APR
13
2016

Expedition Earth Spain Unit Study

Hola! And welcome back to another Expedition Earth post. This week we ventured through Spain learning all about their culture, landmarks, animals, climate, people, and more!   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!   We always start off by finding our country on the map and checking out … [Read more...]

APR
06
2016

Expedition Earth Greece Unit Study

Good morning, γεια σου (pronounced yah-soo) and welcome to our Expedition Earth week on Greece!       Here are some fun things that we learned about this week: Where Greece is on the world map & located the Aegean Sea A song in Greek How to say Hello in Greek: γεια σου (pronounced yah-soo) How to pray for the Greek people About children in Greece Learn about the Greek Parthenon Learn more about Greece from National Geographic Kids Completed our Greece lapbook activity Completed and classified animals of Greece Learned about the seashore habitat and animals Learned new Geography vocabulary terms Made Kourabiethes (Greek Butter Cookies) Learned a bit about Greek Sculpture We found Greece on our world wall map and added our flag to mark our journey. Of course we stamped our passports and added the entry date of our visit. Our book is getting full!   And we learned how to say hello in Greek, and … [Read more...]

MAR
17
2016

Expedition Earth France Unit Study

Bon jour! Welcome to our Expedition Earth week on France!   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!   We started off our week by locating France on our wall map and we also added a laminated French flag as well to show that we’ve been there! We also add our flag and entry date to our passport.   Next we learned a few facts about France, including it’s capital city, language, currency, government, and major … [Read more...]

NOV
17
2015

Expedition Earth: India

Namaste! I hope you have a few minutes today to join us on our Expedition Earth travels through India! We’ve learned a lot about India culture this week, and tried some amazing food as well. We started off by finding India on the map, then we located the capital, as well as the Mediterranean Sea an Dead Sea. India is the 7th largest country in the world. It also boasts some of the world’s most amazing landmarks as well. The Taj Mahal is located in northern India and is one of the world’s most magnificent buildings. The structure was completed in1643 and is a white marble monument built by the 5th Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, in memory of favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The world's largest pilgrimage destination is in India. It is called the Vishnu Temple in the city of Tirupati. Around 30,000 people visit this temple daily, donating about $6 million US dollars everyday. The most rainfall in the world ever in a month's time fell at Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. It was in July 1861 and 9,300 … [Read more...]

MAR
12
2014

World Geography Unit Study: Venezuela

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...]

AUG
14
2013

United States Geography Study

Hi homeschoolers! Want to learn all about the United States in a fun hands-on way? Look no further! As promised, I’m reposting our Expedition Earth World Geography studies on Thursdays. It was such a fun curriculum and I’m excited to go through it again when the Teeny Tot is a little bit older, but for now I wanted to put the posts up again for all of my new readers. Plus it is just fun to look back and see how little these guys were just a couple years ago! Since we live in the U.S.A. I thought we’d start with that, so keep reading to see what all we did in our United States geography study!   Here are some more of the fun things we learned about on our expedition this week: Recited the Pledge of Allegiance (we do this daily anyway) Sang the USA National Anthem Located the USA and Washington D.C. on the world map Learned about the US Flag American Flag Graham Cracker Snacks: (recipe below) Learn about the Statue of Liberty Sang an American Classic … [Read more...]

MAY
20
2013

United States & World Geography Curriculum Sale!

Hi everyone! As I mentioned yesterday, for one week only everything in the Confessions store is on sale! Yep, you heard me for one week only, everything at Confessions of a Homeschooler is 30% off!   Today I’m featuring both the Road Trip USA and Expedition Earth Geography Curriculum. Come along with us on an exciting journey learning about the U.S.A! From the signing of the Declaration of Independence, to the wild west, you’ll uncover all the secrets this Nation has to offer! Within this curriculum you’ll discover the sights and sounds of all 50 states, including state symbols, U.S. Presidents, famous people, landmarks, historical events, and much more! –>Click here to download a sample<– For you history buffs, this is a great introduction for young learners! You will start out learning about the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War. Then you’ll move south to learn more about the Civil War and Underground Railroad. From … [Read more...]

APR
15
2013

Homeschool Geography Curriculum Forum

Hi everyone! I hope you are enjoying the curriculum discussions we’ve been doing lately. I’m hoping they will help you in choosing curriculum for your own family! Today I want to focus on the subject of Geography. Of course our family had a great time with the Expedition Earth World Geography, then moved to Road Trip USA Geography after that. Both are full year curriculum for elementary aged students. And they’re both really fun, hands-on, visual, and did an excellent job of getting my kiddos to remember what they learned! Expedition Earth World Geography curriculum is is a hands on world geography curriculum that covers 31 countries across the world. It is designed primarily for K-5 students. Students will learn the continents, oceans, people, cultures, animals, climates, try new foods, crafts and more, all through hands-on activities! Get ready for an exciting voyage across the world! Come along as we walk on the Great Wall of China, wander through the Amazon Rainforest, … [Read more...]

FEB
20
2013

Road Trip USA: Washington

Welcome to our United States Geography tour! We are nearing the end of our unit study and today we are learning all about the beautiful state of Washington as we go through our Road Trip USA Curriculum!   Washington was made the 42nd state on November 11, 1889. It was nicknamed “The Evergreen State” because of the large fir and pine trees in the state that make it green year round. It is also home to Mount St. Helens, located in the Cascade Range southeast of Seattle, WA. The volcano last erupted in 1980 after 123 years of inactivity. The eruption blasted over 1,000 feet off the top of the mountain. This eruption changed the mountains elevation from 9,677 feet to 8, 363 feet.   Here are some of the things we learned about this week: Located Washington on our wall map Read our National Geographic Atlas and located Olympia, WA using the map coordinates. Worked on memorizing our US Presidents Song Learned about the state and it’s flag State Bird: The … [Read more...]

AUG
26
2012

Road Trip USA Geography Curriculum Giveaway

Hi everyone, as promised I’m giving away all my curriculum this month! Up next is my Road Trip USA Geography & History Curriculum! Come along with us on an exciting journey learning about the U.S.A! From the signing of the Declaration of Independence, to the wild west, you’ll uncover all the secrets this Nation has to offer! Within this curriculum you’ll discover the sights and sounds of all 50 states, including state symbols, U.S. Presidents, famous people, landmarks, historical events, and much more! –>Click here to download a sample<– For you history buffs, this is a great introduction for young learners! You will start out learning about the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War. Then you’ll move south to learn more about the Civil War and Underground Railroad. From there you’ll journey with Lewis & Clark through the mid-west, live with the Hopi in the southwest, then venture out into the wild west on a covered wagon ride! So grab your … [Read more...]