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Classical Conversations Cycle 3 Activities

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 1 Main Set

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 1 Sibling Set

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 2 Main Set

MAIN SET - Who was Columbus? (sync with History: Columbus)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Read-aloud alert! Read 2 minutes from Columbus's journal while at the dinner table. Pass the text down and have someone else pick up where you left off (bonus points if you dress-up or make dad read with an accent) (journal link)

 

(2) This is a I-am-oh-so-not-crafty craft. Make a delightful old-fashioned map of Columbus's journeys out of craft paper or a brown paper bag you fished out of the trash (um, not really. Put it down. Yuck.) (craft link)

(3) Watch the Columbus Animated Hero Classic (Vimeo link) or purchase the DVD (Amazon link)

(4) Make Columbus's ship out of a cardboard box and then head off to the races! (step-by-step instructions link)

(5) Go on now. Finish reading the book. Done? You can take Colby's test & (when you pass!) print out your Colbybooks.com certificate (Link to Test).

 

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 2 Alternative

MAIN SET - What was the First Thanksgiving? (sync with History: Plymouth Rock). Note: This book has been discontinued.

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) What do you think happens when you plant a fish head under a plant? Native Americans taught the settlers. Now you know, too. (youtube link)

(2) Turkey, Turkey, full and fat. November's near. You'll soon go splat! Learn this silly poem about Thanksgiving; whoever memorizes 10 lines first gets bragging rights (poem website link)

(3) Watch the First Thanksgiving Animated Hero Classic (youtube link) or purchase the DVD (amazon link)

(4) It's fun to make classic paintings into online puzzles. You can make The First Thanksgiving have only 6 pieces... or 1000. (Jigsawexplorer.com link)

(bonus) See how good your NorthEast state geography skills are (settera.com interactive map games)

(5) Test time. Challenge mom to see who does better.

(classmarker test site)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 3 Sibling Set

SIBLING SET - Who was Paul Revere? (sync with History: Boston Tea Party)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Read-aloud alert! Take turns reading the Longfellow poem that made Paul Revere famous. Can you finish it in 5 mins? (Paul Revere's Ride poem link)

(2) Make your own lanterns (1-if-by-land and 2-if-by-sea) out of tin cans. Turn tomato soup into a glowing wonder. (how-to instructional website link)

(3) Artforkidshub is an AMAZING resource that can teach kids 4+ how to sketch, paint and more. Draw a horse so well you can Paul Revere on his back! (artforkidshub.com link)

(4) Re-create Paul Revere's ride (by following GPS signals this time). See what the ride would look like on today's roads. (paulreverehouse.org website link)

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

(classmarker test 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 5 Main Set

MAIN SET - Who Was George Washington? (sync with History: George Washington)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) OK, he does look a little squatty, but once you see how easy it is, you KNOW you'll want to draw this cartoon George Washington. (artforkidshub.com video)

(2) By age sixteen, Washington had copied out by hand, 110 Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior. (#13 reads: Kill no Vermin as Fleas, lice ticks &c in the Sight of Others, if you See any filth or thick Spittle put your foot Dexterously upon it) (foundationsmag.com website)

(3) This Animated Hero Classic on George Washington will make you cheer. Where's the popcorn, mom? (vimeo video link)

(4) Make a fingerpainted Cherry Tree and then chop it down (George didn't!) (artycraftykids.com website)

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

(classmarker test site)

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SIBLING SET - Who was Leif Erickson? (sync with History: Columbus vs. Erickson's Discovery of America)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Watch this shot video about Leif Erikson by Innovative History. (YouTube Link)

(2) Want to be just like Leif Erikson? Make your very own Viking helmet with there plans. (Link to plans)

(3) Ever wonder what sort of games Viking children would play? Check out this site to find traditional Viking games and ways that you can play them at home! (VikingCamps.com)

(4) It was pretty impressive that Leif Erikson was able to cross the Atlantic on just a long boat! Build your own long boat with these plans. (KidsActivityBlog.com)

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

 

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 2 Sibling Set

SIBLING SET - What were the Salem Witch Trials? (sync with History: Pilgrims: Early Colonies)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Check out this awesome tutorial on how to draw a cartoon pilgrim.​

(youtube.com video link)

(2) National Geographic Kids has a great overview of the Salem Witch Trials. Check it out here.

(3) Have you ever wondered what life would be like in Colonial America? Here is a great video that will show you just that!

