This week we finished our tour of the peninsula of Korea. I found several other websites to visit this week with the girls. This week we focused more on South Korea.
- Talked about kimchi pots
- Mapped the Yellow Sea and the capitals of Norht & South Korea and explored on our globe a little more
- Talked more about the missionary Bob Pierce
- Watched some Korean drama and studied the Korean Hahoe drama masks
- Played “Kawi, Bawi, Bo” – Rock, paper, scissors
- Watched a video on the female divers of South Korea’s Jeju Islands
- Talked about Korean currency – I put together a little info sheet with pictures of the current South Korean currency (you can print off a copy for yourself below if you would like)
- Practiced Korean numbers
- Made Korean beef tips (one of Daddy’s favorite meals)
- Put our notebooks together with our Korean studies information
- Marked our passports as having studied Korea
We are still reading aloud the book Archer’s Quest by Linda Sue Park (and I’m even interested to see how this is going to turn out!). Laurianna has continued reading Seesaw Girl by Linda Sue Park and McKenna LOVES the book Dear Juno by Soyung Pak.
What We’re Reading
- Keeping Up With the Wedemeyers – has a coloring page for Korean hanboks and some pictures of her two kiddos dressed in traditional Hanboks
- National Geographic Kids – printable facts, a video of female divers, and an e-card you can send
- Kwintessential - interesting tidbits on language, customs, culture, and etiquette
- Hahoe Mask Museum – pictures and descriptions of the Hahoe drama masks
- Hahoe Mask Drama – pictures of traditional folk plays
Here is the document with the South Korean currency: Next week we will be starting a three week study of Japan … and I so need to get working on those lesson plans. I’ve started researching some things, but haven’t sat down long enough to put it all down (that’s usually my Friday afternoon and Sunday evening routine).