Geography: Afghanistan and Pakistan

Weeks 5 and 6 of school we learned about Afghanistan and Pakistan using Layers of Learning, year 3 unit 3.

We found Afghanistan and Pakistan on the map.

We used Google Translate to see how the Urdu language looks.

We located cities and land features in Afghanistan and labeled them on a map.

We did mapwork labeling places in Pakistan.

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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.

Geography: Carribean Sea

Week 35 of school we learned about islands in the Caribbean Sea using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 20.

We did mapwork.

We made postcards of scenes from the Carribean.

We picked countries in the Carribean and gave reports on them.

We colored the flag of the Bahamas and answered questions about it.

We compared and contrasted Haiti and the Dominican Republic.

We watched YouTube videos about the Crop Over Festival and the Cuban Missile Crisis.

Geography: Canada

Weeks 31 and 32 of school we learned about Canada using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 18.

We found Canada on our world map.
Geography: Canada

We did mapwork.
Geography: Canada

We made a Canada Day hat.
Geography: Canada

We made nainamo bars. They were very rich and sweet, but really good, too.
Geography: Canada

The boys gave oral reports on famous Canadians.
Geography: Canada

We did more mapwork.
Geography: Canada

We made a multicultural paper quilt.
Geography: Canada

We watched a YouTube video on Niagara Falls.
Geography: Canada

Geography: Micronesia

Week 30 of school we learned about Micronesia using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 17. Cameron didn’t join us that day since he was sick.

We found Micronesia on the map.
Geography: Micronesia

We did mapwork.
Geography: Micronesia

We found other archipelagos.
Geography: Micronesia

We drew and named our own archipelagos.
Geography: Micronesia

We made rai stones out of clay.
Geography: Micronesia

We made paper doll families.
Geography: Micronesia

We had a Micronesian feast for dinner. We had marinated grilled chicken and rice, noodles, taro and plantain curry, and mashed sweet potatoes cooked in coconut milk.
Geography: Micronesia