1850-MOD - Weeks 26 & 27

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1850-MOD - Weeks 26 & 27

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1850-MOD - Weeks 26 & 27.
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Week 26 - Egypt
You can look at a lot of these sites online. Here are some pictures my son liked of the Suez.
https://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/wi ... canal1.gif
https://cairohotelgrandroyal.com/trip/E ... Sea-%22/20

Week 26 - President Eisenhower
Eisenhower is now in the modern age where his voice was recorded. You can listen to his actual voice online in many places, from his inaugural to his farewell. Here is one addressed to soldiers.
https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speech ... ofdday.htm

Week 26 - Eisenhower Interstate System
It was helpful to look at a map of "just" the interstates:
https://www.antiwar.com/blog/wp-content ... 06/map.gif

Interesting trivia explaining the road numbering system:
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/programadmin/i ... ate_trivia

The spur numbering system (such as Minnesota's 94 spurs off into 494 & 694):
Or here (scroll down to the line drawing):
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/natio ... /index.cfm

Trivia showing the cities included in the system had populations above 50,000:
https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/planning/natio ... able04.cfm

Week 26 - Read-Aloud
For older kids who won't be doing ECC next year, there is a more in-depth book about Brother Andrew in the ECC 7th-8th grade package, The Narrow Road.

Week 26 - Palestine
We spent extra time sorting through the topic of Palestine. First I had my son write a short notebook page on the lesson, to see what he would say. Since basically his whole summary needed clarifying, I thought our conversation might be of interest to other families doing 1850MOD, although of course we each have different kids and different families. And I don't know yet what is already covered in later chapters of SOTW.

1. Near the beginning of the chapter, SOTW said that the Jewish people had not "all" lived in the area of Palestine since 70 AD, and I think my son missed the word "all." Later, it emphasized families displaced from their homes after 1,000 years, and Jewish "ancestors" had lived there. So my son's summary said that no Jews had lived in that area for 1-2,000 years. I wanted him to clarify that some Jews (and Christians and many other groups) had actually lived in Palestine during almost all those years, although of course the majority and the power had shifted with different conquering groups.

2. On a related note, SOTW mentioned all the Palestinians who had to leave their homes during the partitioning, but didn't mention any others, such as Palestinians who chose to stay in Israel, Jews who had to leave homes in Palestine & surrounding areas, and Jews and Christians who were no longer allowed to visit their Holy sites in Palestine. I wanted him to at least see a bit of hardship on all sides.

3. My son first summarized the UN vote to partition Palestine as a random takeover by outsiders. I felt I should explain that Britain already had "control" of Palestine, ever since winning a WW-I battle over 30 years earlier, and already had considered turning over control to both Jewish and Muslim residents. So the UN agreement was not a "take over" but instead a final decision on passing "control" from Britain to an international group (for a 10 year transition -- which didn't happen because the Israel side was invaded & Israel won). I'm sure SOTW didn't have space to cover the complicated political history there, but the British connection seemed really important to my son and affected his summary of events.

I didn't go over every complicated situation or opinion, but I felt these were pretty basic things that he didn't seem to catch from the short lesson last week.

Week 27 - Marshall Plan
Wikipedia has a chart and a graph/map showing how much US money went to different nations as a result of the Marshall plan.

Google Images comes up with lots of photos of the Berlin Wall. Most show the West Germany side covered with graffiti. If you want to read a little about the history of the graffiti (in the 1980s), search Google (not images) for "Berlin Wall Graffiti."

Week 27 - History for older students
It really helped my 8th grader when we slowly & carefully listed the several successive power changes in South Africa and even moreso China/Taiwan. He needed quite a bit of organizing in his mind before he understood the difference between Mao & Chiang Kai-shek, and I felt those names were important. It also helped to keep referring back to WWII mixing in with these events; it was an excellent intro for my son on the complexity of intertwining events over time. It also had him almost predicting the coming cold war. It was worth spending a little extra time on history this week, for my 8th grader.
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Re: 1850-MOD - Week 27 (Tuesday President notebook page)

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Learn about the Bibles and Bible verses used by President Eisenhower when taking his Oath of Office in this 1-minute video from the Bible Museum.
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