Ancient History: Persia
|James' (age 12) notebook page, using History Portfolio materials|
We learned about the Persians...
Cyrus the Great and his uniting the Medes and the Persians,
Zarathustra, comparing and contrasting with modern Hinduism,
The Battle of Marathon (which we will go into more when we do Ancient Greece),
Satrops, or govenors,
the Ten Thousand Immortals,
English Grammar: The Present Tense
I had them locate the complete subjects and predicates in a passage from their History text. We also went over tenses, and particularly the Present tense. Tense expresses the time of action or being. The present tense may be expressed:
- Simple Present (he walks)
- Progressive Present (he is walking)
- Emphatic Present (he does walk)
The form "to be" is irregular in English, as it is in most languages. Never confuse the verb "to be" with the Progressive Present.
Jewish History: Tzitzit
Then the Lord said to Moses, "Speak to the Israelites and say to them: "Throughout the generations to come you are to make tassels on the corners of your garments with a blue cord on each tassel. You will have the tassels to look at and so you will remember all the commands of the Lord." -Numbers 15:37-39 NIV
We learned about and made tzitzits.
This week we looked at Malawi. We learned that this is a poor area and that it has traditional African religious rituals. We learned about the Zambezi River.
Geography: Southern Africa
|notebooking pages from Discover Africa|
Our local support group is holding a history and geography fair in January, and Alex will be completing a display on Northern Africa. Starting next week, then, we will be skipping to Northern Africa and doing those countries before finishing up Southern Africa.
Co-Op ClassesThey made these cute birdfeeders in the Nature Study class, which might be more aptly named Nature Crafts class.
They are working on rehearsing their scenes in Drama class.
In The Kitchen
To celebrate Veteran's Day, we had nachos made with red and blue tortilla chips, to make a patriot lunch.
We made this Pepper Steak recipe from NoBiggie. It was very good, but we need to double the recipe when we make it again. We used half the tomatoes it called for. We will be adding this to our monthly rotation.We also had Beef Stroganoff, Crockpot Beef Stew, Southwest Mango Fish Tacos (I just substituted grilled fish for the chicken) and Chicken Wings with sauces.
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