Tag : Unit Studies

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Read aloud: Galimoto Art activity: Make your own galimoto with different grade wires from the hardware store. More ideas here. Read and narrate: Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. (3rd grade and up) Continue to work on African Saints today. Mom: Food Culture in Sub-Saharan Africa provides a wealth of information that can be used …
Fun Read Alouds or for Beginning Readers: What’s Cooking, Jamela? Fun Read for Older Kids: King Solomon’s Mines (Mom, pre-read please). For discussion: Should fiction be included in a serious study of history? Why or why not? In reading King Solomon’s Mines, what did you learn about Africa that you did not learn from other …
Mom and older kids: Saints of Africa. Can also read aloud certain sections. Pick 12 saints to include in our Africa scrapbook. (Note about this book: It is a worthy compilation of well-known, lesser-known and obscure African saints. What bothers me about it (so far, and I’m only into the first few pages) is that …
Read Aloud: A is for Africa. Add notes to the Nigeria page. Read Aloud: Moja Means One. Copy and illustrate the numbers in the book. Older kids: Read African Fractals. Take note of interesting information and include in the Math section of the Africa scrapbook. Print out banknotes to add to your country pages. You …
FIFA.com The oldest boy is reading Cry, the Beloved Country. Here’s a set of questions from LoveToLearn.net if you want to go that route. I’ve watched the movie and highly recommend for late teens to adults. The younger ones are reading Nelson Mandela’s Favorite African Folktales and Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. For dessert …
Read Aloud: Chidi Only Likes Blue. Make a color wheel. You can use this blank wheel if you like. In each section of the wheel, write down your notes or draw the items Chidi and Nneka like. Put this page in our African scrapbook. Read Aloud: The Jungle Grapevine. Make sure you read the Author’s …
This is my list of what *not* to include in our study. For various reasons. The White Giraffe The Slave Dancer Africa for Kids The Power of One — ugh. couldn’t even get past the first few pages. I borrowed it because of the high Amazon ratings. I’ll go ahead and add comments here too …
How timely (and ironic, but more on that later) that we’re doing our Africa unit study and today is the feast day of St. Charles Lwanga and Companions! I’m keeping it simple (everyone’s still recovering, bad coughs all around) so we’re simply going to read from the Liturgy of the Hours, which includes a portion …
Where did Mogo live? What is the mundo-mugo? What is the legend of the 9 Kikuyu tribes? If you were Kikuyu like Mogo, how would you answer the question, “What is your name?” Based on what the author tells about Mogo’s thahu, what are some other possible explanations for Mogo’s problems? On page 13, Mogo’s …
All Ye Lands, pp. 273-278. Take notes and make entries into Book of Centuries/Adventure: Africa scrapbook. Read Aloud: For You Are A Kenyan Child Tea Party!!! For an African Princess, from Princess Tea Continue working on mural/Flora/Fauna.
Read aloud: Beatrice’s Goat. Start a collection box for Heifer International-Uganda. Play Mancala. Read the Wikipedia entry about it and take notes for the scrapbook. Compare it to our Filipino sungka. Mom and older kids: Read Our Lady of Kibeho. There are a few sections suitable for copywork. Mom and Dad: Watch Casablanca. Continue working …
Read Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, pages 243, 270-273. Make entries into Book of Centuries/Adventure: Africa scrapbook. Read Aloud: Honey… Honey… Lion! by Jan Brett. Print out animals and plants/trees to color. You can either a) make a mural or b) put these in the Flora and Fauna section of our Adventure:Africa scrapbook. Optional activity: Rhythm band …
Pick an African country (we will do at least 3 each) for inclusion in our Adventure: Africa scrapbook. Use flags from Usborne Flags Sticker Book and choose facts and figures to copy. Work on these for the next 3 days. Read Aloud: Wangari’s Trees of Peace and Planting the Trees of Kenya Activity 1: Make …
Mom and Older Kids (15 and up): Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust Discuss at dinner table. Make journal entries into Africa scrapbook. Read Kingfisher History Encyclopedia, pages 212, 213, 216-217. Make entries into Book of Centuries/youngers into Africa scrapbook. Read aloud Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain. Compare the place where …
Read DK Eyewitness: Africa. Share what you have learned at the dinner table. Take notes on areas you want to explore further. Read (older kids): Mogo’s Flute. Study questions here. You can take up to 3 days to answer these questions. Read aloud: Mama Panya’s Pancakes Make pancakes with Mom using the recipe in the …
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