With just four weeks remaining in our elongated school year learning about Children Around the World, we set off to begin our virtual tour of Africa, starting in North Africa.
It seemed appropriate to spend a day doing school in the sand as we learned about the Sahara Desert (although the crashing of waves in our background wasn’t quite right for the desert mood I was going for. But still, sand is sand, right?)
We also had some seriously delicious food this week.
We are huge lovers of Moroccan food. I actually have two different recipes for Moroccan chicken on Mommynificent.com: a tomato-based one and a fruited one. As I was researching North African food for this week, I learned that the tomato-based Moroccan meal I make is served throughout North Africa, usually with poached eggs rather than chicken. We loved learning that it is called shakshuka. What a fun word to say! We’ll definitely be calling it that from now on! I found this article particularly informative about this delicious and easy-to-prepare dish.
Books for Learning about North Africa
As you know, we always enjoy reading many books about the places we are studying, and this week was no exception.
- A Kitchen in Tunisia by Umm Maryam
- The New African Cooking by BookSumo Press
- Cornelia and the Audacious Escapades of the Somerset Sisters by Lesley M M Blume
- Nations of Africa by Speedy Publishing
- The Tuareg: The Forgotten Civilizations of Africa by Bob Idjennaden
- Risking the Forbidden Game by Dave and Neta Jackson
- The Scorpions of Zahir by Christine Brodien Jones
- Star of Light by Patricia St. John
- This Is My Country by Lisa Bullard
It was a good week learning about North Africa, and we especially loved the food! To see where else we’ve been and what we’ve learned this year, please visit our Children Around the World landing page. And please come back next week to hear about the fun we had learning about Eastern Africa.