Category Archives: Around the world through books

Around the World through Books: Italy

We’ve just finished our virtual trip to Italy.  Italy provided lots of opportunities to learn – too many to follow in such a brief trip!  We didn’t really touch on the history or the language but we had lots of … Continue reading

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Around the World through Books – France

We’re getting through our virtual world tour much more slowly than I’d imagined.  I’d planned one country every two weeks (cue laughter from more experienced mums and home educators!) but I’m realising that to enjoy home education at this stage … Continue reading

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Around the World through Books – Ireland

We’ve been visiting Ireland on our world tour for the past few weeks.  We started our visit by locating the country on the globe and in the sticker atlas and talked a little about the partition of Ireland.  We also … Continue reading

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Our Arctic Adventures

We’ve started back with our virtual round the world trip after a loooong break.  I’ve really missed this so I’m excited about continuing our ‘journey’.  Our next stop is not a country but a region – the Arctic. We’ve read … Continue reading

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Flat visitors from afar

We are fortunate to have frequent visitors, the vast majority of whom are three-dimensional but this week we’ve had three rather flat visitors come to stay.  And they are all called Stanley.  For those of you uninitiated in the world … Continue reading

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Introduction to countries and cultures

We’ve just finished the second part of our Around the World project.  Over the past few weeks we’ve been reading books that highlight the differences in cultures and customs aroud the world and the richness this adds to life.  We started … Continue reading

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Around the world through books: maps and globes

We started our Around the World project this week.  The first unit is about maps and globes.  We began by reading As the Crow Flies: A First Book of Maps, which introduces the concept of maps helping us to get where we want … Continue reading

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