Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Wrinkle in Time Unit Study: Chapter 2

Please refer to Chapter 1 for ideas on things to do with these aspects from the chapter.

Vocabulary:
belligerent
antagonistic
tractable
fragrant
inadvertently
haunches
indignation
disillusion
compulsion
dilapidated
assimilate

History and Science:
sport (biology)
13. Biology. an organism or part that shows an unusual or singular deviation from the normal or parent type; mutation
22. Botany. to mutate.

Look up the word sport, as it pertains to science. Show that there are many different meanings of the word 'sport'. Illustrate a 'sport' plant. Consider that a sport may have a part in evolution.

Mrs. Who quotes Pascal, "The heart has its reasons, whereof reason knows nothing."
What does this quote mean? Who was Pascal? Research Pascal, and add him to your timeline. What was Pascal famous for?

Mrs. Who also quotes Seneca, "Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honorable."
What makes something honorable? Research Seneca. Who was he? When did he live? What did Seneca influence? Add him to your timeline.

Handwriting:
For handwriting practice, you can have your children copy a quote. This provides them with a model of a good sentence, as well as a good resource to draw on in their mind.

Art:
Draw one of the characters from the story. Draw the 'haunted house.' Sew some ghosts. Make a haunted house out of poster board.

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