Monday, February 16, 2009

A Wrinkle in Time: Chapters 9 & 10

For previous entries, view chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. Next week, we will finish this series. I am in the process of adding all the chapters to Google Documents. I'll have that completed by the time I'm done posting chapter 12 here. That way, not only will you be able to go directly to one place to see all the chapters, you'll be able to print or save any part of it that you want to.


Chapter 9:

Vocabulary:

imprisoned
transparent
endurance
agony
corridor
distorting
brusquely
gibberish
impenetrable
myopic
gait
inexorable
dais
omnipotent
disembodied
miasma
formaldehyde
century


Science, History, Math, Art, Language Arts:

shipwrecked sailor: draw a picture of a shipwrecked sailor. This would be a great time to watch Swiss Family Robinson. It's not extremely realistic, but a classic.

endurance: NOVA Marathon Challenge , Solo sports: running, mental endurance
myopic: Here, you could do the history of eyeglasses. Definitely, include Benjamin Franklin, if you do.
dome like: US Capitol Building, Capitol Rotunda, Taj Mahal
Declaration of Independence
: Meg quotes from the Declaration of Independence. Rea the Declaration of Independence. Discuss it. Free pocket copy of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
Gettysburg Address: What can I say? It's a great speech.
Periodic table of elements

Chapter 10:

Vocabulary:

consciousness
arctic
brittle
atrophied
disintegration
paralyzed
omnipotent
devoured
assuaged

Science, History, Math, Language Arts:
arctic: Study arctic animals. Study arctic tundra. Draw a picture of what an arctic waste might look like.

heartbeat: Listen to your heart rate. Color and label a picture of the heart.

paralyzed : Study temporary paralysis.

Novocaine: Explore the history, uses, and chemical properties of Novocaine.

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