Sunday, February 10, 2008


Journey into Africa

This month we will be learning about the land and people of Africa in our home. This topic wasn't scheduled in Sonlight 5 until the last 6 weeks of the year, but in the spirit of Black History Month, we decided to cover it now. Gotta love homeschool freedom!!! There are some really attractive resources available for a study of Africa such as:






Our Africa study will be loosely unit study-style with some Charlotte Mason elements thrown in. We are doing a pretty laid-back study using the child-selected book basket method for reading, a writing unit from HomeschoolEstore called Adventures In Writing: A Sensory Journey Into Africa, African proverbs, and Trail Guide to World Geography (Africa portions). Hands-on activities will be chosen by my dd from Hands on Africa or Global Art as she has time and interest. We will also focus on racial issues facing African Americans in the present and disuss how we can work toward racial harmony and justice for ALL.

You can download our six week schedule and resource list HERE.








African Proverb: "There is no medicine to cure hatred." - Ashanti of Ghana





5 comments:

Tina said...

Good to see what is happening at your place. Your 6 week plan sounds/looks great.

Are you going to share about your Russia study? I was wondering how that was going. :o)

~Tina

Tami, part-time blogger - full time scrapbooker said...

Hi Tina!

Our Russia study went well. It was mostly reading/discussion based with some cooking and videos thrown in. We didn't do many crafts with it. Plus, I neglected to take pictures. : (

Upward and onward!

: )
Tami

Tina said...

Glad to hear it went well. :o) Can you believe we are still on Russia. Life has just been so busy around here the Russia study seems to get put off more than I wish it would.

~Tina

LisaWA said...

Tami... good for you shaking it up a bit! I look forward to what you have to share as you study this month....

Lisa

LisaWA said...

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Lisa