The Nile

Monday, April 4, 2011

We have started a new social studies series called The Story of the World. If you have heard of this you will know just how fantastic it is - If you have not, you will not be disappointed. We are loving it!!! The author Susan Wise Bauer, has put together an amazing system filled with historical facts, stories, project ideas, printouts, and even a list of where to find extra resources - all in a very user friendly way. Her system is easy to teach and understand. Today we learned about the Nile, and following an activity outline presented in the book - we built our own version. The kids had so much fun with this. 

1. Fill a tray with soil and peat moss
 2. Form river using tin foil 
3. Add water & rocks

4. Scatter grass seed on top of soil
5. Add wildlife (the best part!)

5. Sit back and watch the grass grow

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