Saturday, August 20, 2011

Weekly Wrap Up (Bull Market & The Great Depression) - August 20

8th birthday!
8th birthday!
But first, a birthday.  My daughter turned 8 this week!  Wow - how time has flown.  As a tradition, there was no school on her special day.  Also following tradition, she got to pick out, help bake and decorate her own cake.  My kids love doing this and we've made such wonderful memories.




This week was very productive and we ended up easily merging two weeks of history into one:

Cracks in Normalcy:  Prohibition & the Bull Market
The Great Depression

Lindenburg - Spirit of St. Louis
Lindenburg - Spirit of St. Louis

Our first hands-on project was reading about Charles Lindbergh and his 'Spirit of St. Louis'.  These models were not so easy to put together as the others' we've gotten by this company....so, I didn't mind the boys choosing to paint theirs all silver.

Selected readings about The Great Depression
Selected readings about The Great Depression

Some of our reading this week!

Selected movies about The Great Depression
Videos too!

It was a great week for movies (many rainy afternoons).  After reading Eric Liddell's biography, we took in 'Chariots of Fire'.....we all agreed that while the movie was entertaining, Eric Liddell's real life was much more interesting.  I was also surprised how much we all enjoyed 'Singin' in the Rain.'

Women's Rights elements for lapbook
Women's Rights elements for lapbook

The boys worked on their Modern American History lapbooks.

Great Depression elements for lapbook
Great Depression elements for lapbook

Kit's lapbook
Kit's lapbook

While my daughter read book 1-3 of the American Girls, Kit Kittredge and worked on her American Girls lapbook.

Join us next week for more revelations of The Great Depression!

2 comments:

  1. Sounds like an awesome week! I just had to say that "Singin' in the Rain" is one our favorite family movies. Even the kids quote "Moses supposes his toeses are roses..." all the time! It's just fun! Well, except we usually skip the dark scene about getting started in show business.

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