History: Explorers

Week 35 of school we learned about explorers using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 20.

We added to our timeline. Some of the pages are getting totally and completely full. Good thing this is our last unit of the middle ages!
History: Explorers

We did mapwork.
History: Explorers

We drew caravels.
History: Explorers

We did oral reports about famous explorers.
History: Explorers

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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

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

History: Asian Kingdoms

Weeks 24 and 25 of school we learned about Asian kingdoms using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 14.

We did map work.
History: Asian Kingdoms

We added to the timeline. Some pages are getting really, really full.
History: Asian Kingdoms

We watched videos (an Indian children’s story and an Indian singer).
History: Asian Kingdoms

We learned about Aibak and how he climbed from slave to sultan. We wrote some of his qualities on strips of paper and then made a paper chain to represent when he was a slave. Then we made the chain into a crown to represent when he was sultan.
History: Asian Kingdoms

The boys played a game of polo.
History: Asian Kingdoms

We did some yoga.
History: Asian Kingdoms

We learned about Angkar Wat.
History: Asian Kingdoms

We learned about monsoons and then made a model of a house built to withstand monsoon season.
History: Asian Kingdoms

We learned about the spice trade and glued actual spices onto a boat.
History: Asian Kingdoms

We watched a video about Indian lions and tigers.
History: Asian Kingdoms