History: Ottoman Empire

Weeks 3 and 4 of school we learned about the Ottoman Empire using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 2.

We added to our timeline.

We did mapwork to show how the Ottoman Empire grew.

We watched a YouTube video about harems.

We made toy soldiers and acted out a couple battles with them (the addition of a giant parrot made the battles extra fun).

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History: Age of Exploration

Weeks 1 and 2 of school we learned about the age of exploration using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 1.

We added to our timeline book. It’s nice to have space on the pages as we start to move forward in time again.

We did mapwork.

We watched an Animaniacs song about Magellan.

We painted a globe and marked Magellan’s path in glitter.

We watched a couple youtube videos about Jacques Cartier.

We made an explorers treasure chest. Inside are facts they came up with about various explorers and what they did or did not discover.

We tried to find the Northwest Passage. End result: it doesn’t exist.

History: The Renaissance

Weeks 33 and 34 of school we learned about the Renaissance using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 19.

We added to our timeline.
History: The Renaissance

We learned about the heirarachy of people who could vote and hold office.
History: The Renaissance

We learned about Marguerite of Navarre.
History: The Renaissance

We made puppets of types of people who lived during the Renaissance.
History: The Renaissance

We did mapwork.
History: The Renaissance

The boys each got a blank little notebook that they can use like Da Vinci.
History: The Renaissance

History: American Peoples

Weeks 31 and 32 of school we learned about American peoples using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 18.

We added to our timeline.
History: American Peoples

We did mapwork.
History: American Peoples

We made spirit wheels.
History: American Peoples

We glued popcorn on pictures of maize.
History: American Peoples

We made sand clay, made an earth mound with it, and built a house on top.
History: American Peoples

We built an igloo out of sugar cubes.
History: American Peoples

We watched a couple YouTube videos.
History: American Peoples

We made totem poles.
History: American Peoples

We looked at pictures from my parents’ trip to a Native American museum in Anchorage Alaska.
History: American Peoples

We did sand art.
History: American Peoples

We watched some more YouTube videos.
History: American Peoples

History: Medieval China and Japan

Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about Mongols using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.

We found China on the map.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We did mapwork.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We added to the timeline. Some of our pages still have plenty of room.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We did oral reports on famous Chinese.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We made a model of the Grand Canal.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We wrote things backward in scratch foam and used ink to print on paper so the words could be read properly.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We watched a YouTube video about the Shaolin and Kung Fu.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We built a model of the Great Wall with Duploes.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We played a Shogunate game.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We did mapwork about the Wokou Pirates of Japan.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We did oral reports about famous Japanese women.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We illustrated a haiku about the Onin War.
History: Medieval China and Japan

We learned about Noh plays.
History: Medieval China and Japan