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Day 102

 Good Morning! Grandma hopes you enjoyed having the videos to help with math. Grandma is terribly sorry, she started this and everything came in the way of doing it yesterday to the point Grandma was exhausted and had to get some sleep. Maybe she is fighting sinuses. She will type it out as fast as she can to use it today. She also found some more books you may have of interest in. She will be typing in parts so keep checking back to copy what she has for you to do. Be sure to carry out the routine materials we do and any thing else you have. Grandma is really sorry she just can't do it all lately.
The exercises out of the history book are as follows:
Matching--Match the vocabulary word or phrase in Group B with its definition in Group A. You will not use all the words in Group B.
                             Group A                                                                              Group B
________  1.  This was a change from making products by            A.  tariffs
                          hand to making products by machine.   
________   2.  These were factories where machines                     B.   spoils system 
                          would spin cotton thread.
________    3.  This invention made it easier to remove                  C.   textile mills
                           cotton seeds from the cotton fibers.
________    4.  These are taxes on goods brought into                    D.  sectionalism
                            the country.
________    5.  This means having one more than half.                     E.  Industrial Revolution                                
________    6.  This was a way that politicians gave jobs to             F.   cotton gin
                            people who supported them.
________    7.   This was a belief that the state governments           G.  majority
                             should have more power than the federal
                                                                                                            H. states' rights
Using Information
Journal Writing--What three important decisions did Andrew Jackson make as President? Would you have made the same decisions if you were President?
Comprehension Check
Write the Answer--Write one or more sentences to answer each question.
   1.  Who was Samuel Slater and what effect did he have on American Industry?
   2.  What issue did the Missouri Compromise help to resolve?
   3.  What was Andrew Jackson's nickname as President and how did he get that name?
   4.  What was the Trail of Tears?
Critical Thinking
Comparing and Contrasting--In this chapter, you read about the differences that were dividing the sections of the United States in the 1800s. Compare North, South, and West for each topic listed below.
       Building Roads
   Population Growth in the North, South, and West 1800-1850
                               1800                          1820                             1850
>>>>North   ...........South       <<<<West
Study the graph. Then write the answer to each question.
1.  Which section had the smallest population in 1800?_______________________
2.   Which section showed the largest growth from 1800 to 1850?
3.   Which section had less than 1 million people in 1820?______________________
4. Which two sections had almost the same population for each date?
5. Based on this graph, was the total population of the United States more or less than
     4 million people in 1800?_________________________"
In today's calendar lessons we have a special day called Hoodie Hoo Day in which "People in the Northern Hemisphere go outside today and yell "Hoodie Hoo!" to chase winter away. What suggestions do your (children) have for their own "Hoodie Hoo!" ceremony? Can they think of a new winter-chasing chant or a chant to entice spring to return early?"

There is also a festival called the "Battle of the Flowers(France; during the 12-day Nice Carnival, which ends on Shrove Tuesday). During the annual 12-day carnival in Nice, France, people bring a healthy supply of flowers and, on a signal, begin throwing them at one another. By the end of the "battle"--which sometimes lasts for hours--the participants can be knee-deep in petals! Challenge your students to write as vivid a paragraph as they can focusing on the sights, sounds, or smells of this event." Also challenge them to find out the ways and kinds of flowers that can be used in foods.

On February 20, 1827 Hiram R. Revels, the first black U.S. senator, was born.

On February 20 In 1902 Ansel Adams, American nature photographer, was born. Book (1) says, "Ansel Adams loved nature and the outdoors. One of his favorite places was Yosemite National Park. Have the kids locate Yosemite on a map. Then make a class list of your (children) favorite outdoor places. If possible, show the kids some Ansel Adams photographs. Did they find any from Yosemite?

On February 20 In 1924 Sidney Pointier, actor who became the first African-American to win an Oscar, was born.

On February 20 In 1963 Charles Barkley, basketball star, was born.

The events for the day include

One of 1792 in which President George Washington signed an act creating the U.S. Post Office.

