Walk Through History

Hello everybody! It’s Mara here, and today I’m doing a post on a play that we are doing at school! Enjoy!

In our social studies class, we are doing a play called Walk Through History, that stars all of us 5th graders. Each 5th grader has a part. Walk Through History shows everything that we learned in social studies this year. I got assigned to the part of Paul Revere! I’m super excited I got a big part. I star in Scene 16 of the play. My lines are:

Oh, and I on the opposite shore will be. All right, I will not forget.

Look! Across the river!! Two lanterns! The British are coming by sea, I must wake the minutemen and warn the Sons of Liberty. The British are coming! The regulars are on the way! We must defend ourselves today!

We have to memorize all of our lines and bring in our own costumes. I’m wearing a blue tunic with 3/4 sleeves and some ruffles as well as some black capris. I’m really excited. I hope you enjoyed this short quick post. Bye for now!

 

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Cool Facts About Christopher Columbus

Hi everyone! It’s Mara here, and today my post is about some cool facts about Christopher Columbus. Why am I doing a post on Christopher Columbus all of sudden? Well, today in social studies we were studying Christopher Columbus. We were assigned 3 pages of questions and had to read pages 72 – 88 in our text books. It was hard and it took a long time but in the end I was glad we had been assigned this homework, because I had learned so much more about Christopher Columbus. Today, I’m going to share some of this interesting facts with you! I hope you enjoy them!

  1. Christopher Columbus was born in Genoa, Italy
  2. Christopher Columbus was inspired to become an explorer because of Marco Polo’s book.
  3. Christopher Columbus asked many kings and queens of Europe to fund his 1st trip to “China.”
  4. Christopher Columbus brought 17 ships and 1,200 men on his 2nd voyage to the new world.
  5. On Christopher’s 1st voyage to America he brought 3 ships The Nina, The Pinta, and The Santa Maria.
  6. Christopher faced a large meadow of slimy seaweed while in the Sargasso Sea on his 1st journey.
  7. Once Christopher reached “China” he realized it wasn’t China, and then he thought he had landed in the Indies [Indonesia, Malaysia, etc.]
  8. Christopher Columbus started an Agricultural Revolution.
  9. One of questions in our packet asked “Columbus never brought back gold and silver but he did bring back lots of vegetables. Some Europeans say that this was more important than any gold Columbus could have brought back. Why do you think they say that?” I responded in my answer, “well health is worth way more than gold. The stuff that the Europeans had been eating was probably quite unhealthy. After, they got the fresh and healthy vegetables, they would be healthier.
  10. Columbus believed South America was the Garden of Eden from The Bible.
  11. The enemy that attacked Columbus and his crew on Columbus 4th journey was worms. Yes, worms they ate through the bottom of Columbus’s boats, and they weren’t able to sail anymore
  12. I believe that the most important thing Columbus did was bringing back more healthy foods to Europe.

 

I gained lots of facts while doing this packet. I hope you learned a few things as well. Bye for now!

 

Albania

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Albanian flag

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Albanian map

Today I will blog about Albania. Albania is a country in Europe. Its capital is Tirane. It’s official language is Albanian.  Its  Agriculture goods are beef, corn, grapes, milk, potatoes, sugar beets, and wheat Its mining goods are chromate, copper, natural gas, and petroleum.  Its manufacturing goods are cement, food products, and textiles. It’s money unit is lek and it’s form of  government is democracy. It’s climate is warm, dry, summers and mild. It’s winter is wet along the coast and moderate in the mountains.

The area of Albania is 11,000. The population of Albania is 3,248,000. The lowest point in Albania is Sea level. The highest point in Albania is Mount Korab which is 9,068. The life expectancy for men is 73. The life expectancy for woman is 78. Some famous places in Albania are the Alps, Duntrint, Durres, Gjiokansten, Kruja, and Petrela Castle. Finally, the armed forces is 14,300. Well that is some stuff about Albania. Stay tuned for more

Your World Blogger,

Mara

Afghanistan

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Kabul, Afghanistan

Today I am going to talk about a country in Asia called Afghanistan. First, the capital of Afghanistan is Kabul. The official languages in Afghanistan  are Pashto and Dari.  Afghanistan’s official name is Da Afghanistan Enteqali Islami Daulat [ in Pashto] and Daulat e Enteqali Islami Afghanistan [ in Dari.] Both mean Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The climate in Afghanistan is, Cold winter, hot, dry summers. The form of government in Afghanistan is Islamic Republic. Money in Afghanistan is Afghani.  Afghanistan’s national anthem is Soroud-e-Melli, “Hymn of the People.”

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Afghanistan’s Coat of Arms and Flag

Some of Afghanistan’s mining goods are coal, natural gas, and lapis lazuli. Some of Afghanistan’s manufacturing goods are carpets, cement, leather goods, and processed  food. Afghanistan’s  Agriculture goods are barley, corn, cotton, fruits, Karakul Skins, mutton, nuts, rice, vegetables, wheat, and wool.  The highest point in Afghanistan is Nowshak which is 24, 557 feet. The lowest point in Afghanistan is Sistan Basin which is 1, 640 feet.

