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Thursday, June 3, 2010

South Africa Country Study

We have friends who visited South Africa a few years ago, so the girls remembered hearing about some of the different places that they had visited and also seeing pictures of their trip ~ making this a fun country to review and study.

Along the way we learned that South Africa is bigger than Texas and California combined, practiced a little Zulu, got confused with the three different capitals {Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein}, and discovered that South Africa actually has another country within its borders {Lesotho}.

You can view the other countries that we’ve studied from Africa on my geography page.

Week 1 Layout

Monday

  • Introduce new song about Morocco from Geography Songs
  • Use atlas and globe to locate South Africa
  • Read one of our books from our bookshelf about South Africa

Tuesday

  • Review geography song
  • Learn {and review} some terms: grasslands, plateaus and cape
  • Independent reading from bookshelf
  • Filled out the map of South Africa using our notebooking page

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Wednesday

Thursday
  • Review geography song
  • Time for Kids website
  • Reading together book on South Africa {from our bookshelf}

Week 2 Layout

Monday

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Tuesday

  • Review geography song
  • Read together one of books from bookshelf
  • Listened to the South African National Anthem

Wednesday

Thursday
  • Review geography song
  • Summarized one of our reading books and copy summary/dication
  • Added our notebooking pages to our binder and stamped our passports!

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7 Comments:

  • I came here via Kathy's, would not have left a comment. Seeing the heading made me change my mind. That is my country, never thought people from over there will learn of us here.

    By Blogger retha, At June 3, 2010 at 8:50 AM  

  • At some point, rather than clipping to Evernote each individual page, I'll go to the main page and clip that. But then where'd be the fun in that?
    Did you know Italy also has a country within it?

    By Blogger Ticia, At June 3, 2010 at 9:24 AM  

  • I always love reading your Geogrpahy posts, it gives so many ideas of what we might do.

    Would love to have you link up to our geograph linky of course we didn't actually do geograhy this week, but every week we go or experience something new.

    http://whisperswhispering.blogspot.com/2010/06/no-geographyhistory-egg-surprises.html

    By Blogger Debbie, At June 3, 2010 at 10:49 AM  

  • What a timely post considering World Cup soccer starts next week and South Africa is hosting. Can't believe you didn't mention it! Although I realize it is not as big in the US. Heaps of geography-related activities you can do with World Cup.

    By Anonymous Sheryll, At June 3, 2010 at 9:09 PM  

  • We love Mr. Donns site, we have been using it since last year. It is a great resource.

    By Blogger SANDRA, At June 12, 2010 at 1:39 PM  

  • I always love reading your Geogrpahy posts, it gives so many ideas of what we might do.

    Would love to have you link up to our geograph linky of course we didn't actually do geograhy this week, but every week we go or experience something new.

    http://whisperswhispering.blogspot.com/2010/06/no-geographyhistory-egg-surprises.html

    By Anonymous Debbie, At December 15, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

  • At some point, rather than clipping to Evernote each individual page, I'll go to the main page and clip that. But then where'd be the fun in that?
    Did you know Italy also has a country within it?

    By Anonymous Ticia, At December 15, 2010 at 1:03 PM  

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