Studying South Africa has never been so fun!
Lap books are excellent for learning and retaining the information you are studying. As you complete the 8 activities in this lap book, you will learn general information about the country, its people, food, animals, culture and art. Best of all, after you complete all the activities in the book, you have a handy reference guide to use in the future.
Who can use this book? While it was designed with the homeschooler in mind, it would make an excellent individual project for students in a classroom. This is also a great project for hands on learning for your special ed students (I developed all my lap books for my special ed guy!)
What's awesome about this lap book? It works so well because it is HANDS ON! This is just the beginning! Don't just sit and read about South Africa. These activities make you wonder, think and and yearn to learn more. Submerge yourself in the South African culture while using this lap book. Make it a memorable adventure, not just a lesson.
What's good? It's flexible. Use the lap book as individual student projects, group projects, classwork, homework, presentation pieces, showcase pieces and assessments. Not to mention that it will open their eyes to other cultures (the real value in country studies!) where they can learn differences and similarities compared to their own personal lives. That's awesome enough!
What's better? The lap book is expandable! and customizable. You can also adjust and add to this book as you see fit. Use it for nearly any grade, age and ability. Change it up! Break it down! Use it as you like. Use this as a starting point to a huge adventure! Each student's lap book will be different!
Better yet! You can use WHATEVER RESOURCES YOU PREFER. That's right! You choose your resources. You do not have to rely on specific books or web pages for the projects. I share many of my resources with you, ones that worked for us, but you are free to choose your own. Your students MUST USE RESEARCH SKILLS to complete this lap book. Every lap book will be different depending on your students resources and skills.
Your student(s) will be curious. They will have questions. They will have fun!
You get more than just lap book pages in this packet: Included in this packet are tips and lesson ideas, a list of some resources i've used, art project ideas and books to read.
Try it! You'll love it! But more importantly, they will love it and learn!