EX-1850 - Weeks 25 & 26

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EX-1850 - Weeks 25 & 26

Unread post by Marie » Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:35 am

EX-1850 - Weeks 25 & 26.

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Unread post by Julie in MN » Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:11 pm

(1) Week 25 - DVD for Pres. Adams
Drive-Thru History has a segment on Abigail Adams.

(2) Week 25 - Rosetta Stone
The Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt
by Elizabeth Paine (Landmark Books)
Chapter 1: The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt

If you still have this book around from CTG, it has a great chapter on finding the Rosetta Stone, including the Napoleon connection. (I should add that I took out the word "awesome" which the author used to describe Pharaohs... Interestingly, she then says that the "only proof" of this civilization at one time was the Bible :o) Anyways, it covers the Rosetta from the first finding through the painstaking efforts to break the code over the next 23 years.

(3) Week 25 - Napoleon page
Work on this notebook page is assigned for 2 days this week. However, if you wait to print it out (or leave space on your handwritten page), you can add the "end of the story" in week 27.

(4) Week 26 - Nickels
If you think of it in advance, you could set aside any *new* style nickels you find in your change.

Week 26 points out that Thomas Jefferson is on the nickel, so it's good to look at a nickel in person on that day.

But there is also a *new* series of nickels, with even more about Thomas Jefferson. You can see the nickels at this link, as well as read about the meaning behind each one. (There are also "free lesson plans" with coloring pages etc. but I haven't used those.)

http://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/ind ... Series2004
That link shows the first set, including the Louisiana Purchase.
Then click on "see the 2005 designs" and "see the 2006 designs."

The 2006 nickel is back to the old design, although updated slightly. So 2004 & 2005 apparently are the only years with the different designs. Look for them in your change!

Oh, and there is a Jefferson gold dollar piece out there, too!

(5) Week 26 - Lewis & Clark movie
A movie our family likes for Lewis & Clark is:
Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

It's a National Geographic film. We first saw it at the Omnitheater at our science museum, but now it's just a regular film. I think our library used to carry it, but we had to get it from Netflix this time.

It's a reenactment and helps my son & I keep all the different characters & events straight in our minds. He first watched it at about age 9 & still enjoys it at age 12.

(6) Lewis & Clark audio
My husband & I have listened to an audiobook on a car trip which also brought the whole story to life for me. I am thinking of having ds (12) listen on our next car trip. The author seems quite knowledgeable and passionate. He used quotes from their actual journals a lot, and looked quite a bit at the different personalities in Lewis vs. Clark. I think our library had the audio. (I think reading the book would be too much for me or ds.)

Undaunted Courage
by Stephen Ambrose

(7) Lewis & Clark map alternative
- Ds used a red Sharpie marker to copy the route across the "black" state lines.

- Our encyclopedia had one map where their route was shown over modern-day states. That really helped ds to lay out the route on the US map. Sort-of like having a grid.

- My printer wouldn't print the US map correctly, so I used this map:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... of_USA.png

Note: To print the above map, I had to go into "print preview" and take out all the header & footer info. Plus I needed to select "landscape" under my print preferences. But then it turned out fine -- just a tiny bit smaller than the map in the manual, and the compass would need to be added, if desired.

(8) Actual journals
You can also read the actual journals of Lewis and Clark. They might be more interesting to mom than to kids, but I can usually draw my son into the awe if I tell him how cool something is. Search your library catalog for "The journals of Lewis and Clark by Meriwether Lewis," which are sometimes printed as originally written, or often edited by De Voto.
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Unread post by mom2boys » Wed Apr 15, 2009 2:06 pm

Julie in MN wrote:(5) Week 26 - Lewis & Clark movie
A movie our family likes for Lewis & Clark is:
Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West

It's a National Geographic film. We first saw it at the Omnitheater at our science museum, but now it's just a regular film. I think our library used to carry it, but we had to get it from Netflix this time.

It's a reenactment and helps my son & I keep all the different characters & events straight in our minds. He first watched it at about age 9 & still enjoys it at age 12.
I just wanted to second this as a great video option. We all enjoyed this and it was available through our library.
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Unread post by klewfor3 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 1:16 am

When we were reading about Lewis and Clark my kids recognized the name Sacagawea from the Night at the Museum movies. We were fascinated that she helped guide the trip while caring for her 2 month old son whom she carried in a sling on her back. And again my ds happened to have a $1 coin from 2000 that featured her image including her little baby in a sling on her back. It was a neat tie in if you have one.
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Re: EX-1850 - Week 26 Monday

Unread post by Julie - Staff » Fri Nov 15, 2019 5:31 pm

Did you know that Thomas Jefferson referred to God and the Exodus In his second inaugural address?

Watch this 1.5 minute video from Museum of the Bible:
https://www.museumofthebible.org/book/minutes/756

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