The head of the state is President and the Head of the Government is also the President. The population in Afghanistan is 35,153,000. The area of Afghanistan is 251,827sq m. The life expectancy for men in Afghanistan is  48. The life expectancy for woman in Afghanistan is 49.  For armed forces it is 53, 400 people. Finally, some famous places in Afghanistan are Balkh, Bamiyah Vally, and Band – e- Amir National Park. Well as you can see, there are lots of interesting things about Afghanistan. Good bye for now.

Your blogger,

Mara

Greek Myths, Demeter and Persephone

Leighton depicts Hermes helping Persephone to ...

Leighton depicts Hermes helping Persephone to return to her mother Demeter after Zeus forced Hades to return Persepone. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I will tell you about Ch. 2 of Greek Myths  ‘Demeter and Persephone’. Well Hades really wants to marry Persephone. So one day while Persephone is out picking flowers when Hades comes up from the underworld he grabs Persephone and takes her with him back into the underworld. Demeter, her mother, is panicking. She is asking everyone where Persephone is but no one tells Demeter.  It is too sad. She finally went to Apollo who saw everything. He told Demeter Persephone was in the underworld. Finally Hermes comes to get Persephone. Demeter is so happy only then something happens that make them so sad. You can find out what that is in Greek Myths.

Your Blogger,

Mara

Greek Myths, War Among the Gods

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The mythical Mount Olympus in northern Greece. View from the town of Litochoro, in the roots of Olympus. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now that you know about the gods I will tell you a little bit about Ch 1 of Greek Myths. The first chapter is War Among the Gods. Well Cronus hears that someday one of his sons will overthrow him. So every time a son is born Cronus puts them jail.  Rhea, Cronus’s wife, tricks Cronus and doesn’t tell him that she had a son. She sends her son Zeus to a island. Zeus wants to overthrow Cronus and all other titans so he visits Atlas  and Prometheus. Atlas won’t help him though. Only Prometheus said “release the no name 50 headed 100 handed monster from the underworld. So Zeus did. Zeus, the monster, his brothers and sisters fought a long battle all the titans finally end up in chains the underworld.  The gods find the perfect place to live – Mount Olympus. The rest is for you to discover in Greek Myths.

Your Blogger,

Mara

The Powers of the Greek Gods and Titans

Lately, I have been reading a book called Greek Myths. It is a chapter book. So I thought I would do all the chapters in different blog posts. So here is the book review for the Prologue.  The Greek people have a story or legend of what happened before the gods. Well first there was only Chaos whose power was nothingness and confusion and he would rule night. Erebus ruled over the underworld. Then these creatures formed Gaea, also known as Mother Earth and Ouranos also known as Father Sky. Then a monster appeared it had no name and it also had 50 heads and 100 hands.  Ouranos trapped it in the underworld. There was another monster called the Cyclopes. They had a eye in the middle of their forehead. Finally there was a third monster and it was the Titans.

Pallas Athene Statue

Now I will talk about the Gods and Titans and their powers. Cronus was the most powerful Titan. He ruled over everyone else. His son was named Zeus. Hyperion power was of sun, moon , and dawn and he was a boy. Mnemosyne power was memory she was a girl. Themis power was justice and she was also a girl. Oceanus, Tethys, Atlas, and Prometheus are some other important Titans.

Now I will talk about the gods. Well the ruler of all gods was Zeus. His power was rain. He could throw thunderbolts. Some people also call him Lord of the Sky. His wife was Hera. Her power was marriage and married woman. Poseidon power was ruler of the sea. He could shake the waves. He usually was somewhere near Mount Olympus. Mount Olympus is where the gods lived. Hades power was  of the underworld. Unlike Poseidon he was barely anywhere on land. He was on land in the story of Demeter and Persephone. Persephone was queen of the underworld. Demeter was Persephone’s mother. Her power was of corn, summertime, and harvest.  Athena was the daughter of King Zeus. Her power was City Life. Lots of people know her as a battle god.

Apollo was god of the sun. His palace was so bright barely anyone came to visit except for his son Phaeton.  You might think Hyperion was Titan of the sun. Only Apollo was a god and Hyperion was a Titan.  Artemis was Apollo’s sister. Her power was of children and a hunter. Aphrodite power was love and prettiness. She barely got mad ever. Hermes delivered messages to humans and to the gods.

Dionysus power was fun and laughter. He was sometimes very mean. He made humans feel like they could do anything. Graces were 3 sisters there names were Aglaia, Euphrosyne, and Thalia.  Finally there were the muses who were also sisters only there were 9 of them. Clio my favorite goddess because her power was history and  I love history. Urania was astronomy, Melpomene was tragedy, Thalia was comedy, Terpsichore was dance, Calliope was classic poetry, Erato was poetry, Polyhymnia was songs,  and Euterpe was lyric poetry. They were all sisters and they were all muses.

Those are some of the gods, goddess, and titans Thanks for reading

Your Blogger,

Mara