Saturday, May 27, 2017

Story of the World: Vol 1 - Ch 4 - Pyramids

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I'll have to be honest...after the first few chapters I was having trouble blogging AND planning and actually, you know....homeschooling.  So I took a break though I kept taking notes...mostly.

You see, I sort of missed this section.  Sorry.  No paragraph by paragraph rundown this time.   Though, for the first couple paragraphs, I do suggest searching pinterest for mastaba tomb pictures...there's plenty.  And any non-fiction picture book on Egypt should have plenty of pictures of pyramids, including illustrations of the inside of the great pyramid.  However, if you want a book JUST about pyramids, I suggest this one.....

Now, I do remember the activities we did.

First, we watched a video about one recent theory about how the pyramids were made (I made sure to mention that it was only one of many, but we didn't try to go through all the theories).  On that same site there's a link to an interactive program (thatrequired 3D glasses and some downloadable we didn't do that, but it might be fun).  There's another cute video here that's a little more kid-friendly.

Next we built a pyramid out of legos...with an extra addition to the top.

Other Subject Tie Ins: 3D SHAPES
Since this lesson deals with pyramids, and the next lesson activity suggestion was "cylinder seals"  I thought this would be a great time to learn about 3D shapes.

We covered one shape a day (starting with pyramids and cylinders with the related SOTW chapters), then moving on to unrelated shapes like cubes and spheres.  We would color a page in a printable book, make the 3D paper shape every day and then practice drawing it, using simple online tutorials when necessary.

3D Shapes Printable Book

3D Shapes Printable Book (For Older Kids)

3D Egyptian Style Pyramid Foldable

3D Shapes Foldables

We also read this story involving Egypt and a mystery solved using 3D shapes...

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