We also made a salt clay map of France and then painted the countries and bodies of water that touch France. The kids labeled the map. This activity was great and the kids really enjoyed it. I will definitely use this kind of hands-on approach again.
We also read The Grand Mosque of Paris. I had no idea that the Muslim community worked so hard in the underground to hide Jewish people. This was an interesting and adventurous book.
We completed our study with a fondue night at home and a lunch out at the local crepe shop. Both were fun and tasty.
Our study of Norway consisted of reading the book, Snow Treasure. I have been waiting since my children were infants and toddlers to read this book to them. I loved it when I read it to their older brother and now they enjoyed it also. What a fantastic story about a group of children in Norway carrying thousands of pounds of gold on their sleds right past the Germans and safely out of the country!
Next up ~ England!