Here is a look at much of what our box contains. The crocodile hunter graciously loaned us a selection of animals from his zoo, and I pulled books from our shelves (plus a few new purchases :). I found African textile design paper at a school supply store, with directions for creating paper doll clothes. I also included an Ancient Egypt T*ob, and picked up a hand carved gourd from Kenya at TJM*xx. Not in this picture, but included in our studies will be the lives of several saints of Africa - St. Moses the Ethiopian, St. Tekla, St. Anthony the Great, St. Mary of Egypt . We will also spend some time exploring St. Catherine's Monastery in Egypt. We will have a heavy emphasis on Egypt because we are studying Ancient history, but plan to explore other parts of Africa too. I also do not store our maps and general geopgraphy books in the trunk - but the crocodile hunter is learning to identify all of the countries of Africa right now. To see what others put in their boxes, check out these sites:
Close Academy's North America Box
Serendipity's Continents and Cultures
LaPaz - entire collection of continents boxes
I just came across your blog for the first time tonight. I already love so much of what I have read and look forward to reading more.
It looks your children are going to have a lot of fun learning this year.
Email my dad for some ideas about St. Catherine's and some of his great photos from his trip there!!
I just found your blog and I think you have some very similar ideas as we have. We also are studying Africa at the moment.
I totally love that box. I would love to have it too.
I love your trunk. Now I have to go and find a small suitcase instead of using a clear plastic box.
The links are great too and I love your laundry idea.
Thanks for visiting me and inviting me over.
I love the idea of the travel trunk! My boys would love this also. Thank-you for the good ideas and nice materials. :)
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