kids love to look through the book each time we place a new timeline piece in the book.
Below you can see our cover and our completed CTG pieces and some of our RTR pieces that were not yet completed but temporarily placed in the book so I could figure out the spacing that would be needed.
The kids each painted their pot white and let them dry. Then I cut out squares from blue sticky backed foam. The kids arranged the foam squares in patterns (somewhat) on their dry pots. Pretty easy. Not a lot of mess. My kind of project.
After learning about Esther my husband made the Hamantachen Cookies listed in the CTG Teacher's Manual. We ate them while watching the Nest DVD about Esther. They were very yummy and sweet.
Oh, and during our Bible reading of Esther we would say boo and make noise each time Haman's name was mentioned. The TM states: "For Jews today, Purim is still celebrated as a fun holiday. Jewish people go to the temple and listen to the story of Esther. When they hear Haman's name in the story, they make a lot of noise. They boo and hiss ans stomp their feet or shake a noise-maker..." So that's what we did.
My kids and I also really enjoy the Veggie Tales version of Esther but didn't watch it at that time.
CTG - Week 33
After reading about Greek Dramas the kids colored and cut out theater masks from History Pockets: Ancient Civilizations.
They also made 'Olive Wreath Crowns' that we used as 'prizes' for our Olympic Games we had our last day of school. That post is next.