Monday, April 23, 2012

Take off on a Learning Adventure to the United Kingdom!

With the  Olympics 2012 opening in London in just a few months, and the international media coverage for the Olympics beginning soon, it's a wonderful time to give your children an introduction to the United Kingdom!

Don't let your child miss out on the wonders of the people, vistas, culture, history, language, and animals of the places of the world. Geography isn't just about memorization--it is an in-depth exploration, a global search to better understand the people and places that fill our favorite books, daily news, genealogy, and imaginations!

You are about to begin an adventure to the countries of the United Kingdom, taking an online journey to this fascinating part of the world.

 From online strolls through Buckingham Palace to riding the gigantic Eye of London, you will visit historic and unique sites and marvelous places that span the island nation that is called the United Kingdom. (And, you can watch their eyes light up when they recognize the places they've been learning about when they are watching the Olympics this summer!)

On this Passport adventure, you will be visiting these places in the United Kingdom:

• England
• Scotland
• Northern Ireland
• Wales

You will see and hear the sights and sounds of cities and villages, people, daily life, tourist spots, and historical places, all from the comfort of home—no passport required! Some of the spots that you will be visiting include:

• Buckingham Palace
• Westminster Abbey
• The Giant’s Causeway
• The Roman Baths
• Hadrian’s Wall

When learning about the geography of a place, it is important to learn about the land, people, and culture, and what it is like to live there. In addition to learning about the countries, you will learn  about some of the people and places in the United Kingdom. The people are fascinating, and we are including some interesting figures in Passport: United Kingdom. They include:

• Beatrix Potter
• Queen Victoria
• C.S. Lewis
• King Arthur

Take a peek inside Passport Geography - United Kingdom


Amanda B.

PS - Be sure to visit us on Facebook and Pinterest this week as we share tidbits from this exciting unit, inspiration and more great ideas to make your learning adventure take off!

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