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Morocco was one of the countries that was ‘lighter’ for us, but it was nice to have a little bit of a break. We used the time to focus on several geography terms ~ strait {Strait of Gibraltar}, desert, mountains, coast, plateau, plain, valley. We also talked about the government in Morocco, read some great books about the country and made a very simple dish as our meal from Morocco.

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 Morocco
  • Read one of our books from our bookshelf about Morocco

Tuesday

  • Review geography song
  • Learn {and review} some terms: strait {Strait of Gibraltar}, desert, mountains, coast, plateau, plain, valley
  • Independent reading from bookshelf
  • Filled out the map of Morocco using our notebooking page

Mapping Morocco thumbnail

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Wednesday

  • Review geography song
  • Watched the clip below on Morocco
  • Talked about the government of Morocco {monarchy}
  • Independent reading

 

Thursday

Week 2 Layout

Monday

Flag of Morocco thumbnail

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Tuesday

Wednesday

  • Review geography song
  • Talked about the religions of Morocco
  • Story from Around the World in 80 Tales ~ The Lion’s Dinner
  • Made a little couscous

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

 

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Comments

  1. I just stumbled upon your site and it was perfect for a lesson I am doing on North Africa. Thanks so much for posting links and clear sheets for free!

  2. Kimberly Hjartarson says

    Thank you for your posts. They were helpful.

  3. Ghislene Lokuciewski says

    I am doing a stall on Morocco for my child’s cultural awareness day – Thank you for the inspiration and material!

  4. If I may ask, what did you read while “in” Morocco for social studies? I’m called to missions, learning Arabic in school, and I LOVE Ismali (of, related to, or set in the Arabic-speaking world) books of ALL kinds! No one in the blogosphere has ever posted their booklist for ANY kind of Ismali social studies unit they’ve done- did you?
    Your new follower,
    Serena
    Future Missionary and Aspiring Homeschooler

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