Sunday, May 5, 2013

Geography - Ireland

After studying about France, we took our passports and signed into Ireland... What a BEAUTIFUL country! Part of my ancestors came from Ireland, so I've always had a soft-spot for this country.  Thankfully, with the help of Amanda Bennett's unit studies, Confessions of a Homeschooler's blog, and numerous other websites, we were able to three enjoyable weeks learning about this country!

Week 1:
- Stamped our passports
- Looked at general videos of Ireland
- Checked out the capital
- Learned about the Legend of Giant's Causeway
- Studied connemara ponies
- Looked at the Burren
- Studied the Irish Stoat
- Learned about the process of making crystal
- Made Irish Beef and Stout Stew

Week 2:
- Studied the Legend of the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
- Made our own Blarney Stones
- Learned about Blarney Castle
- Studied about the Irish Setter
- Studied about Galway Sheep
- Learned about the River Shannon
- Made an Ireland Travel Brochure
- Wrote using Celtic Letters

Week 3:
- Studied the Irish Hare
- Looked at Irish money/currency
- Watched videos about Irish hurling
- Looked at the Book of Kells
- Studied some Irish words
- Researched St. Patrick and St Patrick's Day
- Studied the Shamrock
- Learned about the legends of Leprechauns
- Finished our lap books

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