Proverbs 22:6 – Train up a child in the way he should go, even when he is old, he will not depart from it.
We enjoy learning about other cultures because it’s a great way to expand our knowledge of the world. For third grade, I decided to focus on specific regions and spend some time learning about that area. During these cultural studies, we discuss things like daily home and school life, languages, cultural traditions, regional environment, habitats and wildlife, art, music, architecture, beliefs, folk stories, and biographies of key people. Specifically, we learned about:
This is one of the projects we did for our African studies. It is an ancient Egyptian boy wearing traditional clothing (we used a cut out as well as tissue paper). We also learned about typical ancient Egyptian names and their meanings. After we completed our craft, my son came up with a name for the boy based on our studies: Wahankh, meaning Strong in Life.