Showing posts with label History. Show all posts
Showing posts with label History. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

The Big History Project

In October, I signed up for "The Big History Project" online. The USB finally arrived in the mail today. I look forward to reviewing the information provided. Explore the Big History Project by visiting

The Big History Project school courseware is:
• 100% open, online curriculum and content; easy to download, print, share
• Ready-made lesson plans, online teaching guidance and support
• Custom designed content including videos, texts, comics and animations
• Easily tailored specific state standards and instructional approaches
• Aligned to Common Core ELA standards for 9/10th grades
• Within the Big History Project folder on the drive, click on the document
named “Start Here” for guidance getting started.
Big History also offers students a meaningful way to gain important skills including working
across disciplines, evaluating evidence, claims testing and critically examining primary
and secondary texts. 

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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Mummy Experiment Part 2

Well the wait is finally over now for the results. Starting weight is written in red ending weight is written in green. It was amazing to see how each reacted to the mixtures. Most changed was the 50/50 mixture of table salt and baking soda. Starting weight was 40g ending weight 15g. Least changed was the baking soda slice. Starting weight 40g ending weight 30g. Overall most changed to a certain degree.

Papyrus Paper and Hieroglyphic

Yesterday we made our own version of papyrus paper using wrapping paper. We let them dry overnight and trimmed the jagged edges off. Today the boys practiced writing their names in Hieroglyphic. We really liked the end results.

Linking up with: HHM

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Making Papyrus Paper

Continuing our studies in Ancient Civilization we learned about Papyrus. We watched some YouTube videos on the topic which we found to be very interesting. After gaining much knowledge we decided to make our own papyrus paper by using wrapping paper. It was a messy job but the boys enjoyed the process.

Linking up with: HHM

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Mummy Experiment Part 1

Today we got a jump start on our Ancient Egypt projects by mummifying apples. We will have to wait seven days to see the results. It was very interesting reading how this process has worked. I never knew I liked history that much until now. I will post the results next week.

Ancient Civilization Book Haul

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lego Shaduf

We are studying Ancient Times in History and our bible study. This is Jaedan's Interpretation of a Shaduf in Legos.