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France Geography Unit Plan and Printable | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsFrance Geography Unit

As I mentioned in a past posts, we are using Little Passports (affiliate link) for our geography “spine”. The fourth kit that comes with the Little Passports subscription is for France. France is a really big country to cover in that there is so much that you can cover! I had a hard time saying, “This is enough, time to move on to a different county.” I felt like we could have spent a year just on France. As usual, I created a printable France mapping worksheet. This worksheet includes all of the places that are covered in the Little Passport online activities. After the map, you’ll find the France geography unit plan that we used.

Mapping France

France Geography Unit Plan and Printable | from Blue Bells and Cockle ShellsClick the image above or here to download this mapping assignment. The rest of the unit plan is below: (more…)

Seasonally Inspired Learning - Celebrating Martinmas With Children | from Blue Bells and Cockle Shells

Martinmas Halloween is over and Martinmas is next Friday, November 11. Saint Martin was a Roman soldier who cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snow storm so that the beggar would not freeze to death. “That night he dreamed that Jesus was wearing the half-cloak. Martin heard Jesus say […]

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Handwork in Education Teaching children to knit and handwork, in general, is a subject that is pretty exclusive to Waldorf education. I have read lots of theories about the why’s and wherefore’s for teaching handwork and teaching it in the specific order that Waldorf schools do. Honestly, I’m not going to get into all of […]

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