Monday, March 27, 2017


Welcome to Africa


Facts about Africa:

•The Great Rift Valley of East Africa is a huge crack in the earth’s surface. It stretches from Mozambique in the south, all the way to Sudan in the north. There are places along the rift where the valley walls are over a mile high!


•Most of the land near the equator in Africa is abundant, verdant rainforest. Since the rainforest provides oxygen to the entire planet earth, the rainforest is home to many of the world’s most important vegetation!


•The African savanna, which is north and south of the rainforests, is home to large grazing animals like lions, tigers, giraffes, elephants, and zebras! Because the topsoil is too thin, no farming takes place there.

•There are three massive deserts in Africa, one of which is the largest desert in the world: the Sahara. The second is the Kalahari Desert and it is cold and rocky and is situated in Southern Africa. The Namib Desert, situated in southwest Africa, is the hottest and driest place on earth!


•Africa is home to four of the five fastest land animals: the cheetah, which can run at a startling 70 miles per hour, the wildebeest, the lion, and the gazelle.


•Lake Malawi in southern Africa contains around 500 different species of fish!

•Two Nobel Peace prize winners, Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, live in Africa. They reside in the same country, South Africa, and on the same street, Vilakazi Street! No other place on earth can boast this.

Farewell Asia

Farewell Asia
We have spent a long 3 months covering the Continent of Asia.
As we say farewell to Asia here are some pictures to remember

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

World Geography
The Physical Geography of Asia
Due: February 24, 2017
Your goal is to create a factual, colorful, picture-filled poster showing many important features about a particular country in Asia.
Required Materials:
• Crayons, colored pencils, or markers
• glue or paste
• Map of Country
• blank bar graphs and pie charts (optional)
• pictures from magazines or the Internet or drawn (to show information)
• A poster board to put information on AFTER you have created all necessary labels.
1. Choose a country in the Asian continent which has not already been chosen
2. have a large blank Asian country map. Label on the map
a.       Label Mountains and Rivers
b.      The capital city
3. Create a large title (your country’s name; you may use a computer).
The country's name should use the entire space at the top of the poster board.
9. Draw and color your country’s flag in the left corner of the map (3in.x4in.)
10. Create a POPULATION label, write the number and include a
picture showing people from your country
11. Create a LANGUAGE label, and write what language they speak in your country
12. Create a label for EDUCATION – LITERACY, find information, and create a
colored pie chart showing the percentage of people in your country who can
read and write. If you use a computer, keep the pie chart no bigger than 4" x 4"
13. Create a label for LIFE EXPECTANCY, Find information and create a colored Bar
graph showing how long Males and Females live in your country. If you use a computer keep the graph no bigger than 4" x 4"
14. Create a label for RELIGION, Find information and create a colored pie chart representing the religions in your country. If you use a computer
keep the pie chart no bigger than 4" x 4"
15. Create a label for ECONOMY, Find information and label the products your country makes
16. Create a label for TYPE OF GOVERNMENT and LEADERS - Find information, and label the type of government and the leader's title and name
17. Create a label for TIMELINE and create a timeline and label 5-6 important
historical events in your country.
18. PRESENT poster to the class in a professional manner that shows you understand all
aspects of your Asian Country

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Asian Potluck

Asian Potluck

Tuesday February 28, 2017
Students are to cook a dish from their selected Countries
*Students can bring in $5 as an alternative to bringing in a cooked dish.
The $5 dollars will go towards ordering different dishes for students to sample from Lin’s Bistro
If cooking an Asian Dish please label food containers with common food allergens

§  Fish
§  shellfish (including lobster, crab, Shrimp and crawfish)
§  certain stone fruits (peaches, plums, cherries, apricots)
§  nuts/seeds
§  peanuts
§  Dairy (eggs, milk, cheese)
§  Soy 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Languages and Religions of South and Southeast Asia

South and Southeast Asia
Languages of South Asia
Major Languages
Major Religions
Pashtu, Dari Persian, Turkic 
 Bangla (official), English
 Islam, Hinduism
Dzongkha (Official), Gurung, Assamese  
Buddhism, Hinduism 
Hindi (official), English, and 14 other languages 
 Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism
 Nepali (Official) and many others
Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam 
 Urdu (Official), English (official), Punjabi, Sindhi
Sri Lanka
 Sinhalese (official), Tamil
 Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam

Monday, January 30, 2017

South and Southeast Asia

South and
Southeast Asia
Hello parents and students!
For the month of February, we will be exploring south and southeast Asia. The continent of Asia is so large and exciting we have to break it down into 3 different months. Last month we explored east Asia. we enjoyed it so much it is time for south and southeast Asia.