Bud's Social Studies work this year is a general overview of the seven continents. He has looked at maps, geographical features, landmarks unique to the continent, native animals, among other things. In my quest to be a "more fun mom/teacher," I dug out this book:
So, it is basically literature of some variety from around the world with an art, craft or cooking project to go along with the story or poem.
On the inside of the cover of this book is a game one can play on a world map. It looks like fun! (I love board games!! And this one doesn't come with any pieces to lose or step on in the middle of the night on the way to the bathroom... you just use whatever you have!! WooHoo!!)
Inside, there are many options of literary pieces to read from most of the continents. Here is an example from The British Isles - "Jaberwocky" by Louis Carroll. The craft project is a JaberSocky: a sock puppet to use in reciting this silly sounding poem.
Bud chose to read all the selections from Europe and decided upon this several page Scandinavian Story, "The Captain's Goose." It doesn't have an author listed, so I am assuming that it is a Scandinavian folk tale. After the story is a project that Bud was excited to attack.
It made perfect sense to me that he would choose this project, what with his preoccupation with Pirates and treasures!! This project suggests covering a shoe box with shells... or other decorations.
Bud chose to only use paint for decoration on a wooden box that he and Pops made four or so years ago and has just been the natural wood but used for all his precious treasures.
I think that he did a great job and I also believe that he is rather pleased with himself!!!