Learning About the World
Learn about the Cultures of the World - Connecting with the World Series
We live in a time of great change and an increasing need for a celebration of diversity.
It is our goal to create a greater understanding of the wonderful diversity in our world in a fun and family-centered manner. Under each country represented there will be several different pages. We offer a basic facts & figures page, a history page, geography page, then some fun pages on activites to help learn about the country and some festivals celebrated. We help you learn a few words and phrases of the language spoken in the country and we have recipes to try.
So take a peek and invite your family to travel the world with you. Perhaps you want to have a "travel night" once a month where you immerse yourselves in a country and cook traditional foods, listen to traditional music, celebrate with a festival and talk about the issues facing the people of the chosen culture. Or perhaps you want to learn about the culture more slowly, helping each other learn a few new words, a few new facts and a few new recipes throughout the entire month. Adapt our ideas so it works for your family and have fun connecting with the world!
Join us as we learn about......
Facts and Figures of Mexico - We will begin our exploration of Mexico by first discussing some of the basic facts and figures of the country.
The Geography of Mexico - Learn about Mexico’s Unique Geography and Landscapes
The Government of Mexico - Learn about the Mexican United States (or Los Estados Unidos Mexicanos)
History of Mexico - Lean about the fascinating history of Mexico.
The Languages of Mexico - Spanish is the main language in Mexico but there are also 62 indigenous languages spoken in Mexico. Learn the basics of Spanish and what the other languages are.
Fun Activities and Games - Here, we’ve included a series of activities to help families learn more about the cultures of Mexico. In this section you’ll find word games and puzzles related to Mexican culture and history. Additionally, we’ve including instructions for making your own arts and crafts for you and your family to enjoy at home.
The Fesivals of Mexico - On virtually every day of the year, there is a festival going on somewhere in Mexico. Mexico has a rich tradition of religious and secular celebrations, and all are enjoyed with a vitality and vigor hard to match. The colors and the music in these celebrations can be spectacular.
Learn about the Culture of Mexico - Learn about the clothing of Mexicans, about Fine and Folk Arts, the wonderful food of Mexico, Homes and Architecture, Sports, the fun lively music, and the religion of Mexico.
Recipes from Mexico - Ahhh, the wonderful foods of Mexico....
Day of the Dead - One of the most famous celebrations in Mexico, El Día de Los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is a unique mixture of Catholic and pre-Hispanic traditions.
Mexican Independence Day - El Día de Independencia (Independence Day) is another one of the major festivals celebrated in Mexico.
Resources for learning more about Mexico - Includes websites, books, newspapers, radio, magazines, music, and more.
Join Earthy Family as we explore the wonders of the country of the River Nile with fun family activities, authentic recipes, some Arabic phrases and cultural festivals.
Facts & Figures of Egypt - Again we begin by giving you an overview of the country.
The Language of Egypt - Words and Phrases in Arabic
Fun Activites to learn about Egypt - With our fun activities you will Explore Hieroglyphics, Discover the Pyramids, Learn about Mummies and more.Lots of fun activities and games to learn about Egypt.
Festivals of Egypt - Egypt is a wonderous country with many festivals and celebrations. Some festivals are historic, some are secular and some are religious.
Recipes of Egypt - try cooking some of the foods of this great country.
Facts and Figures on Sweden - find out the language, religions, the government, agriculture and industry and more in this information packed page. We have thrown in a few activities to make the learning even more interesting.
Geography of Sweden - location, regions, wildlife, climate...it is all here.
History of Sweden - As the ice of the last Ice Age receded, Sweden started to emerge around 10,000 BC. Learn about Sweden's history.
Culture of Sweden - The Swedish people are very conscious of their lifestyle - learn about their homes, education, sports, food, clothing, music, arts and theatre.
Activities & Festivals of Sweden - What a fun section! Lots and lots of activities, a great place to find Christmas and winter activities. Also have fun with the festivals of Sweden.
Swedish Words & Phrases - Swedish is the official and most common language in Sweden, what other languages are spoken?
The Foods of Sweden - The famous Sweden smörgåsbord is known throughout the world. Get recipes for making your own Swedish smörgåsbord
Facts & Figures of Japan - Let's start learning about Japan by having a quick overview of the country of Japan.
Geography of Japan - Learn about the climate, topography, lakes & rivers and earthquakes of Japan.
History of Japan - Japan throughout time.
Culture of Japan - The Japanese have a strong sense of being separate and different from the rest of the world and the culture and traditions of Japan are beautifully unique and rich. Learn about Japaneses homes, food, sports, arts, hobbies, and more....
Current Issues - Opportunity to donate to Japan after the 2011 earthquake and tsumami disasters.
Activities and Festivals of Japan - lots and lots of fun activites to learn about the Japanese culture. Learn about the festivals of Japan in this section as well.
Recipes from Japan - Japanese cooking has become very popular throughout the world. Learn to make some Japanese dishes.
Learn About Peru
Facts & Figures of Peru
Words & Phrases of Peru
Learn about the Activities & Festivals of Peru
Learn About Fiji
Learn About Ireland
Learn about the Facts & Figures of Ireland
Learn about Ireland's Geography
Learn about the History of Ireland
Learn and Ireland's Culture
Some Words & Phrases from Irish Gaelic
Have fun learning about Ireland with ideas for Activities & Festivals
Learn About India
Information on Chinese New Years:
- Find out what animal year your were born under
- Ideas for Celebrating Chinese New Years
- 2012 Year of the Dragon
- 2010 Year of the Tiger
- Year of the Rat - 2008
- Year of the OX - 2009
- Ideas for celebrating Chinese New Years