APR
09
2014

World Geography: South Africa Unit Study

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Our Expedition Earth World Geography journey has brought us to the continent of Africa. So, Haai! And welcome to South Africa! The kids have been excited about Africa and it’s finally here! Here are some of the fun activities we did for the week: Some Things We Learned: Where S. Africa is on the world map & located Cape Town Learned a song in Afrikaans How to say “Hello” in Afrikaans Prayed for the people of South Africa, and Xhosa Learned about children in Botswana (I know, not part of S. Africa, but its close by and it was in our book) Read Usborne Encyclopedia of World Geography Completed a South Africa lapbook activity Learned about the Baobab Tree (a.k.a. The Upside Down Tree) Completed and classified animals of South Africa Learned new Geography Vocabulary Made an Apple and Cheese Crumble dessert Learned more about South Africa from … [Read more...]

APR
02
2014

World Geography Unit Study: Argentina

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Buen Dia’ and welcome to our World Geography unit study! This week we’re learning all about Argentina! Did you know the Iguazu Falls are a series of falls on the Iguacu River that stretch a distance of over two miles. Their name comes from an Indian word meaning great water.  That’s just one of the cool things we learned about this week! So of course we started by going over all the countries we’ve learned so far, then found Argentina on the map. Here are some of the things we learned on our voyage: Located Argentina and The Pampas on the map, and completed our worksheet Learned about the Argentina Flag and colored in our worksheet Learned how to say “Hello” in Spanish – Hola (Hello) Buen Dia’ (Good Day)! Prayed for the people of Argentina and Uruguay Learned an Argentinian Song Read: Children Just Like Me Book Completed our mini lap book activity  Geography from A-Z: arsh, Meander Learned about and classified 6 animals of … [Read more...]

MAR
27
2014

World Geography Unit Study: Peru

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Hola! We’re back today with another Expedition Earth World Geography unit study for you! This week we’re focusing 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 … [Read more...]

MAR
12
2014

World Geography Unit Study: Venezuela

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Buen Dia’! Welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Venezuela! Did you know that kids in Venezuela have hot chocolate for breakfast? It’s a very thick soupy pudding mixture that children dip bread in! We didn’t have any soupy hot chocolate, but did try our own U.S. version, and frankly they were just happy to have hot chocolate for breakfast! ;o)   So of course we started off our week by finding Venezuela on the map. Here are some more of the things we covered this week: Located Venezuela & the Caribbean Sea on the map and completed our worksheet How to say “Hello” in Spanish – Hola (Hello) Buen Dia’ (Good Day)! Prayed for the Venezuelan people Read Children Just Like Me Book Completed our mini lap book activity Learned about and classified 6 animals of Venezuela Geography from A-Z Vocab: Waterfall, Cataract, Cascade Read: Living World Encyclopedia (Continued our Rainforest Animals reading) Did Paint Your Own Pottery Read: Usborne … [Read more...]

MAR
05
2014

World Geography: Brazil Unit Study

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Hi everyone and Oi! Welcome to our world geography unit study on Brazil, we had so much fun with this week, and my kids absolute favorite was the rain forest diorama craft that accompanied this unit! Here are some more of the things we covered this week: Located Brazil & the Atlantic Ocean on the map and completed our worksheet How to say “Hello” in Portuguese – Oi’! Prayed for the Brazilian people Read Children Just Like Me Book Made Brigadeiros (Yummy chocolate balls) Completed a lapbook activity Learned about and classified 6 animals of Brazil Geography from A-Z Vocab: jungle, River, Meander Living World Encyclopedia: Learned all about the rain Forest Created an awesome Rain Forest diorama! (pics below) Tried to play soccer, but had to do it inside as we had snow all week! Learned about the 2nd Wonder of the World: Christ the Redeemer Statue Tried to finish our week with a traditional Brazilian meal, but didn’t feel like driving clear … [Read more...]

FEB
26
2014

World Geography: Spain Unit Study

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Buenos Dias and Hola! Today I wanted to share our Expedition Earth week on Spain! Of course we started off our week finding Spain on the map: Here are some of the things we covered this week: Located Spain and it’s capital on the map and completed our mapping worksheet Learned about their flag How to say “Hello” in Spanish – Hola, buenos dias (good day), gracias (thank you) Prayed for the Spanish people Learned a song in Spanish Completed a lapbook activity Learned about and classified 6 animals of Spain Vocabulary: Geography from A-Z: Straight Learned about Christopher Columbus (Even though he was originally from Italy, he spent most of his adult life in Spain) Learned about Pablo Picasso and tried a painting inspired by Deep Space Sparkle Went out for Spanish food…okay, so here it was more like Mexican food, but still yummy! Here is our white board for the week. We review all the facts for our country each day before we review its location on the … [Read more...]

JAN
29
2014

World Geography Unit: Netherland

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Good morning readers, today I have another world geography unit to share with you! Hoi and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Netherland! Since it snowed here this week it was perfect timing, we had a great time, and we learned some fun things about Netherland too! Of course we started off our week finding Netherland on the map and stamping our passports with their flag:   Here are some of the things we covered this week: Located Netherlands on the map and completed our mapping worksheet Learned about their flag How to say “Hello” in Dutch– Hoi or Hello Prayed for the Netherlands people Learned a song in Dutch Completed a lapbook activity Learned about and classified 6 animals of Netherlands Vocabulary: Geography from A-Z: Ford Learned about Windmills and made a craft Completed an Ice Skating Craft (I wasn’t brave enough to actually go ice skating!) Went Bowling Had a cheese tasting party. Cheeses from Netherlands include … [Read more...]

JAN
15
2014

World Geography: Italy Unit Study

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Good morning everyone! So  you might have noticed that I took a short break from posting the Expedition Earth World Geography posts to make room for my December Christmas Extravaganza, but now we’re back in the swing of things. So I thought some homeschooling posts might be a good idea ;o) So, moving on… Buon giorno and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Italy! As a country near and dear to my heart this week, we had a great time, and I even learned some new things about Italy too!   We start every unit by locating the country on our world wall map. Everyone likes to do this, and so we take turns. Here are some of the things we covered: Located Italy on the map and completed our mapping worksheet Learned about the Italian flag How to say “Hello” & “Thank you” in Italian – Ciao, Grazie Prayed for the Italian people Learned a song in Italian  Completed a lapbook activity Learned Roman Numerals Learned about and classified 6 … [Read more...]

NOV
25
2013

France World Geography Unit

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Bon jour and welcome to our week on France! We always start off by locating our new country on the World Map. Here are some of the things we covered this week: Located France on the map, and found the Bay of Biscay How to say “Hello” in French – Bonjour! Prayed for the French people Learned a French Song Completed a lapbook activity Learned about and classified 6 animals of France Learned about the Eiffel Tower and made a small scale replica of the Eiffel Tower using a 3D Puzzle we found. Read: Geography from A-Z Pg 12 Cliff, Cave, Pg 40 Sea Cave/Arch Visited The White Cliffs of Normandy France Learned about Children in France Made homemade soap! Here are some of the highlights of the week: Well, it just wouldn’t be a trip to France without the Eiffel Tower, so we took a fun virtual tour online then made our own replica using this fairly easy 3D Puzzle. Here’s a post on how we created our Eiffel Tower model! We made homemade soap … [Read more...]

NOV
20
2013

United Kingdom World Geography Unit

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Shwmae & Hello!! This week we’re venturing over to the United Kingdom as part of our Expedition Earth World Geography Curriculum! 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! And found it on our world map: 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 … [Read more...]