Today we get to explore Ancient Egypt with The World of Humanities - a popular Minecraft mod. So now we are not only traveling across the globe - we are traveling back in time!
Can you complete all of the assignments? When in the game, press "M" to see your assignments for the day. Remember to use the same sign in each time so that you keep your character level and inventory!
Bonus Books on MackinVia
126.96.36.199.1: Examine historical records, maps, and artifacts to answer basic questions about times and events in history, both ancient and more recent.
188.8.131.52.1 Identify examples of individuals or groups who have had an impact on world history.
184.108.40.206.1 Identify methods of communication used by peoples living in ancient times.
Today we will:
1. Watch 25 Crazy Facts about Castles.
2. Take a virtual field trip to five castles!
3. Bonus Challenge: Post a screenshot of something interesting you saw on your trip!
Only the keep - the center building of a castle - remains of the Hedingham Castle in England. During WWI, the castle was used by the military and much of the castle was burned during this time. Schools now regularly take tours of this castle and its surrounding gardens.
According the the Guinness Book of World Records, the Prague Castle is the largest ancient castle. It was first built in the year 800, and kings and rulers kept building it for centuries (hundreds of years). Today, the President of the Czeck Republic lives here. Many rulers have called this place home. It was damaged and rebuilt after many wars. Want to see where it is on a map?
The Neuschuanstein Castle (New Swanstone Castle) is one of the most beautiful castles ever built, and it was used as inspiration for Disney's Sleeping Beauty. This castle was built by King Ludvig II of Bavaria. This king spent all of his huge fortune building this castle. He spent so much money that his people eventually threw him out of the castle and removed him from power. He was found dead shortly after, and many believe he was murdered.
Hever Castle was originally built in 1270 as a defensive castle. It later became the home of a powerful family - the Boleyns. The castle - like many - fell into ruins over the centuries. An American named William Waldorf Astor purchased the castle in 1903. He used his vast wealth to restore the castle so he could actually live there.
What Castle was your favorite?
1. Take a virtual field trip to the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C.
2. Post to our class Padlet about your favorite part of the museum tour!
Post to our Class Padlet!
Padlet is an online writing tool. Simply click on the picture above to share what you liked best about our first trip! Write about what you liked most, and why.
(Example: "My favorite part of the museum was the mammal exhibit. I liked that you could get up close and see the actual teeth of lion.")
Museums: Museums are sort of like libraries - they are sacred places for learning about pretty much everything. The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History is one of the best in the world.
While we can't jump on a plane to go there today, we can do the next best thing. Click on the image to start your tour. Click here if you are on your iPad.
Want to learn more?
What Are Natural History Museums?