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Re: Around the World

Postby Wende on Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:12 am

Celia wrote: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!


I know!

Celia wrote:Are you looking for strictly classic-type literature?


Not necessarily. I'm trying to find quality books that she hasn't read yet. A lot on your list are new to us. We will be checking them out. Thanks so much!
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Re: Around the World

Postby Wende on Sun Aug 31, 2014 9:15 am

Edwena wrote:Wende, I am super impressed!!! Very cool. You and your dc obviously have a talent for pulling resources together.


It is all those years of using unit studies. It is hard for dd to not think of everything as a unit study! I say, "You have to cover x. y. z. How do you want to do it?" And she searches shelves and comes up with ideas. Fun! Fun! Fun!
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Re: Around the World

Postby Wende on Sun Aug 31, 2014 11:02 pm

And for her trip to England she...

Read about English geography, culture and cuisine in Guide to Good Food.
Researched English recipes in Fast & Fabulous International Cuisine and Favourite English Recipes, Traditional Fare from around the Counties.
Read All Things Bright and Beautiful by James Herriot.
Read The Veterinarian by Dr. Charles J. Korinek, a treatise on the diseases of domestic animals.
Watched The Return of Sherlock Holmes series starring Jeremy Brett and filmed in London.

Planned, prepared and served an English tea consisting of:
- Tea Sandwiches (homemade bread spread with a vegetable herb mixture containing cream cheese, broccoli, scallions, black olives, lemon thyme, marjoram, and rosemary and cut into heart shapes)
- Orange Cranberry Scones
- Hot tea with cream and sugar
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Planned, prepared and served an English supper consisting of:
- Somerset Chicken (braised chicken pieces combined with a tasty Somerset Cider and Cheddar cheese sauce)
- Baked potatoes topped with sour cream and cheddar cheese
- Garden fresh green beans
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Re: Around the World

Postby Wende on Mon Sep 08, 2014 11:45 pm

On to Denmark...

Read about Danish geography, culture and cuisine in Guide to Good Food.
Researched Danish recipes in Fast & Fabulous International Cuisine.
Read Number the Stars by Lois Lowery and completed Glencoe Study Guide.
Read about Judaism in Many Peoples, Many Faiths by Robert S. Ellwood and Handbook of Today’s Religions by Josh McDowell
Read part 1 of World War II; The Rest of the Story and How It Affects You Today by Richard Maybury.
Watched The Great Escape, a 1963 movie starring Steve McQueen about WWII POW’s.
Watched Hogan’s Heroes (all in the name of school, of course!)

(note: last two resources are WWII tie-ins, not specific to Denmark)

Planned, prepared and served a Danish meal consisting of:
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- Frikadeller (Danish meatballs made of beef, potatoes, onions and seasonings and deep fried)
- Kartofler med Kremsaus (Very rich scalloped potatoes)
- Danish Cucumber Salad
- Smordampete Erter (buttered peas)
- Apple Danish
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Re: Around the World

Postby Wende on Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:44 pm

Trip to the South Seas -

Read a 1919 memoir about adventures in the Marquesa Islands, White Shadows in the South Seas by Frederick O’Brien.

Read about missionary efforts in the South Seas in Many Peoples, Many Faiths by Robert S. Ellwood.

Watched Donavan’s Reef, a 1963 movie starring John Wayne about an American living in the South Seas.

Watched the Rodgers & Hammerstein musical, South Pacific.

Read about and studied the works of Paul Gauguin, who lived on Tahiti, in The Story of Art by E. H. Gombrich and Impressionist and Post-Impressionist Masterpieces at the Musee d’Orsay.

Learned and spoke many Marquesan words and sentences, using them throughout the study.

Copied and recited the poem "We Fish", from the book Mardi written by Herman Melville in 1849 during his stay on the South Seas islands.

