Homeschool Creations

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Our Studies of Italy: Week 2

While there is so much more that we could do in our studies, we kept it fairly simple this week. In all honestly, Italy is a place we could spend waaaaay more time learning about ~ ancient Rome, the Roman empire, Pompeii...the list goes on! We started our study of Italy last week and that post also has some other great links and resources, so be sure to check it out!

Here are the things we focused on this week and some links we liked and used.

  • Quick review of last week's studies: capital, major cities, geography features {i.e. Italy is a peninsula, Sicily is an island}
  • Took a virtual tour of Italy
  • Geography song about Eastern Europe ~ point out countries while singing
  • Color & learn about the flag of Italy

click thumbnail to download the pdf flag activity



  • Review geography song
  • Read Michaelangelo by Diane Stanley
  • Had fun trying to paint while laying on our backs {a little messy and tricky...poor Michaelangelo!}
  • Stamped our passports, put our papers in our notebooks and packed up since our trip to Italy is done!

Resources and Websites
Books We're Using


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  • I love these updates. I've very curious especially about how you make your forms that you offer on your website. I'd like to make a few for my DS, but I'm not sure the best way to go about it. I'd appreciate any hints or tips you have. Thanks!

    By Blogger Jennifer, At September 29, 2009 at 8:27 PM  

  • Hey Jolanthe...this is terrific! I want to start GTG, but just felt a bit lost in how to set up etc...we have been doing Geography preparation like read alouds, maps etc but I just need to start and your plan looks great, so I might use that first till I can get into a routine!

    Thank you very much for sharing! ooh and I love Italy!

    Sarah xxx

    By Blogger Sarah, At September 29, 2009 at 9:30 PM  

  • I like how you break down what you do each day and the resources you use. Thanks for sharing!

    By Anonymous MKlosterman, At September 30, 2009 at 1:18 AM  

  • Wow! That looks like a really fun unit study!!

    By Anonymous Cheryl@SomewhatCrunchy, At September 30, 2009 at 10:42 AM  

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