Personally, when I think of Africa my first thoughts go to the savanna. I envision large open grasslands, with lions and zebras roaming freely. I see cheetahs running while the oversized African sun is slowly setting in the background. Ok, ok I`m done daydreaming. Caleb and I were pretty excited to start this part of… Continue reading Africa Unit – Savanna
After doing a quick overview of what biomes are in general, Caleb told me that deserts were his favorite. Lucky for him the next topic in our Africa Unit Study is deserts, Sahara Desert to be exact. Please take a look at the link if you are interested in other topics we have covered so… Continue reading Africa Unit – Desert
So Caleb what kind of biomes do you think we would find in Africa? A Bi-Who mom?….Yeah we should probably take a step back and first talk about what biomes actually are =) So before moving along with our Africa Unit Study , we spent some time doing a general overiew of biomes. We started with… Continue reading Africa Unit – Biomes
The next natural landmark in our Africa Unit Study is the Sossuslvei Sand Dunes. We started with watching a short video (only 3:36 minutes). It was a simple yet beautiful video of the dunes set to classical music. Next, we read the book, Sand Dunes by Peggy Park. We had no idea of the number of… Continue reading Africa Unit Study – Sossuslvei Sand Dunes
Welcome back to the school year! I am not sure about you but a THOROUGHLY enjoyed our 2 week break. We spent time resting, playing, visiting family, and best of all not following any strict schedules. Me, having a type-A personality, am not one to usually enjoy that. But I burnt myself out the last… Continue reading We are back!
I honestly do not know who has enjoyed this unit more, Caleb or myself? There was a lot of reading but plenty of hands-on projects to go along with it. Please take a look at this post if you are interested in our entire Africa Unit schedule. Here is what we did with volcanoes. Mt. Kilimanjaro… Continue reading Africa Unit Study -Mt. Kilimanjaro
After introducing Africa as a whole to Caleb, we started learning about 3 of the major landmarks. Here is the link if you want the entire outline of our unit study. Our first landmark is the Great Victoria Falls on the border of Zambia and Zimbabwe. This is what we did: Great Victoria Falls Mark… Continue reading Africa Unit Study – Great Victoria Falls