Continuing with our Continents and Nations study this week we learnt about Europe, our final continent to finish the topic.
We went through the Atlas and learnt few facts about Europe
- That it is a smallest Continent (The Continent Book that we used says Australia is the smallest Continent but the Altas says it is Europe , Allaahu Al'am , it was Maimoonah who read and said that there is a conflict, she found many conflict info in different atlas and encyclopaedias even with the flags : )
- The Scandinavian Countries and why they are called so
- The Lower Countries
- Some information about some of the European Countries. etc etc
Using the World Fact Book she filled in the information about the countries she selected to write about and she coloured the flags.
We learnt a little bit more about Spain as it was ruled by Muslims before.
I used this link and read and told her the story of how a very young boy called Tariq bin Ziyaad captured Spain and how it was known before as Andalusia, she was really interested also was sad to know that it is not a Muslim Country now. Any way she did this small write up about Spain after listening to me. She asked me to draw the Spain Map. She coloured and pasted and wrote this.
|It says:" Muslims ruled Spain for 600 years.|
A brave boy called Tariq bin Ziyad captured Spain.
Muslims built Mosques in Spain.
You get olives in Spain.
Spain was called at that time Andalusia
Then she filled in the info here.
Pinned the flags for all the European countries. Many sisters have been asking me the brand name of this wooden map with flags and unfortunately I have no clue as I have no pack with me, but I googled and found the same product here. Hope this helps all of you who are interested, I got it for a much cheaper price though in the local store, not sure if the quality is the same : ), for me it looks somewhat same, Allaahu A'lam.
So that ends our Continents and Nations Study. We did a review. She completed this.
Then we also started learning conversations in Arabic and we had something to learn about which is connected to this Topic masha Allaah! All the continents and directions in Arabic! We had a pretty nice conversation, will update more on this when I post the summary Insha Allaah! For now here is what we learnt in Arabic, Maimoonah just loved the Arabic Terms for each Continent and is able to tell all of them in Arabic including, "From where are you"?, What is your Country?, I am from..., My country is...., My Country is in Asia, etc etc...