Tuesday, June 30, 2015

USA study: Arizona

State facts:

     1.  Wyatt Earp, the famous lawman was from here.
     2.  There is more Indian Reservations in Arizona than any other state.
     3.  Arizona has lots of deserted ghosts towns from the gold rush.

Apache Rodeo
by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith

The Three Little Javelinas
by Susan Lowell

G is for Grand Canyon
by Barbara Gowan

Tuesday in Arizona
by Marian Harris

Squirrel's Song
by Dianne Wolkstein

Cactus Hotel
by Brenda Guiberson

These were some good little movies we watched on the Grand Canyon.


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Presidents Study: Jimmy Carter books and crafts

Jimmy Carter
by Mike Venzia

Jimmy Carter
by Sheila Anderson

The Little Baby Snoogle-Fleejer
by Jimmy Carter

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mystery of History Volume 3 Lessons 28-30

Lesson 28 Titian and the Rise of Venice

We watched this video about Venice and Italy.  Not related to the history part, but he enjoyed seeing the scenery.

Lesson 29 Women of the Renaissance and Reformation
Some videos to check out:

Isabella d'Este

Teresa of Avila

Women Of History - Anne Askew

Lesson 30 John Calvin
For this lesson we looked at the Sola System by Caroline Weerstra.


Tuesday, June 23, 2015

USA study: Oklahoma

State facts:

     1.  The famous folksinger Woody Guthrie was from here.  He wrote the song "This Land is Your Land."
     2.  Oklahoma has the American Indian Hall of Fame.
     3.  Trail of Tears runs through Oklahoma.

Dust for Dinner
by Ann Turner

Angels in the Dust
by Margot Theis Raven

I Have Heard of a Land
by Joyce Carol Thomas

They Came from the Bronx
by Neil Waldman

S is for Sooner
by Devin Scillian

Woody Guthrie 
This Land is Your Land

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mystery of History Volume 3 Lessons 25-27

Lesson 25 Babur, Akbar, and the Mughal Dynasty of India

The Mughal Empire and Historical Reputation

Lesson 26 Henry VIII and his many wives

Maybe I am the only one, but the song Henry the 8th I am by Herman's Hermits came to mind.  I know, nothing to do with this lesson really, but Conner enjoyed it!!

Lesson 27 Sir Thomas More


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

USA study: Texas

State facts:

     1.  Texas is known for oil wells and cows.
     2.  Houston, Texas, Mission Control center was the first people to talk the men on the moon.
     3.  At the battle of The Alamo, Davy Crockett and James Bowie died.

Armadillo Rodeo
by Jan Brett

The Armadillo from Amarillo
by Lynne Cherry

Bubba and the Cowboy Prince
by Helen Kettemen

L is for Lonestar
by Carol Crane

Jalapeno Hal
by Jo Harper

The West Texas Chili Monster
by Judy Cox

Homemade chili!!  In case you are asking what the white stuff is in our chili, it is cottage cheese.  Yep, you read that right!!!  Try it!!  You might just like it!!

Thursday, June 11, 2015