January 16th—Exploring Our World: Social Studies and more Science. This theme can include history, geography, world cultures, worldview, biology, botany, geology, etc., etc., etc.
Curriculum Tour – Here’s our curriculum!
Nature and Science
Handbook of Nature Study –
Seasonal e-Books, Weekly Challenges, Monthly Newsletter, Monthly Carnival
Several Science Books & 4 shelves of Field Guides
So those are the tools – resources – guidelines – curriculum books – but how do we use them for 5th and 8th Grade – leading into 9th grade Geography & Science?
Well – it varies – but I’ll walk you through part of last week’s geography lesson:
Music – We are learning Tchaikovsky in January
Geography – which led our Geography focus to Russia.
Art – Learning about Renior, working on a Pastel drawing from a photo
using primary colors, looking a a picture, using two tones of primary colors. Science Looking at Galloping The Globe – our science Thursday is to study Wolves.
Checking out books from the Library – we learned about the Kremlin Palace and Bellini’s.
We used the photos from the field guides to draw wolves -
We answered questions about what they hunt, how to tell who the leader is, why they pant, and what parts of America the different varieties live in.
Then, we created an extra notebook page – like a scrapbook for our friends in Maryland. We sent them a scrapbook of what we learned on our trip to Russia and mailed it. We learned it took from Weds to Saturday to jump from the West coast to the East coast in an envelope.
We listened to Tchaikovsky, looked at pictures from Renoir, talked about the dogs in his paintings, talked about wolves in Russia, finished reading our library books, revisited our maps, created the scrapbook to mail – and then went to the beach. It flows.
You can see last week’s map lesson here: Russia & Art & Music
Click on over to Homeschooling Hearts and Minds
to see the resources that others use for Geography, Science and Social Studies!
Science and Worldview by Beth @ Ozark Ramblings
Nature Study as Science by Christine @ Crunchy Country Catholic
Virtual Curriculum Fair Week 3- Social Studies and more Science by Leah Courtney @ The Courtney Six Homeschool Family
Curriculum Fair–Exploring Our World by Angie @ Petra School
Paths of Exploration by Jen @ Forever, For Always
Learning Geography at Our House by Jessica @ Modest Mama
Mapping Out Our Social Studies by Susan @ Homeschooling Hearts & Minds The Fascinating World Around Us by Cindy Horton @ Fenced in Family
More Heart of Dakota Praises by Nicole @ Schooling in the Sun
Our History by Melissa @ Grace Christian Homeschool
Playful US Geography for First Grade by Pam @ Everyday Snapshots
Heart of Dakota-The Fine Details-Part 3 History by Lynn @ Ladybug Chronicles
Exploring Our World Through History & Science by Brenda Emmett @ Garden of Learning
Two History Must-haves by Letha @ justpitchingmytent
Learning About The World Around Us by Laura O from AK
Social Studies and Science – What do we do? by Joelle @ Homechooling for His Glory