This week we’re starting a Christmas Around The World series for our homeschool and we begin with Japan.

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We’re using a few must-have items to pull of this unit study:

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I love this Sonlight map because you get both a world map and US map in one, it’s huge, and it’s laminated for easy wipe-off.

The first thing we did is pull out the world map, determine where Japan is in relation to where we live (California), and then dig deeper into where Japan is geographically.

This incredible book by Aleksandra and Daniel Misielinski has such whimsical pictures that makes learning about countries and places a ton of fun for Zoe (age 11).

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It makes studying Japan come to life.

This book was also a major staple in our unit study. We are reading Galloping the Globe to get ideas. Page 102 gives a brief summary of Christmas in Japan.

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After reading about Japan, we headed over to YouTube for even more ideas:

YouTube Videos about Christmas in Japan

Christmas Around The World (in Japan)- Activities

This map is found in the Galloping the Globe book. We printed out a copy and had Zoe color the simple flag: a white flag with a red dot in the middle.

We also created a simple folded fan.

Here are a few more places to get Christmas in Japan activity ideas:

Book Ideas

We will keep along our Christmas Around the World theme this week. Join Zoe and I here to see what we’re up to 🙂

About Demetria Zinga

Demetria is a homeschooling mom and mompreneur who lives in Silicon Valley with her husband, two daughters, and a dog. She currently runs two podcasts for homeschool moms and moms in business, writes songs, and spends lots of time at coffee shops. Her goal is to be an encourager and motivator of women, helping them to find success and joy in homeschooling, business, and motherhood.

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