Welcome to Unit 32 in Revival to Revolution! This week we learned about the empires of Russia, Burma, India, Egypt and Sudan. The world was changing so quickly during this period. A lot of the same conflicts that were happening then are still happening now. The more things change...the more they stay the same.
Aedan's written narration was about Russia at this time. I don't think I'd like to visit in the Winter. Would you?
Burma Annexed to Great Britain in Series of Wars
Queen Victoria Becomes Empress of India
We learned about Royal Elephants in India.
Our storytime book is With Daring Faith about the life of Amy Carmichael. As we have traveled through these HOD guides, one of the things for which I am most thankful is that we have grown to know and love so many people we have studied. I love that Aedan gets to see that many of them didn't start out as perfect people.
We learned what parts of India were under British rule.
Next year we will use this text for HOD MtMM. MtMM starts at around page 115 of this book, so some of what is in this book are things and people we are currently reading about in Rev to Rev. I had Aedan read a few chapters this week to help him understand better what we were learning about this week.
Battle of Tel al-Kabir Leads to British Occupation of Egypt
Our poem was about a Persian caliph named Haroun Al Raschid. This was quite a thought provoking poem. While poetry is supposed to be independent, I always read it with Aedan. I think it helps us to both understand more of what is being communicated not only in the poetry but also how it is meant to tie together some of our history readings.
We have been working through some IEW units, but I thought we would do one more Jump In unit for fun. This week and next we are working on a newspaper article.
Aedan started out the year in EE (Exp. Education.) We got bogged down, and I took Apologia off the shelf. We just completed it. Aedan was kind of sad it was over. While I think Apologia has been good, I do regret not completing EE. We will pick it back up next week and finish a little over half of it by the time the year is over. Both are great options. I think if I had just stuck with Rev to Rev I would have stayed with EE. Water under the bridge. Silas will for sure use EE. He was so bummed that we stopped building the projects.
This was our final box day for Aedan. I have everything I need for next year. I'm turning a blind eye to anything else as much as I possibly can!
Next year in MtMM Economy is scheduled at the middle school level. You can add a few resources to make it credit worthy. I'm considering whether or not that will add too much to our schedule. I watched a few of the Economics for Everybody DVDs, and they are excellent! We shall see how or when I use them. Thanks so much for visiting! See you next time!