Elementary History Oct. 30 – Nov. 2

Grade 3 World History

Monday

  • Review the development of the English language by completing map work on student page 66. Draw colored lines from countries that contributed words to the English language.
  • Students learn about the serfs and the nobleman and how they lived in castles, as we finish Chapter 16.
  • Watch YouTube videos:” Life of a Serf” (4:34 min) and “Medieval Europe: Design of Castle” (2:53 min)
  • Compare the life of a serf to the life of a nobleman.  Read a short play, written by the teacher, with information taken from medievallife2.tripod.com.
  • Students continue working on castle project.

Wednesday

  • In Chapter 17, learn about the Knights of England during the Middle Ages. Students complete coloring p. 70 while teacher reads “The English Code of Chivalry” from Story of the World 2 pp. 152 -155.
  •  Discuss vocabulary words: chivalry, page, squire, and chain mail.
  • Students continue working on castle project.
  • Students that have finished designing their castles will design their own coat of arms using student p. 72 as shield template.
  • Make a design to trace on shield template.
  • Glue design on cardstock and cut out shield to display.

Thursday

  • Watch the video from YouTube, “The Samurai” (1:47 min).
  • Complete map work on student p. 69 “From England to Japan”.
  • Compare the English knights to the Japanese Samurai knights. Read portions of the text and record information on a graphic organizer.
  • Complete coloring page of a Samurai Warrior (p. 71).

 

Grade 4 History and Geography

 

Our trip to Civil War Education Day at Brattonsville was a success! The weather was beautiful and all that attended gained a great wealth of information about the Civil War period in American history. I personally learned to cook rations on an open fire. At any age, there is always more to learn!

 

A big thank you to all the parents that drove and chaperoned other students! We could not have done it without you!

 

I have decided to take another week to explore this period in history and finish our Civil War Lapbooks. I look forward to interesting discussions.

Monday

  • Work on Civil war lapbook and discussions.

Wednesday

  • Test on Southern Border States – this is the test that was scheduled for last week but was postponed. Students should have a study guide at home.
  • Add the cotton gin, the cotton plant and Eli Whitney to a lapbook.

Thursday

  • Students will begin State study of South Carolina
  • We will watch a video to begin learning the Northern Border States and capitals.