At home we continued reading our Kaya series and worked on weaving.
Each week he has to write about two things he learned. This was his answer for the chapter:
One of the things I learned about in this lesson is about The Great Exhibition, a huge fair held in London. Every country would bring inventions to the glass building at Hyde Park. Queen Victoria hosted the Great Exhibition because she wanted to show all the other countries the power London had.
Another thing I learned about was The Crimean war. The Crimean war started by Russian and French Christians arguing over the keys to the Nativity church in Bethlehem, where they believed Jesus was born. The war was between Russia, the Turks, and France. It took place on the tiny island of Crimea. At one point in the war, there was a battle called the battle of Balaklava when a group of French soldiers charged into a bigger group of Russian soldiers and most of French soldiers that charged died. That charge was made into a famous poem:
Someone had blundered,
Theirs not to make reply,
Theirs not to reason why,
Theirs but to do and die,
Into the valley of Death,
Rode the six hundred.