Kindergarteners Go Around The World: Week 9 – Greece

Around The World in 28 Weeks For Preschool Through First Grade Collage Button 2 OK2This post is part of the series “Around the World in 28 Weeks: Art, Literature & Geography Lessons for Kindergarten.” For an introduction, overview of the entire course, and links to more lesson plans, please click here. Thank you for visiting Cotton Ridge Homeschool!

Introduction to Week 9

This week you will be returning with the children in your class to the continent of Europe and introducing them to the country of Greece. You can do the lesson plan activities in the order that you prefer.

For a Printable Lesson Plan Schedule for the entire 28 weeks, please see the Around the World introductory post. Below is a free printable lesson plan for week 9 in PDF format. Just click on the thumbnail below to open and view. For best results, download to your computer or open in Adobe Reader before printing.

 Kindergarten Around The World Lesson Plan 9 Greece

Prep Work

  • Gather books and supplies (see list below)
  • Print Animal Art Pages (see below)
  • Print out handouts and 3-hole punch them for notebooks (see below)

Check back during the year, as I will be adding pictures of completed projects and let you know if the kids enjoyed the lesson and any changes I would make for next time. Thanks for joining us!

Disclosure: The books and supply links below lead to products on Amazon. I am an affiliate and will receive a small commission if these links are used to make a purchase.

Temple of Hephaistos in Greece by Dennis Jarvis on flickr

Week 9 Lesson Plan

Date and Destination

Date: Fourth Week of October**
Continent: Europe
Country: Greece

Pretend Passport: Please see Week 2 for suggestions on how to use the Play Passports during your lesson. Below are free printable Passport Stamps. Please click here for free Airline Tickets and Cruise Ship Tickets printables. Just click on the thumbnails below to open and view. For best viewing/printing results, open in Adobe Reader.

Passport Stamps

Reading (10 – 15 minutes)

Story:  Pick one or more stories with animal characters from Aesop’s Fables.

Discussion: Ask questions to determine reading comprehension; tailor these to your children’s ages and abilities. Depending on the size of your class and as time permits, try to allow each child to participate. Don’t drag this part on too long or your kids will lose interest. Here are a few to get you started:

  • Did you like the story? Why or why not?
  • What was your favorite part?
  • Questions based on the Who?, What?, Why?, When?, and How? of a story are great for getting kids thinking.

Geography (5 – 15 minutes)

Globe or Wall Map Activity: With your class,

  • find the Continent of Europe
  • point out the different countries on the continent, including Greece
  • find the capitol of Greece: Athens.

Greece Map Handout*: Pass out the Map Handout to your class and allow them to color the page as time permits. You may want this to be the last activity of your class so they can be kept busy until the next class starts or until their parents pick them up. Have the kids place their handouts in their World Traveler Notebook (3-ring binder) before they leave.

Below is a free printable Greece Map Handout in PDF format. Just click on the thumbnail below to open and view. For best results, download to your computer or open in Adobe Reader before printing.

Map of Greece

Animal Art TurtlesArt (20 – 30 minutes)

Animal Art: Get out the markers and glitter glue!  My class loved coloring these artistic animals.  The kids liked them so much they asked for more sheets to take home and color!

Below are 13 free printable Animal Art pages in PDF format – there are several animals included which are featured in one or more Aesop’s Fables stories. Just click on the thumbnail below to open and view. For best results, download to your computer or open in Adobe Reader before printing.

Animal Art Printables

Other Activities (5 – 10 minutes)

Greece Facts & Flag Handout*: Pass out and read this handout to your class and allow them to color the page as time permits. You may want this to be the last activity of your class so they can be kept busy until the next class starts or until their parents pick them up. Have the kids place their handouts in their World Traveler Notebook (3-ring binder) before they leave.

Following is a free printable Facts & Flag Handout in PDF format. Just click on the thumbnail below to open and view. For best results, download to your computer before printing.

Greece Facts and Flag


*If there is not time in class, provide these as handouts for the kids to do at home. The pages can go in their World Traveler Notebooks as a record of their journeys.

**Our homeschool coop begins during the last week of August, but the Around the World course can be started at any time of year. Some re-arranging of the weekly plans may be necessary due to holidays, but with a little planning ahead of time, this should be very manageable.

Supply Lists

General Supply List

Week 9 Supply List

  • Book:  Aesop’s Fables
  • Passports and World Traveler Notebooks for each child from Week 1
  • Printables from this post: Lesson Plan, Animal Art Pages, Travel Tickets, Passport Stamps, Map Handout, and Facts & Flag Handout

 


Copyright 2014 Kathryn Depew

Image of Temple of Hephaistos in Greece from flickr.com used under the Creative Commons license. Image credit: Dennis Jarvis.


Disclosure: The books and supply links on this page lead to products on Amazon. I am an affiliate and will receive a small commission if these links are used to make a purchase.

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