Monday, September 17, 2012

Piwi Explorers: China

Our first country in Asia to explore was China. It was a busy week packed with also sorts of topics in the history and geography of this huge country. We made art projects, studied the Giant Panda and visited a Chinese restaurant to wrap up the unit.
Coloring the flag are researching the meanings of the stars and colors

Map of China and geographical statistics,
Making a Chinese New year dragon from teacher file box

Postcard from Ancient China from Teacher file box

Practising calligraphy, Mini books on growing rice and food in china

Chinese inventions and types of houses in China. Miss K used google (with supervision) to research these topics.

Giant Panda conservation and adaptations

Giant panda animal report
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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Piwi Explorers: Asia

This year we are using Galloping the Globe as a framework for Geography and History. It is a unit study

approach which is organized by continent. We are taking between 1-2 weeks to go through the activities for each country. I have a plan laid out for a week, but if Miss K takes extra interest in an area of study then we will take extra time to learn more. For example she really loved researching the early exploration timelines so instead of just the planned explorer timeline I also helped her find the images to create one of what early maps looked like through the centuries.

Our first continent is Asia. We began with a Map of Asia which can be colored as we 'visit' each country.
Map is from Galloping the globe text
and a map showing different animals in each region. Mini Piwi also insisted on completing the booklet of Asian Animals....

These pages are from teacher file

Our first stop in our exploration of Asia is China.....