Geography Adventures: India

Originally, I hadn't actually planned on studying India this year. We've done a lot of really great country studies and I thought that it was nearing time to move on to some different kinds of thematic units. But then my daughter drew this picture for one of our pastors: My heart melted. She knows nothing … Continue reading Geography Adventures: India

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Geography Adventures: China

We did our China country study a few weeks ago. So this post? It's long overdue. But better late than never. Right? This was one of our favourite country studies to date. Chinese history and culture are fascinating. We used The Story About Ping as a springboard ... and then we dove deep. This post contains affiliate … Continue reading Geography Adventures: China

Geography Adventures: Toronto’s Chinatown

I always tell my children that one of the best things about homeschooling is the number of field trips we are able to take. It is so wonderful to have the freedom to do some experiential exploration of the things we're learning about! This week, we're going to be studying The Story About Ping to coincide with Chinese New … Continue reading Geography Adventures: Toronto’s Chinatown

Very Last First Time (Literature Study and Activities)

Very Last First Time by Jan Andrews and Ian Wallace is a beautifully told story of a little Inuit girl who collects mussels on the seabed floor by herself for the first time. The illustrations (which incorporate the pointillist style) are not only pretty, but also quite fun (look for the hidden pictures on some of … Continue reading Very Last First Time (Literature Study and Activities)