The 1800’s Week 4: The Civil War & Queen Victoria

In this post: Take a trip on the Underground Railroad and join the battle at Gettysburg. Come learn about the Civil War.

Hello dear ones! I know it’s been awhile. You’ve been on my mind though. Sooo…I’ve got several posts to catch up on. We are having our Summer break, so we’ve obviously finished the 1800’s. I’ve just got to catch you up.  Here we go :).  This is how we studied week 4 of the 1800’s:

Queen Victoria

  • We read about Queen Victoria in Story of the World Book 4.
  • Michael drew a picture of Queen Victoria, from his Draw Through History book.

The Civil War

  • We read about the Civil War in Story of the World Book 4.
  • Michael played Flight to Freedom, an interactive PC game, about the Underground Railroad.
  • We watched Gone with the Wind.
  • We read several books about the Civil War: If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War, Civil War Cooking, Who Was Abraham Lincoln?, What Was the Battle of Gettysburg?, Vinnie & Abraham (about a young artist who sculpted the President), A Picture Book of Robert E. Lee, and Following Freedom.
  • Chris helped us make a Northern Star lantern, by punching holes in a tin can. Then he bent a clothes hanger to carry it. Add a fake candle and voila!
  • Michael made an Underground Railroad lapbook.
  • We learned about quilt patterns used as secret messages in the Undergound Railroad.
  • I put up a Civil War timeline.
  • We visited two museums and found all the Civil War stuff we could.
  • Columbus, Ga was a supply center for the Confederacy.  We explored the River Walk and found historical sites. There was a cannon and an old bell.
  • We had a can of Hoppin’ John, Civil War style blackeye peas.
  • We watched season 1 episodes 3 and 8 of Dear America. Episode 3 is about a slave girl who learns to read. Episdoe 8 is about a confederate girl during the war.
  • We read African rhymes and Her Stories, a book on African American folk tales.
  • Michael did a lapbook on George Washington Carver.
  • We bought toy soldiers (Civil War era) from Hobby Lobby and Michael reenacted a battle.

Other

  • Michael read Little House in the Big Woods. He was workin’ his way to Lil House on the Prairie.
  • We read poetry by Elizabeth Browning and a story about her romance with another poet, Robert Browning.

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 The 1800’s on Pinterest:

The 1800’s Week 3:  http://amberdover.com/2014/06/03/the-1800s-week-3-native-americans-the-alamo-edgar-allan-poe-the-gold-rush/

The 1800’s Week 5: http://amberdover.com/2014/07/21/the-1800s-week-5-the-statue-of-liberty-technology/

God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover

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