Popstar finished up Chapter 10 of her Beyond Five in a Row book, Thomas A. Edison Young Inventor back in March.
(Please note: This post contains lessons from the Beyond Five in a Row Volume 1 Manual as well as activities by me and inspired by other homeschool moms.)
Chapter 10 is called “Tom’s First Telegraph” and in this chapter, it is now the year 1849 and Tom is 12 years old. Tom’s father has built a tower on their property that everyone enjoys and Tom has made a new friend named James Clancy. He and James heard about a new invention, the telegraph. Tom decides to rig up a telegraph system between the boys’ houses. The boys have fun “talking” to each other anytime they want and learn the Morse Code.
We spent one school day on this chapter.
Day One: Popstar read the chapter and completed the Writing/Discussion Questions in her notebook. Then she read over the Bible lesson, which was about forts and how God is our fortress. It was also about working our hardest and doing so with a cheerful heart to honor God as well as thanking God for all he’s given us.
Next, we read over the History/Geography Lesson on Samuel Morse and the Telegraph. We read the lesson and then added Samuel Morse sending the first Telegraph to our Timeline Notebook.
We read in the lesson that Samuel Morse was a painter and so we looked up some of his paintings online.
After that, we read over the History/Geography Lesson on Marconi and Wireless Communication. We learned that he was the man who set out to improve the telegraph system that Samuel Morse had invented. As a result of his hard work, radio and television were not long in coming.
That was about all we did for Chapter 10.
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