Following are the detailed plans which I will hand to our older children for our Asian sojourn. I have previously shared our goals and resources. I share them here in the humble hope that they may help others as I have been often been generously aided.
Create a continent notebook; include narrations, art work, recipes,photos, maps, flags and Fact Sheet from your study. Travel Agency magazines are great for pics. Narration illustrations can use watercolors, lyra pencils, or block crayons.
Mapwork Draw a map of your country, include the capital city, neighbouring oceans and countries.
My Country Report/Fact Sheet Use the Geographica and the internet to research and answer the following questions.
Name of Country: Continent where country is located: Name the countries that border you country: Name the surrounding Oceans/Seas: Capital of Country: In which hemisphere is this country located (north or south of the equator)? Pinpoint your country's: Latitude: Longitude: Major Language Spoken: Major Religion: What is the Currency? Type of Government: Chief Crops: Major Industries: What is this Country most famous/infamous for?
Picture Books Folk Tales Lesson Book Younger children to create an illustration for each folk tale read. On the facing page, include a half-size map, color in the country of the stories' origin and a typed narration.
Chapter Books Older children; A written narration of chapter book of your choice for your country. At least 100 words.
Food To cook one main meal to accompany the study of each country.
Art Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World. Complete at least one activity for your country.
Movies Watch a movie, difficult I know;) Yet to source.
Artifacts and Archaeology Lesson Book Choose one national monument, ie. the Taj Mahal and one artifact. ie. a craft basket of your country; and create a notebook page of information and pictures.
Saints Lesson Book Map Work: Trace or paste an outline map of Asia, with countries labeled into notebook. Throughout the course of the study, complete the following tasks and create a coded guide:
* Mark various Saints' home country * Shade in 5 countries where the primary religion is Christian. * Shade in 5 countries where the primary religion is Islam. * Shade in 5 countries where indigenous beliefs or animism are still predominant. * Shade in at least five countries that are currently or have recently been in civil unrest.
Asian Saints Stories: Read relevant Saints Stories of your country. Write a short narration of at least one. 100 words minimum. Dictated Narration for younger two children.
Mary Around the World: Lesson Book For each title, watercolor the image on small watercolor paper and paste into your book. On facing page, record the title of the image, the name of the country it took place in, and the year. Also a half-size continent map with the location marked.
Copywork: Compose a short prayer to include on the page.