Geography: China


We have just finished work on a China topic in our Geography Lessons. It has been interesting and R has definitely enjoyed it mashaAllah.

We used Google Translate to play around with how you say certain things in Chinese. She particularly loved hearing her name said in Mandarin!

She learnt the numbers in Chinese and how to say Hello, Thank you. Alhamdulillah, called a Chinese sister to find out how to pronounce Thank you – couldn’t figure it out with the transliteration (this was before we discovered Google Translate).

We looked at pictures and videos about The Great Wall of China and watched an interesting video about how China it turning into desert!

The book, Children Just Like Me, is absolutely fantastic. It is a book about children from different countries and how they live. R enjoyed reading about a child a little older than her who lives in China.

Enjoy the slides about some other fun hands on stuff we did (has instructions in case you wish to try any of it out):

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10 responses »

  1. Looks a very interesting study masha Allaah. I think children will really enjoy and benefit. Jazzakillaah Khayr for sharing all this. Insha Allaah we will try some them very soon. Barakallaah Feekum!

  2. Ah Masha Allah! I love the freedom you express,to choose what content your projects include. It proves it works, and doesn’t have to be a specific step by step ready made project. Go with the flow that’s what I say!

  3. Assalamualaykum,
    I should do a country study with my girls! Did you “visit” any Chinese cities with google maps? We have a Chinese stamp, tell R to ask me to show it to her one day inshAllah.

  4. Assalaamu Alaykum
    Maa shaa Allaah tabarakAllaah we enjoyed looking at the pictures (especially the ones on making paper)!

  5. Assalaamu’alaykum

    I tried to use a home made mesh for paper making once and it was going really ….well it wasnt going too well. So I had to figure what the objective was and I realised that I could just put a blob on to to a cloth and mould it to a desired shape (some of the kids made countries), and then put another cloth rag (enough to absorb the excess water) ontop and roll all the water out with a rolling pin! It actually worked!!!! Alhamdulillah. Even lil baba took part.

    Gotta get that book – Children like me inshaaAllah.

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