Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Activities (pg 2)
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CYCLE 3 -
Week 9 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who was Harriet Tubman? (sync with History: Fugitive Slave Act)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Draw Harriet Tubman with artforkidshub (artforkidshub.org video)

(2) Soar high by making a vibrant Harriet Tubman bird suncatcher (booksandgiggles.com craft website)

(3) Download a National Parks service workbook for Junior Rangers (www.nps.gov pdf)

(4) Take an animated crash course in slavery (youtube.com video)

 

(bonus) Whether you call her Minty or Moses, she is an Animated Hero Classic (dailymotion.com video)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

(classmarker site)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 9 (SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who was Harriet Beecher Stowe? (sync with History: Fugitive Slave Act)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Who was Uncle Tom and why did the world care what Harriet Beecher Stowe had to say about him? (history.com video)

 

(2) Draw a log cabin from Uncle Tom's time with artforkidshub (youtube.com video)

 

(3) Learn the back story of the Fugitive Slave Act (khanacademy.org video)

(4) It's time to up your game for presentation time on CC Community Day. Ditch the stuffed animal and talk about this book instead. Learn how with a 10-minute talk by Colby (colbybooks.com video link)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

(classmarker site)

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Bonus - The Dred Scott Decision was another important event in this time. Watch a quick video all about it! (khanacademy.org)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 10 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - What was the Wild West? (sync with History: Manifest Destiny)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Westward bound! Learn about the power of Manifest Destiny. (khanacademy.org video)

(2) Draw a 1-point perspective Wild West Steam locomotive (youtube.com video)

(3) What's for supper during the Gold Rush? See Charlie Chaplin's most famous scene (vimeo video)

​(4) On October 26, 1881, the Earp brothers face off against the Clanton-McLaury gang in a legendary shootout at the O.K. Corral (history.com video)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

(classmarker site)

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Bonus - Have you ever wondered what a Wild West Outlaw looked like? Check out these real life pictures of Outlaws! (teachtube.com)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 10
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who Was Annie Oakley (sync with History: Manifest Destiny/Wild West)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Spoiler alert... you just died from dysentery. Visit the Wild West. (youtube.com video)

(2) Watch this wonderful presentation from Annie Oakley herself about her life! (schooltube.com)

(3) Are you a cowboy or cowgirl at heart? Mosey on over to this site to make all of your cowboy and cowgirl crafts (centerofthewest.org)

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

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate! (classmarker site)

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Bonus - Take a look at the trails that headed out West in the Mid-1800's (nationalgeographic.org)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 11 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who Was Abraham Lincoln (sync with History: Civil War)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Your squatty drawing of George Washington needs a friend. Wait a minute, Abraham Lincoln was waaaay taller than this, wasn't he? (artforkidshub.com video)

(2) Charles DIckens, Alexander Graham Bell & Abraham Lincoln, to name a few. Find your fellow homeschoolers (youtube.com video)

(3) Take a Crash course in the U.S. Civil War (youtube.com video)

(4) What is more iconic than Abraham Lincoln's hat? Make your own Lincoln hat with this fun craft! (deceptivelyeducational blog)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate! (classmarker site)

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Bonus - Learn more about Abraham Lincoln and his life and career in politics in this interactive game. (constitutioncenter.org)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 11
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - What was the Battle of Gettysburg? (sync with History: Civil War)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Three men wearing period clothing firing revolvers during a Civil War reenactment event in Buchanan, Virginia. Click "Play this puzzle" to get started. (jigsawexplorer.com link)

(2) Watch a quick overview of Civil War facts. (study.com)

(3) Can you beat your own record? Find all the Civil War battle sites against the clock. (Seterra.com interactive geogaphy site)

(4) Are you a Civil War expert? Test your knowledge with Civil War Jeopardy! (quia.com)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate! (classmarker site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

Bonus - Listen to one of the most famous speeches of all time given in honor of those that fought Battle of Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. (mrnussbaum.com)

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CYCLE 3-
Week 12 (MAIN)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 12
(SIBLING)

MAIN SET - Who Was Robert E Lee? (sync with History: Robert E Lee)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) You know your states, but do you know your Civil War States? Play the Civil War Challenge Game – Was it a Union, Confederate, or Border State? (mrnussbaum.com/)

(2) Watch a quick video all about Robert E. Lee. (biography.com)

(3) Learn about General Lee's surrender to Ulysses S. Grant at the McLean House in Appomattox Courthouse in 1865. (mrnussbaum.com)

(4) Check out this awesome interactive map of the Civil War that lets you to click on any of the battles of the Civil War to learn more about them. (mrnussbaum.com)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

(classmarker site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

Bonus - Still want to learn more! Check out tons of Robert E. Lee Facts and worksheets HERE!

SIBLING SET - Who was Marco Polo? (sync with Timeline: Marco Polo)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Watch a quick overview of Marco Polo. The explorer, not the game. 
(youtube.com video)

(2) Make a satchel to store all of your secret trade documents like Marco Polo (adventuresinmommydom.org)

(3) See all of the cities along the Silk Road on this interactive map!  (en.unesco.org Interactive Map)

(4) This awesome module explains everything about the Age of Exploration from a single module. It's the ultimate in click and learn!

