February 8

Homework

Practice your Asia geography on Seterra

Watch the World A-Z M/T/W

Continue reading your Asia book for our discussion next week (Feb 15)

This week we will be learning about Korea. Watch the following videos about Korea:

  1. The Korean War

2. The Korean Wave (Hallyu)

Fill out your homework checkoff sheet

Watch one of Sis. Stanfill’s all-time favorite movies – Rab Ne Bana di Jodi. This Bollywood musical is a blast to watch, it is rated PG and there are a few swear words in English. As always, have your parents check it out and make sure it’s a fit for you.

OR you can watch this beautiful and very fun Japanese animated movie – Ponyo. This movie is rated G, so probably ok but check with your parents just in case.

OR you could watch BOTH and tell your mom that Sis. Stanfill said it’s HOMEWORK!

High School

Watch this video about life in North Korea. It contains some upsetting realities, life is terrible there. If you don’t feel comfortable reading about it, you can stop the video at any time.  Sometimes it’s worth understanding how different and hard life can be in other places to help us treasure the freedom and safety we have here in the USA.

Read the next ten pages in Prisoners of Geography

Listen to episodes 5-6 of The Prince

Just for Fun

Watch some videos from this list of the Stanfill’s favorite k-pop music videos! They are so fun and often very ridiculous in the best way. Here’s a scavenger hunt we made for you. Find:

  • Car rocket
  • Singing parrot
  • Goat
  • Octopus with star glasses
  • Black wings
  • Suit with shorts
  • Ironing shirt with person still in it
  • Giant fluffy hearts running around

February 1

Homework

Practice your Asian Geography on Seterra

Watch The World A to Z M/T/W

Continue reading your Asia book

Watch this video about Confucianism

Watch this SUPER amazing famous Chinese movie, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon! It is rated PG-13, so consult your parents to see if it’s a good choice for you. It’s available on multiple streaming services. Just note it on the homework if you choose not to watch this one.

Fill out your homework checkoff sheet

High School

Listen to The Prince episodes 3-4

Read pages 38-47 (First ten pages of China) in Prisoners of Geography

January 25

Homework

你好,學生!這個星期我們學中國!

Practice your Asian geography on Seterra

Watch The World A-to-Z. Please watch the Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday episodes because we WILL have a quiz in class!

Start reading your book of choice: MS – The Heart of a Samurai. HS – The Art of War.

Watch this video about Buddhism.

Fill out your homework checkoff sheet

High School

Listen to the first two episodes of The Prince podcast. This podcast tells the life story of Xi Jing Ping, the president of China. Along the way, you will learn about the history of modern China and learn more about issues and events in China today. Each episode is about 1/2 hour long. You can do it!

To access The Prince, see our Slack channel for instructions!

Watch The Rescue, a documentary about a recent cave rescue in Thailand! This video is rated TV-14, but Commonsense Media rates it as 11+. It has three swear words. Talk to your parents and decide if it is a good fit for you. If you choose not to watch it, just note that on your homework.

Recipe for steamed buns

Click here! So delicious!

January 18

Class is starting again, hooray!

Here is a video I highly recommend watching before our first class to help you get a sense of Asian geography.

Also, please watch this video about the Chinese Lunar New Year!

Optional: Watch this fun documentary about the Most Dangerous Ways to School Mongolia that I couldn’t fit in anywhere else this semester!

Also, be sure to get your books purchased and ready to go before class begins!

November 16

Last day of class!

  • Practice your South America map work on Seterra.com. If you know all the countries, go for all the capitals!
  • Find an interesting historical, cultural, or geographical video about South America and share it on Slack. Watch three of your fellow students’ videos.
  • Finish Butterfly Hill or Neruda poetry (and the Neruda study guide)
  • Finish your map we started in class. Here is a printable master to copy.
  • Finish checkoff sheets. Here is this week. Turn in all your homework this week and Sis. Hodges has a cool prize for you!
  • OPTIONAL: Bring an international food to share for our last week of class! Label it with the country and we will have a little feast!

