History Resource: Nova: Mystery of Pyramids and Sphynx (53 min.). “Riddles of the Sphynx” by Gary Glassman.
Questions to explore: What were the pyramids made of? Egyptian desert snakes. Mummies. Wonders of the world. Mammoths and dinosaurs. Can you eat elephant?
Words to remember: sphinx, Egypt, pyramids, 2500 BC, Kufu, archaeology, 3000 BC-Dawn of Egyptian Civilization, Pharoah Aha, Egyptology
Jobs to explore: Ancient Egypt Research Associates
History Resource: “Unresolved Secrets of the Pyramids” Illuminux
Science Resource: “Desert Snakes: World’s Deadliest Animals” by National Geographic, “Sidewinder Rattlesnake-Dangerous Serpent in the Desert-Wildlife Documentary Films” by National Geographic
Words to Remember: Sidewinder, African desert dweller, six-eyed spider, camouflage, human anatomy, western barred spitting cobra
Geography: Namibia, South Africa, Pangea, South America
Math concepts: Metric system, 2 and 2.5 meters
Questions to explore: Sahara desert
Practical Arts: Room organization and making the bed.
Unschooling struggles: Not bossing the kids around.
Unschooling amazingness: Happy kids, talking with James on the couch, Freddie and Amy hugging
Groceries: chips, mac and cheese mix, bologna, soda
Interesting subjects: Sphinx cat, What does snake taste like?
Freddie says he’s going to build a treehouse.
hiddenincatours.com “Great Sphinx of Egypt: Its True Age Revealed and Tunnels Below”
“Sidewinder: Deadly Desert Snake”–Discovery
“The Sidewinder Snake Slithers at 18 MPH” Smithsonian Channel
“Hammerheads can hear injured fish from miles away” Smithsonian
History Channel- “Great White Shark: Most Terrifying Predator on Planet”
Winter-hibernation-rattlesnakes-survival hunting-snake handling-primitive cooking
Sharks: ancient monsters, pressure, ancestors, bubble wall, species, seal carcasses, underwater cameras
BBC Dinosaur Documentary of Century
“Grilled Rattlesnake Squirming on Grill”
Bob Hansler “How to Kill, Skin and Cook Rattlesnake”
Upside of unschooling: My kids are excited to be with me rather than avoiding me
Drawback: Sometimes I need space and feel frustrated.
Resource for unschooling parents: Leo Babauta’s zenhabits on frustration.
LeapPad 3 Resources and games have been used today
We also used our GeoCards and played a round using land area, so geography and math using kilometers. Then we played two rounds using population to determine who won each hand.