Easter Island – Places of Old #1
I came across a series of books in the library last week by author Kate Riggs. For the next 4 days I am going to share one a day with you along with some extra resources. Today it is Easter Island, a fascinating island in the Pacific Ocean, where there are nearly 900 Moai (statues). The Dewey library number/reference is JR996.1 RIG.
The ‘Places of Old’ books by Kate Riggs are easy to read, encourage curiosity and have full colored photos on every page. Although Caleb did not do the harder worksheet that I am sharing with you, he was old enough (4) to listen to the book. You can purchase these books from Amazon but because they are only available in hardback they are quite expensive so I recommend getting them from your library.
If you do not already do so, please make use of your local library. If they do not have a book, you can always ask them to get it for you through an inter-county loan. Most libraries are FREE. For us, because we live outside city limits, the charge is $25 per year for the whole family. That is still an amazing deal considering we check out approximately 50 books every 2 weeks!
Education.com has a couple FREE worksheets on Easter Island here. The fourth grade worksheet actually gives some extra details that are not in the book. Both Hannah and Daniel were able to do this worksheet easily so can be used for younger grades.
Wikipedia also has some interesting info including population (5761). I had the kids guess how many they thought lived on the island before we looked this up. We all guessed WAY under!
If you have an atlas, get it out and see if you can find the tiny island. Get older children to write down the longitude and latitude of the island. Learning to use an atlas is an important skill.
Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning