Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies

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I thought I'd give some glimpses into our homeschooling / unschooling,
natural-learning process. Here are just a few of our fun cultural explorations with friends.

Shannon at Pineapples & Artichokes organizes and hosts these
fantastic monthly celebrations focusing on different cultures.
I cohosted the last one for a German Fasching party.

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
Alrik wore my brother's old Lederhosen,
bought when we lived in Berlin when I was a kid.
So süß!
We had a parade complete with bubbles, masks, and costumes.

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
Sam helped with the potluck by making us some Currywurst
and his famous soft pretzels (a huge hit!).
Potato-y yumminess and a nonalcoholic Glühwein completed the spread.

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
I read the German version of
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
so we could do all the fun German sounds.
(Photo by Shannon)

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Masks & art

Another month was Hawaii.

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
The potluck included pineapple skewers and coconut,
but Mikko homed in on the Pirate's Booty.

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
Ready to dance!

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
Setting off the volcano

Another time, we celebrated Tulalip (Coast Salish) heritage.

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
Learning some words in Lushootseed

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
The kids carved soap canoes and practiced weaving.

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
JW from True Confessions of a Real Mommy shared pictures and keepsakes from her wedding, like the drum and (representative) cedar boughs used for blessing.

Just after Christmas, we had a Sankta Lucia festival,
a traditional Swedish holiday.

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
The oldest girl got to wear a crown of candles,
but all the other kids got fancy with tinsel.

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
Woven heart baskets

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
I questioned the wisdom of handing young children lit candles
and parading down a steep staircase, but surprisingly,
no one's hair burst into flames! Woo!

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Bebopping to folk songs!

Speaking of Swedish celebrations,
another fun outing was to the Nordic Heritage Museum,
since we have Finnish and Swedish blood from each side of the family.

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
Coloring & trying on traditional costumes

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
Checking out the displays

Wordless Wednesday: Social studies == Hobo Mama
Living the immigrant experience!

How does your family like to explore various cultures?




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2 comments:

Shere said...

the German one is really well done!! I love the Lederhosen, they are soooo German. I lived 6 years in Düsseldorf and the first time I was at the Oktoberfest I found the Lederhosen a bit funny, but it's part of their culture :)

Jaye Gallagher said...

I love it! Your photography is so beautiful and your ideas are amazing! I hope I can come up with some great ideas like these when my kids are school-age.

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