Along with some of our local homeschoolers, we are participating in a Geography Day. What exactly is Geography Day? Well, what we do here is participating families each choose a country to research and prepare a presentation for the other families, telling about what they have learned about that country. The families also prepare a dish from their chosen country.
Well, I chose India for our family. I've never cooked traditional Indian food (or non-traditional for that matter). My week will be spent trolling the web for a suitable recipe.
I am also going to have the kids make a salt dough relief map of India, collect geographical information, as well the usual national symbols. In addition, I will have each of the four older kids make a report on a saint either from or associated with India - - St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Francis Xavier, Bl. Mother Teresa, and St. Alphonsa (First Indian Saint) are ones that have popped up in my brief perusal of the web. I am also thinking of painting wooden saints of each one - - won't that be fun!! We will also be looking up agriculture, manufacturing, and industry - - though I think that perhaps the most abundant and best natural resource of India are the people.
I will post photos of our week long "field trip to India" as we go and those of our Geography Day - - so stay tuned!!! Oh - - and pray for us - St. Alphonsa - especially since baseball has started, and we still have the myriad of activities to interrupt our trip.
Note: Look for daily postings on the "Fieldtrips" tab above.