My new learner and I met each other for the first time! We discussed his interests and what he wanted to learn this semester. We decided on US History, specifically Colonial America and the Revolutionary War.
Before Thanksgiving Break, we sped ahead to the 1700's, where we zeroed in on the Seven Year's War - the conflict between France and Great Britain, and how this changed the landscape for colonists and Native Americans. We also briefly reviewed the regions of the Colonies - New England, Middle, and Southern.
We forwarded ahead in history to briefly discuss the Southern Colonies, as well as islands in the Caribbean that Europeans imperialized. We also discussed the implications of slavery and how life was for a slave and an indentured servant.
We finished our audio recordings about the New England Colonies, specifically Massachusetts Bay and Rhode Island. We refocused our attention to Jamestown and the Chesapeake Bay, where economic prosperity began to take flight.
We continued our adventure into learning more about Jamestown and how its success shaped America. We also began learning about the difference between Pilgrims and Puritans and their settlement of New England.
My learner and I began with listening to Khan Academy audio about the colony Roanoke and briefly about Jamestown.
We came back to the spelling list and did a worksheet going over the definitions of the words. We also worked a little bit on "to be" verbs and how they function as verbs in sentences.
We took a break from the new spelling list to focus on action verbs.
We introduced a new spelling list (after getting a 100 percent on the test for the previous list!!!). We also began doing some work with verbs, mostly action verbs, and distinguishing them from nouns. This is all in preparation for beginning the basics of learning Spanish next semester.
Continued our list of spelling words and began solidifying understanding of nouns, i.e. the difference between a concrete and a proper noun.