Classical Conversations Cycle 2 Activities Page
(tab down to do 5 activities for each book)

CYCLE 2 -
Colbybooks.com

Instructions: 

1. Order 24 books and obtain live activities links at www.colbybooks.com 
2. Shelve the books, numbered with the Cycle 2 week for which it corresponds. Grin!

3. Print out bookmarks and let kids use them to keep track of progress.

Summer Read - Easter Island

Week 1 - Use Bible or summer read

Week 2 - Great Pyramids 

Week 3 - Taj Mahal or Parthenon

Week 4 - Who was George Washington Carver

Week 5 - Joan of Arc or  Rachel Carson

Week 6 - Leonardo DaVinci

Week 6b/7 - William Shakespeare 

Week 8 - Ferdinand Magellan or Jacques Cousteau

Week 9 - Queen Elizabeth

Week 10 - Leif Erickson

Week 10b/11 - Marie Antoinette or Malala Yousafzai

Week 12 - Napoleon 

Week 13 - Henry Ford 

Week 14 - Nicolai Tesla

Week 15 - Albert Einstein

Week 16 - Charles Monet

Week 17 - Tuskegee Airmen

Week 18 - Winston Churchill

Week 19 - Wright Brothers

Week 20 - Hindenburg 

Week 21 - Eiffel Tower

Week 22 - Coretta Scott King

Week 23 - Marie Curie

Week 24 - Nelson Mandela or Where is Mt. Rushmore (presidents)

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Week 3

Sync: Wk 3 (Timeline: India)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Can you believe the whole thing is just a tomb? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6i8cLXPGQE


(2) The postmaster who built another TAJ for his wife - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxL7g1t_Ra8

(3) Draw a simplified TAJ in 5 minutes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AReIXmt5NJ0

(4) Bring color to the TAJ and an art project to the refrigerator - https://thecraftyclassroom.com/crafts/india-crafts-for-kids/taj-mahal-art-project/

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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Week 5

Sync: Wk 5 (Timeline: 100 Years War)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Watch Animated Hero Classic - Joan of Arc - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWW3z1DqhYo 

(2) History cheatsheet - Joan of Arc -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CNKjLNZy6s

(3) Deep dive alert. Unit study on Joan (so all or just pull ideas) - https://adventuresinmommydom.org/joan-of-arc-unit/

(4)  Major sweating action! A video shoving how to dress in, and wear, armor (harness) from late 14th century -https://www.facebook.com/ola.onsrud/videos/1077329025654887/

(5) Present on Joan on community day. Questions? Let Colby teach you some presentation skills -  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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Week 7 (6b)

Sync: Look back to Wk 6 (History: Shakespeare)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Test YOUR knowledge of great authors like Shakespeare - http://www.whowasbookseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Great_Authors.pdf


(2) Make sure you sketch his beard just so... - https://www.crayola.com/free-coloring-pages/print/william-shakespeare-coloring-page/

(3) To be or not to be (in a play). Quick plays to put on after supper! - http://www.kidsinco.com/complete-list-of-playscripts/

(4) A kid explains Shakespeare - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2VLdUOajRpY

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 2 - Summer (Bonus)

Sync: These is a summer read, but this book can be sync'd with wk 1 (Geography: Pacific Ocean).


Five (5) great options after you read this sync'd "Who Was" book: Where is Easter Island?

(1) Is the narrator right about the statues being transported by trees? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhEeh_BcADg

(2) Maybe not! Find out how scientists made the statues walk on Easter Island - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YpNuh-J5IgE

(3) Make an Easter Island Statue craft - https://www.survivingateacherssalary.com/easter-island-statues-history-craft-for-kids/

(4) Learn how to draw the moai statues in 5 minutes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMV4xABPvcQ

 

(5) Present on Where is Easter Island? on community day. Questions? Let Colby teach you some presentation skills https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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Week 11 (10b)

Sync: Wk 10 (Timeline: French Revolution)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Match famous hair to famous heirs - http://www.whowasbookseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Historical_Hair.pdf


(2) Guillotine - who in the world made this thing up? - https://www.britannica.com/topic/guillotine

(3) Oh Marie, you were so misunderstood - https://news.nationalgeographic.com/.../marie-antoinette.../

(4) Go ahead and cry at this rendition of Bring Him Home, a song from Les Miserables - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qsYnhVITf9E

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube.

