NOV
18
2010

Expedition Earth ~ United Kingdom

Shwmae & Hello!! Welcome to our Geography Study week on Great Britain!

This was a great week, we had a lot of fun crafts which always makes things more interesting, and we finished our week at an English Pub which meant I didn’t have to cook dinner Friday and I consider that a good week!

Of course we started out by stamping our passports!

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And found it on our world map:

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We also learned:

  • Where Great Britain is on the map, and found the North Sea
  • How to say “Hello” in Welsh– Shwmae!
  • Prayed for the British people
  • Sang a traditional English Song
  • Completed a lapbook activity
  • Completed and classified animals of Great Britain
  • Made  Quilling Paper designs
  • Learned about and made a small scale model of Stone Henge
  • Learned about Big Ben and made a paper model
  • Worked on a large foam World floor puzzle

Here are some of the highlights of the week:

My kid’s favorite part of our Geography Units has definitely been learning about the animals around the world. Every week we learn 6 new animals and add them to our wall.

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We took a virtual tour learning about Big Ben and made this small paper model:

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Of course we learned a bit about the flag of Great Britain:

Learned about Stonehenge, found more information on Stonehenge then made a small scale recreation of Stonehenge with sand dough.

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We also made paper quilling crafts. I have to admit this was harder than we expected it to be and I had to help quite a bit with rolling the paper, but we did manage to get a few cool designs:

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Completed our lapbooking activity:

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Worked on our large world map floor puzzle for fun:

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And as usual if I can find a place that is even remotely authentic we head out to try the cuisine of our country! This week was an English Pub, which later we found out was actually an Irish Pub, but it’s all good, at least I didn’t have to cook LOL!

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Comments

  1. I'm American, but we have lived in England 5 1/2 years now as missionaries , so I love your unit study! I had my son do a UK unit last year (http://homeschooladventures3.blogspot.com/search/label/United%20Kingdom), and we did a lot of neat things, but I absolutely love the Stonehenge idea and the paper Big Ben! Neat that you had a pub to eat at. We had fish and chips for our meal and also tea and scones (my son didn't care for the tea, though).Next time, I'm going to use some of your ideas. In fact, next year I'm going to order your geography curriculum (we're doing US geography this year). : )Thanks for sharing!

  2. A welsh fan ;-) says:

    How great that you acknowledged Wales! Cymru am byth! I am from Cardiff!Just one thing Shw mae, is used for Hi, How are you? For Hello we say, Helo “heLO”. Thank you for the wonderful resources!

  3. Brilliant! What a fabulous idea – and I too love the Big Ben and Stonehenge models you guys made. x

  4. I love the paper quilling! I remember doing a similar craft in primary school in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

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