Classical Conversations Cycle 2 Activities Page (pg 2)
(tab down to do 5 activities for each book)
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CYCLE 2 -
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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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) How a Tesla coil makes household electricity act differently - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pU_mbnxN1I

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CYCLE 2 -
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 (like Einstein!) - https://youtu.be/nNSoZ_hCxyM

(5) Understanding Einstein's theory of relativity (stick with it!) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuD34tEpRFw

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CYCLE 2 -
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) Can you follow this impressionistic art technique? https://www.halfahundredacrewood.com/monet-art-project-impressionist-art-technique/

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CYCLE 2 -
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) Tell your mom or dad a sad story about the Tuskegee airmen and ask them questions to see what they know.

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CYCLE 2 -
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

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CYCLE 2 -
Week 19

Sync: Wk 19 (Science Experiment: Paper Airplanes)

 

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

(1) 10 things you might not know about the Wright Brothers - https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-may-not-know-about-the-wright-brothers

(2) Did you know there was a World Championship paper airplane competition? https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=SUyqakRMrxo

(3) Just going for a ride in my personal helicopter. https://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/helicopters/bell-505-jet-ranger-x-personal-helo-back/

 

(4) Wow. You might not have enough legos for this one. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Tlj0uZlye9w

(4) Combine origami with paper jets and you get a F14 tomcat - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZGcl1VC4PU

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CYCLE 2 -
Week 22

Sync: Wk 22 (Timeline: Civil Rights Movement)

 

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

(1) The life, death and scoop about Coretta Scott King - https://www.biography.com/activist/coretta-scott-king

(2) Stories from her daughter - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mUWGn6GPesc

(3) Her childhood in her own words - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FlFKG5p31k

(4) 20 facts about Coretta Scott King - http://www.legacy.com/news/celebrity-deaths/article/coretta-scott-king-20-facts

 

(5) The anniversary of the "I had a dream" speech

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/martin-luther-king-i-have-a-dream-video-washington-dc-lincoln-memorial-civil-rights-movement-a8286926.html
 

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CYCLE 2 -
Week 20

Sync: Wk 20 (Science: Entropy: Flow of Heat)

 

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

(1) See the day the Hindenburg went down -  https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/the-hindenburg-disaster

(2) A sandcastle tells all you need to know about entropy. https://thekidshouldseethis.com/post/20061843115

(3) Do some experiments with hot chocolate and heat transfer. https://creativefamilyfun.net/hot-chocolate-science/

(4) Oohh. Maybe we should take an electric lunchbox to CC community day. https://chooserly.com/how-does-electric-lunch-box-work/

(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 23

Sync: Wk 23 (Science: Heat Flow: Radiation)

 

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

(1) What is radioactivity? Can I touch it? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ekHVpMQCQiE&app=desktop

(2) 1902. On this day in history, radium is isolated - https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/curies-isolate-radium

(3) Watch Marie Curie as an Animated Hero Classic - https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5x9iit

 

(4) Glowing in the dark. The Radium girls. -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7875DVDdmnE

(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 21

Sync: Wk 21: Science Experiment: Tower Construction)

 

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

(1) Lesson plans for tower builds. https://www.wikkistix.com/lesson-plans/stem-for-kids-tower-building-challenge/

(2) Shhh. There is a secret apartment at the top of the Eiffel Tower. https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2015-04-23/there-is-a-secret-apartment-at-the-top-of-the-eiffel-tower

(3) One of the tallest buildings in the world is an amusement park - https://archpaper.com/2018/11/vertical-theme-park-miami/

 

(4) Challenge your family to the Great Marshmallow Build - https://vimeo.com/50850884

(5) They used some serious tower building skills for this one. https://articles.aplus.com/a/sand-castle-art?no_monetization=true

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CYCLE 2 -
Week 24

Sync: Wk 24 (History: Nelson Mandela) 

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

(1) Finding South Africa on the map. https://www.kids-world-travel-guide.com/south-africa-for-kids.html

(2) See how Nelson Mandela lived for over a generation - 

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-23618727

(3) How did children live under apartheid? https://worldschildrensprize.org/childrenunderapartheid

(4) He helped abolish apartheid in South Africa. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2f2k6iDFCL4

(5) All things are possible. He then became president. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Yto4-Ft9dc