Bigger Hearts For His Glory- Unit 11

We learned about a number of great historical figures this week in Bigger Hearts for His Glory.  We studied Anthony Benezet who was a kind teacher in Philadelphia who spoke out against slavery.  We read about the slave trade and followed Venture Smith’s journey from Africa to America in Journeys in Time.

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We also learned about Thomas Jefferson who was always learning from the people around him.

And last of all, we read about General Putnam and the wolf.  Kevin made a picture portraying the wolf hiding out in the cave.  We had a hard time getting the wolf prints to turn out right, so we used a pencil eraser and a cotton swab to make them.  They still turned out rather smudgy, but I guess real wolf prints might not be perfect either.

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In Science we continued reading John Audobon: Young Naturalist and Kevin made a notebook page about wood thrushes and about the different kinds of feathers birds have. We looked up wood thrushes on the internet and we listened to how they sound.  I also looked up a picture for him to copy.

 

Kevin also had fun playing a Black Plague game with his older brother who is in Resurrection to Reformation.  He always enjoys it when he gets to join in with something his brother is doing.

 

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The boys all got interested in 3-D drawing this past week, too.  There are so many neat examples on You-Tube.  They tried their hand at it and I think they turned out pretty good.  If your children decide to give it a try, the drawings really look much more 3-D if you take a photo of them.

That’s all for this week.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving time.  We have so much to be thankful for.

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