Create an Asian continent notebook; include narrations, art work, recipes,photos, maps, flags and Fact Sheet of India. Don't forget to use the Travel Agency magazines for pics. Narration illustrations can use watercolors, lyra pencils, or block crayons.
We will be 'staying' in India for 3-4 weeks. Longer if you are enjoying the sights:)
Mapwork Draw (Mariah, print) a map of India, include the capital city, neighbouring oceans and countries. Paste in your notebook.
My Country Report/Fact Sheet Use the Geographica and the internet to research and answer the following questions. (Ask mum for sheet)Paste into your notebook.
Name of Country: India 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 *My Indian home : Tulu's story - Dasgupta, Dagmar *The tiger, the brahmin & the jackal - retold by Kath Lock Kiran the Little Indian - John Mansfield
Folk Tales Lesson Book M&M to create an illustration for each folk tale read. On the facing page, include a half-size map, color in the India, the home of the stories' origin and a typed narration.
Chapter Books D&X;(maybe Malachi) A written narration of chapter book of your choice. At least 100 words.
The Jungle Books - Rudyard Kipling Just So Stories - Rudyard Kipling Jahanara, Princess of Princesses, India 1627 (Royal Diaries)[This may not interest you]
Food To cook one main meal. Indian Recipes and ask Rebecca (her grandparents own an Indian restaurant)
Art Global Art: Activities, Projects, and Inventions from Around the World. Work on a Stone Inlay, page 57.
Movies Watch a movie, difficult I know;) Jungle Book. (Can you think of more?)
Science Animals and Habitats Create an illustration of one of India's habitats, label what aspects of the habitat provides food, water, and shelter for the animals that live there.
Animal pages: Create an illustration of at least two Indian animals. On the facing page, record the following:
* common name * classification information * physical characteristics * habits * food * predators
* Animals in India Bengal Tiger Cobra Indian Peacock Tiger Camel White Bengal Tiger Indian Lion Leopard Indian Rhino Indian Elephant Cranes Black Buck
Non-Fiction Books The following may help you in your studies. *Living on the River Ganges - Louise and Richard Spilsbury.(World cultures Raintree perspectives) *We're from India - Victoria Parker.(Young explorer) *India in pictures - Lee Engfer.(Visual geography series)
Monuments and Culture Lesson Book Choose one national monument, the Taj Mahal,KONARK TEMPLE, QUTAB MINAR, FATEHPUR SIKRI, HAWA MAHAL, or BODH GAYA and create a notebook page of information and pictures.
and choose one aspect of Indian culture this may be; art, dance, history, religion, daily lives to name a few; that interests you 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.
Indian Saints Stories: Read Saints Stories of India. Write a short narration of at least one. 100 words minimum. Dictated Narration for younger two children.
* Saint Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception(First female Indian Saint, recently canonized) * Thomas the Apostle * Barlaam and Josaphat * Gonsalo Garcia * Bl Mother Teresa (not yet canonized)