Social Studies

Week 1 – Introduction To Our Unit Study

We are going to take a journey across Canada (a pretend one) from now until the end of June 2010. Each week we will visit a different province and learn all about it. I hope you will join us on our journey. I hope to include links to on-line resources, printables, and some free downloads to go with our study. To kick start our journey, we are going to request travel brochures from all the provinces and territories.  These will trickle in as we are doing our study. They will provide a more detailed look at each of the provinces. …

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Magazines For Kids

My amazing list of links to magazines for kids: American Girl – for girls ages 8-12 Appleseeds – ages 8-11 ASK – ages 7-10 Babybug – ages 0-2 Boomerang (Audio Magazine) – family Boy’s Life – ages 8-14 Boys’ Quest – ages 6-14 Calliope – ages 9+ Chickadee – ages 6-9 Chirp – ages 3-6 Click – ages 3-7 Cicada –  ages 12+ Clubhouse – ages 8-12 Clubhouse Junior – ages 3-7 Cobblestone – ages 9+ Creation Illustrated – family Creative Kids – ages 8-14 Cricket –  ages 9+ Crinkles – ages 7-12 Dig – ages 9+ Discovery Girls – …

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We wanted to learn more about Hawaii following the tsunami warning resulting from the earthquake in Chile. We found some great resources. General Information: Hawaii (wiki article) Hawaii’s Official Tourism Page (great resource) (Official government site for Hawaii) Hawaii (Info Please – loads of info about Hawaii) Lesson Plans: Hawaii (AtoZ Kids Stuff) State of Hawaii (apples4theteacher) Hawaii: Teaching About The 50th State (an excellent article from Education World – loads of links) Maoli Nō – Truly Native (lesson plans about Hawaii) Hawaii’s Living Treasures (for kids) Hawaii State Facts For Students (US Census website for kids) Virtual Field …

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Story of the World

We started Story Of The World Volume 1 this week. We finally reached the point in Sonlight Core 1, where the Story of the World fit in. We are also using the Activity Book 1 which includes discussion questions, narration exercises, map work, project ideas, book suggestions and much more. It is jam packed. We are also using the Student Pages Volume 1 which includes coloring pages, activity pages, and maps. There are no instructions in this book (which is why we purchased the Activity Book 1 as well). We also have Test Pages Volume 1 which we use as …

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Let The Games Begin!

Today is day of the Opening Ceremonies for the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver, BC. You can follow along with the 2010 Olympic Games on the official website. There are three mascots, Miga, Quatchi, and Sumi. You can learn more about them by clicking on their names. There are some fun games and activities on the 2010 Olympic Games website, but they are kind of hard to find, so I have linked to them here. Soaring Sumi Quatchi’s Shootout Shutout Operation Recycle Miga Moves Which Mascot Are You Like? E-Cards – Share The Mascots With Your Friends Print and Fold …

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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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