Then in 1839 Congress prohibited Dueling in the District of Columbia. In 1895 American abolitionist Frederick Douglass died in Washington, D.C.

For Bible History today-
Read Jesus Prays in a Solitary Place, Mark 1:35-39. It is not part of his works but it is not really part of anything else and Grandma feels it would be best here. Then read Jesus Heals the Official's Son -John 4:43-54 and The Healing at the Pool- John 5:1-15 then do Did You Know? 5:15 Whom does John mean when he says "The Jews"? By "the Jews" John does not mean the Jewish people. This is the way John talks about the religious leaders of the Jews. "The Jews" in John's Gospel are the Pharisees and chief priests and experts in the Old Testament law who did not believe in Jesus."
For Social Studies and stuff we are going into Asia.
From Grandma's book (2) it says,
"Asia is the largest continent in both size and population. It extends from Africa and Europe on the east to the Pacific Ocean on its west. The Northern regions are in the Arctic, while the equator passes through the southern, tropical regions. Both the highest and lowest points on Earth are located on this continent: Mount Everest is the highest point and the Dead Sea is the lowest.
Civilization had its beginnings in Asia. All of the world's major religions also began on this continent. Nine language families are spoken in this part of the world, and agriculture is the most important economic activity.
Southwest Asia, also known as the Middle East, is mainly a desert region. The people live crowded along coastlines and waterways. The area lacks good farmland; however, half of the people are farmers. Since water is scarce, the people must irrigate the land on which barley, wheat, dates, and oranges are grown. The area is rich in oil. The Muslim religion, Islam, strongly influences the art of the region. Mosques, rugs, textiles, and ceramics all reflect the detailed patterns of Islamic art. Islam forbids the use of animals or human impressions on works of art.  
South Asia is the world's most crowded area. This poverty-stricken region has much fertile land and is beset by monsoons. Tea is the most important crop. Barley, millet, rice, and beans are also grown. The Hindu religion is very important to the lifestyle of this area. Hinduism prohibits the eating of meat.The people are divided into social classes by a caste system. The Taj Mahal,(which a model got in trouble posing in front of this last year), is a magnificent example of Islamic architecture, and Mt. Everest, the highest point in the world, are located in this region.
Southeast Asia has fertile soil and valuable minerals. Much of the land is mountainous. Crops of coffee, rubber, sugar cane, tea, and tobacco, as well as vegetables and fruits are grown here. Fish are plentiful in the surrounding waters. Floating markets are common on the waterways. Buddhism is the main religion of the mainland. A religious temple called a pagoda can be found in most villages.
East Asia is densely populated. Because of the large population, many people live on houseboats. Tibet, the highest plateau in the world, can be found in the mountain region of China. The people grow rice on the rich farmland. The Chinese invented the compass, paper, and printing. The other countries of this region are industrial nations. Japan is a modern country with many western ways. It is the world's largest producer of radios, cameras, cars, and televisions. Baseball is the favorite sport. The beauty of the land is reflected in Mt. Fuji.
North Asia lies mostly in Siberia, an area of long, bitter winters. Because of the cold climate, large masses of land are underdeveloped. Much of the land is covered by forests. Some of the people herd sheep, cattle, and reindeer, while others grow crops. The region is a leading wheat-producing area.
Central Asia consists of grassy plains, huge deserts, and mountains. In this sparsely-populated area, most people herd yaks and sheep. The land is too dry and rugged for farming.
The Countries include the following:
Afghanistan                                        Iran                                               Saudi Arabia
Bahrain                                               Iraq                                               Singapore
Bangladesh                                        Israel                                            South Korea
Bhutan                                                Japan                                           Sri Lanka
Brunei                                                 Jordan                                          Syria
Burma                                                 Kampuchea                                 Taiwan
China                                                  Kuwait                                          Thailand
*Commonwealth of                            Laos                                             Turkey(Asian)
Independent States (Asian):             Lebanon                                      United Arab Emirates
      Kazakhstan                                   Malaysia                                      Vietnam
      Kyrgyzstan                                    Maldives                                       Yemen(Aden)
      Russia                                           Mongolia                                       Yemen(Sana)
