My kids are doing a culture project on Japan right now (which is interestingly falling in the middle of our studies on insects – particularly the silk worm, Monarch and other butterflies and moth species). There God goes again, showing off! Our co-op is doing a “pot-luck” culture fair and the kids are giving reports, setting up tables, and eating international foods. I’m no Japanese food fan, but I guess I can wing it. Sushi is just. NOT. my. thing.
Here are a few great Japanese links I found today in our studies:
Japanese Samurai Mini Unit Study
Denver School Study of Japanese Literature (includes poetry and book list)
And here are some insect links (some are of the silkworm – and Japanese legend on how silk was discovered):
Wooly Bear Caterpillar Info
Stinging Caterpillars… with photos (Never touch an Asp!)
Insect Eyes (compound eyes)
Yucca Moth and Plant… amazing symbiotic relationship
Mexican Jumping Bean Moth
Legend of Si-Ling-Chi (Lady of the Silkworm)
Moths (and how to rear them)
Identify Small Moths
Amazing Bug Identification Site!!! (for North American insects)
Monarch Waystation Program
US Fish and Wildlife Monarch Programs and Links
Monarch Journey – Migration in the fall
Video about Journey North from Mexico to Canada
And here are some other interesting links for this week:
This week only!!!
Bats and Spiders Unit Study (Free) at the Homeschool eStore
This week’s 20th Homesteading Carnival
Last call for a Homeschool Swap at the Homeschool Blog Awards!
Take a Child Outside Project
Autumn Word Search PDF
I’ll see you tomorrow with all the fun news on the contest. Until then… sweet dreams!
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