Monday, June 20, 2016

World Geography Monday: Greenland

This week our travels bring us to Greenland!

Here are some things that we learned this week:

1.  Over 85% of Greenland is covered in a thick sheet of ice all year long.

2.  It is the largest island in the world.

3.  Fishing is the major industry of Greenland.

We also added these books and DVD to our study.  You can go HERE to see the other books that we use.

The Raven's Gift
by Kelly Dupre

Greenland World's Largest Island
by Joanne Mattern

Whalers in Greenland developed scrimshaws to record stories and observations they wanted to remember.  They made these scrimshaws in ivory.  We carved in soap!

Carving out of soap!!

Stay tuned for next weeks adventures as we travel to Columbia!!