History: Charlemagne

Weeks 9 and 10 of school we learned about Charlemagne using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 6.

We did map work.
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We added to our timeline. Some of the pages are getting filled up.
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We watched a video about Charlemagne.
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We measured our feet to find out who has the closest to a one-foot foot (answer: Cameron, barely – his is just 1/2″ longer than Fritz’s).
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We made of poster of Charlemagne’s contributions to society.
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We compared how much space something written in all capitals or all small letters takes up and talked about why the addition of lowercase letters helped the monks.
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We made a paper bag puppet of Clovis and then cut his hair. Once his hair was cut he was forbidden from being king ever again.
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The boys each picked a famous person from Charlemagne’s time and reported on them to their brothers. Cameron picked Hildegard, Fritz chose Alcuin, and Adrian reported on Pope Leo III.
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We made a video recreating the Battle of Roncevaux Pass.
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We looked at a picture of Charlemagne’s sword, Joyeuse.
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We watched a video about Roland.
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We learned about Trial by Ordeal vs. Trial Pleading Your Case and did a role play of each.
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