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by Julie in MN
Sun Dec 12, 2004 4:02 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 3-4 United States
Replies: 67
Views: 43911

So many great experiences in the USA!

We had so many great days in the USA! Here are some things I remember or thought I might contribute: 1. I loved Marie's idea of alphabetizing the states but my 3rd grader wouldn't budge on alphabetizing 50 words. So we compromised & did it in groups -- one day I gave him index cards of all the "A" s...
by Julie in MN
Wed Oct 06, 2004 2:27 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 62094

Some favorites from weeks 1-2

1. When we made our community map and were adding local schools, ds drew the "school" symbol on OUR house -- even mom didn't think of that one :o) 2. We enjoyed pulling together the different resources about time zones -- Week 2/Day 4 "advanced" uses Atlas p. 21, and it is also in recommended storie...
by Julie in MN
Sun Sep 19, 2004 1:00 am
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 62094

dividing the continents

For dividing the continents Europe & Asia, the best reference we found was the Classroom Atlas included in ECC -- on the maps in the Europe section. It looks like the natural break between the continents is along two mountain ranges (Caucasus & Ural), the Caspian Sea, and the Ural river. Only the ve...
by Julie in MN
Sun Aug 22, 2004 4:51 pm
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Nature Walks - Different locations and styles
Replies: 49
Views: 20126

Re: We live in a city

I'm going to have a focus or back-up idea Hi Lisa, After a while, I expect my son will become a pro at finding things to explore. But at first I picture him totally blank! So my plan is to have ideas in mind to "suggest" he focus on (ds will be 9 this fall but thinks he's going to be 20 like his br...
by Julie in MN
Tue Aug 03, 2004 10:39 am
Forum: Other Subjects Archive
Topic: Schedule - How to fill state requirements
Replies: 49
Views: 18272

Re: State History

I am always amazed that Marie has thought of everything! But if you are worried about state history now, there are optional weeks given at the end of ECC -- you could either use them at the end, or add them to your study of the U.S. Or you could just focus on books about your state in the book baske...
by Julie in MN
Sat Jul 24, 2004 10:56 pm
Forum: Ideas - Exploring Countries and Cultures
Topic: Weeks 1-2 Introduction
Replies: 80
Views: 62094

Longitude & Latitude - Week 2 Day 1

1. A list of Longitude & Latitude for major cities -- for those like me who don't think well on our feet (Week 2 Day 1, we are to ask the student to locate some spots on the world map using longitude & latitude). http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0001769.html This link is for world cities. It contains ...