(youtube.com video link

(4) Massachusetts is one of our oldest states. Learn some cool facts about it here

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

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

MAIN SET - What was the Age of Exploration? (sync with History: Plymouth Rock)

 

Five (5) great options 

(1) Watch a quick overview of the Age of Exploration with this video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UarGCh_0WAg


(2) Make your own boat that will actually float on water for your own Exploration.

https://www.instructables.com/Make-a-Floating-Boat-out-of-Paper/

(3) There were many European explorers during the Age of Exploration. Learn more about who these explorers were and what they did.

https://youtu.be/a8hDKU_bAec

(4) Want to learn more about Explorers while playing games? Check out this list of free interactive games and activities.

https://explorers.mrdonn.org/games.html

(5) Here are some more great ideas from Cycle 2, week 8  - https://www.halfahundredacrewood.com/classical-conversations-cycle-2-week-8/

TEST: After you finish book, take Colby's test & print out certificate!

The password is provided with the purchase of Cycle 2 books. If you have lost your password, email us!
 

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 3 Main Set

MAIN SET - What was the Boston Tea Party? (sync with History: Boston Tea Party)

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Check out one of our favorite Cycle 3 shows. Watch Paul Revere ride with the Liberty Kids (vimeo video link)

(2) Stage your own Boston Tea Party complete with crushing team boxes and dumping tea (homeschooling website link)

(3) Get out those colored markers and color your favorite tea party-goer a murky brown. (supercoloring.com link)

(4) "Rally, Mohawks - bring out your axes! And tell King George we'll pay no taxes" sang the Tea Partiers. See the painting of this moment that sold for $206,500 (Christie's Auction website link)

Bonus: Fun Boston Tea Party meets SuperBowl ad (vimeo video link)

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

(classmarker test 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 4 Main Set

MAIN SET - What was Declaration of Independence? (sync with History: Declar. of Independence)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Read the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence. It's an oldie-but-a-goodie! (kiddle.co website link)

2) Bet you can learn this whole song in 10 minutes. SchoolHouse Rock continues to sing the praises of liberty with the song "Fireworks"  (vimeo video link)

(3) A myth was perpetuated by a famous painting which showed all the signers of the Declaration gathered. This was not true! It took from August to November to get every signature. Do it as an online jigaw puzzle with 6-1000 pieces. (jigsawexplorer.com website)

(4) Watch a clip of the PBS miniseries John Adams about his part in the Declaration of Independence. (vimeo video clip)

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

(classmarker test 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 5 Sibling Set

SIBLING SET - Who was Benedict Arnold? (sync with History: Benedict Arnold: Traitor to Washington)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Read 9 things you may not know about Benedict Arnold  (history.com link)

(2) Get inspired to make your own Benedict Arnold costume (pinterist.com link)

(3) Watch this excerpt from Dave Raymond's American History homeschool curriculum (youtube.com link)


(4) Watch Liberty Kids' episode about Benedict Arnold and learn what could make a man like Arnold turn against his own country! (youtube.com link)

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

(classmarker test 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 4 Sibling Set

SIBLING SET - Who was Betsy Ross? (sync with History: Declaration of Independence)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) See 10 rejected United States flag designs. Which one of these is THE WORST? (history.com video link)

 

(2) Have you ever seen the US flag folded at a military funeral? There is a VERY specific way to fold the flag; think you can do it? (chamberofcommerce.org website)

 

(3) Let's go old-school again. Watch "No More Kings!" by SchoolHouse Rock then ask your parents about other SH songs they remember (conjunction junction anybody...) (vimeo video link)

(4) Did you know that the US flag is not supposed to touch the ground? Or be hung upside down? Did you know that people burn it when it is damaged? Let's learn flag etiquette from (who else?) Martha Stewart. (marthastewart.com website)

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

(classmarker test site)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 6 Main Set

MAIN SET - What was the Lewis and Clark Expedition? (sync with History: Louisiana Purchase)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) When Thomas Jefferson wanted to unite the country from coast to coast, he chose Lewis and Clark to lead an expedition westward. Which man are YOU more like? (biography.com video)

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(2) They were gone for a LONG time. Travel along with Lewis & Clark with this interactive map (wetaprojects.org map)

(3) Convert the $15 million dollars Jefferson spent on the Louisiana Purchase into today's dollars. (officialdata.org website)

(4) They found 122 animals new to science along the way. Not all of them were friendly.  (history.com video)

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

(classmarker test site)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 6 Sibling Set

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 7 Main Set

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 7 Sibling Set

SIBLING SET - Who was Thomas Jefferson? (sync with History: Louisiana Purchase)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) George Washington had a temper. Thomas Jefferson muddled his thoughts. John Adams was a bit of a jerk. Find out the faults of the Founding Fathers. (biography.com website)

(2) The were best friends and worst enemies. They both died hours apart, on the 4th of July. Who were they? (history.com video)

(3) Do you have some serious grievances that you would like to address? Write your own declaration in the spirit of Jeffersons. (k12 website).

