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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Curriculum Choice: Bible Study Decisions

We've participated in a Community Bible Study for four years now. I've relished the fellowship with other moms, women of faith and kids.  I really know the value of well-written study questions.  I enjoy studying the same Bible chapters that my kids are reading and studying each week.
Our CBS teaching leader's graphic last week to teach about Philippians 1.
As we move forward, I'm torn between continuing with the kids in a lower level study (for their ages and knowledge) and the alternatives. But, what are those alternatives?  I'm anxious to know more about what's available beyond.  Yet another question to answer in prayer and the next homeschool conference (GHC-CVG).  

Thursday, April 3, 2014


SOTW3CH29, begins on page 275
Napoleon Comes to Power
Synge Struggle for Sea Power:  Napoleon Bonaparte, Horatio Nelson
Haaren - Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon & the Napoleonic Wars by Albert Marrin
(Hillyer) Children’s History of the World:  Ch73
Guerber Story of the Great Republic:  Ch. X  The United States Buys Land (1803)
Synge, Great EnglishmenHoratio Nelson
Henty. At Aboukir and Acre I read this and decided to pass for kids reading b/c it didn't focus on the French as much as it did a British kid and native Egyptians.

Jakob Walter, The Diary of a Napoleonic Foot Soldier. [TRYING OUT THE TAPESTRY OF GRACE DIALECTIC TRACK]
Eugenie Foa.  The Boy Life of Napoleon / Afterwards

The Emperor Napoleon
Haaren - Horatio Nelson
Usborne pages:  Pgs. 334-335; The Empire of Napoleon
KHE pages:  Pgs. 320-321; The Napoleonic War 1797-1815

SOTW3CH33, begins on page 309
The End of Napoleon
Napoleon's Wars (And 1812, Too)
Synge Struggle for Sea Power:  The Beginning of the Struggle British Admiral Duncan defeated the Dutch in their own port. The Battle of the Nile, Copenhagen, Napoleon, Emperor of the French, The Battle of Trafalgar, The Death of Nelson, A Second Charlemagne, The Rise of Wellington

Guerber Story of the Great RepublicCh. XV  The War of 1812, 1812

In Belgium a year ago this month.
Synge Struggle for Sea Power:
The Defense of Saragoza, Sir John Moore at Coruna, The Victory of Talavera, The Peasant Hero of Tyrol, The Empire at its Height, Napoleon's Retreat from Moscow, Wellington's Victories in Spain, Spain for the Spaniards, The Fall of the Empire, The Congress

One Of The 28th - a Tale of Waterloo

Guerber Story of the Great RepublicCh. XVI  “Don’t Give Up the Ship”  1815, Ch. XVII  The Star-Spangled Banner, Ch. XVIII  Clinton’s “Big Ditch” (1825)

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

SOTW3CH28and39 China 19th Century

SOTW3CHChapter 28, begins on page 267
The Kingdom at the Center of the World

Bachman,  Great Inventors and Their Inventions Elias Howe & the Invention of the Sewing Machine
Guerber Story of the Great Republic:  Ch. VIII  A New President, China, 1735-1796
1796 Chi’en-lung of China abdicates in favor of this son (define abdicate!) (Who is his son? Why his son?)
                              An imperial edict forbids importing opium to China (Did it work?)

The Rise of the Opium Trade

Bachman,  Great Inventors and Their InventionsCyrus H. McCormick and the Invention of the Reaper
Guerber Story of the Great Republic:  Ch. IX  Death of Washington, China

Grace Lin.  Where the Mountain Meets the MoonREAD-NO REPORT

CH. 28. Confucius: The Golden Rule (book), Golden Rule
CH. 28. The Greatest Power (Demi, book), Power demi

SOTW3CHChapter 39, begins on page 361
The First Opium War
1839 The First Opium War begins
1842 The First Opium War ends with the Treaty of Nanjing

Mara L. Pratt.  American History Stories, Volume III.  Kindle version, chapters
The Administration of James Madison , Dolly Madison , The War of 1812 , Hull's Surrender of Detroit , The American Army of Two , The Constitution and the Guerriere , Old Ironsides , The Wasp and the Frolic , The Lost War Sloop , "Don't Give Up the Ship" , The Friendly Foes , A Young Hero , A Lucky Shot , An Adventure of the Ship President , A Story of Sackett's Harbor , A Story of Stonington , Commodore Perry , "Remember the River Raisin" , Our Capital Taken by the English , The End of the War.

Usborne pages:  Pgs. 354-355; Changes in China
KHE pages:  Pgs. 344-345; The Opium Wars 1830-1864

Tuesday, April 1, 2014


Squirrel nest post back here.  Why not combine #naturestudy and gardening? Builds character too.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

SOTW3CH27 What Engineering Minds Want to Know about History

SOTW3CH 27, begins on page 259
A Changing World
Steam and Coal in Britain

·         READ & SUMMARIZE in Goodreads:  Howard, Ellen.,  The gate in the wall (Not a door - mind you)
·         Synge Struggle for Sea Power:  Story of the Steam-Engine
·         Bachman, Great Inventors and Their Inventions:  The Invention of the Spinning Machines
·         Builders of Our Country II.  Chapters about Howe and Whitney.
Cotton and Guns in America

·         Bachman, Great Inventors and Their InventionsEli Whitney & the Invention of the Cotton Gin
·         Guerber Story of the Great Republic:  Ch. VII  A Wonderful Invention, 1797
·         CH. 27, Schlessinger Media has a DVD James Watt and also Eli Whitney (Inventors of the World)
Continue memorizing US Presidents and making notes about each president in order that they become special and memorable. (I'm up to #14)

Usborne pages:  Pgs. 338-339; The Industrial Revolution
KHE pages:  Pgs. 296-297; Industry:  Early Revolution 1708-1815

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