Weeks 15 and 16 of school we learned about central Asia (Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 10. We did both week’s worth of lesson in one week so we could have an extra week of Christmas vacation.
We found the three countries on the big map on the wall.
We made launch pads for a space shuttle.
We colored the Turkmenistan flag.
We tried a drink made of plain yogurt, water, salt, and mint extract. And by we, I mean Fritz, my mother, and me. The other two boys refused to even take a sip. It was gross.
We watched several YouTube videos about life in Uzbekistan.
Weeks 15 and 16 of school we learned about Russia and Prussia using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 10. We did both week’s worth of lesson in one week so we could have an extra week of Christmas vacation.
We found Russia on the big wall map.
We added to our timeline.
We did mapwork.
We watched YouTube videos about Napoleon’s attack on Russia.
We drew pictures of our idea of a great getaway palace.
We added to our timeline. Some pages are totally filled and others are just getting things glued on for the first time.
We watched a couple YouTube videos.
We made our own Enlightenment Encyclopedias.
We had an enlightenment era coffeehouse. We pretended we were in Williamsburg about 1775 and talked about all sorts of things of the time. We had hot chocolate and snacks and turned the lights down like we only had candles. It was so fun.
We picked where we would go on a tour of Europe.
We discussed a painting.
We watched a YouTube video of a 1930s auto assembly line.
We put together minifigures completely individually and then in an assembly line to show how an assembly line helps things go faster.
We made finger puppets of and discussed several men from the enlightenment era.