World Festivals: geography through traditions, celebrations and culture (10-13)
Teacher: Lori Rivas
Day/Time: Tuesday 1:00 - 2:30
Class Price: $256 or $64/month for 4 months (16 week class)
Materials fee: $30
This multi-sensory class will use two books as spines, The Travel Book by Lonely Planet and 501 Must-Be-There Events, published by Bounty Books). We will chart imaginary courses from Santa Clarita to target country, naming major continents and oceans, along the way; read about and see photos of things endemic to target country; listen to native languages and music; watch brief travel videos of major attractions; learn a few popular phrases; and, last but not least, learn about one (or more) major festivals attached to the target country, accompanied by a related hands-on project/game/activity. With great success, I have used this method of teaching geography to my own kids for 13 years.