#TravelingThroughLearning – FRANCE Unit!

France is a European country rich with medieval cities, alpine villages and Mediterranean beaches. Most people think of Paris, its capital, which is famous for fashion, classical art museums including the Louvre and monuments like the Eiffel Tower. The country is also renowned for its wines and sophisticated cuisine. Lascaux’s ancient cave drawings, Lyon’s Roman … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – FRANCE Unit!

Icelandic Troll Dolls – Dried Apple Art / Craft.

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Icelandic Folklore has a rich history of trolls & elves - during the long dark winter nights of old, storytelling was the chief form of Icelandic entertainment, with each region fostering its very own bulk of tales and legends that were passed down from generation to generation throughout the centuries.  These creatures were commonly referred to as Huldufólk, meaning … Continue reading Icelandic Troll Dolls – Dried Apple Art / Craft.

Nordic Star String Art – Fine Motor Skills Craft

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I always like to pick at least one fine motor skill activity for our country units and the Nordic Star is featured in much of Icelandic design, especially clothing. I remember looking at beautiful sweaters in Reykjavik and seeing the Nordic Star in the patterns. The Nordic star is inspired by an important element in … Continue reading Nordic Star String Art – Fine Motor Skills Craft

#TravelingThroughLearning – ICELAND Unit!

Iceland, a Nordic island nation, is defined by its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, geysers, hot springs and lava fields. Massive glaciers are protected in Vatnajökull and Snæfellsjökull national parks. Most of the population lives in the capital, Reykjavik, which runs on geothermal power and is home to the National and Saga museums, which features Iceland’s … Continue reading #TravelingThroughLearning – ICELAND Unit!