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6th Grade using GoogleSketchup to design Islamic buildings based on La Alhambra.


6th grade studies Mecca for the first trimester: They read Habibi in English, learn Arabic counting games and melodies in Music, discuss The Crusades in Social Studies, construct geometric tesselations in Math, and examine the historical, political, and cultural significance of Islam in Social Studies (and throughout our integrated curriculum).

Unfortunately my Google Sketchup skills are weak, and I’m relying on the old “ask three people before you ask me” trick. I’m also modeling how to use the online help menu to answer questions. There are a couple of kids making hand-drawn models…

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