Sunday, 29 January 2012

Continents and Nations - Europe & Review

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.

 I asked few questions like which country is where and she was pretty ok masha Allaah!.

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...



Umm Khidr said...


As'salaamu Alayki wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakaatuh

I have been gone for awhile due to a house full of children with colds, maashaa Allah, but very nice to see all the work that has been done, maashaa Allah. I missed a lot.

Tell Maimoonah she is doing a very good job, maashaa Allah. May Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala reward you ukhti for all of your efforts with her, Aameen.

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam warahmathullaahi wa barakaathuhu Ukhtee Umm Khidr,
Nice to have you back, we were missing you around : ) Hope and pray all the kids are well now by the mercy of Allaah!
Aameen to your dua. Maimoonah is happy to hear from you!!! : )

umm K said...

asalaamu alaikum sis,

I can't remember if I've asked you this before (if i have my memory is like a sieve...remind me sis!), how do you teach Maimoonah Arabic?

Umm Maimoonah said...

Alaikum salaam Umm Khadeeja,
I think you did ask me somewhere but I cannot remember answering lol! So any way I have a post that I put up few days ago on Arabic Resources. I use these resources now as I have mentioned on that post sis. For reading I use the Iqra Book and teach her the words and rules. Vocabulary we used the Arabic first and learnt many words from the time she was about 2 years I think and we continue to use them. Then for writing I use the Gateway to Arabic and the Arabic writing practice books that I found online which is on my Arabic Resources Post. and Madeenah Arabic I use for oral Arabic. I read to her and teach her the words and when we use them and we play games says Hadha Masjid wa thalika bait and so and telling wrong things and making it interesting. I am not sure if this is what you wanted to know. Please do let me know if anything specific you want to know from me Insha Allaah!

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