      Tajikistan                                       Nepal                                            
      Turkmenistan                                North Korea                                  DEPENDENT
      Uzbekistan                                    Oman                                             British Indian Ocean Territory
Cyprus                                                 Pakistan                                         Gaza Strip
India                                                     Philippines                                     Hong Kong
Indonesia(Asian)                                Qatar                                               Macao
                                                                                                                      West Bank
More Topics to Research
Trans-Siberian                            Dyaks                                            Mecca
     Railroad                                  Komodo Dragon                          Chinese New Year
Tarsier                                          Mt. Fuji                                          Origami
Panda                                           Great Wall of China                     Rice production
Islamic Art                                     Junk (boat)                                   Judo
Caste System                              Monsoon                                       Chinese Ideographs
Jute                                                Pagoda                                        Japanese Chin
Bamboo                                        Silk production                             Calligraphy
Rajah                                             Tea plant 
"Music-The Universal Language
Asian music is very different from the music of western cultures. Not only are the instruments different, but the scales used to compose the music are not the same. Much Asian music has no harmony.
Find out more about the instruments used in Asian countries. Fold a large piece of paper (12" x 18")( or letter size) into eight sections. Using only the top half, draw a picture of each instrument listed below. Continue your drawings on the back side. Below each picture, write a paragraph to describe the instrument.
                                            Asian Instruments
koto                            sitar                            shakuhachi                                   tambourine
gong                           samisen                     jew's harp
Select two of the instruments. List three ways they are alike and different
                          Alike                                                                              Different
1. __________________________________    _____________________________________
2. __________________________________    _____________________________________
3. __________________________________     _____________________________________
Learn About the Economy
The economy is the way a country produces, consumes, and distributes its resources. Every country has an economy. Some are highly developed and provide great wealth to the country, while others are undeveloped and poor. Select a country on the continent of Asia. After covering the sides of a box with paper, illustrate four different aspects of that country's economy. These should include either the agriculture, livestock, mining, manufacturing, fishing, exports, or forestry activities. (Grandma uses articles from the National Geographic and pastes a picture on the inside of an empty laundry container. Then she tapes the article to the outside.)
The next exercise goes with a crossword puzzle. Maybe the children can piece it together after figuring out the answers which are in the World Almanac.
Across Clues
   4. A major earthquake shook________________________, China on December 16, 1920.
   5. A major industry and mineral found in Saudi Arabia is____________________________.
   7. The capital of Israel is______________________________.
   9. A typhoon hit Japan and South Korea on September 17-19, 1959. Its name was
  10. The currency used in Turkey is called the____________________________________.
Down Clues
     1. The leading exporter of rice is______________________________________.
     2. The city in Indonesia with the largest population is______________________________.
     3. The official language of Burma is_____________________________.
     6. The world's longest railway tunnel, located in Japan, is the_____________________________
     8. The deepest lake in Asia is the__________________________________lake.
Word List
Baykal                                 Burmese                              Gansu                           Jakarta
Jerusalem                           Lira                                       Oil                                  Sarah
Seikan                                 Thailand
    2J   3B        H
4GANSU        A
     K      R   5O I  L
     A      M        L    6S
     R  7JERUSA L   E  M
     T       S        N       I
     A       E        D      K      8B
                             9S A R   A   H
                                   N       Y
                          10 L  I  R    A
Go Fly A Kite
Kites, named after the graceful kite bird, originated in China over 3000 years ago. Brightly painted kites were used to signal soldiers, scare birds away from crops, catch fish, and frighten bandits from houses. Today people enjoy flying many types of kites as a recreational activity.
