Sunday, August 10, 2014

China

We have had a very  busy time during the last six months. Life has been happening and blogging for me was put on the back burner. I will try to accurately recap what we covered for the end of our 2013-2014 school year. We learned about China and we could have spent many, many weeks learning all the fascinating things about China. However we needed a starting and stopping point.

We learned about the Three Gorges Dam and watched a video on netflix called Wild China. We also watched many youtube videos.


                                                          CRUISING THE YANGTZE



                                                      THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA


                                                 THE TERRA COTTA WARRIORS

                              We learned about the Great Panda's and did some projects.

                                                            GIANT PANDA BEAR

We also read several stories from China. Our favorite was Tikki Tikki Timbo. You can listen to the audio books on youtube.

                                                                  TIKKI TIKKI TIMBO

                                                             THE EMPTY POT










                                                     THE STORY ABOUT PING


          We also read The Seven Chinese Brothers and The Seven Chinese Sisters.
We learned about silk worms and watched a video and did a diagrahm. 


                                                      THE LIFE OF A SILK WORM.

Worksheets we did.

We made a diagrahm of the life cycle of a silk worm. I can't seem to find the link though. It also happens to be something I didn't get pictures of. Sorry about that. We learned about Hua Mulan and watched the movie Mulan. Her story is very interesting and worth the time to learn about.

In addition the girls learned to write numbers and letters in Chinese. They discovered it was not as easy as it looks! I got the idea from here

We made a replica of The Great Wall of China. The girls were fascinated with this project.
                                                     THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA


We also made Chinese hats. The girls weren't as thrilled with this as you can probably tell. McKenna decided to give me a goofy grin. lol 
                                                                      McKenna

McLarin had just woke up from a nap when I decided to take these pictures. She is usually a bright and sunny little girl, but she was having none of this silliness that day.


                                                                       McLarin


WORKSHEETS AND CRAFTS:
GREAT WALL OF CHINA
PAPER DOLLS
MAP OF CHINA
CHINESE DRAGON CRAFT
CHINESE LANTERN CRAFT


To find more exciting things we did during our unit on China you can go to my pinterest board on China here. Hope these links are a blessing and a help to you in your homeschool journey.