Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Activities (pg 3)
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CYCLE 3 -
Week 18 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - What was Pearl Harbor? (sync with History: Pearl Harbor)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) In 1942, the United States begins to fully engage against the Japanese and go on the offensive. (khanacademy.org video)

(2) Listen to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt deliver his "Date of Infamy" appeal to Congress, the day after Pearl Harbor.

(youtube.com)

(3) Draw a picture of President Roosevelt, the President during World War II.

(youtube.com)

(4) Draw a battleship like those that were in Pearl Harbor at the time of the attacks in World War II.

(youtube.com)

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

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 18
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - What was the Bombing of Hiroshima? (sync with History: Pearl Harbor).

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Learn more about World War II and the Atomic Bomb with this quick overview.

(ducksters.com)

(2) Watch this great video to see how an atom bomb works from a kid just like you!

(youtube.com)

(3) Visit this site for some interesting facts about Hiroshima and to see what the city looks like today.

(facts.kiddle.co)

(4) Learn more about the "Secret City", Oak Ridge, Tennessee, where the atomic bomb was actually built.

(youtube.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 19 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who was Franklin D Roosevelt? (sync with Timeline: The New Deal)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) One of the most iconic photographs in American History is entitled "Migrant Mother" and it came about as part of the New Deal. (khanacademy.org video)

(2) Draw a tank like those used during World War II 

(youtube.com)

(3) FDR was elected as President 4 terms! Our US Presidents now have term limits because of this. Watch this short video about how term limits for Presidents came about.

(youtube.com)

(4) Make a P-51 Mustang Fighter paper airplane, like the war planes of World War II.

(amazingpaperairplanes.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 19
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - What was the Berlin Wall (sync with History: Communism)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Watch 'A Kid Explains History' explain the Berlin Wall and what it was in this short video.

(youtube.com)

(2) The Belin wall was covered in graffiti (art drawn on public spaces, sometimes illegally). Learn how to draw your own graffiti with this short tutorial.

(youtube.com)

(3) Did you know that 2 families actually escaped over the Berlin Wall in a hot air balloon? Make your own hot air balloon here.

ATTENTION  - This craft requires ADULT supervision since it uses a hair dryer to make the air balloon fly!

(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 (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 21 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who Was Neil Armstrong? (sync with History: Neil Armstrong)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) We've made it to the moon. Now, let's take it to the stars. Learn to code with Star Wars (code.org website).

(2) This NASA initiative covers a wide range of topics including weather, climate, atmosphere, water, energy, plants, and animals. (nasa.gov website)

(3) NASA has its own kid's club. Join in the fun. (nasa.gov website)

(4) “You want to wake up in the morning and think the future is going to be great - and that's what being a spacefaring civilization is all about.” But can we live on Mars? (spaceex.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 22
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - What was the Vietnam War? (sync with Timeline: Vietnam War)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Read this summary of the Vietnam War at ducksters.com

 

(2) Many battleships were used during the Vietnam War. Make your own origami battleship with this tutorial.

youtube.com

 

(3) Watch this short video to learn more about Vietnam and it's geography.

youtube.com

 

(4) Make your very own Vietnamese Dragon puppet for Asian New Year here.

www.adoptvietnam.org

(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 20 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who Was Rosa Parks (sync with History: Segregation)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Watch this short video detailing the life and accomplishments of Rosa Parks.

(youtube.com)

(2) Make your own bus like the one that Rosa Parks was arrested on with this cool craft.

(woojr.com)

(3) Watch this video for an explanation about what the Civil Rights Movement was.

(youtube.com)

(4) Read a quick overview of what 'Civil Rights' are, and exactly what the Civil Rights Movement was in the United States.

(ducksters.com)

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

(classmarker site)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 20
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - What were the Roaring Twenties? (sync with Timeline: pre-The Great Depression)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Watch the Youtube Channel 'A Kid Explains History' as they talk about the 1920's.

(youtube.com)

(2) Watch a quick overview of the 1920's in this short video.

