Heart of Dakota Beyond - BLHFHG - Week 28 in Review

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Welcome to our Beyond Unit 28 Week in Review. This week we learned Daniel Boone and how he made the Wilderness Trail. Without this trail the Pioneers would have had an even more difficult time heading west. I just drove from Missouri to Florida...in a car. I can't imagine what these brave men and women had to endure on these long journeys.

Our art activity illustrated Galatians 6:2-10 which reminds us that whatever we sow we will also reap. The flowers remind us that if we sow good things, that we will reap good things.

This is Silas's history notebooking page of the week.

Our history activity was to make a path out of post it notes for Silas to follow. I had him go from the basement on twists and turns.

He finally found his destination.

He was excited to discover what was at the end of the trail.

He discovered two lollipops, and shared one with his brother.

He was so excited that he got to eat candy during school!

We read about a young girl named Molly. She needed a traveling dress to wear on her long journey.

Her father sheared a sheep of its wool to have the materials needed to make the dress.

The next step was to pick out any sticks or burrs out of the wool.

The wool then had to be combed.

After that it needed to be rolled into long pieces of yarn.

Silas needed help with this activity, but we eventually got there.

Next the wool had to be dyed.

We made a blue dye mixture just like Molly had for her dress.

Even Aedan took part in this activity.

Next we hung our yard to dry.

We learned that it took a long, long time to make a dress!

This is Silas's science notebooking page for the above activity.

We learned how the Wilderness Road began in Richmond, VA.

We followed the border of West Virginia to trace the route of the Wilderness Trail.

We read about how there were many dangers on the trail. We read about a boy named Johnny who saved his Molly and her sister from a wildcat attack by shooting it with a rifle.

We learned about rifle parts by looking up an image online. Next we measured how long a pioneer rifle was. Silas realized it was almost as big as him!

He wanted to see if they were longer than his arm span.

This is Silas's science notebooking page for the above activity.

Our poem of the week was "Farewell to the Farm."

Our memory verse was Proverbs 22:6.

In Elemental Science we continue our study of the human body. This week we learned about how the shape of intestines affects how quickly food is digested and absorbed.

That wraps it up! On to week 29!

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