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Around the World

Postby Wende on Thu Aug 21, 2014 9:46 am

This is my oldest's final year of hs. Can you believe it?!

She is taking a trip around the world, combining literature, geography, culture, world religions, and cuisine. She is using a Culinary school text, Guide to Good Foods, as the spine, which contains the geography, culture, and cuisine. She will read Many People, Many Faiths and Handbook of Today's Religions as applicable in the literature choices. We need your help with literature choices! She will be doing some kind of response with each book - Glencoe, Novel Units, Progeny Press, Movies as Literature, etc. or something I make or pull off the net. Here is what we have so far. (Books in blue have been completed over summer)

North America – United States – New England
The Scarlet Letter
Ethan Frome

North America – United States – Mid-Atlantic
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
The Pigman

North America – United States – South
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
To Kill a Mockingbird

North America – United States –Midwest
???

North America – United States – West and SW
Roughing It by Mark Twain

North America – United States – Pacific Coast
???

North America – United States – Hawaii
A Separate Peace

North America – Mexico
. . . And the Earth Did Not Devour Him

South America
???

Europe – British Isles (note: spine combines them all, but I may split up into England/Scotland/Ireland)
The Canterbury Tales
Wuthering Heights
Pride and Prejudice
Great Expectations
Jane Eyre
All Things Bright and Beautiful
Chariots of Fire
The Quiet Man

Europe – France
Cyrano de Bergerac
A Tale of Two Cities
Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Man in the Iron Mask

Europe – Germany
???

Europe – Scandinavia
Beowulf
Hamlet
Number the Stars

Europe – Spain
Don Quixote

Europe –Italy
The Tragedy of Julius Caesar

Europe – Greece
???

Middle East – Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia
???

Middle East –Israel
The Chosen

Africa
Heart of Darkness (note: I really don't like this book and would like to find something else!)

Asia –Russia
The Brothers Karamazov

Asia –India
Kim

Asia –China
The Good Earth

Asia –Japan
So Far from the Bamboo Grove

Any ideas ladies?
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Re: Around the World

Postby Edwena on Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:09 am

I personally won't be much help but I know HOD has a year of World Geography for High School and they are SM...maybe this page will give you some ideas of things tohttp://www.heartofdakota.com/hearts-f ... ckages.php use.
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Re: Around the World

Postby Cindi IA on Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:49 pm

This is neat Wende :) Keep us updated on your list, etc. You are so creative!
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Re: Around the World

Postby Helen on Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:48 pm

How about Don Quixote for Spain? I've not read it, so not sure about age appropriateness, but it fits in with the classical literature.
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Re: Around the World

Postby Wende on Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:41 pm

Edwena - thanks for the HOD list! DD found some selections to add to her list.

Helen - Don Quixote is a good idea! Thanks!

Cindi - thanks!
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Re: Around the World

Postby Wende on Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:48 pm

Thought I'd post a unit to show y'all what dd is doing. Here is her France unit:

Read about French geography, culture and cuisine in Guide to Good Food.
Researched French recipes in Fast & Fabulous International Cuisine.
Read Cyrano de Bergerac and Related Readings and completed Study Guide from Glencoe.
Watched Cyrano de Bergerac, a 1950 movie starring Jose Ferrer.
Read about Catholicism in Many Peoples, Many Faiths.
Planned, prepared and served a French meal consisting of:

Chicken Tarragon with sweet onion demi-glace sauce
Petits Pois À La Française (little peas, French style)
French pear bread
Salade Verte (green salad) with French Piquant Dressing

Here is a pic of her delicious dinner:
french meal.jpg


And for my own records, a unit log:
France Unit.pdf
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Re: Around the World

Postby Wende on Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:04 am

And here is what she did for India..

Read about Indian geography, culture and cuisine in Guide to Good Food.
Researched Indian recipes in Fast & Fabulous International Cuisine.
Read Kim by Rudyard Kipling and completed study questions.
Watched The Man Who Would Be King, a 1975 movie starring Sean Connery based on the Rudyard Kipling book about 19th century India.
Read about Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism in Many Peoples, Many Faiths and Handbook of Today's Religions.
Planned, prepared and served an Indian meal consisting of:
Indian dinner 004.jpg


Samosas (translation: Stuffed Savory Pastries), deep-fried dough pockets filled with a ground beef mixture including Garam Masala (a spice mix consisting of ground cardamom, coriander, black peppercorns, cloves, and cinnamon), onions, garlic, ginger, and mint.

Steamed rice, a staple of every Indian meal.

Calcutta Medley, a vegetable curry including carrots, peppers, onions, peas, and cherry tomatoes in a beef broth base, to top the rice with.

Tea, a classically served beverage in India.

Unit log:
India Unit.pdf


StudyQuestions:
Kim study questions.pdf
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Re: Around the World

Postby Edwena on Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:21 am

Wende, I am super impressed!!! Very cool. You and your dc obviously have a talent for pulling resources together.
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Re: Around the World

Postby ami on Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:19 pm

This is amazing, Wende!
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Re: Around the World

Postby Celia on Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:26 pm

Wende wrote:This is my oldest's final year of hs. Can you believe it?!


Wow! I should know this since my oldest is a Junior this year, but it still makes me go Wow! It is unreal....time truly does fly!



Wende wrote: We need your help with literature choices!


Are you looking for strictly classic-type literature?

I have All Through the Ages (ATTA) and give some ideas from it, though I've not read most of them.




North America – United States –Midwest

Trees, The Fields, The Town by Conrad Richter (trology, growth of settlement in Ohio)




North America – United States – Pacific Coast

Cruise of the Arctic Star by Scott O'Dell (California, Pacific Northwest geography)




South America


Through the Gates of Splendor / Savage, My Kinsman by Elisabeth Elliot (missions to Ecuador/South American Indians)
Far Away and Long Ago by William H. Hudson (Argentina 1800s autobiography)




Europe – Germany


Imitation of Christ by Thomas a Kempis (1379-1471 German Monk)
Letters and Papers from Prison, Cost of Discipleship, Life Together by Dietrich Bonfoeffer

ATTA also has writings of Martin Luther, Einstein, Nietzsche, Freud, Jung, etc.

It also lists Metamorphasis under Germany....don't recall it taking place in Germany, but the author is German? Weird story. One of the few my husband actually remembers from high school.



Europe – Greece

Tales of Troy & Greece by Andrew Lang
Tales of Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green
Mythology by Edith Hamilton
Till We Have Faces by CS Lewis (Cupid-Psyche myth)
Illiad / Odyessy



Middle East – Turkey, Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia

??
Josephus
Nicene & Apostles Creeds
???



Africa
Heart of Darkness (note: I really don't like this book and would like to find something else!)



Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene
Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
Last Journals by David Livingstone
My African Journey by Sir Winston Churchill

Historical Fiction: King Solomon's Mine, Allan Quatermain and the Lost City of Gold by H. Rider Haggard


Not classic literatre, but a book I read recently: 104 Horses by Mandy Retzlaff.
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