20 Best Tips
Teaching Textbooks

South Africa Country Study

This post may contain affiliate or advertiser links. Read my full disclosure policy .

We have friends who visited South Africa a few years ago, so the girls remembered hearing about some of the different places that they had visited and also seeing pictures of their trip ~ making this a fun country to review and study.

Along the way we learned that South Africa is bigger than Texas and California combined, practiced a little Zulu, got confused with the three different capitals {Cape Town, Pretoria, and Bloemfontein}, and discovered that South Africa actually has another country within its borders {Lesotho}.

You can view the other countries that we’ve studied from Africa on my geography page.

Week 1 Layout

Monday

  • Introduce new song about Morocco from Geography Songs
  • Use atlas and globe to locate South Africa
  • Read one of our books from our bookshelf about South Africa

Tuesday

  • Review geography song
  • Learn {and review} some terms: grasslands, plateaus and cape
  • Independent reading from bookshelf
  • Filled out the map of South Africa using our notebooking page

 image

 Click on thumbnail to download pdf file

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Review geography song
  • Time for Kids website
  • Reading together book on South Africa {from our bookshelf}

Week 2 Layout

Monday

 image

Click on thumbnail to download pdf file

Tuesday

  • Review geography song
  • Read together one of books from bookshelf
  • Listened to the South African National Anthem

 

Wednesday

Thursday

  • Review geography song
  • Summarized one of our reading books and copy summary/dication
  • Added our notebooking pages to our binder and stamped our passports!

Books We Used

 

Resources and Websites

 

Jolanthe Signature affiliate button

This post may contain affiliate or advertiser links. Read my full disclosure policy .


 

Would you rather SUBSCRIBE BY RSS?

 

Student planners from Homeschool Creations - help get your student on track_edited-1

Send this to friend