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Home School Life Journal ........... Ceramics by Katie Bergenholtz
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World Geography and Culture: Ethiopia and The Horn of Africa

horn of africa
The Horn of Africa is a peninsula that juts out south of the Red Sea. It has Somalia and Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti. The biggest city is Addis Abbaba in the country of Ethiopia. Most of the people live in sea ports by the Indian Ocean." -Geography Songs, Larry and Kathy Troxel


Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony

We decided to do our own Ethiopian Coffee Ceremony, with just a few modifications.

Katie gathered the flowers from her garden.
First we prepared things by gathering flowers,
 brewing coffee (no, we did not roast the beans ourselves), 
I decided to make whole wheat pumpkin pan cakes as our bread.
making the bread 
and popcorn. 
While we ate our snack, we talked about the geography and culture of Ethiopia.

sources and inspiration:

World Geography and Culture
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  1. I'll just substitute tea in my cup please. Amusingly enough my kids really enjoy coffee (with large amounts of cream in it), while I can't stand the stuff.

    1. We all like both coffee and tea, although I would say that I like tea better than coffee. I must admit, too, that hot coffee mid-day in the summertime is not my thing either. I am an iced coffee in the summer fan.

  2. Of course, I love this! Are you sure you don't want to move to Montana? We could have so much fun :)

  3. This is so cool! Popcorn with coffee, I never would have guessed!

  4. I can not wait to get to Africa. Between you and Marie I shall have all the information at my finger tips!


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