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Posted on Aug 22, 2015 by in LEARN | 0 comments

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We took the summer off from our geography adventure, but we’re back it at with our exploration of ITALY!  The last country we studied was Germany.  Before that we trekked through the tiny and fascinating country of Andorra – nestled in between France and Spain.

PASSPORT and MAPPING

ABOUT ITALY

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LANDFORMS

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Banana Gondola / Little Big Planet Gondola floating on the water (made by BamBam)
Venice waterways in Assassins’ Creed Brotherhood PS3 game / America’s Test Kitchen Pizza and Sauce

HISTORY, LANDMARKS, FAMOUS FIGURES

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Exploring Italy in the Renaissance virtually in the Assassins’ Creed Brotherhood PS3 game
Top left – the young Leonardo da Vinci – chatting with him

PEOPLE

CULTURE

  • Vatican City (independent country within Rome, Italy)
  • Festivals around various foods
  • Fashion: Milan, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Gianfranco Ferre, Salvatore Ferragamo, Fendi, Dolce and Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Benetton
  • Ferrari
  • Farming
  • Vineyards
  • Tourism industry
  • learn Italian phrases
  • bocce
  • squish grapes with our feet

ARTS & CRAFTS / FUN

 

MUSIC

  • opera
  • tarantella


 

FOOD

  • pizza
  • pasta
  • gelato
  • fish
  • minestrone soup
  • risotto
  • insalata caprese
  • crostini or brushetta
  • focaccia
  • cannoli siciliani
  • pizzelle
  • tiramisu
  • biscotti
  • lasagna

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Vacation Under the Volcano – Magic Tree House #13, Mary Pope Osborne

Living in Italy by Chloe Perkins

Italy (Countries Around the World)

Destination Detectives: Italy – Freestyle Express

Flavors of the World – The Food of Italy – by Sara Louise Kras

Spotlight on Italy by Bobbie Kalman

Children’s Atlas

 

IMPRESSIONS

How can anyone not love Italy?! The food, the beauty, the rich traditions…. we had such fun studying Italy and will probably add more to this page in the future.

Next up….. GREECE!

 

 

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