Expedition Earth: Peru

Hola! Welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Peru! Did you know that Peru’s Macchu Pichu was named one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, along with the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal? That was just one of the cool things we learned about this week. Read on to see what else we did…

So of course we started off our week by finding Peru on the map, then stamping our passports!


Here are some more of the things we covered this week:

  • Located Peru and The Andes Mountain Range on the map, and completed our worksheet
  • Learned about the Peruvian Flag and colored in our worksheet
  • Learned how to say “Hello” in Spanish – Hola (Hello) Buen Dia’ (Good Day)!
  • Prayed for the people of Peru
  • Learned a Peruvian Song
  • Completed our mini lap book activity
  • Learn about the 3rd Wonder of the World: Machu Picchu
  • Learned about and classified 6 animals of Peru
  • Learned more about Peru by National Geographic Kids
  • Read: Usborne Encyclopedia of World Geography
  • Made Silver Wind Chimes
  • Was supposed to make Dulche de leche, but didn’t have time!
  • Peru grows the worlds softest avocados, so we tried a yummy stuffed avocado recipe this week.

Here are some of the highlights from our week:

We always start off by reviewing all the countries and capitals we’ve learned so far until we get to our new country.


Here is my white board for the week, it always has the country stats and song to make it easier for the kids to sing along.


We learned about the Peruvian flag then worked on our mapping and flag worksheets.


One of our completed flags:


We learned about 6 animals found in Peru, then completed our mini-book and added them to our classification wall. Here were our favorites: The Chinchilla, Tapir, and Blue Dart Frog.


Well that wraps up our week on Peru! Stay tuned as we head over to Argentina next week!

Click here to learn more about my Expedition Earth World Geography curriculum!


  • Erin April 13, 2011 at 6:22 am

    Hi Erica! I have a quick question. I am really excited about the Expedition Earth curriculum to use next year with my will-be 2nd grader and Kindergartener. I'm sure everyone's preparation style is different, but I usually do my week's preparation the weekend before…about how long does it take to prepare for a week/unit of geography?Thanks!Erin

  • Caroline of Salsa Pie April 13, 2011 at 6:25 am

    This is wonderful! I admire you and other moms who homeschool so much. One of my dearest friends homeschools her sons. I am sending her this link right now!

  • Amy April 13, 2011 at 7:10 am

    How fun! My husband in from Peru. When you are done, you can come visit us in Bolivia to round out your South America studies. :)Blessings,Amy @ Missional Mama

  • elizabeth April 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    hi. i stumbled on your site and amazed on your curriculum. I am planning to homeschool my 2 year old daughter this summer. I will follow you and to get tips from you frequently.Thank you. Mom BLOG

  • Witchy Mom's Homeschool and Organic Gardens April 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    Wonderful! I love it!


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