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Week 13

Sync: Wk 13 (History: Industrial Revolution)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Draw your dream car - http://www.whowasbookseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Driving_with_Henry_Ford.pdf


(2) Henry Ford's quadricycle looks nothing like a car and it has NO brakes - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UEtnJ7eU7xc

(3) Brakeless driver imitates Fred Flintstone, uses feet to stop car (see above) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ENiNwoCxUAg

(4) Want to learn to drive... a Model T? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLMS_QtKamg

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

 

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Week 16

Sync: Wk 16 (Fine Arts: Monet)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Paint with Monet's palette - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JTazf7tH44


(2) Amazingly easy bridge art with tape and your fingerprints -https://thecraftyclassroom.com/crafts/famous-artist-crafts-for-kids/monet-craft-for-kids/

(3) The bidding for this painting started at 45 million. - https://www.sothebys.com/en/articles/monets-meules-sells-for-astonishing-110-7-million-a-new-artist-record

(4) Which one is your fav? An online gallery of Monet's best works - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goQQMk_8AQ0

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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Week 1 

Sync: Wk 1 (History: Days of Creation)

 

Five (5) great options after you read the Bible account of the days of creation.

Sync: These is a summer read, but this book can be sync'd with wk 1 (Geography: Pacific Ocean).

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Week 3 Alt. Title

Sync: Look ahead to Wk 4 (Timeline: Rome Founded )

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) It's not homeschooling without some Ancient Rome Lapbooking - https://www.homeschoolshare.com/docs32466/ancient_rome_unit.pdf


(2) Go to Gladiator School and show your brother/sister who's boss -  - https://travel-with-my-kids.com/rome-gladiator-school/

(3) Draw the Colosseum with flair - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZK-kEnhp-8

(4) Ancient Rome for Kids - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tClxdOsC_JY

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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Week 5 Alt. Title

Sync: Wk 5/7 (Science: Water Cycles; Pollution)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Make your own water pollution model - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwRsJeQrJHo


(2) Can you tell it is polluted by looking at it? Playing with water - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGfhRAH2LyM

(3) The world's most polluted river - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkSXB-lRAp0

(4) One girl's take on Rachel Carson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj5CjLNDr0o

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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Week 8

Sync: Wk 8 (History: European Explorers)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Map out the known world with Magellan - http://www.whowasbookseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Mapping_the_World.pdf

(2) Young child's view of explorers - https://www.ducksters.com/biography/explorers/

(3) Navigation in the Age of Exploration worksheet - https://www.historyisfun.org/.../Navigation-worksheets...

(4) A mini-bio of Magellan - 
https://brookdalehouse.com/medieval-history-videos/

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube


 

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Week 9

Sync: Wk 9 (History: Absolute Monarchs)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Help Elizabeth escape the Tower of London - http://www.whowasbookseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/God_Save_the_Queen.pdf


(2) Boy meets modern day Queen Elizabeth... and runs away - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTmwFY2Tndw

(3) Queen Elizabeth raps? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYgignMYD3k

(4) Queen Elizabeth looks good in red (paint) - http://adventuresinmommydom.org/queen-elizabeth-lesson/

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 2 - Week
11 (10b) Alt. Title

Sync: Look back to Wk 10 (Geography: Pakistan)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Shot at age 16 by the Taliban - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXvs1vwiD0M


(2) Malala's magic pencil - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSrC-GNbjQg

(3) Apply for a visa at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul (Afghanistan, not Pakistan) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d8dB_lJvSU0

(4) Pack your bags.. and learn why India, China and Pakistan dispute the lines on your map - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqP2fiqlVok

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 2 -

Week 14

Sync: Wk 14 (Science: States of Matter: Plasma)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.


(1) Why didn't Tesla's inventions make him famous? And what is this about a feud with Edison? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=snQl_rmpavg

 

(2) Exactly how does a plasma ball work?  - https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/how-does-a-plasma-ball-work

(3) Tesla coils sing Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93T0mVddBgM

(4) It's time to make some wireless energy - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12oFWA-bSww

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

 


 

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Week 17

Sync: Wk 17 (History: World War II)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) They flew over 15,000 sorties - https://www.history.com/topics/world-war-ii/tuskegee-airmen


(2) Prayer of the Red Tails: "We Fight"- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwsI_-MQNTo