Referenced food mentioned throughout memoir and researched additional recipes on internet. Planned, prepared and served a South Seas meal consisting of:

Polynesian Pizza - Homemade pizza crust topped with green and red pepper slices, diced onions, barbeque sauce, pineapple, and mozzarella cheese.
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Tahitian Coconut Cake - a lemony coconut cake topped with coconut cream icing.
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Re: Around the World

Postby Wende on Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:02 am

Spain –

Read about Spanish geography, culture and cuisine in Guide to Good Food.
Researched Spanish recipes in Fast & Fabulous International Cuisine and Galloping the Globe.
Read For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway taking place during the Spanish Civil War.
Researched Ernest Hemingway in Webster’s Dictionary of American Authors.
Researched poet John Donne, who wrote the poem For Whom the Bell Tolls.
Read about Spanish Civil War in Streams of Civilization and in the encyclopedia.
Referred to The University of Chicago Spanish-English, English-Spanish Dictionary as needed.

Planned, prepared and served a Spanish meal consisting of:

- Tapas, (translation: appetizers) consisting of Spanish green olives and various cheeses.
- Andalusian Beef Stew, containing beef cubes, tomatoes, potatoes, onion, carrots, chick peas, and seasonings.
- Ensalada Catalana, (translation: Catalan Salad) with lettuce, tomatoes, sweet onion, Spanish green olives, and black olives.
- Salad dressing with olive oil, lemon juice and seasonings.
- Bread, a main staple of every Spanish dinner.
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Re: Around the World

Postby Wende on Sun Jan 25, 2015 9:36 am

DD hung out in Africa for a while. This is what she did during her visit:

Read about Africa geography, culture and cuisine in Guide to Good Food.
Researched African recipes in Fast & Fabulous International Cuisine, Galloping the Globe, and on the internet.
Read Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, taking place on the Congo, and perused Glencoe Study Guide.
Watched Amazing Grace about the African slave trade.
Watched Ghost in the Darkness, set in 1898, a movie based on the true story of two lions in Africa that killed 35 people over a nine month period, while a bridge engineer and an experienced old hunter tried to kill them.
Watched The African Queen, a 1951 movie starring Humphrey Bogart about German East Africa during the beginning of World War I.
Read Dirty Weather, a short story by Joseph Conrad.
Read Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton, taking place in South Africa.
Copied and recited the poem "African Dance”, written by Langston Hughes, and found in Favorite Poems Old and New, compiled by Helen Ferris.
Copied and recited the poem "The Wildebeest”, written by June Daly about South Africa, and found in Favorite Poems Old and New, compiled by Helen Ferris.
Listened to and copied the lyrics of the song “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”, by the Tokens.
Played Seterra, a geography computer game from http://www.educational-freeware.com/, and memorized countries of Africa.
Researched the flora of Africa, focusing specifically on the medicinal and edible qualities of the plants.
Researched the African origins, transmission, symptoms, and remedies of E-bola.
Read about the Muslim religion in Handbook of Today’s Religions by Josh McDowell.

Planned, prepared and served an African meal:
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-African Stuffed Pita Sandwiches, a medley of seasoned, fresh lettuce, spinach, tomato, celery, cucumber, carrot, and avocado stuffed in homemade pita bread.
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-African Cheesy Pita Crisps, triangles of pita bread spread with a mixture of butter, seasonings, and two kinds of cheeses.
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-Outydse Soetkockies (South African Sweet Cookies) served with tea.
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Re: Around the World

Postby Ging on Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:09 pm

All these meals sound delicious and are served so beautifully.
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Re: Around the World

Postby Ging on Sun Jan 25, 2015 4:17 pm

Hey Dixie that food looks goooooood!!!! Made me hungry just looking lol and yes you finally tried avocadosl ~ Ajax Cochrane
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Re: Around the World

Postby Wende on Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:37 am

Ging wrote:All these meals sound delicious and are served so beautifully.


Ging wrote:Hey Dixie that food looks goooooood!!!! Made me hungry just looking lol and yes you finally tried avocadosl ~ Ajax Cochrane


Thank you Miss Ginger and Ajax!
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