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.

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Geography: Italy

Weeks 33 and 34 of school we learned about Italy using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 19.

We found Italy on the world map.
Geography: Italy

We did mapwork.
Geography: Italy

We drew Italian flags.
Geography: Italy

We tried cheeses from different parts of Italy.
Geography: Italy

We made Leaning Towers of Pisa.
Geography: Italy

We watched a YouTube video of Venetian masks and then decorated our own.
Geography: Italy

We made a model of a gondola.
Geography: Italy

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

Geography: China

Weeks 28 and 29 of school we learned about China using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 16.

We did mapwork.
Geography: China

We made paper lanterns.
Geography: China

We watched a tutorial on calligraphy.
Geography: China

And then we tried writing in calligraphy.
Geography: China

We decorated a Chinese character.
Geography: China

We made a Chinese dragon puppet.
Geography: China

We played two-player Tangoes.
Geography: China

And then we all solved a big Tangoes puzzle together.
Geography: China

We learned about the Chinese Zodiac.
Geography: China

We went on a field trip to a park and used the exercise equipment spread along the path.
Geography: China

Geography: Caucasus

Weeks 26 and 27 of school we learned about the Caucasus region using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 15.

Geography: Caucasus

We watched videos about places in the region.
Geography: Caucasus

We also watched videos of traditional dances from Georgia.
Geography: Caucasus

The boys gave oral reports on famous Georgians.
Geography: Caucasus

We did mapwork about how the Mongols broke into parts eventually.
Geography: Caucasus

We made a pie chart of the religions in Azerbaijan
Geography: Caucasus

We looked at sentences written in Armenian.
Geography: Caucasus

We watched a video about the Fire Temple of Baku.
Geography: Caucasus

Geography: Southeast Asia

Weeks 24 and 25 of school we learned about southeast Asia using Layers of Learning, year 2 unit 14.

We made southeast Asia map puzzles.
Geography: Southeast Asia

We watched videos (anthems, Indonesian animals, and Kris)
Geography: Southeast Asia

We watched even more videos (wayang plays, Philippine Eagles)
Geography: Southeast Asia

We watched even more videos (dances)
Geography: Southeast Asia

We watched a video showing an Asian market.
Geography: Southeast Asia

The boys acted out The Monkey and the Crocodile.
Geography: Southeast Asia