Current Events

In The News Our family discusses current and historical events on a daily basis. Here are some events in the news this week. Use the “further study” topics and links as starting places to conduct your own mini unit studies based on current events topics. Use the additional links and resources at the bottom of the page to search for your own mini unit study topics using current events. Fires in Chile Chile Wildfires in Pictures – National Geographic For further study… Chile Wikipedia Learning About Chile Smokey The Bear Tiger Escape in Italy Tiger Escapes The Circus in Italy …

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Where is Sochi?

While I have been to Russia, I must admit that I had never even heard of Sochi before. I got curious today and had to see just how far away St. Petersburg (where I lived) was from Sochi. Well, it is quite far. I took a screen shot of the Google Map showing the difference. Where is Sochi? The first time I went to Russia, I had the pleasure of visiting Moscow with my family and also travelling by train to St. Petersburg (and back to Moscow). The second time I went to Russia, I stayed in St. Petersburg and …

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Earthquakes and Tsunami Warnings!

I read yesterday that there had been an earthquake in Japan. I asked Elisha to look it up for me (early this morning) and see if there was any more news. When he looked up the earthquake in Japan, he discovered that there had been an even bigger earthquake in Chile. After breakfast I was looking up more information on the Chilean earthquake only to discover that the B.C. coast under tsunami warning after massive Chilean earthquake. After further reading, I discovered that there were also tsunami warnings for Hawaii, Japan, and even Russia. If you haven’t heard about the …

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Russia Unit Study Resources

I was asked yesterday if I had any resources for a homeschooling family that will be studying Russia. I didn’t, but I went on a quest to find some resources for them. Here are the resources in case you are studying Russia too. A Russia Phototrack Fun Things To Do With Kids In Russia Global Trek Let’s Learn About Russia Russia In Revolution Russia Kids Coloring Pages Russian Activities Russian Crafts Russian Folktales Russian Language Lessons Russian Map Russian Orthodox Easter Traditions The Face Of Russia Welcome To Russia

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