Week 5



China was historically ruled by dynasties, and there were often overlapping reigns as one dynasty was established and attempted to overthrow another.  Here is a timeline of dynasties in Chinese history.

    This week we have some biblical history interspersed among secular events.  I did not personally make those connections as a young student, but I've been fascinated as an adult to begin seeing a complete timeline of our world's people, places, and events as we've studied chronological history in our home school.

    Amenhotep IV, unlike Egyptian kings that preceded him, introduced a monotheistic worship of Aten, the Sun God.  He closed all of the other temples and took their revenue.




    Card 5B: Wow, Moses led?

    Card 5C: Yikes, God plagues?

    Interjections, as well as interrogative purpose, are introduced in this week's sentences.

    1a : the act of uttering exclamations 
    b : the act of putting in between 
    2: an ejaculatory utterance usually lacking grammatical connection: such as
    a : a word or phrase used in exclamation (such as Heavens! Dear me!)
    b : a cry or inarticulate utterance (such as Alas! ouch! phooey! ugh!) expressing an emotion
    3: something that is interjected or that interrupts



    Have you noticed the faint grey letters on the baseline of each diagram on your Brashcards? You may recognize them as the sentence patterns taught in Classical Conversations' Essentials program (Chart A) but did you realize that you can easily tell the pattern of a sentence by looking at what is diagrammed on these baselines? If you take away all of the modifiers (adjectives, adverbs, prepositional phrases, etc.), the items that are left on the baseline will show you what the pattern is. Take a minute to look closely at these sentences and make this connection in your head if you haven't understood it until now. If you understand this concept, it will become very easy to quickly see the pattern(s) at a glance once you've diagrammed the sentence and its phrases/clauses. 



    Click here for worksheets for each of the sentences in Week 5.