Young Learners Around The World With Picture Books!
Teacher: Yeanelle Thome
NO MATERIAL FEES!
Winter: 10 weeks: $285 or $275 if taking 2 or more classes
Spring: 10 weeks: $285 or $275 if taking 2 or more classes
Travel the world through delightful children’s picture books! Young learners will be introduced to world geography and culture with award-winning literature. We will cover Asia, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. In Asia we will explore China, Japan, Thailand, and India. In Africa we will visit Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana. This class includes nature study, folktales, fables, music, art, and history. Gentle Socratic questions are designed to prompt discussion and discovery. Geographic elements include country maps and flags for learners to cut out, paint or color, encouraging journaling of all they are learning. Beautiful drawings of indigenous animals are also included which will familiarize students with some remarkable creatures, their habitat and habits, cultivating respect and wonder for the natural world. Hands on activities and projects will be created to reinforce the countries, landmarks, and cultures we are studying. To round out our exploration, we will experience the cuisine of the country with recipes, photos, and videos to create a memorable visit to our trip around the world. This fall, while we're in Asia, we will be making Chinese lanterns, building the Great Wall of China with foam blocks, constructing play doh archipelagos, and carp kites! Come and join our multi-cultural experience of the world!
First Trimester: Asia- China and Japan
Second Trimester: Asia- Thailand and India, Antarctica, Australia
Third Trimester: Africa- Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana
We will journey around the world through these wonderful books: Anno’s China, The Story About Ping, Grandfather’s Journey, Tale of the Mandarin Ducks, Crow Boy, Hush! A Thai Lullaby, The Lotus Seed, Once a Mouse…, The Story of Little Babaji, The Emperor’s Egg, Mirror, The Day of Ahmed’s Secret, Wangari Maathai: The Woman Who Planted Millions of Trees, The Watcher (Jane Goodall), Emmamuel’s Dream, and many more!
If you would like to dive deeper into the countries we are studying, you can find more book selections and activity extensions at bfbooks.com