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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Learning About Spain: Week 2

We continued on our journey through Spain focusing this week a little more on the culture and also art {Picasso}. We also spent time learning about Columbus {and yes, I know he wasn't from Spain, but Spain was generous in supporting his trip, so we tied it in that way}. :)

Here's a look at how we spent our second week learning about Spain.

  • Quick review of main stuff from our first week studying Spain
  • Geography song for Southern Europe
  • Look at the currency for Spain
  • Read story from Around the World in 80 Tales {link in book carousel below}
  • Visit National Geographic for Kids site
  • Review geography song
  • Talk about Christopher Columbus {from Italy, but trip funded by Spain}
  • Story of Ferdinand on You Tube

  • Review geography song
  • Talk about Picasso
  • Picasso art project ~ Picasso faces. We pulled out oil pastels and created a collage of faces with cubistic/abstract design. They had a little trouble understanding how to make the faces 'mesh' at first, but LOVED it once they got going!

  • Review geography song
  • Running of the bulls and bull fighting ~ YouTube clips
  • Put together food from country {pico de gallo}

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  • What a great week of learning! Thanks for sharing, your ideas inspire ideas for our own homeschooling time!

    By Blogger alicia, At September 17, 2009 at 5:59 AM  

  • This looks fun. Do you find the children remember what they learned from the songs they studied last year?

    I'll have to check out Galloping the Globe. I'm wanting to do a fun course on geography this year for my 11 year old.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, At September 21, 2009 at 10:33 PM  

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