Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Classical Conversations Cycle 1 History & Geography

A Work in Progress...

Despite our computer's crippled state, I wanted to provide a preliminary list of links for history and geography even though I am unable to finish it right now. I realize this list is incomplete and perhaps even a bit disappointing at this point, but I do plan to update it in the coming weeks (after we either reinstall Windows or get a new computer). So... this is a work in progress. My disclaimer is: I have not had much time (when my computer has been working) to research and filter it down to the most useful and helpful material.  Hopefully, I will have time to research and update these links after Windows is reinstalled or we get a new computer.

Regardless, you can find TONS of incredible ideas on Pinterest, like these:


In fact, Pinterest pretty much makes my list o' links obsolete.

My original plan was to make these lists of links "living websites" where I continuously update and provide new and improved resources. In that case, it will never be finished, so I shouldn't feel so bad, eh?

I also hope to let you in on what we plan to do in our home for the coming semester (which is actually very simple compared to my list of links and my Pinterest boards, which are mainly just idea grounds for me, which I don't really find the time to implement, anyway).

Okay, that's enough rambling. Pleasant planning!

History

World History A Textbook | World History B Textbook  (These are secular textbooks.)

Week
Topic

Overall

Squidoo's list of ideas for studying ancient civilizations: http://www.squidoo.com/search/results?q=ancient#q=ancient
Core Knowledge Lessons on Ancient History (These usually contain worksheets and activities in the appendix.)
1 & 2
Ten Commandments
3
Greek & Roman gods
4
Seven Wonders (Ancient)
5
Split of Roman Empire
Primary History Romans (with games, photos & videos)
6
Fall of Rome
7
Hinduism
8
Age of Imperialism
9
Confucius
10
Heian Empire
11
Byzantine Empire
12
Muslim Empire
13
Kush
14
Songhai
15
Henry the Navigator
Mariner’s Museum – Henry the Navigator (with voyages, ships and tools of navigation)
16
Mesoamerican Civilizations
17
Aztecs
(See above)
18
Mound Builders
19
Anasazi
20
Mexican Revolution
21
Exploration of Canada
22
British North American Act
23
Liberation of South America

24
Napoleon


Cycle 1 Geography

GeoDrawing Camp Ideas (Including continental "blob" maps, compass rose, and other activities)

Week
Topic

1
Fertile Crescent
2
Assyrian Empire
3
Hebrew Empire

4
Hittite Empire
5
Egyptian Empire
6
Roman Empire
7
Indus River
8
China
9
Eastern Asia

10
Japan
11
Byzantine Empire

12
Muslim Empire

13
Western Africa
14
Ancient Africa
15
Middle East

16
Africa - Waters
African Geography Map Quiz (Click on Rivers Tutorial or Game)
17
Southern Africa
African Geography Map Quiz (Click on Countries Tutorial or Game)
18
Mesoamerica
19
Original 13 Colonies
20
Mesoamerica

21
Canadian Provinces (1867)
22
Canadian Waters
23
South America (West)
24
South America (East)


The Classical Conversations resources and information posted to this blog are to be used with the Foundations Guide 4th Edition from Classical Conversations.

7 comments:

  1. This is not something one should come across at 12:45am! Tomorrow morning is going to be rough!

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  2. Thank you for all the work you have done in compiling these resources! What a gold mine. Also, thank you for letting us know that you don't use ALL of them. :)

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  3. I an brand new to CC this year, and stumbled across your website; what a wonderful wealth of information!
    Thank you so much!

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  4. Hi Brandy,

    So I feel like I'm about to lose my mind. I'm trying to plan for a new school year. I'm a homeschool mom to 5 children. In the Fall they will be in 4th grade, 3rd grade, 1st grade, Kindergarten, and one will be 2. I'm been homeschooling since the oldest began going to school. I'm just recently learned of CC and also Veritas Press. I'm terribly confused as these seem similar but different. Obviously you are well versed in CC. I've noticed that CC use to use VP stuff, but now have come out with their own. I like a very gentle approach, and I cannot imagine doing all the Latin and some of the other stuff with CC, but I LOVE the timeline. I do not like that VP has a timeline for History and a timeline for Bible. I've been told that you can combine that into one, but it seems so complicated. Do you combine the cards to learn the timeline, but separate them to study History and Bible separately? I'm guessing that you probably have some experience with VP since CC used to use that material. What advice can you give me?

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  5. If you have an opportunity to response to my previous message, would you please consider emailing me your response at: jmminor at hotmail dot com

    Thank you so much!!

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  6. Thank you for the wonderful wealth of information! I just found your blog and I am looking forward to having a bit of time to myself so I can go through all the links. We are starting our first year of CC with my four year old daughter.

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  7. Hi. Your website is a amazing! Do you happen to have a reading correlation with MOH for Cycle I History? God Bless! Melany

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