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South Africa Country Study

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

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Wednesday

Thursday

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

Week 2 Layout

Monday

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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!

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