Hi everyone! I wanted to take some time this year to re-post some of our Expedition Earth World Geography lessons since we haven’t done it for a couple years and I have a bunch of new readers!
So for the next few months, or however long it takes, I’m going to be doing a Geography Thursday post on all of the countries we studied using Expedition Earth!
For all of my new readers, I hope you enjoy this series!
Today we’re starting off with our introduction to Geography lesson and we made a paper Mache’ globe.
Just to keep it real, this craft was VERY MESSY!
I highly recommend doing this outside if you can!
Notice how we did it inside…
Stop and say a little pray for me that we’ll make it through this years arts and crafts without me losing my mind or my composure.
Okay, moving on…
Elmer’s glue (I used about 2 bottles!)
Mixing bowl for glue mixture
STEP 1: Mix 2 parts glue to 1 part water and stir well. Dip paper strips into water squeezing off extra glue with fingers. Next lay wet paper strip onto balloon until it is fully covered.
STEP 2: Hang balloon overnight to dry, leave some paper towel underneath to catch drips of glue.
STEP 3: After globe is dry, draw continents on with a sharpie.
STEP 4: Using tempura or acrylic paints paint in the land and oceans of your globe.
STEP 5: Hang globe again and dry over night. After paint is dry, label continents and oceans with a sharpie.
STEP 6: Enjoy! Display in your classroom, use to review continents and oceans through the year!
Here are some more of the other things we learned about:
We learned a super fun “Hello to All The Children” of the World song
Prayed for lost souls of the world
Read: Maps and Globes by Jack Knowllton
Learned about the earth, animals, and cycles of nature
Made a paper Mache’ globe
Memorized the continents and oceans
Issued Passports for our Journey
Discussed Matthew 28:18-20 ―All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
We always start each day with the Pledge of Allegiance and thank God for our country.
We learned about maps and globes using the book “Me on the Map” by Joan Sweeney.
We learned the names of the countries and oceans and played the Geography Hopscotch Game from Spell Out Loud:
Want to join in the fun? Click here to see our Expedition Earth World Geography Curriculum