Sixth Grade

Roman History Block:

Last week we started our journey through Rome; I had decided we would not be creating a MLB instead Logan would be constructing a replica of Pompeii. (his choice) The idea was to encourage Logan to stretch his love for building by not only erecting the volcano, but have him devise a plan, formulate a supply list and give me an estimated time of completion.  The completion time was the key since Logan can get lost in creating and forgo any type of time management (we could spend the entire year constructing Pompeii). I have also requested Logan draft two summaries; one on what we have read and the other describing his experience designing his masterpiece.  The second summary is the one that I am most looking forward to reading; this will be Logan’s first attempt articulating his feelings about the process he uses when creating one of his designs.

Spines we will be using:

Pompeii: Lost and Found by Mary Pope Osborne and Bonnie Christensen

Ancient Rome by Charles Kovacs

The Library of Alexandria by Kelly Trumble

City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction by David Macaulay

Roman History by Christopherus (Donna Simmons)

Mom’s contribution to the block:

Try not to micromanage to allow the process to evolve naturally.

Wish us both luck!

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