Saturday, October 18, 2014

Exploration of the New World

Our next area of study has involved exploration and settlement of the new world.  My student listened to chapter 40.

Additional readings:
Armstrong, Alan W. Raleigh's page. New York : Random House, c2007.
Coleman, Brooke. Roanoke : the lost colony. New York : PowerKids Press, 2000.
Roanoke: The Lost Colony (The Thirteen Colonies and the Lost Col... Cover Art
Fritz, Jean. The Lost Colony of Roanoke. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2004.
The Lost Colony Of Roanoke
Kent, Zachary. The mysterious disappearance of Roanoke Colony in American history. Berkeley Heights, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c2004.
Korman, Susan. Sir Walter Raleigh : English explorer and author. Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, c2001.
Sir Walter Raleigh: English Explorer and Author
Miller, Lee. Roanoke : the mystery of the Lost Colony. New York : Scholastic Nonfiction, c2007.
Mortimer, Ian. The time traveler's guide to Elizabethan England.

I asked him to write a little report for me about Elizabeth.  What made her such a famous monarch?  How was she different from other monarchs of her time?  How did she succeed in making England rich and famous?  What were some of her greatest mistakes?  her greatest challenges?

Here's a notebooking form that can be used for this:
and here is a copywork page related to Macbeth:
Here are some common phrases coined by Shakespeare, many of which we still use today.  You might like to take a look at these:
In looking at Roanoke and its aftermath, you might like to read some from this page about peoples known as Melungeons and how that grouping came about....
We spent a couple of weeks on this topic.
Next, I had him listen to SOTW ch. 41 (two weeks).

Additional reading:

Blashfield, Jean F. Cartier : Jacques Cartier in search of the Northwest Passage. Minneapolis, Minn. : Compass Point Books, c2002. 
Doherty, Craig A. The Huron. Vero Beach, Fla. : Rourke Publications, 1994. 
Donaldson-Forbes, Jeff. Jacques Cartier. New York : PowerKids Press, 2002. 
Eagen, Rachel. Newfoundland and Labrador. Toronto ;: Scholastic Canada, 2009. 
Heinz, Brian J. The wolves. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1996.
Martin, Rafe. The rough-face girl. New York : Putnam, 1992.
Newfoundland and Labrador. Peterborough, NH : Cobblestone Pub., 2004. 
Shields, Charles J. John Cabot and the rediscovery of North America. Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, 2002. 

John Cabot and the Rediscovery of North America

We have, of course, been working through the maps that accompany SOTW (adding to them), as well as some of the other activities (he is not interested in coloring).  We are also working on getting his timeline started for this year!  I will really, REALLY try, this year, to get some pics of that!


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