Read about kites and learn more about their appearances and uses. Describe what you learn on the lines below. Next, on another sheet of paper, write a story about a boy and the kite that helped him perform a good deed. Illustrate your story.
Types of kites:
  1. ________________________________________________________________
  2. ________________________________________________________________ 
  3. ________________________________________________________________
  4. ________________________________________________________________
  5. ________________________________________________________________
Other ways kites have been used:
  1. ________________________________________________________________
  2. ________________________________________________________________
  3. ________________________________________________________________
  4. ________________________________________________________________
 5.    ________________________________________________________________
Asian Landmarks
The landmarks of Asia represent the natural beauty of the land, historical contributions,
architectural marvels, and the cultures of the people.
Choose an Asian landmark and write a paragraph to describe it. State where and
when it was built, and include other interesting facts. Draw the famous site on a
separate piece of paper.
                                                           Famous Asian Sites
               Great Wall of China                                                  Mt. Fuji
                Wailing Wall                                                             She Dagon Pagoda
                The Great Mosque in Mecca                                  Taj Mahal
Poetry--Images of Nature
The Japanese have given us two forms of poetry that focus on nature: haiku and tanka. Haiku is a non rhyming poem of three lines, while a tanka has five lines. Each line contains a specific number of syllables. Write a verse of tanka or haiku using colorful and expressive phrases.
                                  Tanka                                                  Haiku
                       Line 1 = 5 syllables                           Line 1 = 5 syllables
                       Line 2 = 7 syllables                           Line 2 = 7 syllables
                       Line 3 = 5 syllables                           Line 3 = 5 syllables
                       Line 4 = 7 syllables
                       Line 5 = 7 syllables
Literature Section(Grandma is not sure if she gave this book as one to try to obtain, but she hopes she did.)
                                                         The Bird Who Was An Elephant
                                                                     by Aleph Kamal
Country: India
Summary: A bird, who had been an elephant in another life, revisits a small village in India and observes the lifestyles of the people.
New York: J.B. Lippincot, 1989.
   1. Make a picture dictionary of                                        6. On special occasions the
the Indian words used in the story.                                 palace  elephants were decorated
                                                                                           with jewels and tapestries to rep re-
   2. Explain, according to Hindu                                     sent the wealth of the Maharajah.
beliefs, How the bird could once                                     Draw an elephant and carefully 
have been an elephant.                                                    decorate it. Pretend you are a child
                                                                                            of the Maharajah. Write a story about
   3. List the Indian occupations                                       your life in the palace.
mentioned in the book. Write a
short paragraph telling about one                                       7. Elephants help the environment.
of them.                                                                              List the ways they help. Which of
                                                                                            these do you consider to be the most
   4. Choose one of the spices                                         important? Why?"
that is sold in the spice shop.
Find out how it is grown,
processed, and used.
   5. The palmist told the bird
that he had once been an
elephant that carried children
across the palace gardens
of the Maharajah. What is a
     Read out of Grandma's Book (13)Once A Mouse
                                                                by Marcia Brown
Read Aloud and Sequencing Story Events
Before Reading
   Explain that takes place in the forests of India. Tell the children to watch for the animals who live there.
   Ask them what they think will happen in the story. Tell them to watch what happens in the story and Listen carefully to the order in which certain events happen in the story..
After Reading
   Talk about the animals that were in the story and live in India? (Discuss.) List the events that happened in the story? Then draw circles on something and draw pictures of each event in them.
Count each animal and each event. Do some math problems with the story.
Discrimination: The Taj Mahal
