ciroccoj: (family)
Here's Daniel's other history fair booklet. He researched, wrote, typed, picked illustrations, and arranged the layout. I mostly just pointed out a few major errors, scanned the pictures, and helped him with the layout a bit. And pointed out that one of his maps was just a bit... completely incomprehensible. Even after three tries. In part because neither of the boys has a smidgen of artistic talent when it comes to drawing, but in part because Daniel just wasn't paying attention. We left the incomprehensible map in, as a lesson in why you need to do your best, as well as a lesson in living with the consequences when you don't do your best.

The fair was not without some angst. We all took some life lessons from it ;)

Nine big pictures behind the cut-link )

I've also scanned in Justin's religion book, for those who took a look at it online but wanted to know what it looked like printed out. I had just scanned in the pictures and tried to arrange them around the text the way Justin had them arranged in the booklet, but it didn't translate well on lj. What's in this link is a scan of the Religion booklet pages themselves.

And here's a picture of their display ) at the history fair. They have their books for people to browse through, plus a collection of things from when they studied the Romans last year: a "Things We Got From the Romans" display, togas, a Roman road in four stages of preparation, and a mosaic (not authentic - we tried to have them make their own and it was a dismal failure, so I ended up buying premade ones from Toys 'R' Us). There's also a few other things from later projects, like a Russian religious icon and a Byzantine Easter egg. They were wearing their togas, though Justin's spent most of its time wadded up around his waist.

For me and the kids to use:
Religions, by Justin
Great Buildings, by Daniel
Empires, by Justin
ciroccoj: (family)
Here's Justin's history fair book, Empires and When They Ruled. He was responsible for picking/drawing all of the illustrations, writing the text or narrating the text to me, and organizing and arranging the text and pictures. I typed in his work, pointed out some of his more obvious errors, and helped him with the layout a bit.

Oh, and I also introduced him to the concept of self-plagiarism. As he had already written a few pages about the Muslim empires in his book on Religion, we decided he would just reuse those pages here, rather than write out new ones :)

Empires, by Justin, seven huge pictures behind the cut )

For me and the kids to use:
Religions, by Justin
Great Buildings, by Daniel
The Fall of Rome, by Daniel
ciroccoj: (family)
Here's one of Daniel's History Fair booklets, "Great Buildings." He did his own research online and in our textbooks/history books, wrote and typed his entries, picked the illustrations and did the layout. I mostly just corrected a few of the more obvious errors and then printed :)

Great Buildings, by Daniel, ten huge pictures behind the cut )
ciroccoj: (family)
Here's Justin's history fair book, Religion. He picked/coloured/drew all of the illustrations, wrote the text or narrated it to me, and organized and arranged the text and pictures. I typed in his work, pointed out some of his more obvious errors, and helped him with the layout a bit.

Religions, by Justin, eight huge pictures behind the cut )

For me and the kids to use:
Great Buildings, by Daniel
Empires, by Justin
The Fall of Rome, by Daniel

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