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Christmas Carols Around the World

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Since we are becoming quite the world travelers this year, what better way to have school in the month of December than to learn about Christmas around the world? There are sooooooo many resources for this!! I’m still even having trouble picking and choosing what we will focus on…but here are the main resources that I am using.

Books for All Countries (overview)
We will read a portion from one of these books each day.
Real Mother Goose Christmas Carols
Christmas Around the World [CHRISTMAS AROUND THE WORLD REV]
Hark! A Christmas Sampler
Christmas Carols for a Kid's Heart (Focus on the Family)
Homeschool Share has a free, HUGE, Christmas Around the World unit study AND lapbook!I am going to be attempting to “tie together” some of the countries around the world with the Christmas Carol that comes from that country. We are NOT attempting to learn about alllll of these many countries covered in these unit studies.

I saw this really neat video on Julie’s blog and had to order it for our advent learning time! This video will go perfectly with looking at the different Christmas carols from around the world!

Advent Calendar on DVD 2: Christmas Carol Edition   -

Christmas Carols & Countries

Silent Night ~ Austria (Germany, Poland, Europe)
O Christmas Tree
Silent Night
Silent Night: The Song and Its Story

O Little Town of Bethlehem ~ Holy Land (middle east)
Stories of the navitivy
Saint NicholasStories & activities
The Crippled Lamb [CRIPPLED LAMB -OS]
This is the Star
We Three Kings ~ Central & South America
We Three Kings
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear ~ North America
I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Santa's Favorite Story
The Legend of the Candy Cane Keepsake Book
O Come All Ye Faithful ~ England
Joy to the World
I Saw Three Ships

A Christmas Carol

The Christmas Hat

Antarctica!

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Antarctica is our last continent to visit! We are coming to the end of a year long world tour! What FUN we have had!! After this week, I hope to do a bit of review, looking back through our notebooks of the entire year, reviewing the information we have learned about various countries and cultures. I also hope to have the girls choose one country that they would like to do a little report/project on to share with us.

Here are the resources we are using for studying Antarctica.

BOOKS

LINKS

Polar Animals Lapbook from HSS – there are also lapbook and notebooking pages for 2 Magic Tree House polar books and 2 Magic School Bus polar chapter books.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins unit study and lapbook from HSS ~ we have already read this book and done this unit study last year…but if you have not, it is wonderful! Probably one of our favorites!

Antarctica cards to print for our continent box

Arctic & Antarctic PDF booklet…lots of coloring pages, word searches, etc.

Map of Antarctica to print

PBS has neat “Under the Ice” videos, pictures and lesson plans

A youtube video called Antarctica in 5 Minutes

VIDEOS

G’Day Mate! (Australia unit study)

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For our next destination (starting Monday after Easter) in our travels Around the World, we are headed out to Australia!! I’m excited about this location because we have several treats coming up to go along with our Aussie studies! We had a dear online friend send us a little package of Aussie treats, we have another friend who is actually here in our town from Australia teaching on his sabbatical – we will have him share with us one evening, AND I saved some goodies from our VBS last year, which was Boomerang Express, set in Australia!

Here are some other resources that we will be using with this study of Australia!

BOOKS

LINKS & RESOURCES

Resources for The Pumpkin Runner (FIAR, Vol. 4) – HSS has a GREAT lapbook with LOTS of resources for this book!!

Wombat Stew – unit study and lapbook from HSS

Marsupial lapbook from HSS

Australian resources from HSS (including animal cards)

Australia resources from Enchanted Learning

Make a boomerang! (just cut out a boomerang shape from cardboard, and let kids paint aboriginal or dot patterns on them)

Paint an aboriginal rock (scroll down a bit) I think Hannah would love doing this!

If you don’t know what a didgeridoo is, google it and make one out of a paper towel roll!! (We did this for a craft last year in VBS)

Mexico…here we come!

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In our Around the World study, that is…I wish we could actually GO to all these places we are learning about this year. Maybe someday. :)

Of course, with our study of Mexico we will have to pull out our maracas as well as having some yummy food from El Sazon! Maybe we should make a pinata??

What are your favorite resources to use when studying Mexico? I’ve only scratched the surface, as I kind of decided last minute to go ahead and study Mexico this week, so leave me a comment with your ideas for studying Mexico!

Books

Links & Resources

The Old Man and His Door – unit study and lapbook from HSS

Hill of Fire – unit study and lapbook from HSS

Isabel’s House of Butterflies – unit study and lapbook from HSS

Gullywasher (FIAR, vol. 4) resources and lapbook from HSS

Desert Animals lapbook from HSS

Mexico resources from Enchanted Learning

Mexico coloring pages

Boca Beth spanish lessons on youtube