November 9

Presentations:

My Heritage – Kaitlynn

Homework

  • Read 2/3 of Butterfly Hill or Neruda poetry (and start working through your Neruda study guide) We will discuss these books on Nov 16.
  • Checkoff sheet here

High School

  • Read Prisoners of Geography 230-239 (Latin America) (or the next 6 pages in your book if you don’t have the same page numbers.)
  • Watch The Last Tepui If you do not have access to Disney+, contact Sis. S, she has a login for you. This documentary is rated TV14, I’m not sure why. There is some bleeped out profanity. Our whole family watched it and loved it, and Common Sense media has it rated for 8+. Talk to your parents to see if it’s a good fit for you! If not, just note that on your homework and you’ll get full credit.

November 2

Presentations:

My Heritage: Marianne and Abby

10 Fun Facts: Zoe and Kimaria

Fun Foods: Martha and Caleb

Homework:

  • Read half of Butterfly Hill (MS) or Neruda Odes (HS) for our discussion on November 16 (Here is a two-column version of the Odes if you want them on fewer pages)
  • Watch this video about The Day of the Dead which is celebrated in Latin and South America this week!

  • FOR OUR CRAFT THIS WEEK BRING TO CLASS:
  • A small printed picture (no bigger than 2″ square) of one of your ancestors, preferably one that you knew personally or know a lot about. But any ancestor will do. Cardstock would be ideal but regular printer paper is fine.
  • If you have an altoids/mints tin, small jewelry box, or other small container to class for a craft, bring it!
  • Any small decorative items you might have laying around the house: buttons, beads, silk flowers, ribbon, colorful paper scraps, lace, Washi tape, etc.

High School

  • Read Prisoners of Geography 223-236 (Latin America)
  • Watch Pablo Neruda

October 26

Presentations

My Heritage – Caden and Annie

10 Fun Facts – Kaitilynn and Martha

Fun Foods – Kaitlynn and Elizabeth

Homework

Watch the World from A to Z at least two or three times this week.

Practice your Europe map work on Seterra.com. Go for your best time and post on Slack.

Watch three Geography Now videos off the Europe list that you haven’t watched before.

Fill out your homework checkoff sheet and bring to class.

Middle School

Finish reading Adventures With Waffles. Print and fill out your discussion prep worksheet and bring to class for our discussion today.

High School

Read Prisoners of Geography 216-223 (Latin America)

Watch People Power

Finish reading God’s Smuggler. Print and fill out your discussion prep worksheet and bring to class for our discussion today.

October 19

Homework

  • Practice your Europe map work on Seterra.com 
  • Watch the World A to Z 2-3 times
  • Finish reading Adventures with Waffles (MS) or God’s Smuggler (HS) for our book discussion on the 25th. We pushed it back a week since Sis. Stanfill will be gone next week.
  • Watch this video about the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict.
  • Watch this video about the Iron Dome of Israel
  • Homework Checkoff Sheet

High School

  • Read Prisoners of Geography 23-35 (Russia)
  • Watch Most Dangerous Ways to School – Oimjakon Russia

Just for Fun!

  • Here is some more information about the Gaza/Israel war and how it started, if you are interested.
  • Since we didn’t get a music video in class today, here’s one for you. True story: this was one of the first songs I heard on Bro. Stanfill’s playlist when we first met. You now know a lot about my husband. Can you guess the country? Tell us what you think on Slack.
  • Here is a fun geography game to play! Can you beat Zoe?

October 12th

Presentations

Don’t forget to carefully read the instructions for your presentation!

My Heritage – Martha and Adelia.

10 fun facts – Brady, Shandiin, Elizabeth

Fun Foods – Abigail and Eliza

Slide Deck due for My Heritage Oct. 19 – Shandiin, Caleb, Hyrum

Homework

  • Practice your Europe map work on Seterra.com 
  • Read 2/3 of Adventures with Waffles (MS) or God’s Smuggler (HS) for our book discussion October 19th
  • Fill out your homework checkoff list and bring to class

Middle School

High School

Just for fun

If you are 14, you can volunteer as an English buddy and make a Ukrainian BFF like my friend Svitlana! Here is the organization I volunteer with – Engin Ukraine

Here is the Ukraine war video from class today.

Here are cool photos and the story of the Azov Regiment at the Mariupol Steel Plant (this link has been updated and you should be able to see it!)