Saturday, October 04, 2008

Girls October and November

Read SOTW Intro and Chapter One.
Next to read A Child's History of Art chapter 1
Do painting project making paints from natural materials
Next to read the Archeology book we have (and have read ad nauseum),
The Dinosaurs Before Dark insipid book

Start a timelines project: Timeline of a year, timeline of our family
Talk about history - have girls define "history" and "archeology"
S: old times, story; your history, when I was growing up
E: making friends and other stuff, my life
E: people that find stuff that's been left behind by other species of people (missed and then she changed to nomads) that so they moved (she had something about wheat in here and agriculture then moved to Archeology) and then tall vines growed over then so that you can't see them and then people chopped down the vines and found the ruins that the people were (missng words on my part) eat and they find left behind toys and left bowls behind

Make a history of my family book and personal timeline to the extent they want to

Explore geography
Explore Africa through stories
Explore Asia, Europe, South America, Australia and Antarctica through stories

Play Geospy game
Pick out and view pictures from all continents

Friday, October 03, 2008

Boys India

Read India history from Usborne World History
National Geographic site
Finish A Concise History of India
Use This Link to flesh out any other Indian topics
Consider Kipling's Kim or at this site
Explore Hindu Gods
Explore Los Banos India Studies
Read A Passage to India or get the film
BBC Ancient India site
Finish India the Culture
Finish India the People
Video of Indian railway
Videos of Mumbai slum (mostly slum)
Video of life in an Indian village
Explore website
Explore Oxfam website
Explore tsunami site
Finish Daughter of the Mountains (India)
Finish Food and Nutrition for Every Kid (try to read this at least 3x week?)
Watch Ghandi (ordered 2-Feb)

Things I want to add to our "schedule"

Wordless Days - where the kids capture the day in a photo.
Art (waiting on supplies)
(me) read WTM for ideas