**We have been working off and on since the summer. Now that Bean is on Christmas break, we’re going to finish the rest of SOTW2.**
Ch 37: Copernicus and Galileo – I didn’t find a lot of information about Copernicus that was geared towards a rising 3rd grader, but I did get my hands on a neat activity book for Galileo.
Videos (all from DES+)
The Scientific Revolution: Astronomy
Just the Facts: The Scientific Revolution: Part 1: Nicolaus Copernicus
The Copernican Revolution
Just the Facts: The Scientific Revolution: Part 1: Galileo Galilei
We did various activities from the book, Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities.
Chapter 38: England’s Greatest Queen – Now that things are settling down, I have time to do some sort of school with Bean. She liked that QE bucked the expectations and beliefs of what women were capable of and successfully ruled England for over 40 years.
Horrible Histories: Terrible Tudors
From the book, Queen Elizabeth I, the People’s Queen: Her Life and Times, 21 Activities (For Kids series)
1. Marzipan – I bought a box of marzipan fruit for Bean to taste. She liked it, but couldn’t eat very much without feeling sick. It’s very sweet.
Chapter 39: England’s Greatest Playwright – The one chapter we completed over Christmas break. Bean loves the You Wouldn’t Want to be… series, so any chapter that includes one of them is a favorite. She watched a couple Shakespeare’s plays on DES+, and seemed to enjoy them. I might try to get her to one of one of his plays this summer. A local production company does a few every summer.
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: The Taming of the Shrew
Shakespeare: The Animated Tales: A Midsummer’s Night Dream
From the book, Shakespeare for Kids: His Life and Times, 21 Activities (For Kids series)
1. Pomander – Bean made a pomander using a tangerine.