May 24, 2012

4th Grade History Projects: Persia

Miriam just completed her second 4th Grade History Project about Persia.  We focused on Arabian Nights for her readings, which included: Genies, Meanies, and Magic Rings by Stephen Mitchell and Shadow Spinner by Susan Fletcher.  Miriam enjoyed them both but she was most impressed with the Mitchell book.  

I have given her ideas for projects, but she came up with this one on her own.  One day, out of the blue, she said that she wanted her project to show the difference between the sorts of things found in ancient Persia and our present time.  She was annoyed when we (hubby and I) pointed out that some of her ancient picture contained items not found until Medieval Times, but then she "changed her mind" about what the picture actually showed, so it was all good.

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