(4) Let liberty ring. Draw the Liberty Bell with the artforkids team (artforkidshub.com video)

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

(classmarker test 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 8 Main Set

MAIN SET - What was the Underground Railroad? (sync with History: Slaves States/Free States)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Why was it called the Underground Railroad anyway? (ducksters.com website)

(2) Learn the 6 strategies to freedom on the railroad. (history.com)

(3) Watch 6 minutes of one artists representation of the journey (vimeo.com video)

(4) Become a junior ranger with the National Parks services by discovering the Underground Railroad. (nps.gov website)

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

(classmarker test 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 9 Sibling Set

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)

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

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 11 Main Set

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)

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

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 12 Sibling Set

MAIN SET - Who was Ulysses S Grant? (sync with History: Robert E Lee & Ulysses S Grant)

 

Five (5) great activities:

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

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(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)

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(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 14 Main Set

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)

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

MAIN SET - Who was Davy Crockett? (sync with wk 6 History: Davy Crockett)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) The man was a legend in his own time. Find out why. (biography.com video)

(2) "Davy, Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier". Bet your parents or grandparents sang that song when they were kids... only he is now in outer space. (vimeo video)

(3) For 13 days, they watched the enemy surrounding them. Now, it was the end of ends. The Battle of the Alamo lasts less than a single hour yet their story lives on (vimeo video)

(4) Now it's time to build. Reconstruct the Alamo with your own legos or blocks. How does YOUR battle end?

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

(classmarker test 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 8 Sibling Set 

SIBLING SET - Who was Sojourner Truth? (sync with History: Missouri Compromise)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Mrs. Truth gave many versions of her famous speech. Which one is the one you like the best? (thesojournertruthproject.com)

(2) Listen along to the story "So Tall Within" about Sojourner Truth, who was also tall without. (​youtube.com video)

(3) And one more for good measure (youtube.com video)

 

(4) Watch an audition for Sojourner Truth's Ain't I a Woman for the History documentation "The People Speak" (vimeo video)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & 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 10 Main Set

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)

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

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 11 Sibling Set

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 13 Main Set

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)

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

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 Set

SIBLING SET - Who was Nellie Bly? (sync with History: Tycoons: Industrial Age)

 

Five (5) great activities:

 

(1) Watch a short video that provides a kid-friendly history of the amazing trip around the world in 72 days. (youtube.com)

(2) Make your own “suitcase” and explore the different foods Nellie might have tried on her trip. (Heinz History Center)

(3) Watch a short video that provides an overview of Nellie Bly’s life and achievements. (youtube.com)

​(4) Nellie Bly’s Globe Trotting Game: This activity is inspired by Nellie Bly’s record-breaking trip around the world. (homeschoollifemag.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!

MAIN SET - Who Was Daniel Boone? (sync with History: War of 1812)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Watch Liberty Kids' The New Frontier (includes Daniel Boone) (youtube.com video link)

(2) Learn 8 things you may not know about Daniel Boone (history.com website)

(3) View an Interactive Trail Map that let's you stand where Daniel Boone stood (website link)

(4) Watch 1960's episode of Daniel Boone called Dan'l Boone Shot A B'ar (youtube.com video link)

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

(classmarker test 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 9 Main Set

SIBLING SET - Who was Sojourner Truth? (sync with History: Missouri Compromise)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Mrs. Truth gave many versions of her famous speech. Which one is the one you like the best? (thesojournertruthproject.com)

(2) Listen along to the story "So Tall Within" about Sojourner Truth, who was also tall without. (​youtube.com video)

(3) And one more for good measure (youtube.com video)

 

(4) Watch an audition for Sojourner Truth's Ain't I a Woman for the History documentation "The People Speak" (vimeo video)

(5) After you finish book, take Colby's test & 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 -
Cycle 10 Sibling Set

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)

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

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 12 Main Set

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!

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CYCLE 3 - 
Week 13 Sibling Set

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 15 Main Set

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)

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 15 Sibling Set

SIBLING SET - What Is 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 17 Main Set

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 16 Main Set

MAIN SET - What was World War I? (sync with History: World War I)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) The Poppy Story: An excellent introduction to the poppy and World War I for young children (thehistoryjunkie.com)

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(2) WWI at Mr. Donn’s Site: A large collection of lesson plans, presentations, activities, games, and other resources (thehomeschoolmom.com)

(3) Over the Top Interactive Game: Experience life in WWI trenches through this interactive game (homeschoolbreakroom.com)

(4) World War I Posters: Discuss propaganda techniques, food conservation, liberty loans, victory gardens, and recruiting (archives.gov)

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

(classmarker site)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 17 Sibling Set

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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 18 Main Set

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)

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(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!

