History: Reformation

Week 7 of school we learned about the Reformation using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 4.

We added more to our timeline. Some of the pages are getting awfully crowded.

We did mapwork.

We made ads selling indulgences.

We raced to be the fastest Bible smugglers.

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History: Mogul Empire

Weeks 5 and 6 of school we learned about the Mogul Empire using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 3.

Before we started the unit, I had this conversation with Adrian:
Me: Tomorrow we start learning about the Mogul Empire.
Adrian: The Muggle Empire?
Me: No, the Mogul Empire.
Adrian: Muggles?
Me: No, Moguls. In India.
Adrian: Muggles would be better.

I don’t disagree with him, but as a friend pointed out, because they were non-magical, they were in fact Muggles. So this two weeks we learned about the Muggle Mogul Empire.

We found India on the map.

We did mapwork.

We watched a YouTube video of a woman speaking in Urdu.

We added to our timeline.

We compared airplane travel to traveling on the Grand Trunk Road.

We set up a bazaar to try to sell each other things.

We colored Mandalas.

We made tissue paper lotus flowers.

We talked about the Taj Mahal and looked at pictures of it.

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