We spent much of the week listening to Bach & Beethoven (whose biographies we have read in the past) and a little bit of Wagner. Dale also read a second Bach biography:
- Fairy tales
We particularly enjoyed these storybook versions of Rapunzel and Rumpelstiltskin, with beautiful illustrations!
- World War II
Dale and I put together from various reference books we have on hand and from the library a very basic history of WWII, including who Adolf Hitler was and just a shadow of what he believed.
- The Berlin Wall
Dale and I were both especially interested in the Berlin wall. Its fall has been one of the major world events in my lifetime and I knew so little about it! We enjoyed researching it more together, including watching a short youtube clip of Ronald Reagan's famous speech.
Also for Germany week we...
- Discussed landforms, major cities, and the capital. Also visited our favorite Time for Kids site.
- Found it interesting to discover and/or remember that Dirk Nowitzki and Michael Schumacher are both Germans.
- Did a little bit of reading from this website:
Germany for Kids
- Celebrated Oktoberfest, complete with food, music, and games! That event was fun enough to merit its own post you can read here.