World Geography Week 12: India

Felix Mendelssohn—Midsummer Night’s Dream Overture

Mission Study:
1. Window on the World: India
2. WotW: Sri Lanka
3. Bold Bearers of His Name: Pandita Rambai
4. WotW: Bhutan
5. WotW: Gonds

My Poetry Book: When It’s Time to Play


Nonfiction Read Alouds:
Friends of India–Hill This one is a missions books that we have on hand.

Fiction Read Alouds:
A Little Princess–Burnett I love this classic story of Sara Crewe and her attic room and her courage and perseverance.
Daughter of the Mountains–Rankin

Picture Books:
Take a Trip to India—Lye
If You Were Born In India
Take a Trip to Nepal—Lye
Mama’s Saris–Makhijani Available in 2007. I read about this picture book here at Fuse 8, and I wish we had a copy to go along with our India study. Bee Girl would enjoy it as much as she enjoys her shawl from France that she drapes about her in various artistic and fashionable ways.

Elementary Readers:
Remarkable Story of Prince Jen—Alexander
Anni’s India Diary—Axworthy
What Then, Raman?–Arora
The Road to Agra–Sommerfelt
To the Top! Climbing the World’s Highest Mountain—Kramer

Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman

As always, I’ll be happy to take suggestions.

3 thoughts on “World Geography Week 12: India

  1. What about the wonderful “Just So” stories by Rudyard Kipling?

  2. I forgot to mention that we’ll be spending two weeks in India, so these resources are only the beginning. I may have listed Kipling for next week. If not, I’ll be adding Jungle Book and the Just So stories.

  3. A Little Princess is precious. I always associate Kipling with that setting as well. The very start of A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray begins there, with a bazaar, but the main character must go to a London school in short order. (I don’t want to say why, because I don’t want to spoil it for you. The book is fantastic, and the second – Rebel Angels – is just as good, if not better.)

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