Saturday, November 2, 2013

World Geography Weeks 9 - 10

We finished up our studies of Asia last week, going through my sensory box and looking talking about items from various countries of Asia.  The children made a dragon puppet to take home, as well.

For the next two weeks we will be studying Africa.  I may let them make a rain stick if I have enough paper towel rolls to do this project!

Here's a suggested reading list for Africa - it includes a couple of CD's, as well; one is a favorite of mine by Ladysmith Black Mambasa:

Aardema, Verna. Anansi finds a fool : an Ashanti tale. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, 1992.
Aardema, Verna. Rabbit makes a monkey of lion : a Swahili tale. New York : Dial Books for Young Readers, c1989.
Aardema, Verna. How the ostrich got a long neck. New York : Scholastic, 1995.
Aardema, Verna. Traveling to Tondo : a tale of the Nkundo of Zaire. New York : Knopf, 1991.
African playground [compact disc]. New York, NY : 2003. 1 sound disc (44 min.) :
Bartell, Jim. Kenya. Minneapolis, MN : Bellwether Media, c2011.
Bash, Barbara. Tree of life : the world of the African Baobab. San Francisco : Sierra Club Books ;, c1989.
Burns, Khephra. Mansa Musa : the lion of Mali. San Diego : Harcourt Brace & Co., 2001.
Cleveland, Rob. The clever monkey : a folktale from West Africa. Atlanta, Ga. : August House Story Cove, 2006.
Cole, Melissa S. Wildebeests. San Diego : Blackbirch Press, 2003.
Cole, Melissa S. Zebras. San Diego : Blackbirch Press, 2003.
Cole, Melissa S. Rhinos. San Diego : Blackbirch Press, 2003.
Cole, Melissa S. Hippos. San Diego : Blackbirch Press, 2003.
Cole, Melissa S. Giraffes. San Diego : Blackbirch Press, 2003.
Cole, Melissa S. Elephants. San Diego : Blackbirch Press, 2003.
Day, Nancy Raines. The lion's whiskers : an Ethiopian folktale. New York : Scholastic, c1995.
Diakité, Baba Wagué. The hunterman and the crocodile : a West African folktale. New York : Scholastic, 1997.
Diakité, Baba Wagué. The magic gourd. New York : Scholastic Press, 2003.
Feelings, Muriel L. Jambo means hello : Swahili alphabet book. New York : Dial Press, c1974.
Foster, Leila Merrell. Africa. Chicago, Ill. : Heinemann Library, c2006.
Fowles, Shelley. The bachelor and the bean. New York : Farrar, Straus Giroux, 2003.
Gershator, Phillis. Zzzng! zzzng! zzzng! : a Yoruba tale. New York : Orchard Books, 1998.
Gibbons, Gail. Elephants of Africa. New York : Holiday House, c2008.
Haskins, James. African beginnings. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, c1998.
Haskins, James. Count your way through Zimbabwe. Minneapolis : Millbrook Press, c2007.
Kalman, Bobbie. Explore Africa. New York : Crabtree Pub. Co., c2007.
Knight, Margy Burns. Africa is not a country. Brookfield, Conn. : Millbrook Press, c2000.
Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Musical group). Gift of the tortoise a musical journey through Southern Africa / [compact disc] :. Redway, CA : 1994. 1 sound disc :
Lewin, Ted. Gorilla walk. New York : Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books, 1999.
Lottridge, Celia Barker. The name of the tree : a bantu folktale. New York : M.K. McElderry Books, c1990.
Matthews, Jo. I remember Somalia. Austin, Tex. : Raintree Steck-Vaughn, c1995.
Medearis, Angela Shelf. Too much talk. Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, 1995.
Misoso : once upon a time tales from Africa. New York : Knopf :, c1994.
Mollel, Tololwa M. The orphan boy : a Maasai story. New York : Clarion Books, c1990.
Musgrove, Margaret. Ashanti to Zulu : African traditions. New York : Dial Press, c1976.
Nivola, Claire A. Planting the trees of Kenya : the story of Wangari Maathai. New York : Farrar,
Straus, and Giroux, c2008.
Onyefulu, Ifeoma. A is for Africa. New York : Cobblehill Books, c1993.
Peffer-Engels, John. The Benin Kingdom of West Africa. New York : PowerKids Press, 1996.
Price, Christine. Talking drums of Africa. New York : Scribner, c1973.
Rake, Jody Sullivan. Meerkats. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2008.
Shah, Idries. Fatima the Spinner and the tent. Boston : Hoopoe Books, 2006.
Spengler, Kremena. South Africa : a question and answer book. Mankato, Minn. : Capstone Press, c2007.
Winter, Jeanette. Wangari's trees of peace : a true story from Africa. Orlando : Harcourt, c2008.
Wisniewski, David. Sundiata : lion king of Mali. New York : Clarion Books, 1992. 
We will finish up the year with studies of Australia, then Antarctica and the Arctic Region.

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