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 18 Sibling Set

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)

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(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)

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MAIN SET - Who Was Ida B Wells? (sync with History: 19th Amendment)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Ida B. Wells Worksheet: A modern and engaging worksheet that introduces kids to Ida B. Wells. (funclassroomideas.com)

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(2) Learning with Ida B. Wells Barnett: Explore the life and legacy of Ida B. Wells through educational videos and resources. (NPS.com)

(3) How Did Ida B. Wells Become an Activist? Britannica offers a video that explains how. (britannica.com)

(4) Learning for Justice offers a lesson plan that highlights Ida B. Wells and her tireless work for racial justice, especially concerning lynching. (learningforjustice.com)

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

(classmarker site)

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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 19 Main Set

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)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 19 Sibling Set

MAIN SET - What Was D-Day? (sync with History Week 18: Pearl Harbor: World War II)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) D-Day Today: Watch a short film that explores the significance of D-Day. (bbc.co.uk)

(2) Paper Poppy Craft: Create paper poppies to commemorate D-Day. Poppies are a symbol of remembrance. (doityourzelf.com)

(3) D-Day Landing Sites Map: Create an interactive map to explore the key landing sites of D-Day. (map)

(4) Paper Airplane Paratroopers: Create paper airplanes representing paratroopers who played a crucial role in D-Day. Fold paper airplanes and decorate them with miniature parachutes. (youtube.com)

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

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 20 Main Set

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 21 Sibling Set

MAIN 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)

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(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)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 20 Sibling Set

MAIN SET - Who Were the Tuskegee Airmen? (sync with History: Brown vs. Board of Education: Segregation)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) In partnership with the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, this video game experience introduces eight Negro League Players and their stories. (youtube.com)

(2) The Negro Leagues Are Major Leagues: A Resource for Educators (baseball-reference.com)

(3) Black Baseball in Living Color | The Story of the Negro Leagues: A film. (youtube.com)

(4) Make your own baseball caps or a dozen other ideas. (homeschoolsuperfreak.com)

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

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 22 Main Set

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 21 Main Set

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)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 22 Sibling Set

SIBLING SET - Who Was John F Kennedy? (sync with Timeline: Week 22, card #153: Vietnam War)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) From campaign buttons to White House china, there’s something for everyone (jfklibrary.org)

(2) Enchanted Learning provides a biography of JFK along with related questions and activities (thehomeschoolmom.com)

(3) Craft Demos from JFK Library:
Explore creative at-home history crafts related to JFK’s life. These self-guided activities come with instructions and templates. (jfklibrary.org)

(4) Did you know the Kennedy was funny? (Youtube.com)

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

(classmarker site)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 23 Main Set

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 23 Sibling Set

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 24 Main Set

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

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(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)

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SIBLING SET - Who was Richard Nixon? (sync with Timeline #156: Watergate)

 

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Find out more about President Nixon through National Geographic for Kids. (kids.nationalgeographic.com)

(2) Did you know that it was a piece of tape that brought the whole Watergate scandal down? A security guard noticed a piece of tape across a door latch.. and became suspicious that a burglary was taking place. And it was! (abcnews.go.com)

(3) In our Timeline song, we hear President Nixon say some words after "Watergate. President Nixon resigns." Did you know that they were French? Listen to his tearful speech saying goodbye (in French) to his staff. (watergate.info)

(4) Did you know that President Ford pardoned President Nixon after he resigned? Not everyone was happy about it -- but it helped put an end to the scandal. Play Prager University guess or mess and find out more (youtube.com)

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

(classmarker site)

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MAIN SET - Who Was Theodore Roosevelt? (sync with Timeline: US Presidents; see also other presidents in sets)

Five (5) great activities:

(1) Theodore Roosevelt Prager University video - The Cowboy who became president. (youtube.com)

(2) Is it true that Teddy Bears are named after Teddy Roosevelt? Find out more! (fws.gov)

(3) Make your own paperdoll of Teddy! (dltk-kids.com)

(4) Did you know that we have some of the doodles that presidents have done while in office? See ones that Teddy Roosevelt did -- and many other presidents. Some are really bad! (youtube.com)

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

(classmarker site)

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CYCLE 3 -
Week 24 Sibling Set

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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