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Greenwich, England : The Royal Observatory

The Royal Observatory is where the Prime Meridian is. The Camera Obscura: This camera obscura is housed where the astronomer Royal John Flamsteed had a camera obscura to observe the sun.  This was an early time, using a telescope and … Continue reading

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Greenwich, England. The Prime Meridian

After a short walk from the pier, we climbed up to the Royal Observatory. The Shepherd 24-hour Gate Clock: This is one of the earliest electrically driven public clocks.  It was installed here in 1852.  The dial always shows Greenwich … Continue reading

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Boat to Greenwich

To go to Greenwich, we rode the bus to the Tower of London, and took the boat from the Millennium Pier.  The 2-day tour bus pass we bought included the boat ride.  It was perfect. We got there as early … Continue reading

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Old Royal Naval Museum in Greenwich + 1,001 posts

The first stop after the boat ride to Greenwich, was the Royal Maritime Museum.  With lots of hands on cases. Like this one, for people to try a real Tudor armour on, with all its weight on your shoulders. This what … Continue reading

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London : Trafalgar Square + the National Galleries

On our second day in London, when we were still with our friends, we met them at St. Martin in the Fields that morning. Some friends from home had told us about this place.  It has free concerts at lunch time, … Continue reading

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World Unit : England

In getting ready for our trip this summer, we had a Europe unit Study.  We studied France and England.  I’ve written about what we studied in France before. For some reason I don’t have as many pictures of our unit … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : The Impressionist, Mary Cassatt

One of the few women artists at that time (mid 1800’s), Mary Cassatt became one of the painters from the Impressionist group in France.  Originally from the US, she decided to move to Paris, having lived there, and having to … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : The Impressionist, Pierre-August Renoir

  Pierre-August Renoir, the third Impressionist we study in our France unit of study this past spring. From the book we used to study most of the artists this time, we picked this activity to study Renoir. “How to Draw a … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : Art

After reading and learning about France chronologically, starting with the cave paintings of Lascaux, learning about its geography, some history, focusing in few important people in France’s history, we arrived at the time when art had a huge rebirth.  Between the 1800’s … Continue reading

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World Unit : France : The Impressionist, Claude Monet

I think, well I know, Claude Monet was our favorite French Impressionist artist we have studied so far.  We all loved him.  We liked his life story, the paintings, his quirkiness.  We read this book, and I think it gives enough … Continue reading

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