Monday, January 24, 2011


Our study of the huge continent of Africa begins this semester.  There are many ways to enhance your study of Africa. My college age son learned Geography by reproducing maps from scratch.  It is amazing what he learned from this independent activity.  Have your kids draw a map, save it, then after practicing for a few weeks see how much they've improved!

Also don't forget about famous fables such as Anansi the Spider. For more check this out at 

If  you'd like to do a complete study of Africa, Evan-Moor has a great work-book in its 7-continents series titled "Africa."  It fits very well with the Catholic Schoolhouse Program providing opportunities for mapping and research.  It is designed for grades 3-6+ and I find this to be true.  There is plenty to challenge older students as well.

Another great activity is to pretend your child is visiting a country and have them write a post-card to share what they see.  They can draw their own picture too.

Have fun with this great continent!

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