Unit 1 Lesson 3: Alexander and Ancient China

We had a fabulous day in class!

Check out all the notes your kids took about Alexander the Great and Ancient China in their commonplace books

Here's more of what we learned:

  • Quote: "Let medicine be thy food, and food be thy medicine" -Hippocrates
  • Greek Roots: Astro- star, Graph- to write
  • Map work: Alexander's empire, The geography of China
  • Acted out stroies of how Alexander got his horse, and the Gordian Knot
  • Timeline of Ancient Greece: 3,000 B.C- 100 B.C.
  • We all ate raisins and Chinese noodles with chopsticks
  • Hippocrates- Father of medicine

Keep reading Archimedes and the Door of Science- our big group book discussion/party will be Monday, November 5, at 7:00- everyone's invitied.
(Scholars need to have read the book in order to join in this awesome event!)


Thank you to Julia for teaching the class about bunnies. It was so cute! She also prepare a beautiful poster. 

Abigail C. will teach the class next week (about 10 min.)

We also played with tangrams 


  • Try to eat a meal with chopsticks this week
  • Start reading Archimedes and the Door of Science. This is not required, but you will probably enjoy it. Not only will you be smarter, but the book discussion will be more meaningful if you do. Reading as a family or with a parent or sibling is a great idea.




Scholar History

Stuart brought a few pumpkins that he grew and we learned about them. He brought stuff to make catapults in the spirit of "pumpkin chunking". The winner got take home a pumpkin. Pretty fun!!!

Caiden is next in line to teach!

We also wrote a news article about Alexander's death.


  • Read more of Archimedes and the Door of Science
  • Read Ch. 2, Paradigms and Principles in 7 Habits for Teens. We will discuss it next Tuesday
  • Fill in their accountability reports throughout the week and bring it in Tuesday
  • Try to eat a meal with chopsticks this week