Elementary History Nov. 27 – Nov. 30

Grade 3 World History

Monday

  • Learn about the Diaspora, the scattering of the Jews during the Middle Ages in Chapter 20.
  • Color Herod’s Temple on Student Page 83.
  • Complete map-work on Student Page 82.
  • Fill out teacher-made study guide.
  • Use Student Page 84 and discuss the Jewish symbols:  Menorah, Wailing Wall, lions, mezuzah and the Torah.
  • Finish roof parts for castle.

Tuesday

  • Assemble castles with the help of the fifth grade girls in Mrs. Walters room after chapel.

Wednesday

  • Learn about the Mongol Empire at its height and the conquest of China from Chapter 21.
  • Color Genghis Khan on Student Page  88.
  • Complete map work on Student Page 87.
  • Fill out teacher-made study guide.

Thursday

  • Explore the Mysterious East by reading about Marco Polo’s journey to China and the Ming Dynasty in Chapter 22.
  • Color Marco Polo on Student Page 91.
  • Complete map study of the Ming Dynasty and the Silk Road.
  • Fill in teacher made study guide.
  • Craft Activity: make a Chinese Farmer’s Hat out of a brown grocery bag.

Grade 4 History and Geography

Monday

  • Memorize the Northern Border States and Capitals with a video and song.
  • Read and discuss pp. 33-35, The English Come to America, in The History of our United States. Learn about Walter Raleigh and the Lost Colony. Vocabulary to learn: Sir Walter Raleigh, Virginia Dare, Queen Elizabeth I and Roanoke (The Lost Colony).
  • Activity: Guess what happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke Island and write a short newspaper article about it with an illustration. (History Pockets, Colonial America, p.18).

Wednesday

  • Students refer to The Thirteen Colonies Time Line and Settling the Colonies Booklet as we discuss the settling of Jamestown.
  • Students read about how John Smith helped the colonist survive the first year in a new colony, (text pp. 36 – 38).
  • Activity: Students make a plaque in his honor and write a short paragraph explaining whether they think his motto for the settlement was a good one (History Pockets, Colonial America p. 79).

Thursday

  • Test on the Northern Border States and Capitals.
  • Read and discuss the lifestyle of the Pilgrims by reading selections from the text, pp.38 -42.
  • Watch the movie “Remember Patience Whipple”, who arrives in the New World on the Mayflower.