(youtube.com)

(3) Mickey Mouse was also a product of the Roaring 20's. Learn how to draw original, 1920's Mickey Mouse with this video.

(youtube.com)

(4) Jazz was a huge part of the culture of the 1920's. Check out this website for an overview of Jazz.

(ducksters.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 21
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - What was the Kremlin? (sync with Timeline: USSR)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Watch this video that shows the amazingly beautiful inside of the Kremlin.

(youtube.com)

(2) Draw your very own Kremlin with this instructional video.

(youtube.com)

(3) Read some Fast Facts from National Geographic Kids on all things Russia.

(kids.nationalgeographic.com)

(4) Make your very own Russian Nesting Dolls with this craft (free printable at the bottom of the page under the instructions)

(booknerdmommy.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!

constitution.jpg

CYCLE 3 -
Week 23 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - What is the U.S. Constitution (sync with History: U.S. Constitution

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Learn about what the Constitution contains, why it begins with "We the people" and why the Constitution is called the highest law in the land!

youtube.com

(2) Take a look at this picture of the ACTUAL Constitution!

constitutioncenter.org

(3) The Constitution is a very old document, and you can see the aging when you look at it. Make your own aged paper with this 'How to Age Paper' craft.

homeschooling-ideas.com

(4) We love learning things by song! This song teaches about the opening to the United States Constitution, with its preamble set to music.

youtube.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 22 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - What were the Twin Towers (sync with: History: Twin Towers)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Create your own artwork or write a letter to honor and thank heroes in your own community.

(911Memorial.org)

(2) Design your own first responder badge to honor their service.

(911Memorial.org)

(3) Learn more about the story of 9/11 by reading this 9/11 fact sheet for students.

(911Memorial.org)

(4) 9/11 was a terrible time for our nation, but in the days after the attacks there was a wave of patriotism and unity across the nation. Watch this short video to see how Americans came together after the tragedy of 9/11.

(https://www.youtube.com)

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

(classmarker test site)

 

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Bonus - Watch the man that actually walked a tightrope in between the Twin Towers in 1974!

(youtube.com)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 23
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who is Richard Nixon? (sync with Timeline: President Nixon resigns)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Richard Nixon was the only President to ever resign or quit. Watch this video on what happens when a president quits.

youtube.com

(2) Watch this short video about President Richard Nixon to learn more about him and his presidency.

youtube.com

(3) What was the Watergate Scandal? Take a look at some of the facts at ducksters.com.

(4) President Richard Nixon has a very recognizable face. Learn how to draw him with this step by step video. 

youtube.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 24 (MAIN)

MAIN SET - Who was Ulysses S Grant? (sync w/ Timeline: Presidents & wk 11 History: Civil War)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Watch this short video summarizing the life and accomplishments of Ulysses S. Grant.

youtube.com

(2) Ulysses S Grant led a very interesting life. Check out some of these cool facts about this former president and general.

coolkidfacts.com

(3) Grant was the General of the Union army during the Civil War. Learn how to draw a Civil War soldier in this tutorial. 

youtube.com

(4) Cannons were widely used during the Civil War. Learn how to make your own air cannon with this tutorial. (WARNING - PLEASE HAVE PARENTS DO ALL CUTTING)

youtube.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 24
(SIBLING)

SIBLING SET - Who was Ben Franklin? (sync with Timeline: Bill of Rights)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1)Benjamin Franklin was famous for experimenting with electricity. Now you can try this simple electricity experiment at home (without getting shocked).

hiphomeschoolmoms.com

(2) One of Ben Franklin's most famous experiments was flying a kite in a lightning storm. Visit this site to find out how to make your very own kite, just don't fly it in a lightning storm.

pbs.org

(3) Ben Franklin invented many things in his lifetime. Watch this short video that talks about a few of his most well know experiments.

youtube.com

(4) This video is a longer one, but still a great watch about Benjamin Franklin on Liberty Kids.

youtube.com

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

(classmarker site)

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