Classical Conversations Cycle 2: Week 20 Recap

Classical Conversations Cycle 2: Week 20 Recap

Here's a recap of what we learned for week 20!

Resource: Foundations of the Bible vol.2 
Christ-Centered Easter Study

For week 20, we learned about three Hebrew names for God: YHWH, Adonai, and Elohim. We learned about the different meanings of each of those names. In case you don't know, when you read the Bible and see "LORD" in all caps, that means the Hebrew name being used for God is "YHWH"- the Lord's personal name. 

We are also simultaneously working through the Christ-Centered Easter study. Thankfully the last 6 weeks of the FOTB study are a little lighter, so we have been able to incorporate the Easter study easily. 


Resource: Story of the World Book 4 - Chapter 37
Activity: Coloring page from Scribblers page on CC Connected

This week we learned about the Vietnam War. We learn so much from the Story of the World books. We just read one chapter and the kids colored the CC scribblers coloring page while I read. I also found a few videos on YouTube about the Vietnam War for kids. I particularly love that geography coordinates with History for this week and last. 


Resource: Learning with Friends Physics | Science Flash Cards for CC Weeks 13-24 
Activity: Homemade Ice Cream

We really enjoy the science activity book from Learning with Friends. I use their hands-on projects almost every week. This week we learned about the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Without these resources, I'd honestly be lost of how to teach these topics. We did two very simple activities. The first was boiling water to see the effects of the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. Then we made homemade ice cream and explained how the law worked in that scenario. Super simple and minimal prep work. Really recommend checking out their resources if you haven't already.


Resources: CC Sandbox Geography page, LeapFrog Globe
Activity: Made Thai Curry Chicken
Videos: Vietnam for kids, Thailand for kids, Exploring Laos, Cambodia 

We do extra geography review on Mondays. We first work on finding all the countries on the map and with the CC Sanbox printouts. Then we watched a few videos about the countries. I always love to learn about the cultures, landmarks, and other interesting facts about the countries we are learning about. The kids love it, too! Our geography books and videos are probably one of their favorite things. This week, I made Thai Curry Chicken for dinner and it was a hit! I love when I can incorporate a cuisine from one of the countries we are studying. 


Fine Arts:
Video: Biography of Beethoven

I haven't given fine arts much attention at home since we cover that on community days, but I wish I had! There's so much we could do on our art Fridays. So for the last few weeks of CC, I'm going to try to give a little more thought to this subject. This week, we watched an orchestra on YouTube play Beethoven's Symphony no. 9. It's helpful to visually see the different parts of the orchestra play. My son also had the "Ode to Joy" by Beethoven in his piano book, so he played that for us on the piano. I learned that "Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee" was actually written to the last part of Beethoven's symphony no.9. So we are alot more familiar with his work than we realize!


Library Books:

Here are some of the books we enjoyed from the library for week 20. Remember to check CC Connected Sandbox file for book recommendations, as well as the Cycle 2 booklist from Half a Hundred Acre Wood.

 All Around the World: Thailand by Kristine Spanier


All Around the World: Vietnam by Kristine Spanier


All Around the World: Cambodia by Kristine Spanier


The Floating Field by Scott Riley (Thailand related)

The floating field : how a group of Thai boys built their own soccer field

Wishes by Muon Van (Vietnam related)


My first book of Vietnamese Words by Phuoc Thi Minh Tran

My first book of Vietnamese words : an ABC rhyming book of Vietnamese language and culture










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