Geography: Caucasus

Weeks 26 and 27 of school we learned about the Caucasus region using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 15.

Geography: Caucasus

We watched videos about places in the region.
Geography: Caucasus

We also watched videos of traditional dances from Georgia.
Geography: Caucasus

The boys gave oral reports on famous Georgians.
Geography: Caucasus

We did mapwork about how the Mongols broke into parts eventually.
Geography: Caucasus

We made a pie chart of the religions in Azerbaijan
Geography: Caucasus

We looked at sentences written in Armenian.
Geography: Caucasus

We watched a video about the Fire Temple of Baku.
Geography: Caucasus

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History: Mongols

Weeks 26 and 27 of school we learned about Mongols using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 15.

We found Mongolia on the map.
History: Mongols

We added to our rapidly-becoming-full timeline.
History: Mongols

We did mapwork using two different maps. One showed how things were on the eve on the Mongol destruction. The other took us through some notable Mongol battles.
History: Mongols

We made a model of a yurt.
History: Mongols

We ran a relay race to pass a message along like the yam.
History: Mongols

We did mapwork on how the Mongols eventually broke into four parts.
History: Mongols

We watched two Crash Course videos dealing with the Mongols.
History: Mongols

We watched a documentary about Genghis Khan.
History: Mongols

March for Our Lives

March for Our Lives

On Saturday, Jamie, Ani, and I joined about 1,000 of our fellow San Antonioans in support of common sense gun control.

March for Our Lives

A few tourists, upon realizing what we were doing, joined the parade.

March for Our Lives

People along the route applauded as they watched us go by.

March for Our Lives

As with anything in San Antonio, it was a pretty laid back, we’re having a party sort of atmosphere.

March for Our Lives

But March for Our Lives and the incredible ease with which people can get guns in this country is not fun and games. It’s a very serious issue. Ani returned from her really long Invisible Recovery hiatus to make a video about it.

Our Plan for Next Year

I don’t know why I picked March as the time I’d start planning for the next school year, but I’ve started (and sometimes finished) in March for several years now.

So here’s our plan for next year:

History/Geography/Science/The Arts: Layers of Learning Year 3 (that’s age of exploration to American Revolution)

Language Arts:
Cameron – Fix-It Grammar Book 2, Creative Writer 2 (and literature selections from Layers of Learning)
Fritz – Analytical Grammar (using the 2 year plan), WordBuild Elements Level 1, Beyond the Book Report Seasons One and Two, Spelling Power (and literature selections from Layers of Learning)
Adrian – Junior Analytical Grammar and Junior Analytical Grammar: Mechanics, WordBuild Foundations Level 1, Writing With Ease 4, Spelling Power (and literature selections from Layers of Learning)

Math:
Cameron – Actuarial Foundation’s Building Your Future
Fritz – Math Mammoth 7
Adrian – Math Mammoth 5

Music: 1,000 Recordings to Hear Before You Die

Current Events: CNN 10

Spanish: DuoLingo (Cameron and Adrian)

Latin: Translation (Fritz)

Logic: Discover of Deduction (Fritz)

Religion: Scripture Study for Latter-day Saint Families: Doctrine and Covenants (Fritz and Adrian; Cameron will be doing D&C in Seminary)

Drawing: Pencil Drawing (Fritz)

Recorder: Basix Recorder Method (Adrian)

Piano: Hoffman Academy (Fritz)

Interest Led: Whatever they want to learn about however they want to learn about it, but next year they’ll have to write about what they’ve learned.