Sunburst and I are just now finishing up the study on Ancient Persia. I've notoriously fallen behind on my own schedule. C'est la vie. Lengthy vacations and illnesses will do that to you, and I've made a conscious decision not to feel bad about any of it. Choosing to embrace this moment is as empowering as it gets. Isn't that nice?
Now, for not nice... Can I say for a minute that, pictorially, there's just not much out there for Ancient Persia? Well, I guess I just said it. Really, there's nothing. Maybe Live Ed has something, but I don't have their books. I have pretty much everything else, and I'm telling you, there just isn't much out there to draw from. Maybe the 5th Grade study of Ancient Persia isn't important? That doesn't seem right though. Or fair. I'm all about fair representation.
I presented the story of Zarathustra from Kovac's amazing book, Ancient Mythologies, and came up with an idea for a pictorial representation of Zarathustra as a baby being impervious to all the harm King Duransarun tried to do to him. It worked for us.
Mine on the left, Sunburst's on the right:
The form at the top/bottom of the page is modified from a beautiful example on Live Ed's website. It's a pretty difficult form. We have definitely not mastered it yet, either of us, but we decided it was good enough.
We're going to envision another drawing or two this week before we move on to Ancient Babylon/Mesopotamia... which I again have no pictorial resources for. Anyone blogging on that?
Meanwhile, Moonshine is back to form drawing-- a few months ago we tried the Clown of God form lesson I created when Sunburst was in Grade 2. But it didn't take then. Moonshine just wasn't ready, wasn't into it. So... now we're trying again. So far, so good.