South Africa Study: Day 1 and 2

We have officially launched into our geography study, heading first to the continent of Africa. We’ve memorized the continents, thanks to some really fun Geography Songs. Now, we’ve headed to the country of South Africa.

Day 1—We found South Africa on the map and listened to our new song on the countries of Southern Africa:

Malawi, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambiqu,

Namibia, South Africa,

Lesotho and Swaziland—these are the countries of Southern Africa.

Comoros and Seychelles and Madagascar

and Mauritius are islands to the east.

Then, we read our library book A is for Africa. And stamped our passports!

Day 2—We reviewed our songs and looked at Africa in our atlas.

Then, we studied our geography terms for South Africa: cape, plateau, and grasslands. Last, we spent about five more minutes coloring the country of South Africa for our notebooking page.

Each day we spent about 15 minutes, so I was thrilled that my plans actually fit into the allotted time. That’s always a relief!

And not only are the kids learning a ton already (more than I expected), we are having an absolute blast. I can’t wait to share the rest of the adventure with you.


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Our life is creative chaos, and our homeschool is loud and busy and distracted and challenging and lovely. My name is Tracy, and I homeschool my crew of three kids with ADHD/dyslexia, finding creative ways to use their strengths to teach their weaknesses. As a homeschooled homeschooler, I love customizing curriculum and making adjustments to incorporate fun, hands-on projects for out-of-the-box learners. Stop by to find grace for the messes and mistakes, and knowledge to pick up the pieces and make something special. Let’s grow together!

4 thoughts on “South Africa Study: Day 1 and 2

  1. This really sounds like a neat curriculum. We’re following pretty closely to the regular ABB curriculum for the school year, but I may try to incorporate something like this during the summer, just to keep a hand in on the learning. They’ll miss it if we just stop! Love the ideas and updates, and hope you’re feeling great now!

  2. What a fabulous lesson, Tracy! We are getting ready to learn the 7 continents and 4 oceans.- any recommendations for resources?

    • Post Author Tracy

      I love Geography Songs. My son had his continents and oceans learned in about three days; the songs are so catchy! You can download the MP3 of just the continent song from Amazon for about $0.99. I also bought a cheap inflatable globe that we play with, but any kind of a map would work too. Have fun!

  3. Wow! I am really impressed! I just love the stamped passports. 🙂


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