Thursday, September 13, 2012

Country Studies - France

Moving northward from Spain we enjoyed a week-long look at France.

As is becoming routine, we began with a look through the Time for Kids sight for a brief tour, history, language sampling, quiz, and "day-in-the-life".

The paragraph at the bottom of this Geography for Kids page is helpful for a brief history of the country.

We studied one composer: Debussy, and did a lot of listening to one of his works:

We did a lot of reading about Monet,, and enjoyed two online slideshows of his paintings.

We then, of course, created our own Monet-inspired paintings!
(Directions for this project can be found at Practical Pages.)

Breakfast one morning was traditional French fare of cocoa (we opted for mugs instead of bowls), and baguettes with honey:

In our library basket for France week:
The Invention of Hugo Cabret

(...followed by the movie, which only garnered so-so reviews from Dale and Greg)

Journey Into War - a group of kids traveling across France during World War II.

Art for Children, Renoir

The Cat Who Walked Across France


Madeline's Rescue

Mirette on the Highwire

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