Young Learners Around The World With Picture Books!
Teacher: Yeanelle Thome
NO MATERIAL FEES!
Spring: 10 weeks: $287 or $277 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. The spring trimester will cover the continent of Africa. In Africa, we will explore the country of 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. Each student will continue to add a stamp of the county we are studying in their passport as well adding to the year-long nature notebook with pictures of animals that are native to that country. 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. You can find additional books to further study the countries at bfbooks.com.
First Trimester: Asia- China and Japan
Second Trimester: Asia- Thailand and India, Antarctica, Australia
Third Trimester: Africa- Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and Ghana
Spring Trimester: Africa- Morocco, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, and Ghana
Some of the projects this trimester will include a sugar cube pyramid, clay hieroglyphics, Kente cloth art, binoculars, and a baobab tree craft.
We will journey around the world through these wonderful books: Mirror, The Street Cats of Marrakesh, The Day of Ahmed’s Secret, Seeker of Knowledge: The Man Who Deciphered Egyptian Hieroglyphs by James Rumford, Wangari Maathai, We All Went on Safari, Mama Panya’s Pancakes, Emmanuel’s Dream, Tree of Life: The World of the African Baobab, and Rain School.
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