Along with homeschooling comes many fun and creative ways to go about doing various projects. One of my favorite projects to work on was learning about the continents. Since we homeschool, we have the opportunity to go a lot more in depth with each of the continents. It is truly amazing at how much you can learn just by spending the right amount of time on a particular continent. If you are not sure where to begin with your study of the continents looks at the list below. You will be surprised at how many different things you can do when learning about different areas and cultures.
The Travel Brochure
No matter where we go on vacation, my children love to grab travel brochures. They have great looking pictures on them, and you can find out where the place places to visit are located. So why not have your children create their own travel brochure based on the location you are learning. They can research the continent,and see where they might visit, or where they would want someone else to visit. Using a regular manila folder, you can fold the folder into sections and use this as a travel brochure. Each section can feature a different area of the continent that is of interest to your child. Let them come up with what should be put in the travel brochure. This will keep the project fun and interesting to your children.
You can also put all of the information that you find on a particular continent, or country into one of the binders. Divide the binder up by facts, or things to do. You can put the best places for kids to visit in one section, and in the next section you can put down some information about the houses in that area, and even the schools in that area.
Learn the language
If in the continent you are studying with your children they speak a different language you can teach your children a basic greeting in that language. Children usually pick up languages very quickly especially when they are young. It can also be a lot of fun to learn a little bit of another language with your children.
Explore the food
Food is one thing that can quickly grab a child’s attention. If you are studying a particular area one thing that you can do which is a lot of fun is explore the food. Look at what other kids that are the same age as your own children are eating in those areas. You can purchase some of the ingredients, and make the dishes yourself at home. Some families have found that making these dishes for an entire week will really help to immerse your child into the culture.