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Learning About New Zealand ~ the Land of Kiwi

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New Zealand was a stop we took in our geography travels after learning about Australia. New Zealand has two main islands and is in the South Pacific Ocean. We spent time learning about the many meanings of the word ‘kiwi’, the culture of the Maori people, how the flag was created; read/learned about sheep, talked about Sir Edmund Hillary and even learned a little about the sport of rugby.

Week 1 Layout

Monday

  • Introduce new song about New Zealand from Geography Songs
  • Use atlas and globe to locate New Zealand
  • Talked about the size of New Zealand  and that New Zealand is called the ‘land of the long white cloud’

  Tuesday

map of New Zealand

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Wednesday

Thursday

Week 2 Layout

Monday

  • Review geography song
  • Watched a video about Maori warriors on You Tube {see below for video clip and link}
  • Learned about the flag of New Zealand

flag of New Zealand

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Tuesday

  • Review geography song
  • Learned about Sir Edmund Hillary ~ from New Zealand and climbed Mt. Everest
  • Talked about rugby and the All Blacks team
  • Completed some sheets about Sir Edmund Hillary {see links below}

Wednesday

  • Review geography song
  • Visited Time for Kids ~ New Zealand 
  • Talked about the three different meanings of the word ‘kiwi’ ~ fruit, bird and nickname of people from New Zealand
  • Ate some kiwi :)
  • Drew a picture of a kiwi bird

Thursday

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

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Comments

  1. Muradalica says:

    The best thing about the New Zealand is the unique flightless kiwi bird. I am in so much in love with kiwi bird that I cannot just stop watching its videos over the internet.

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