Great Wall of China – Places of Old #5

Friday, March 14, 2014 @ 03:03 PM
posted by Liz Pomeroy

I know earlier this week when I started this series I told you there were only 4 books! Well, I was able to get the fifth one, Great Wall of China, from the library yesterday so thought I would finish out the week with it. As I have mentioned before, on short projects I like to do things in a week. I have found that this keeps things fresh in the kids minds and keeps us all, me included, motivated. There is actually a sixth book in this series, Stonehenge, but we did Stonehenge in history a few weeks back and so I did not want to go back over that. I have posted a few links at the bottom of the page for Stonehenge if you wish to incorporate it into your study. The Dewey library number/reference for this book by Kate Riggs is JR951 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 are not able to find this particular book grab a different one! has some FREE worksheets on the Great Wall of China here.

Activity Village has some nice photos and more info PLUS if you are studying China, they have loads of different crafts and activities to explore here.

As we were doing this study this morning I suddenly remembered the Dominoes. (It’s been a while since we have played that game.) We got them out, played a couple games and then Daniel and I built a portion of the Great Wall of China 🙂


As well as a regular atlas we have one of the It’s a Big Big World board book atlases. I just looked on Amazon and it looks like you can only buy them used, no longer in print. SO if you are ever at a yard sale or see one cheap GRAB it! We have had ours since Michelle and Michael were little and it has really helped us in our schooling as the pictures of the continents are so big and the countries clearly marked. Great for younger kids.


Yes, it is a little outdated now as some countries have changed (Sudan split to make Sudan and South Sudan etc) BUT the basics are there and that is what is important.


Here are some links I promised you on Stonehenge:

Another adVENTURE of FREE, fun learning :)


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