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Around the World with FIAR: Asia Unit Study

Around the World with FIAR: Barbar {India and Monsoons} Around the World with FIAR: Grass Sandals {Japan and its Volcanoes} Around the World with FIAR: Grandfather’s Journey {Japan and its Tsunamis} Around the World with FIAR: A Story about Ping {China, Wetlands and Typhoons} Around the World with FIAR: A Pair of Red Clogs {China and the Giant Panda} Around…

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Another Celebrated Dancing Bear {Russia}

Another Celebrated Dancing Bear is one of the fabulous collection of books from the Five in a Row curriculum. It is set in Russia. We used it along with the FIAR text books and lots of other books and activities. Unhappy with his lot in life working at the local hospital, Boris struggles to congratulate…

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Grandfather’s Journey {Japan and its Tsunamis}

Grandfather's Journey is a tale about a young man who leaves Japan, sailing across the Pacific Ocean on a steamship.  He is a man who wishes to explore, and he does so, wandering across deserts, farmlands and the cities of North America.  He finds that he misses Japan whilst in America and yet misses America…

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How to Bake an Apple Pie and See the World

How to Bake an Apple Pie and See the World is a perfect introduction to the continents of the world, which is what A, B and I hope to finish by September.  This was a quick study to familiarise the girls with the way the world is laid out, giving some of its history and…

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Around the World in 80 Days: Week 3 – Calcutta to Singapore

We spent a day learning about the geography of the route between Calcutta and Singapore.  It was interesting to go on Google Earth and track the route Passepartout and his master Mr Fogg took. We learnt about: The Bay of Bengal The Strait of Malacca Singapore Gothic Architecture Samuel Morse Fix sends a telegraph to Great…

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Around the World in 80 Days: Day Four

Today we read the next four chapters so that we could free up some time to look at Steam Punk on day 5. Chapter 7: Which Once More Demonstrates the Uselessness of Passports as Aids to Detectives Phileas Fogg gets his passport Visaed in Suez and manages to avoid getting arrested by Fix, who doesn't…

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Around the World in 80 Days: Day Three

I was really looking forward to today as I had read ahead and seen that Fogg and Passepartout covered a lot of ground geographically speaking, which meant lots of opportunities to learn.  We were also introduced to the protagonist, Fix, an inspector who has got it into his head that Fogg is the bank robber.…

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Around the World in 80 Days: Day Two

On the second day of our summer adventure, we read two more chapters, continued learning lots and ended the day with a Byron poetry reading tea party. Chapter 3: Phileas Fog makes a wager that is likely to cost him dear Phileas Fogg believes he can circumnavigate his way around the world, and is willing…

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How to Make Your Own Sedimentary rock

We learnt about sedimentary rock as preparation for the dinosaur dig we would be doing.  We used the pack from TPT entitled Understanding Paleontology: I had A7 read out the reader on Paleontologists included in the pack, which the girls then coloured in: We learnt about sedimentary rock: and filled in a lovely sheet about how…

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Renaissance: Tudor Explorers Unit Study

Week 1 - Introduction and Resources Week 2 - Making a Paper Mache Map Week 3 - The Urge to Explore Week 4 - Preparing for the Journey Week 5 - Ships and Sea Monsters Week 6 - Navigation part 1 - How to make a Chip Log to calculate Speed Week 7 - Navigation…

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Around the World with FIAR: Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening is a poem by one of my very favourite poets, Robert Frost.  This a simple poem which Frost claims he wrote in just one night.  Simple it maybe, but it has a class that spans the ages.  As it is short I have included it here: Whose…

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Around the World with FIAR: Owl Moon and the Arctic Circle

Owl moon is a book about a father taking his child out one evening to hunt for owls.  We slowly worked through the FIAR manual and Bible and Character manual produced by FIAR.  However, my main goal for using these books was geographical, just to introduce the little ones to world geography. I would be…

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Continent Study: Antarctica – Digging Deeper

I still felt there was much to explore in our Antarctica study but we were running out of time.  I chose three more, fairly effortless activities to do to wind up our studies. Modern autobiographies about visiting Antarctica Much of what we had learnt about this pole came from secondary sources, although we did look…

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Making an Antarctica Continent Box

At the beginning of this study I had been looking forward to making an official Antarctica Continent box.  I have never made a continent box before and I loved the very idea of collecting themed bits and pieces.  I mean, is there anything more fun than that?  I knew exactly the box I had in…

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Continent Study: Antarctica verses the Arctic

Most of our information had come from reading 'Polar Explorers for kids' out loud.  This book is divided into Arctic and Antarctic explorers and contains so much more information on topics other than just explorers: The other two books are fun additions which I read through a few times.  We LOVE Dr Seuss in this…

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