Can’t we all just get along?
In Chapter 36, we’re introduced to Reformation and Counter Reformation. This really hit home with us at our co-op, since we’re a Catholic-based group, and we LOVE our Protestants. They could have used a group like ours back then to show them how to get along.
On to the slide show:
CH36 Reformation and Counter Reformation
Recognize these four names?
In Chapter 35, we’re introduced to the Renaissance era. I threw in a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle reference, because it was quite fitting. This chapter also talks about the Gutenberg Printing Press.
Here’s the slide show:
CH35 A New Way of Thinking
Divorced, Beheaded, Died
Divorced, Beheaded, Survived!
Here we have Chapter 34’s slide show. It covers Martin Luther and his 95 Theses, and how King Henry VIII took that idea and ran with it.
CH34 Martin Luthers New Ideas
Whatever you do, don’t play any games.
This was a particularly gory chapter. It happens to be one of my favorite time periods, and I had fun sharing what I know (which is more than what the book’s chapter gives). The kids were completely fascinated by just how bloody of a time period this was. They seem to really like the chapters where there is a lot of… drama.
The American Kingdoms
Way back when, in 1492, Christopher Columbus sailed across the ocean blue!
Here’s the slideshow for chapter 31. This chapter covers the Spanish and Portuguese explorers discovering the Americas. The maps are great for geography review! Enjoy…
Exploring New Worlds
Good ol’ Akbar
The kids really liked this chapter. Maybe I had a little too much fun with it…
Here’s the slideshow: India Under the Moghuls
The kids enjoyed chapter 28 so much, that I decided to keep making slide shows for the different chapters we have left in the book. It really helps them to remember everything when they have these slides to look at. This particular chapter, about West Africa, specifically Ghana, Mali, and the Songhay empires, were a little on the confusing side because there was a lot going on in that area.
Here’s the slide show: African Kingdoms