- Watch the 4th episode of World History from The Teaching Company about ancient Greece.
- Watch from SnagFilms "Beyond the Movies: Troy"
- Read some from Illiad and Odessy
- Watch from NetFlix a PBS film about Ancient Greece.
- Copy some Attic Pottery on preprinted vase forms
- Watercolor some Attic Pottery from scratch -- Impressionistic
- Talk about Pythagorus
- Use Euclidian tools to do a Golden Rectangle; Discover the integral nature of the square root of 5; phi and pi
- Pull out the Golden Relationships Textbooks
- Do "art" with Golden Rectangle
- Talk about "Circle of Fifths" in Music
- Fibonacci Numbers
- Play around with the musical instruments, exploring 5ths, Dominant, Sub-dominant, Tonic Cords; Key signatures
- Watch "Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land"
- Read some in the World History Book about Ancient Greece
- Read in the "Music Theory for Dummies" about Pythagorus and Ancient Greece
- Watch episode number one of the Music Appreciation videos from The Teaching Company
- Assign some writing (like they will do it...)
- Explore the Greek Alphabet; do some art with the Greek Alphabet
- Make a Timeline of butcher paper that we can add to as we go on
- Explore the Greek Cookbook; make Baclava, Hummus, Easter cookies
- For me: search for something to talk about harmonics and resonance; science of Music; look for tie in to Biology; Museums? Visit the Greek church? Films -- Medea, Antigone? Ancient Greek Anime? Oscilloscope to explore harmonics?
Friday, April 17, 2009
Homeschool Day -- Begin Greek Week
Today is the beginning of Greek Week. Of course, I may spend more than one single week on Greece, but just for kicks, here's a plan our activities so far.