Unit 1 Lesson 6: Ancient Eastern Religions

Taoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Hinduism

Here's more of what we're learning:

  • Quote: "Your are about as happy as happy as you make up your mind to be" -Abraham Lincoln
  • Greek Roots: Phil- love, Thermo- heat
  • Acting: Ganga, the water goddess and Siddhartha becomes Buddha
  • Eratosthenese: Librarian who measured the earth- worked with prime numbers
  • History: India- Harrapan and Mohenjo Daro, the caste system
  • Penmanship: a,d

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!)

Mad Science Party

October 30th in class

Parties will begin the last hour of each class.

All students are invited to bring a science experiment to show the class and explain how it works.

You are welcome to dress up and bring a treat to share.

Family and Friends are invited!


Today we made Puffy Pancakes! Thanks, Abigail Von! They were delicious.

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


  • Work on your goals!
  • Keep 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

Kip told us about the U.S. capitol building. He had a lego display of it and a power point. We learned about the history and architecture. Way to go Kip!

Nate is next in line to teach!

We also:

  • Discussed being proactive- being attractive by thinking positively and using proactive language- Being in charge of our own remote.


  • Read more of Archimedes and the Door of Science
  • Read Ch. 4, "Be Proactive" in 7 Habits for Teens up to pg. 65
  • Fill in the accountability report throughout the week and bring it in Tuesday
  • Goals for being proactive
  • Math prime numbers 
  • Memorize: For every purpose under the sun, there is a solution, or there is none. If there is one, go and find it. If there is none, never mind it.