Monday, March 28, 2011
Geography: the North American Continent
We just completed a week long study of the North American Continent. Here is a summary of what we covered:
We read various books on North America, some of which appear at the end of the post. Added to those at the end of the post are: Atlas of North America by Karen Foster and North America by Katie Bagley. Rylan completed this North American themed math worksheet which I made for him. It can be downloaded here if you would like to use. We made and ate Mexican food. We were out running errands all day Thursday and had to stop at McDonalds for lunch, I suppose that could count as American food, right (or just bad food!)? :P We listened to various Putamayo CDs, the selection can be seen at the end of the post. Rylan put together a North America poster based on our learning, which included a map, people of North America, animals of North America, and a fact sheet. We also added the USA flag that Rylan had colored during the week. We made dream catchers (Native American) and read about what they are and how they are used (here is a tutorial on how to make them). We added the Baha’i places of significance in North America to our wall of Baha’i Holy Places and Houses of Worship around the world. We read about children of North America in Children Just Like Me. We read the story from North America (the American Southwest) entitled “She Who Is Alone” from the book The Barefoot Book of Earth Tales. We also read a few stories from Around the World in 80 Tales, which I have to admit I edited somewhat, since some of the stories in that book are a bit (or a lot) mean spirited. Rylan completed some pages in the Around the World Coloring Book.