Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Seventeen years of Treehouse talk

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Justice, Latin, and Tanzania (Lydia's Grade Eight)

Today's lessons include Whatever Happened to Justice?, Journey to the Source of the Nile, and finishing the week's Latin lesson.

1.  Uncle Eric, Chapter 25, "The Great Mystery." This chapter may seem too "American" at first glance, but it's kind of cool anyway. There's a description of small-L liberals, who "believe in social freedom and economic control." Then a description of small-C conservatives, who "believe your production and trade should be free, and taxes very low, but the government should control licentious things like pornography, drugs, and gambling." So which group would you rather hang out with? But which side would you rather have in power? Because this model "explains only how liberals and conservatives think, not how they behave." What is the problem? "Political power."

2.  Geography, pages 143-148. The group arrives at Lake Tanganyika.

3.  Our Roman Roots, Lesson VI.  Map quiz game on page 41 of the student book. Review the verbs of command (stand up, sit down, etc.).  Review activities for the week, and then do the Lesson VI Quiz (it includes a map, so be prepared!).

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