During my blogging break, we covered Egypt in our geography study. There is so much to cover with this country! Picking and choosing what to study was a real challenge, but a fun challenge and a fun study. Our schedule for geography is pretty close to the same each week.
Day 1: Stamp the passport with flag sticker; learn a new geography song; find our new country on the map and globe.
Day 3: Color our country and mark the capital (and any other key features) on our notebooking page.
Day 4: Read about the country’s flag and color our notebooking page.
Day 5: (Our Casual Friday) Watch a video, do a craft, read about the animals of the country, etc.
Day 1: Discuss the spiritual needs of the country from Operation World website; pray for an unreached people group of that country.
Day 2: Read Children Just Like Me and complete notebooking page.
Day 3: Read Around the World in 80 Tales and any library books from on that country.
Day 4: Read a story of a missionary to that country.
Day 5: (Our Casual Friday) Spend the entire school time studying animals from that country and reviewing our animal classifications (mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, amphibians, arthropods).
For our Egypt study, I actually put Netflix to work. I have read on other people’s blogs how they love using Netflix for homeschool, and it gave me the idea to look for some Imax films for our geography study. Of course, Egypt was a good place to start. So we popped some popcorn and sat down to watch “The Mystery of the Nile.” I wasn’t sure how they would do with a film like this, but they absolutely loved it. It was the perfect casual Friday activity.