Elementary History Dec. 4 – Dec. 7

Grade 3 World History

Monday

  • Learn about the Rus, another band of warriors, and their country, Russia. Ivan the Great and Ivan the terrible were ruling warrior princes during the Middle Ages.
  • Color Student Page 93, “The Kremlin”.
  • Complete map work “The Territory of the Rus”, on Student Page 92.
  • Fill in teacher made study sheet.
  • Finish work on castle project.

Wednesday

  • Read portions of Chapter 25 about Europe at the time of the Black Death.
  •  Color Student Page 103 about the Plague Doctor.
  • Complete map work Student Page 102.
  • Craft Activity:  Make a Cycle of the Plague Wheel using Student Page 104.

Thursday

  • Read Chap.26, France and England at War.  Learn about the lives of Henry V and Joan of Arc.
  • Complete map study on student p. 107.
  • Color a picture of Joan of Arc on student p.108.
  • Design your own flag for battle on a piece of paper.  Try to pick a symbol that tells something about you and your army (for example, a lion of bravery, an owl for wisdom or a dog for loyalty).

Grade 4 U.S. History and Geography

Monday

  • Students will finish “Jamestown Project”.
  • We will begin learning the middle states and capitals with a video and song.
  • Game: Treasure box with landform names and definitions. Students will chose a card, give the definition and find the illustration on a map posted on the whitboard.

Wednesday

  • Continue learning the middle states and capitals.
  • Students will learn about landforms and bodies of water.
  • Activity: Students will match each description to the correct landform or body of water in the picture. Students will work in groups of two. (Standards-Based Map Activities, Scholastic Teaching Resources, 36-37.

Thursday

  • Learn the middle states and capitals with a video and a song.
  • Read and discuss the settling of the Massachusetts Bay Colony from the text, The History of Our United States in Christian Perspective, pp. 47-50.
  • Individual activity: Assemble History Pocket #4, Homes and Villages, and construct an early New England home, complete with sparse furnishings, pp. 37-38. (color, cutout, and paste)