Africa: The Books

Here’s a bibliography of the books we used during our first six weeks, as we focused on Africa. I hope to have time soon to annotate it; many are excellent books, but some I wouldn’t buy again. It can be very difficult to find good book descriptions on the Internet, especially in Spanish! Watch for more details about what we …

Africa: Locating Countries Printable, Week 1

This is another activity to place in a sheet protector and use a dry erase marker to complete, just like the previous activity matching countries with their flags and shapes.  In this one, there is a map of Africa with five countries numbered.  The five countries from this week are listed below, with a line next to each one, so …

Africa: Rescuing the Sun

We read “El rescate del sol” (“Rescuing the Sun”) in the collection Cuentos populares del mundo.  I love these stories!  After reading the story, I gave G the option of drawing something that happened in the story, making character puppets, or something else similar.  He elected to make character figures that he could put in a canoe, like the first …

Africa: Flags and Country Outlines, Week 1

Here is a document with the flag and outline of each of the five African countries we’re studying this week: Kenya, Mauritania, Ecuatorial Guinea, Madagascar, and Egypt.  I placed this worksheet in a plastic page protector, allowing my son to use a Dry erase marker to match the flag and outline of each country with its name.  I gave him …

Africa: Rural and Urban Zones

After reading “Zonas rurales y zonas urbanas” in Explora Africa (pp. 22-25), we looked at these photos from Africa.  We classified them as photos from rural or urban locations, and talked about what was in each photo.  All of these photos have Creative Commons licenses, and a link is provided below each one.     … in koussoukoingou benin author …