Here is a picture of the Taj Mahal, that was built by a prince in memory of his dead wife. Its gigantic domes are made of white stone and it is a beautiful sight. See if the children can design their own temple as the prince did.
The Himalayas
   The Himalaya Mountains are the tallest mountain range in the world. There are many high peaks in the Himalayas. In India the highest peak is Kanchenjunga. Nepal, a country bordering India, is where the highest peak in the world stands--Mt. Everest.
  1. The Himalayas are covered with snow year-round.
  2. Some people believe a creature called the Yeti lives high in the snow-covered Himalayas. They think the Yeti is taller than a man, covered with white fur, and has very big feet.
  3. People who climb the Himalayas have to use very special equipment and warm clothes, special boots, food, tents, cameras, rope, ice axes, etc.
      4.    One of the dangers climbers face is an avalanche. That is when lots of snow breaks loose and
        slides down the mountain. An avalanche can bury climbers. 
Student Assignment: Children fold white construction paper in half. On one side have them draw the Himalayas and what they think a Yeti looks like. On the other half they draw all the things they would pack to climb the Himalayas.
Social Studies:
Locate India on the map.
Hindu Festivals
Over 80 percent of India's population is Hindu. The festivals Hindu people celebrate are linked with the seasons as well as with specific gods.
  1. The two main Hindu festivals are Divali and Holi.
  2. Divali is an autumn festival celebrated with lights. It is the most exciting holiday of the year for Hindu children. Most of the day is spent making "diyas"--special lamps for the festival. Gifts are exchanged, and fairs have exciting rides and fireworks. It is believed that all the lights will guide the goddess of wealth and fortune down to earth on her heavenly swan, to bless people with wealth and good luck.
  3. Holi is a springtime festival dedicated to one of the gods called Krishna. People throw bright-colored powder on each other in the street. At the end of the day, everyone's clothes are splashed with bright colors.
  4. Swings are set up and decorated for the spring festival. The Hindus believe the higher people can swing, the closer they get to the gods.
      5.   Dancing is very important to the Hindus. Special temple dancers perform at festivals They dress in        
        elaborate costumes and can tell whole stories just by the way they hold their hands, neck, and eyes.
        Hindus believe that one of the main gods named shiva danced to bring order to the universe.
Compare and contrast the Indian holidays of Divali and Holi to Christmas/Hanukkah and Easter/Passover.
There was a video that covered area also from Youtube.
Grandma can explain some of the Indian hand positions called "mudras." Have the children move their necks from side to side without moving their shoulders, and hold their eyes wide while looking far to the left then far to the right.
Hand positions are as follows:
For Deer or Cow hold the forefinger and the ring finger outward like horns and the other two fingers touching  together with the thumb.
World is made with the hand stretched upward from the arm and the forefinger pointing up while the other three fingers are tucked in the palm and the tucked under the forefinger.
Love is made with one hand across the other hand against the chest. The thumbs are tucked under.
Bird is made with the forefinger and thumb tucked in which the hand lays across with the wrist humped. The other hand is crimped upward in behind the first hands humped wrist. The thumb of the second hand crimped upward is held between the forefinger and middle finger forming a beak and the forefinger a head.
A Budding Lotus is formed with the two hands cupped together and the thumbs either flat or tucked behind(it does not show that).
War is formed with the hand upward and the thumb tucked over the forefinger and middle finger. The ring finger and the little finger are tucked into the palm also.
Materials needed include: tag board, colored construction paper, brass brads, crayons, colored felt tip pens, large cardboard box, white butcher paper, tape or paper clips, bright light, paper punch, plastic drinking straws
Shadow Puppets
Shadow puppets are an ancient Indian form of entertainment.
  1. Make templates of tag board.
  2. Have the children trace around templates of the characters they choose on colored construction paper. Make sure the belly area is a little long to be able to cut it in half and attach it together with a brass brad.
  3. They draw features on the characters with colored felt tip pens. (Note:the construction paper will cast a shadow and show features the children have drawn.)
  4. fix the puppets together with the brads.
  5. Attach straws as handles for the moving parts, using brads. Punch a hole through the end of the straw with a hole punch and attach it with a brad to the puppet.
  6. Children perform shadow puppet shows of Once a Mouse and other stories they might make up with the characters.
To make a shadow puppet theater, cut a large rectangle out of the bottom of the box, leaving a two-inch frame around it. Leave the top open. Cover the bottom and sides of the box with butcher paper or screen material.
We will resume with Friday's work.

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