Studying Africa

Unit 6 of our homeschool involves studying Africa. We studied history and geography of the region from the book: Journey to the Eastern Hemisphere by April Lotempio.

We watched following talks of Shri Mataji:

  • 1996-1029 Talk to yogis, Cairo, Egypt
  • 1996-1028 Public Program, Cairo, Egypt

We read following books:

  • A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park (Listen to Arjun’s retelling of the story of Salva Dut)
  • Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove
  • Beat the Story Drum, Pum Pum by Ashley Bryan (Arjun created a picture word story from one of the stories in the book: hen and frog)
  • Nelson Mandela “No Easy Walk to Freedom” by Barry Denenberg
  • Journey to Jo’burg: A South African Story by Beverley Naidoo

Arjun created a travel brochure for Africa: Great African Tours.

Arjun also wrote an African parody of the poem, Ladybird, Ladybird, Fly Away Home: Impala, Impala, Bound Away Home

We watched following African movies to get a sense of African culture:

  • Cook Off on Netflix
  • Meet the In-Laws on Netflix
  • Just in Time on Netflix
  • Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom on Amazon Prime (we forwarded the inappropriate parts)
  • Sarafina on Amazon Prime
  • Invictus on Netflix

We made following food (Arjun cooks mostly all on his own):

Cooking 2020

Arjun started 2020 with a zest for cooking. He cooked everything on his own and we really enjoyed the food and the calories!!! Here’s the photo journal of all the yummy food he cooked (we forgot to take photos for some as we were too impatient to eat.)

Arjun’s Birthday Cakes

Here are the photos of the birthday cakes I have made for Arjun. You may want to view, Kabir’s birthday cakes too.

9th Birthday

Skates Cake

8th Birthday

Human Body Fruit Cake

7th Birthday

6th Birthday

Magic Tree House Birthday

5th Birthday

4th Birthday

Bucky - Jake the Neverland Pirate Ship Cake for 4th Birthday
Bucky – Jake the Neverland Pirate Ship Cake for 4th Birthday

3rd Birthday

Thomas Cake for Arjun's 3rd Birthday
Thomas Cake for Arjun’s 3rd Birthday

2nd Birthday

Backhoe cake for Arjun's 2nd Birthday
Backhoe cake for Arjun’s 2nd Birthday

1st Birthday

Bear Cupcake
Bear Cupcake for Arjun’s 1st Birthday

Kabir’s Birthday Cakes

Here are the photos of the birthday cakes I have made for Kabir. You may want to view Arjun’s birthday cakes too.

Molten Chocolate Cake for 12th Birthday
Blueberry Pound cake with strawberries for 11th birthday!
Harry Potter Ice Cream Cake for 10th Birthday
Skate Cupcakes for 9th Birthday
Skate Cupcakes for 9th Birthday
Chocolate cupcakes with book on the top
Chocolate cupcakes with book on the top for 8th Birthday

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SpiderMan Cupcakes and Number 7 Spiderman Cake for Kabir's 7th Birthday
SpiderMan Cupcakes and Number 7 Spiderman Cake for Kabir’s 7th Birthday – Cupcakes are red velvet cupcake with blue cream cheese frosting. Cake is a blue colored cake with red frosting.
Zoo Cake for Kabir's 6th Birthday
Zoo Cake for Kabir’s 6th Birthday

Pirate cupcake and treasure chest cake

Pirate cupcake and treasure chest cake for Kabir’s 5th Birthday

Fire Truck Cake
Fire Truck Cake for Kabir’s 4th Birthday
Train Cake
Train Cake for Kabir’s 3rd Birthday
Trash Truck Cake
Trash Truck Cake for Kabir’s 2nd Birthday
Clown Cupcake
Clown Cupcake for Kabir’s 1st Birthday