Monday, January 27, 2014

School Plans for Tuesday (Dollygirl's Grade Seven)

Dollygirl's school plans for today:

Illustration from Scott's Redgauntlet

Reading from Charlotte Mason's Ourselves Book II.  More about friendships:  "Though a temperate friendship, that between Alan Fairford and Darsie Latimer was no alliance of the loose, commonplace sort.  Friendship was subordinated to duty while things went well....But when his friend is in danger, this canny Alan throws up his chances and endangers his life with uncalculating ardour." What is the difference between a "sane and generous friendship" and the unhealthy, dependent sort that was described in the last chapter?

Art and history:  The Bayeux Tapestry: The Story of the Norman Conquest 1066, by Norman Denny and Josephine Filmer-Sankey.  "The book has been designed to show the tapestry in its proper sequence with an accompanying text divided into two parts--the first explaining simply what is happening in each scene, the second describing the background more fully."

Book of Centuries

Math:  continue finishing up algebra unit

Natural History:  The Lay of the Land--finish a chapter that got postponed.

Grammar of Poetry: Dactyls

Science simulation:  activity from General Science, Module 8, involving index cards.  The parent/teacher draws six different symbols on eighteen cards; they are set up in piles according to instructions in the textbook, and the student has to "determine the order in which your parent originally laid down all 6 [original] cards."  The activity is used to illustrate several points such as the Principle of Superposition.

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