Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Northern Europe, Germany, and Netherlands Study Brainstorm
We are using Montessori materials and Trail Guide to World Geography for our Europe studies. I also have the Hands of a Child Europe lapbook. There is a cool resource recommended in TG called Geography Through Art... which I don't have :(. Left to my own devices, here are some of my ideas to incorporate some art (and food!) into life/homeschooling. They have been going to art classes the last 2 semesters so I finally let it go, but this is just too good of an opportunity to incorporate some art and/or crafts.
These are brainstorm ideas... not necessarily what we will actually do!
For Northern Europe, Germany, Netherlands:
~ Make a Viking Rune Stone in clay
~ Do something related to Hansel and Gretel... gingerbread house? Also, along the lines of the Black Forest/Bavaria... talk about the Passion Plays and Oberammergau (and show photos)
~ Sketch Big Ben in ink
~ Make sauerkraut for Germany (which we need to make anyway!)
~ We'll do more Germany things with our celebration of St. Nicholas Day Dec 6th
~ Some Germany ideas from Mr. Donn (always good resources!):
~ Eat potatoes for Ireland (not very creative but it's what I have!)
~ Eat Hutspot for The Netherlands (carrots, potato, and onion cooked and mashed)[update: this was delicious! Here is the post]
http://www.food.com/recipe/hutspot-44572 (I would just cook all together then add butter and real milk)
~ More Dutch recipes here:
~ Dutch folk art inspired embroidery? Here is some inspiration:
~ A simple paper with the ouline map of Holland printed on it with the words The Netherlands is known for: typed on it. They draw/label windmills, wooden shoes, tulips, famous artists (Van Gogh and Rembrandt), and cheese. Same for Germany.
~ castles.org has castles. They used this site to research 3 German castles for a page from Trail Guide.