November 18, 2010 at 2:38 am Leave a comment

As usual all of the links here are also found on the Links to All Things Free for Homeschoolers blog. We are homeschooling at a minimum right now as I’m 36 weeks pregnant! But, we are moving along.

And we’ve moved on to Africa. We learned about grasslands and rivers and focused on Kenya and Ethiopia, though we read about modern Egypt as well. I also had a book on hand with a history of the continent and an African folklore book. For their creative writing one week, they wrote a short story of the style of one of the folklore stories, which was how an animal got a certain characteristic. I loved my son’s story about how frogs got their long tongues.

For grasslands we used our same biome website.

My son made a river lapbook piece from here to put on our wall map. It’s a worksheet, but he just cut it out like a piece and it folds in half and everything. We have a geography workbook that I got for 50 cents and we did a couple river worksheets from there.

We used the same continents lapbook to make Africa lapbook pieces.

We did a Livingston coloring/notebooking page.

Played all of these online African geography games/tutorials. I had the big kids label a map of Africa with the different geographic regions found in one of the tutorials.

Kenya lapbook

Ethiopia lapbook

Here are lapbook pictures. You can download these lapbooks on the Free Stuff! page.They require very little writing. In the lapbook downloads there are video links so you can listen to their languages. The country lapbooks were the very first ones I made, and I’m finally getting around to using them.

When I was making these, I actually had friends from Kenya and Ethiopia. The Ethiopians were refugees, and the Kenyans were migrant workers. But I got to eat both of their types of bread since they all loved to share meals with our family. The woman in the picture above the recipe is making what is in the recipe.

Entry filed under: Homeschool, Lapbooks (and Notebooks).

It’s Finally (almost) Ready! Andrew Gabriel

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