My daughter Samira recently brushed up her knowledge of the continents of the world by making her Continents and Oceans Lapbook, and now that both of the older kids are familiar with the general layout of our planet we decided to step up our geographical knowledge by focusing on a country a week.
Throughout the week we watch videos online, read books and do lots of research on our chosen country … and as an added extra we also get to do a bit of cooking and various arts and craft things too.
At the end of the week we put together a lapbook with lots of interesting facts, pictures and maps. Our latest lapbook focuses on the beautiful and colourful country of Morocco. Both Yusef and Samira made a lapbook each.
I found the templates available to download from Homeschool Share and I’ve also made some additional templates and images which can be downloaded by clicking on the links below:
- Morocco Lapbook
- Morocco Facts and Charts
- Morocco Lapbook Cover
- Morocco Map
- Mapping Morocco
- Photos for Lapbook
- Orange and Almond Basboussa Recipe Card
The lapbooks are made by taping 2 sheets of A3 card together and folding them in on themselves until the lapbook closes to A4 size.
First is a shutterbook with a map showing which continent Morocco is found. Next are some flaps about the size and population of Morocco. Using percentages, Yusef and Samira learned how to create a pie-chart graph in Microsoft Word to show the percentage population make up. This is a question and answer flapbook which involved using a textbook atlas to research the answers and write them under the flaps. Here is a bar graph diagram showing the population comparison between Morocco and the UK. Two flaps that show the Official Name of Morocco and the Official Language. A flap that gives the name of the currency and a flap that explains about the religion of Morocco. To decorate the book, the kids stuck down photos of foods and products related to Morocco and wrote a few sentences to explain each picture. Here they learned about famous foods and drinks from Morocco. This was a blank map and the kids had to follow the instructions, using an atlas, to label it and draw on features such as rivers and mountains. This is a flap about the climate. Here the kids learned a bit about the history of the capital city, Rabat. More photos – the kids learned all about the famous souqs and we watched videos online showing how the Fez tanneries dyed the various animal skins and how shoes, potteries and carpets are made and sold. In the centre of all the photos is this flap which explains about some of the more famous products that are sold and exported from Morocco. This is a vocabulary flap to learn and understand a few of the words we came across in this project. This is a stack book in which the kids wrote about some of the different types of animals found in Morocco. The kids had a chance to practise their Arabic writing skills to complete this vocab chart. This tri-flap explains about the different people who inhabit the different regions of Morocco. This double flap shows the time difference between the UK and Morocco. Finally, we added on an extra page with the recipe and photos of the Orange and Almond Basbousa that the kids made together.