(3) Who were the men of the 99th? - https://www.homeschool.com/printables-pdfs/RT_Education_StudyGuide.pdf

(4) Put together the world's first WWII flight simulator - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00gdOjpwKl8

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube




 

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CYCLE 2 -

Week 2

Sync: Wk 2 (Timeline: 7 Wonders)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Explore ancient Egypt - https://www.halfahundredacrewood.com/exploring-ancient-egypt-timelines-maps-projects-and-more/


(2) Find the hidden chamber in the Great Pyramid of Giza - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vn2w937QLSs

(3) Take a tour inside the KIng's Chamber with PBS - https://www.pbs.org/ancient-invisible-cities/home/

(4) Build your very own lego pyramid (and hide treasures inside) - http://creeksidelearning.com/lots-more-egypt-stuff-lego-pyramids-and-more/

(5) Or make an edible version with Rice Krispies - https://sloclassical.org/2013/09/29/ricecrispypyramids/

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Week 4

Sync: Wk 4 (Science: Food Chain)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) What is a king without a sandwich? - http://www.whowasbookseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/What_Is_a_King_without_a_Sandwich.pdf


(2) 20 peanut butter recipes to make (and not a drop of jam!) - https://www.messforless.net/peanut-butter-recipes/

(3) Dance the food chain - Prey (Shake 'em off) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqEre3VPPbs

(4) Want to hear what Mr. Carver  sounded like? On ego and self - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s9CK22ajSI

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

 

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CYCLE 2

Week 6

Sync: Wk 6 (History: daVinci)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Find daVinci and Monet in a word find - http://www.whowasbookseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Great_Artists.pdf


(2) A mousetrap with 6 simple machines in one - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVP5zVHGSYo

(3) Enjoy this Animated Hero Classic on daVinci - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SmuCi1hL0zE

(4) Can you do a 2 handed speed drawing of daVinci ? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UW0MR7s0pPo

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

 

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Week 8 Alt. Title

Sync: Wk 8 (Science: Aquatic Biomes)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) A bedtime history of Jacques Cousteau - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYwQu3Fqa28


(2) Making an underwater sea art project - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPmtTN_cx3s

(3) Funny kids at the aquarium - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHDk2ui94Y0

(4) Pulling together a tide pool aquarium - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVvTIV9qzX0

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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CYCLE 2-

Week 10

Sync: Wk 10 (Timeline: Leif Erikson)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Blob map the world with the best of them - http://www.solagratiamom.com/2012/08/geography-teaching-drawing-maps.html


(2) A kids explains "going on a Viking" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTf4aqCCC3M

(3) No GPS? How DID they find their way across the ocean? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DlNhbkPiYY

(4) Viking song. Flee or flea, or both? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvkhUx2k5Qs

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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Week 12

Sync: Wk 12 (History: Battle of Waterloo)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Napolean sings a little song about penguins - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4RxikiufMBA


(2) Watch the Lego Napoleonic war in stopaction - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tsECG64W7g

(3) How to make a Napoleon Minion out of playdoh - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2LuoxI_PJg

(4) Did Napolean save France or bring it to its knees? - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aq_gRfmjgY

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube


 

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Week 15

Sync: Wk 15 (Science: Forms of Energy)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Test your brain against Albert! - http://www.whowasbookseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Famous_Brain.pdf


(2) After reading the book, write down two true facts about Einstein and one false fact, all starting with “I am Einstein, and I . . .” Read  3 statements out loud and have your parents guess which is not true.

(3) How a letter from Einstein changed Oak Ridge, TN (where Colby lives!) forever - https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/2019/08/02/oak-ridge-y-12-80-year-anniversary-einstein-letter-fdr/1900144001/

(4) Uncombable hair syndrome - https://youtu.be/nNSoZ_hCxyM

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube

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Week 18

Sync: Wk 18 (History: UN: Churchill)

 

Five (5) great options after you read this Colbybooks.com sync'd book.

(1) Learn how to "Keep Calm and Carry on" with Winston - http://www.whowasbookseries.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Keep_Calm.pdf


(2) Listen to the "We shall fight on the beaches" radio broadcast - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=14IVzLjoFBQ

(3) If Churchill was a lego minifig - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-KyZQYzgfI

(4) The nations of the world by the Animaniacs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pOFKmk7ytU

(5) Let Colby teach you how to use this book to give a great presentation on community day - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuzjn5RZTvo&feature=youtube