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

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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

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

History: African Kingdoms

Weeks 22 and 23 of school we learned about African Kingdons using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 13.

We did map work.
History: African Kingdoms

We added to our timeline.
History: African Kingdoms

We watched watched an Anansi Spider video and make out own spiders.
History: African Kingdoms

We attempted to do some mud dying, but it didn’t work.
History: African Kingdoms

We watched some videos on YouTube.
History: African Kingdoms

We made sand pictures of Mansa Musa.
History: African Kingdoms

<p style="text-align:center;"The boys gave oral reports on leaders of Aksum.
History: African Kingdoms

We drew pictures of the fantastic beasts the Europeans might have found in Africa.
History: African Kingdoms

We watched more videos on YouTube.
History: African Kingdoms

We carved Lalibela Churches.
History: African Kingdoms

History: Eastern Europe

Weeks 20 and 21 of school we learned about Eastern Europe using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 12.

We added to our timeline.
History: Eastern Europe

The boys gave oral reports about famous eastern Europeans (Cameron picked John Junyadi, Fritz chose Peter Delyan, and Adrian picked Alexander Nevsky).
History: Eastern Europe

We did mapwork.
History: Eastern Europe

We compared what Vajk (who became St. Stephen I) and Koppany were fighting for.
History: Eastern Europe

We designed defenses for our imaginary cities. Cameron’s involved lookouts on towers. Fritz used lots of cannons and soldiers. Adrian skipped weapons and instead went with diplomacy to reach a peace agreement with his neighbors.
History: Eastern Europe

We learned about Transylvania.
History: Eastern Europe

We built a Lithuanian castle out of popsicle sticks.
History: Eastern Europe

We made help wanted posters to hire people to work with us on our way as traders.
History: Eastern Europe

We watched a video on the history of Poland.
History: Eastern Europe

We looked at the Cyrillic alphabet and pictures of Serbian illuminated texts.
History: Eastern Europe

We made salt dough and formed it into a relief map of the Thracian Plain.
History: Eastern Europe

The boys each chose a Bulgarian king to draw a picture of and write some facts about.
History: Eastern Europe

History: Burgundy, Venice, and Spain

Weeks 17 and 18 of school we learned about Burgundy, Venice, and Spain using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 10.

The boys each picked a famous Burgundian to give an oral report on.
History: Burgundy, Venice, and Spain

We added to our timeline
History: Burgundy, Venice, and Spain

We did map work.
History: Burgundy, Venice, and Spain

We discussed the heirarchy of the government in Renaissance Venice.
History: Burgundy, Venice, and Spain

We attempted to make a Venetian building by putting toothpicks (pilings) in clay and then balancing sugar cubes on the toothpicks in order to prevent them from falling into the water that was covering the clay. It was much easier said than done!
History: Burgundy, Venice, and Spain

We learned how Venetian glass is made.
History: Burgundy, Venice, and Spain

The boys painted glass containers.
History: Burgundy, Venice, and Spain

We made a book of maps showing the Reconquest of Spain.
History: Burgundy, Venice, and Spain