Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Week 21

JohnCabotPaintingWho was John Cabot?

John Cabot was born in Italy, in circa 1450. He was a sailor for the English and is known for claiming Newfoundland for England’s Henry VII. He also developed a commercial fishing enterprise in eastern Canada. Although no one is sure how Cabot died, some believe that after a seeking a passage in 1498 to Asia, he either disappeared or returned safely and died the following year.


Samuel-de-champlain-sWho was Samuel de Champlain?

Samuel de Champlain is known as the “Father of New France” for founding the city of Quebec and establishing a fur trade with the Algonquian people. He is also known for his travels to the New World and for his unsuccessful attempt to settle in Acadia.



Hudson Bay

How was the Hudson Bay Company established?

The Hudson Bay Company was established after King Charles II sent a ship up to the Hudson Bay to test a new fur trade route. This new route was in response to conflict between the native inhabitants and the Europeans. The Hudson Bay Company was given rights to the land that surrounded the Hudson Bay.

Why did creation of the Hudson Bay Company lead to war?

The creation of the Hudson Bay Company led to war due to the British claiming sole rights to the land around Hudson Bay. This angered the French and Dutch traders who operated in the area with the Indian Tribes who lived there. There were several wars fought due to this; the most known of these wars were the Seven Year’s War and the French and Indian War. The French and Indian war was the last of these fought and officially ended with the Treaty of Paris.

Flag_of_CanadaWhy is the maple leaf the symbol of Canada?

The maple leaf was first seen as the symbol for the Saint Jean Baptiste society in Quebec. Later in 1860, the Canadians greeted the Prince of Wales on his first visit by wearing a maple leaf symbol. It was in 1965, that Canadians chose the maple leaf emblem as the symbol on their national flag.

Other Resources: Story of the World V. 2, Ch. 41, pp. 370-378, V.3, Ch. 4; The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History p. 289; Everything You Need to Know About World History Homework pp. 68-69


The five major circles of latitude are invisible parallel lines that connect from one side of the globe to the other.


Everything You Need to Know About Science Homework pp. 70-72


Associative Law

Video starts at 2 minutes and 52 seconds.



Linking Verb



4th Declension starts at 1 minute and 45 seconds



Canada Provinces

Canadian Provinces


Other resources: The Story of the World V. 2, Ch. 41, pp. 370-378

Fine Arts

Orchestra & Composers

When it comes to Fine Arts the best resource out there is Half a Hundred Acre Wood! She has an entire post dedicated to Orchestra and Composers for weeks 19-24 and with tons of great resources. These resources include free lap book pages, free printable, music, links for additional resources, and much, much more! Be sure to scroll down the page for the resource you want. Click here to be taken there! 🙂

Timeline (week 21 starts at 4 minute and 33 seconds)


History Timeline Song Video with Music Only – Classical Conversations from Eneldo on Vimeo.


Click here for a great correlating booklist  created by The list is broken down for each CC subject.

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