Tag Archives : Africa

Free Niger Unit Study


Hello fellow homeschoolers! Today I am honored to be joining up with other bloggers and with Samaritan’s Purse in the “Raise a Village” campaign dedicated to raising awareness to the needs of Niger.   This week Samaritan’s Purse is introducing readers to the people of Guidan Gado village to help raise awareness. Their campaign is dedicated to helping  families in…

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Expedition Earth: Egypt


Sabahou el kheir! Welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Egypt! Everyone’s been looking forward to this week because we were planning to do a mummy experiment. And I’m not sure about your kids, but when the word “mummy” comes up, everyone gets excited! But first…we had to stamp our passports so we could continue on our journey! Here are…

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Nigerian Banana Fritters Recipe


Hi, and welcome to the fried foods portion of this weeks Nigeria activities! Today we’ll be making Nigerian Banana Fritters. They’re fairly easy to make and went over fairly well with the folks here at Confessions of a Homeschooler. So first off we’ll gather our ingredients, you probably have most of this at home already. Ingredients: 2 ripe bananas 2…

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West African Benne Cakes


If you missed the Nigerian quicksand experiment, go back and read it first, then come back here for a yummy West African Benne Cake recipe! These cookies are really easy to make and surprisingly tasty! I even had everything on hand which makes it much easier. The only odd-ball ingredients are the sesame seeds and if you’ve done any kind…

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Nigeria Quicksand Experiment


Nde-ewo! Welcome to our Expedition Earth Nigeria quicksand experiment. Quicksand is a soupy mixture of sand and water where sand is floating in and on the water. It is both a solid and a liquid at the same time, making it a trap to moving animals and people. Quicksand occurs when water has flooded an area of sand and then…

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Expedition Earth: Nigeria


Nde-ewo! Welcome to our Expedition Earth Nigeria Lessons! This week was more fun than I’d originally anticipated all thanks to one of my dear friends who has great ideas and isn’t afraid to sacrifice her home in the name of science! So we started our week as we typically do finding Nigeria on the map, and reviewing all of the…

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Expedition Earth: Morocco


Marhaban and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Morocco! Did you know that it snows in Morocco? Contrary to popular believe, Morocco receives quite a high annual snowfall and snow skiing is becoming a popular holiday activity! There are several snow skiing resorts in Morocco found in the High Atlas Mountains where temperatures plumet!  And that’s just one of…

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Expedition Earth: Kenya


Jambo! And welcome to our Expedition Earth week in Kenya! Of course we started off by stamping our passports! Here are Some Things We Learned: Where Kenya is on the world map & located Nairobi Learned a song in Swahili How to say “Hello” in Swahili Prayed for the people of Kenya, and Ethiopia Learned about children in of Ethiopia…

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South African Apple Crumble


Ingredients: 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice 1 Cup Sugar 3/4 Cup Flour 4 Cups Apples, peeled, cored, and sliced 1/2 tsp. Cinnamon 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg dash salt 1/2 Cup Butter, softened 1 1/2 Cups grated cheddar cheese (I would skip this part if I make it again!) Directions: 1. Pre-heat oven to 350 Degrees. 2. Mound apples in a 9” buttered…

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Expedition Earth: South Africa


Haai! And welcome to South Africa! We’re having so much fun with our Geography Curriculum this year. I’ve been excited about Africa and it’s finally here! Here are some of the fun activities we did for the week: We started off filling in our passport and putting on our flag sticker for South Africa: Some Things We Learned: Where S.…

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