{Classical Conversations} Cycle 1 | Week 1

by Melissa on June 21, 2012

In addition to the specific resources for this week, we are also listening to Story of the World (SOTW) on CD, watching selected episodes of Drive Thru History, and keeping a cummulative timeline of things we learn in history.  I am planning appropriate activities for Mia that are a little less complicated than last year and giving PJ freedom to research the topics on his own and come up with a way to show me he’s learned something. We do all of our memory work to song. If CC doesn’t provide a tune, we find one on CC Connected (well worth the subscription in my opinion).

History & Geography: Fertile Crescent & Ancient Hebrews

Setting the stage for this year’s history, I want the kids to grasp the transition from nomads to civilization and how the fertile crescent played into it.  The first chapter of SOTW does a great job of this.  The  components of civilization are listed at https://mrwinandsclass.wikispaces.com/Unit+2+The+Fertile+Crescent or http://www.mrdowling.com/603-civilization.html. Also check out Weslandia in the resources below as a great read aloud.

Science: Classification of Living Things

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This is by no means a complete list but resources we will most likely use.  As I come across other helpful resources, I will leave notes in the comment section below so be sure to check back as the week gets closer.  Also, feel free to leave a comment with any of your suggested resources.

Cycle 1 Outline
All Classical Conversations Posts

Cycle 1 Lapbooks for Memory Work
Pinterest

KEY
+ older elementary
- younger elementary
V for the visual learner
A for the auditory learner
K for the kinesthetic learner

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