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Day 114

Good Morning! Please check out the product page if you have not done it already. There is so much more for me to add on there yet; especially a couple of Networks, schooling supplies, more toys, children's clothing, jewelry, lace's, family clothing, picnic baskets, and much more that I can think of. I have posted on Facebook suggestion of things that you would like put on my product page. Please feel free to let me know of anything you feel would be good.
The Bible history for today includes Luke 5:27-32 "The Calling of Levi"; Luke 5:33-39 "Jesus Questioned About Fasting"; then Grandma feels we should read all of Luke 6 "Lord of the Sabbath" Luke 6:1-11; "The Twelve Apostles" Luke 6:12-16; "Blessings and Woes" Luke 6:17-26; "Love for Enemies" Luke 6:27-36; which includes Faith Alive's "Let's Live It! Luke 6:27-36 Loving Your Enemies--Love is not just a feeling. Christian love means caring about people and doing good things for them.
Read Luke 6:27-36. Jesus wants us to love all people, including our enemies. But how can we love people who aren't nice to us? We can, because Jesus loved us, even though our sin made us enemies of his. What a kind thing he did: he died for us. Think of that, and then find a way to be kind to anyone who's mean to you. Smile. Be friendly. Pray for her. Invite him to play and be on your team. Say positive things about everyone;" and "Judging Others" Luke 6:37-42; "A Tree and Its Fruit" Luke 6:43-45; "The Wise and Foolish Builders" Luke 6:46-49.
Our Calendar History of March 9th and 10th, begins with:


The birthday of Amerigo Vespucci, Italian navigator for whom America was named , March 9th, 1451.

Then in 1934 Yuri Gagarin, Soviet cosmonaut who became the first person to orbit the earth, was born on March 9th.

In 1971 on March 9th Emmanuel Lewis, American actor, was born.

The events of that day include:

That of 1822  on March 9th Charles Graham received A Patent for False Teeth.

Then on March 9th in 1858 Albert Potts received a Patent for the Mailbox.

In 1862 on March 9th The First Battle Between Ironclad ships were fought by the Union Monitor and the Confederate Merrimac off Hampton Roads, Va.During the Civil War, the crews of the Monitor and the Merrimac fought for 4 hours off the Virginia coast." Have the children work to research this battle. Give each an over sized sheet of paper or a poster. Then have them draw and color a wall mural of what they think the struggle looked like.

The last event that happened in the time before the 1900's was one that happened in 1864 on March 9th in which Ulysses S. Grant was made commander-in-chief of the U. S. armies.

The events that happened on March 10 includes that of:

1785 on March 10th when Thomas Jefferson was named U. S Minister to France, succeeding Benjamin Franklin.

1848 on March 10th The U.S. Senate ratified the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War.

1849 on March 10th  Abraham Lincoln became the First President to apply for a patent.

The First Paper Money was issued by the U.S. government in 1862 on March 10th.

1876 on March 10th Alexander Graham Bell used the telephone for the first time. Book (1) says, " Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone, first used his invention to call his assistant for help. Ask your (children) to interview their grandparents about the most important telephone call of their lives."

Harriet Tubman dying in 1913 on March 10. She was considered an American abolitionist. Book (1) says, "After escaping from slavery herself, Harriet Tubman, repeatedly risked her life by returning to the South and leading other slaves to freedom. She and her followers traveled at night via what became known as the Underground Railroad--a network of hiding places, or "stations," through which the slaves were guided north. Ask (the children) to speculate about the roles of "station masters" (people who provided refuge for the slaves), "conductors" (people who led slaves). What are some reasons for using such code terms?"

The birthdays include:

Jack Kent, children's author, in 1920 on March 10th.

