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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Learning About Chile ~ Lesson Plans and Links

While Brazil is the largest country in South America, Chile is the longest. Off the southern coast there are thousands of small islands. We had fun learning that the seasons in Chile are reversed from those in the Northern Hemisphere {summer is December to March and winter is June to August}, comparing the Chilean flag to one of the US state flags {Texas} and figuring out which came first.

We talked a little about the Inca’s and Chile’s independence from Spain, about the five regions of Chile, and also about earthquakes and plates. We also used the time to talk a bit about Darwin and the theory of evolution {his visit to Chile after an earthquake} ~ maybe not typical geography studies, but it fit in when we were studying. You can view the other countries that we’ve studied from South America on my geography page.

Week 1 Layout

Monday

  • Review song about South America from Geography Songs {see words below}
  • Use atlas and globe to locate Chile; read in the atlas about Chile
  • Read one of our books from our bookshelf about Chile.

      South America

    Argentina, Venezuela and Colombia,

    Ecuador, Peru and Chile and Bolivia,

    Uruguay and Paraguay, Brazil and Guyana

    and Suriname ~

    These are the countries of South America.

    The French have French Guiana.

    The British have the Falkland Islands.

    Brazil is the biggest country and

    Chile is the longest.

Tuesday

  • Learn {and review} some terms: inlets, fjords, desert, strait, island, continental plate
  • Read together book on Chile  
  • Learned about the flag of Chile and completed our notebooking sheet

    Flag of Chile 

    Click on thumbnail to download pdf file

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Reviewed geography song
  • Spent time ‘sightseeing’ on the Time for Kids ~ Chile page. 
  • Read together book on Chile

Week 2 Layout

Monday

  • Quick review about what we covered last week.
  • Visited the National Geographic Kids site to learn more about Chile
  • Independent reading from shelf
  • Filled out the map of Chile using our notebooking page.

     Mapping Chile Click on thumbnail to download pdf file

Tuesday

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4 Comments:

  • The more I read about your geography lessons the more excited I am to eventually do them!

    I was also wondering if you got the email I sent with some kindergarten questions. If you have but just haven't had a chance to respond I totally understand- I just wanted to make sure you received it!

    By Blogger Chic Mama, At July 27, 2010 at 2:35 PM  

  • I really appreciate your blog & how you share so many of the wonderful things you are doing!!
    I would love to share some "printables" on our blog too- what do you use? & how do you get it to show up where you can just click on the thumbnail & the pdf file pops up!? Thanks so much for your help!
    Jessica

    By Blogger Our Family, At July 27, 2010 at 5:02 PM  

  • We sponsor a little boy from Chile through World Vision. His birthday is coming up this week. I think we'll celebrate by learning more about his country... starting with your unit. Thank you.

    By Blogger Jennifer, At July 28, 2010 at 8:45 AM  

  • The more I read about your geography lessons the more excited I am to eventually do them!

    I was also wondering if you got the email I sent with some kindergarten questions. If you have but just haven't had a chance to respond I totally understand- I just wanted to make sure you received it!

    By Anonymous Chic Mama, At December 15, 2010 at 1:00 PM  

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