In first grade social studies class, we are just beginning a unit on culture. We talked about what culture us, and how they differ from country to country. We saw what different countries around the world eat for breakfast, and how it can be very different from country to country.
The students is the 2nd grade are learning about land and water. We discussed the different types of land (mountains, hills, deserts), and the different types of water (lakes, rivers, oceans). Now, we are discussing the continents and oceans of the world. The students are learning about the continent they live in, Asia, and the oceans around Asia, the Pacific, the Indian, and the Arctic Ocean.
The students in the 3rd grade continued to review the continents and oceans of the world. They are also practicing using longitude and latitude to find places on a map. The students are showing a lot of progress in this area and they work well together to find each coordinate given. During the previous week of class, we did a hands on activity. The students created papier-mâché globes. The globes now hang in the classroom to be used as a helpful resource to all students.
In grade 4 social studies class, we corrected our midterm test to see where we got wrong. We finished the week by learning the final part of the lesson on Paiwan/Rukai. We learned the body/hand tattoo culture of the two groups. We learned whey they tattooed themselves and why not everyone could get those tattoo.
The students in the 5th grade continue to discuss the benefits and consequences of human borders. This week, we are discussing what makes a country a country. The students will learn a few of the rules that humans created to determine what is or what is not a country. We will apply these rules to Taiwan and its part in the global community. Some of the 5th grade students are presenting interesting ideas about what makes a country a country.
The grade 6 social studies class was unfortunately cut short because of the midterm test. I did a little introduction on the lesson of France with them. We watched a video about Paris and we looked at some of the pictures of France.
Er Xin Reporter