Classical Conversations Cycle 1 Week 24


Emperor_NapoleonWho was Napoleon?

Napoleon Bonaparte lived from 1769 to 1821. He is known for conquering most of Europe from 1796 – 1812. Napoleon was sent into exile in 1814 where he escaped one year later and returned to power for approximately 100 days. Napoleon was finally defeated in the Battle of Waterloo and then was sent again into exile for the remainder of his life.


How did Napoleon threaten Portugal?

Napoleon made plans to make war on Portugal in 1807. The Spanish king Charles IV gave Napoleon permission to march through Spain on his way to Portugal.  Napoleon did not like these conditions and therefore lured the Spanish king and his heir to France where he imprisoned them and forced them to abdicate. Napoleon eventually went on to Portugal and then was driven out by British and Portuguese troops in August 1808.

King John VIWhy did King John VI flee to Brazil?

When Napoleon invaded Portugal in 1807, the royal family fled to Brazil. King John VI stayed in Brazil until 1821 making it an equal member is the Portuguese united kingdom in 1815. Dom Pedro, King John VI son, remained in Brazil and was later crowned Emperor Pedro I of Brazil. He reigned for 6 years and was then forced to abdicate.

Constituição_de_1988_do_Brasil_no_Museu_do_STFWhat happened after Dom Pedro granted Brazil independence?

The imperial line ended on November 15, 1889 when Brazil converted to a republic. In 1988 Brazil established a Federal Constitution and a popularly elected president.

Other Resources: Story of the World Vol. 3, Ch. 29; The Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of World History p. 321, 344; Usborne Encyclopedia of Geography pp. 182-183; Everything You Need to Know About World History Homework pp. 70-71


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Latitude – Horizontal lines that run parallel

Longitude – Vertical lines that run parallel

Prime Meridian – The very middle of the globe (vertically); it marks zero degrees Longitude

Degrees – Angular distances calculated from the center of the Earth

Northern Hemisphere – Half of the planet above the equator

Southern Hemisphere – Half of the planet below the equator


I found this YouTube video on making your own model for markings on the globe. It looks like a lot of fun and very easy. 🙂

Other Resources: Earth


Identity Law

Video starts at 4 minutes and 28 seconds



Linking Verb (week 24 starts at 17 seconds)



5th Declension starts at 2 minute and 01 seconds



South America (East)

South America East



Other resources: Story of the World Vol. 4, p. 102, 372

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! 🙂




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

Click here for another great reading list created by

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