 Chuck Norris, American actor, born in 1940 on March 10th.
The History Chapter out of our history book is all about the Reform or changes going about in our country at the beginning of the 1800's. The people involved include Horace Mann, Noah Webster, Emma Willard, Mary Lyon, Thomas Gallaudet, William Lloyd Garrison, Paul Cuffee, Frederick Douglass, Angelina Grimké, Sarah Grimké, Sojourner Truth, Lucretia Mott, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Dorothea Dix, Joseph Smith
Places include Liberia and Great Salt Lake
New Vocabulary includes reform, disabilities, abolition, abolitionists, political rights, public office, mental illnesses, criminals, asylums, labor, labor unions, transcendentalists, persecution
The Focus on Main Ideas include:
  1. What were some accomplishments of the reform movements?
  2. In what ways were the reform movements unsuccessful?
  3. What important religious movements began in the 1800s?
One of the changes that came about was for Better Education. "Before 1820 most American children did not go to school. Wealthy people paid to send their children to private schools, but there were few free public schools. Children who lived on the frontier went to church schools or were taught by their parents at home. In towns and cities, many children went to dame schools that women ran in their homes. A law was passed in New York requiring elementary schools for all children. Horace Mann worked to reformeducation in Massachusetts." Then because he believed schools needed well-trained teachers, three colleges were opened to train teachers. Then more and more education was opened in other states.
Then Noah Webster improved American education by writing the first American dictionary. His Spelling Book and Reader became best sellers that helped children throughout the nation learn how to read and to spell. In 1821 Emma Willard opened the nation's first high school for girls. In 1837 Mary Lyon opened the first college for women. Mount Holyoke Seminary, in Massachusetts. Schools for disabilities were started in Connecticut where Reverend Thomas Gallaudet opened the nation's first school for deaf children. Dr. Samuel Gridley Howe started a school for blind children.
Elizabeth Blackwell 1821-1910 worked very hard to find a college. After she got her own college and became a doctor. She worked as a doctor in Europe for awhile after graduating in 1849. After battling male doctors in New York to work after she came back in 1851 she opened her own hospital in 1857. With help from her sister Emily who also became a doctor, they started the New York Infirmary for Women and Children. It included a medical school to train women to be doctors. Since 1949 awards have been given to women doctors who have done outstanding work in medicine. The award is called the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal.
Another reform movement in the early 1800's was to end slavery. It was called the abolition movement. "People who worked to win freedom for all slaves were called abolitionists.... The abolition movement first began with religious groups.... One of the most famous abolitionists was William LLoyd Garrison. Garrison wanted all slaves to be given their freedom immediately. To spread his beliefs, he began to publish a newspaper called The Liberator." It was very powerful. Frederick Douglass who had been a slave and escaped to the North in 1838. He had been given secretly some reading lessons and taught himself the rest. He went to England for awhile and then returned to publish his own newspaper, The North Star. He encouraged people to work to end slavery.
Another reform movement was that of women's rights. Women who wanted to help with the abolition movement realized they needed more political rights for themselves. They could not vote, serve on juries, own property, or be elected to Public office. Some abolitionists as Frederick Douglass and Grimké sisters worked for women's rights. "In 1848 Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton the first conference to work for women's rights." Sojourner Truth, an escaped slave was famous for her powerful speeches. Link to Women's Right and the Abolitionists.Then to more Reform in the Early 1800's. Also link to the life in the Late 1800's. These should cover other reform movements as "when Dorothea Dix visited a prison in 1841" and people with mental illnesses were held there. Dix believed they should not be treated as criminals and asylums were built for their care. There was also a need for labor reform and labor unions were formed. A different form of writing was started by New England writers, Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, called transcendentalists, who believed in living close to nature. Then to escape persecution or being killed after they persecuted Joseph Smith out of misunderstandings of the Mormon Church, Brigham Young led his followers to the Great Salt Lake in Utah which was a part of Mexico at that time. Grandma does not feel the reading exercises at the end of the chapter are worth doing.
Stories to read for today include the following:
The Chinese story, Grandfather Tang's Story by Ann Tompert (Crown Publisher's, 1990, 28 pp.)
Just to make sure the history is covered Grandma's Book (6) gives the Tangram's Origins as follows:
"According to one story, the tangram first came about more than 4000 years ago when a Chinese scholar named Tan was carrying a ceramic tile to the emperor. He accidentally dropped the tile and it broke into seven pieces. In his attempt to repair the tile, Tan discovered the pieces could be used to make other pictures and designs.) If the legends about its origin conflict; ask the children to hypothesize why so many explanations exist.
See if the children can take one of the tangram's and form as many animals as possible. Make up stories about them. Draw picture's of their formation and put into a book.

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