Geography: Indonesia

Week 12 of school we learned about Indonesia using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 8.

We found Indonesia on the big wall map.

We did mapwork.

We learned about the volcanic eruptions that have happened in Indonesia in the last about 30 years.

We colored on pillowcases.

We made masks.

We watched lots of YouTube videos about Indonesia.

We had satay for dinner.

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Geography: Netherlands

Week 11 of school we learned about the Netherlands using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 7.

We watched lots of YouTube videos about the country.

We looked at pictures from my parents’ 2012 trip to the Netherlands.

We did mapwork.

We learned about their government.

We found the Netherlands on the big wall map.

We tried gouda, edmam, and limberger cheeses.

We made mock delftware using blue sharpies. It turned kind of green in the oven.

We ate kroketen for dinner.

Geography: Tanzania & Kenya

Weeks 8 and 9 of school we learned about Tanzania and Kenya using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 5.

We found Tanzania and Kenya on the big world map on the wall.

We watched YouTube videos about Jane Goodall.

We did mapwork (Tanzania).

We learned about the Great Rift Valley.

We learned about the tsetse fly and African Sleeping Sickness.

We made toys and games using things we found around the house.

We did mapwork (Kenya).

We watched a YouTube video of a Masai group welcoming tourists.

We made pictures in the style of Kanga cloth.

Geography: Egypt & Libya

Weeks 3 and 4 of school we learned about Egypt and Libya using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 2.

We found Egypt and Libya on the big world map.

We did mapwork.

The boys each picked a video about the Nile for us to watch from a long list of short videos.

We listened to a song by a popular Egyptian singer.

We found where most of the population is in Egypt and Libya.

We learned about the Aswan Dam and compared its height to the heights of other dams around the world.

We played a memory game using Egyptian animals. Fritz and Adrian convinced their grandmother to play with them the next day. Adrian won both times. He’s got an incredible memory.

We learned about Berber rugs and compared them to traditional Navajo rugs made in this country.

Geography: Argentina and Chile

Weeks 1 and 2 of school we learned about Argentina and Chile using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 1.

We found Argentina and Chile on the world map.

We used the atlas to label a map of Argentina and Chile.

We watched a video of the tango.

We ate Asado for dinner.

We learned about the flags of Argentina and Chile.

We watched YouTube videos of the anthems of Argentina and Chile and about the geography of Argentina.

We compared some traditions in Argentina with similar traditions in the US.