Cycle 3, Week 2

Science

Them Not So Dry Bones by School House Rocks

History

Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

Liberty Bell Activities

  • Watch National Treasure (not suitable for all ages, rated PG)
  • Dot-to-Dot Liberty Bell to put in your notebook
  • Watch Dick Van Dyke season 5 episode 8 “Odd but True,” available on Netflix.  Not super educational, but I love this show and so do my kids. I like when TV shows connect to what we are learning – pegs in their brains are forming through repetition of concepts.

Books to Read, relating to the Geography

  • Adventures of Taxi Dog, by Debra and Sal Barracca
  • The Mystery at Snowflake Inn, Boxcar Children Series, by Gertrude Chandler Warner, set in Vermont
  • Raising Yoder’s Barn by Jane Yolen (set in Pennsylvania)
  • Homespun Sarah, by Verla Kay (set in 1700s)
  • Stories about Milton Hershey (Pennsylvania) – we have the audio version of the YWAM publishing: Heroes of History
              
These are set in New York, but might be studied later on, with discussions of immigration
  • A Picnic in October, by Eve Bunting
  • The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
  • Draw the statue of liberty
  • Draw (or build with legos!) things from the New York skyline
         

Thomas A. Edison, Young Inventor, by Sue Guthridge of the  Childhood of Famous Americans (New Jersey)  You might save this one for later in the year, when we get to the early 1900s and we learn about builders of industry.

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