Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Geography - Italy

Italian food is one of my favorite cuisines, along with Latin American, and Thai, so I was extremely excited to learn more about this country!  We spent three weeks learning and tasting Italy :)

Week 1:
Stamped our passports
Found Italy on the map
Colored a map, flag, and paper doll in traditional Italian clothing
Learned simple words in Italian, like buongiorno, ciao, grazie
Watched videos of the National Anthem, Colosseum, and Sistine Chapel
We also watched videos of how to make spaghetti bolognese and pizza
Studied Marsican brown bears
Food: Pizza Margherita, Spaghetti and meatballs with homemade pasta (not authentic due to having to make them gluten free), and Pana Cotta




Week 2:
Studied the Alpine Ibex and Apennine Wolf
Watched videos of Verona and Leaning Tower of Pisa
Watched food videos of Ravioli, Minestrone Soup, and Olive oil 
Food: Ravioli and Italian Lemon Cheesecake


Week 3:
Studied the lynx, the Golden Eagle, and Great Cormorant
Watched videos of Saffron Farming, Mount Etna, Mount Vesuvius, Mount Stromboli, and Pompeii
Watched food videos of gelato and Cannoli
Built a volcano
Food: Gnocchi with Spinach and Gorgonzola Cream Sauce, Flourless Chocolate and Hazelnut Cake, Chicken Marsala, Caprese Salad, Stromboli, and Gelato