These first 2 weeks of My Father's World - Exploring Countries and Cultures has us exploring the use of maps and globes. We have been talking about the fact that there are people all over the world that have different religious beliefs from ours. The older girls each have 20 minutes of "Book Basket" time. The book basket is filled with books that relate to what we are studying. Right now we have several geography books, story books about traveling the world and some wonderful books that show children from various countries in their traditional dress and providing various information about them.
Today for art the girls created paper dolls that are holding hands. (Mom did the folding of the paper and cutting of the dolls since they were afraid they would mess them up). After the dolls were cut out the girls dressed the dolls like various children from around the world - in their traditional dress. Sissy created a girl from Sweden in her St. Lucia dress, a girl from China and a monk. Peanut did a child from Hong Kong, a child from China in her Kimono and a boy from Ethiopia. We now have them hung near our world map. It was a project that took them about and hour and allowed mom to get a bit of laundry done and dishes put away!