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Monday, January 25, 2016

Around the World with Poppins Book Nook and Children Just Like Me

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This month the theme for Poppins Book Nook is Countries Around the World.

I am teaching a first grade geography class for co-op this semester, Around the World in 8 days, and Children Just Like Me is the base book I’m using for the course.  This is a great book to teach children about other countries, on their level.  What it’s like to be a kid in another country!

We will be doing lots of other activities, talking about animals, climates, flags, landmarks and more for each country.  We will also read story books that take place in the highlighted country each week.

Our first class is this Thursday and we are headed to CHINA!

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We will be talking about Chinese New Year, looking at chinese money, learning to write chinese numbers, coloring the flag and getting stamps in our passports! We will also be reading The Story of Ping.

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Visit some of our other Geography related posts:

Using Folk Tales in your Geography Studies

5 Books That Will Put the Whole World in Your Child’s Hands

Continent Box – Europe

Continent Box – Australia

Little Passports – Egypt

Little Passports – France

Little Passports – Japan

Little Passports – Brazil

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More GREAT Geography books for kids:

Around the World: A Colorful Atlas for Kids

Around the World Coloring Book (Dover History Coloring Book)

Child's Introduction to the World: Geography, Cultures, and People - From the Grand Canyon to the Great Wall of China

GREAT APPS!

Geo Challenge FREE - Flags, Maps and Geography Learning Game for Kids (iTunes)

Stack the Countries (iTunes)

Unit Studies!

Amanda Bennet has some great unit studies of other countries, here is one we did on the United Kindgom.

Confessions of a Homeschooler – Expedition Earth

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