(https://mrnussbaum.com/explorers-interactive-module)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate! (classmarker site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

Bonus - Take a look at Marco Polo's personal timeline covering his life and travels (softschool.com)

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CYCLE 3-
Week 13
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who was Booker T Washington? (sync with History: 14th Ammendment)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Watch 5 fast facts about Booker T. Washington (youtube.com)

(2) Take a look at the University that was founded by Booker T. Washington, Tuskegee University. (kiddle.com)

(3) Do you think you are a Booker T. Washington pro now, test your knowledge with this quiz. (ducksters.com)

(4) Watch this one minute quick overview of Booker T. Washington (youtube.com)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test (classmarker site) & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 14 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who Was Thomas Alva Edison (sync with History: Industrial Age)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) It's always amazing to see how things work from the inside. Check out what makes the old fashion light bulb work. (youtube.com video)

 

(2) How about what makes a jet engine start? (youtube.com video)

(3) Got a potato? Great. Make a lightbulb. (youtube.com video)

(4) Thomas Edison and his backstory in an Animated Hero Classic. (youtube.com video)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

(classmarker site)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 15 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - What is Ellis Island (sync with History: Immigrants)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) It's 1907. You are Lena Brodsy, a Jewish 14-year old from Russia. Join for an interactive way to learn history (mission-us.org video).

(2) New York gets all the attention, but immigrants flocked to Oklahoma, too (youtube.com video)

(3) Have you ever wondered what it would be like coming to America through Ellis Island? Watch this video to find out! (history.com)

(4) Walk around Ellis Island for yourself with this interactive tour! (nps.gov)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

(classmarker site)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 15
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - What Was the Statue of Liberty? (sync with History: Immigrants)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Who is up for drawing a cartoon version of the Lady Liberty? (artforkidshub.com video)

(2) Do you think you have what it takes to build something like this iconic statute? Let's develop your engineering skills and build some things with stuff you have at home (thehomeschoolscientist.com link)

(3) It's puzzle time. Click "Play this puzzle" and decide how many pieces you can make Lady Liberty and still puzzle it out (jigsawexplorer.com website)

(4) Learn the poem at the base of the Statue: With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..." (youtube.com video)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate! (classmarker site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 16
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who was Norman Rockwell? (sync with Fine Arts: Norman Rockwell)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) What happens when an illustrated character comes to life? Look at three fictional characters, created by Rockwell and others, who had a very real impact on the public imagination during World War II. (nrm.org website)

(2) Freedom of speech. Freedom of worship. Freedom from fear. Freedom from want. 4 freedoms. 1 artist. View Rockwell's collection. (nrm.org website)

(3) Design your own magazine cover just like Norman Rockwell did for the Saturday Evening Post. (libertyhillhouse.com)

(4) Have you ever wondered what the studio of a famous artist looked like? Well, you can take a virtual tour of Norman Rockwell's studio, here. (nrm.org website)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test (classmarker website) & print out certificate!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 17 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who Was Susan B Anthony? (sync with History: Susan B Anthony)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) What exactly was Women's Suffrage? Check out this short School House Rock video about the right to vote for women in the USA! (youtube.com)

(2) Did you know that Susan B. Anthony was so awesome that they actually made a coin with her on it? Decorate your own Susan B. Anthony silver dollar coin with this coloring page! (woojr.com)

(3) What better way to learn history that through song? Listen to this awesome song about Susan B. Anthony, by Sung History. (youtube.com)

(4) Susan B. Anthony did a lot of work to make sure that women had the right to vote. Listen to one of her most famous speeches explaining why women should be able to vote! (youtube.com)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test (classmarker website) & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 13 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who Was Martin Luther King, Jr. (sync with: History: Civil Right Movement)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Learn this famous quote while doing an online jigsaw. Set the # of pieces based on your skill level. (jigsawexplorer.com link)

(2) Read a quick recap of the incredible life of Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. (kids.nationalgeographic.com)

(3) Do you think you know your Civil Rights timeline. Test your knowledge on this cut and place timeline. (collaborativelearning.org)

(4) Listen to part of one of the most famous speeches ever given, "I have a Dream" given by Martin Luther King Jr. (youtube.com)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

(classmarker site)

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Bonus - Martin Luther King Jr. had a wonderful dream, write out what your dream is with this dream activity. (www.thirtyhandmadedays.com)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 14
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - What Were the Negro Leagues? (sync with wk 13 History: Civil Rights Movement)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) See some of baseball's all-time greats as few have ever seen them at the baseball museum (vimeo.com video)

 

(2) Hank Aaron talks about the legacy of civil rights in baseball. (cnn.com video)

(3) See members of the Negro League honored before a modern day baseball game. (youtube.com video)

(4) One weird fact about every baseball team. (mlb.com website)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate! (classmarker site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 16 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who was Woodrow Wilson (sync with History: Woodrow Wilson)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Did you know that there was a $100,000 bill, and that Woodrow Wilson was on the front of it? Take a look at that and some fast facts about Woodrow Wilson here. (ducksters.com)

(2) What exactly was the League of Nations? Find out here! (kiddle.com)

(3) Watch a quick review of World War 1 and why Woodrow Wilson and the United States entered into the war. (khanacademy.com)

(4) What did Woodrow Wilson do? Take a look at the life and presidency of Woodrow Wilson, including the acts that were passed into law during his terms. (mrnussbaum.com)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

(classmarker site)

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 17
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who was Ruth Bader Ginsberg? (sync with History: 19th Amendment)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Rosie the Riveter is an iconic symbol of both WWII and the women's rights movement. Challenge yourself to do her as an online puzzle (jigsawexplorer.com)

(2) Touch up on your Ruth Bader Ginsburg knowledge with this quick overview of her life and accomplishments. (history.com)

(3) What exactly is the Supreme Court, and what does it do? Take a look at this short video to find out what our Judicial Branch of the government does. (youtube.com)

(4) Ruth Bader Ginsberg is definitely an iconic American woman. Take a look at some of these other notable American women. (legendsofamerica.com)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test (classmarker website) & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 3 books. If you have lost your password, email us!

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