The Roman Catholic Church is the world’s largest Christian church. It is constructed by a hierarchy of Bishops and Cardinals and led by the Bishop of Rome (Pope). The church teaches that they are the true church founded by Christ and their Bishops are direct descendants of the disciples. The church has many differences from other Christian churches such as the various protestant denominations because the church members confess their sins to the priest and he will pray for forgiveness on your behalf.
The Orthodox Church believes itself to be an extension of the original church founded by Christ and His disciples. It is the second largest Christian church and is practiced in Eastern, Southeastern Europe, and the Middle East. Like the Roman Catholic Church, the Orthodox Bishops trace their lineage back to the apostles through the process of apostolic succession. A few of the major differences from Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox is that after a child is baptized they are considered clean and after that time take communion. Roman Catholics must wait until they are at least older then 7 years old. Orthodox priests are allowed to be married before ordainment, Roman Catholic priests are not. The Roman Catholic church uses images of the saint to remember them with Mary as the head. The Eastern Orthodox church considers all saints and Mary equal.
William the Conqueror was born in 1028 to Robert I, Duke of Normandy, and his mistress Herleva. William was the first Norman King of England and ruled from 1066 – 1087 when he died on September 9th. Williams rule is known by his conquest to secure England and Normandy and his struggle to contain hold over the lands.
King Herold of England was born in 1022 in Wessex, England and died in the Battle of Hastings on October 14, 1066. The Battle of Hastings was led by William the Conqueror. King Herold was the last Anglo-Saxon King of England.
Feudalism was a set of military customs and laws for structuring society around relationships derived from the holding of land in exchange for service or labour.
Other Resources: World History Homework p.73, Story of the World Vol. 2 Ch. 4, 15-16 pp. 38-40, 129-151, Mystery of History V.2 L.55
Other Resources: Everything You Need to Know About Science Homework p.36; Classic Science Elementary Life Science Unit 1 Ch. 3 & 4
Math 3 & 4 Skip Counting:
Latin: 1st Conjugation Endings Present Tense
Timeline (video starts at 34 seconds)
Mirror Images – forms that are identical to another except that it is reversed, as if viewed in a mirror. Click here for great free worksheets to have your kiddos practice drawing mirror images.
I ran across this cute blog (housingaforest.com) that describes briefly how she taught her little ones mirror image drawing as a road trip project. Fun. 🙂
Click here for a great correlating booklist created by halfahundredacrewood.com. The list is broken down for each CC subject.
Click here for another great reading list created by livingouthislove.com.