Malaysia: Biology and History
I had the privilege of living in Malaysia for 2 months during the summer of 2017. While there, I went on location to many amazing sites to film educational videos for my students! I can not even tell you how amazing Malaysia is!! But I’m going to try! Through our weekly lesson plans that go in depth on each topic, combined with the virtual field trips I filmed, your child will be immersed in the wonder and beauty that is Malaysia! This is such a unique and wonderful class—you’ll be booking a trip there so you can see it all in person!
No live classes—view lessons on YOUR schedule. In general, expect 1.5-2.5 hours to work through the lesson plan each week, and an additional 2-5 hours working on assignments (it really depends what assignment your child chooses to do and how they manage their time). For classes with two levels, the material is the same for both—the depth of the assignments differs. Younger students should usually be placed in Level 1. Older students, or younger students who want more of a challenge, should be placed in Level 2.
Each lesson consists of a fully narrated PowerPoint presentation with images and videos to enhance the topics. Students will have access to our learning management system, Canvas, for viewing their lesson, printing worksheets, taking quizzes, viewing/submitting assignments, participating in discussions, and viewing grades/feedback. Read more details about class format.
The Geography of Malaysia (it’s both a peninsula AND an island!)
The Indigenous Peoples of Malaysia: This is a topic that is always near and dear o my heart on my travels. We’ll visit the Mah Meri people of Peninsular Malaysia, and visit 5 indigenous tribes in Borneo!
History: How did Malaysia become a country of 3 cultures- Malaysian, Indian, and Chinese?
The Religions of Malaysia: We’ll discuss Islam, Hindu, and Buddhism, with lots of visits to various temples (that will take your breath away!)
Animals of Malaysia: So many unique animals call Malaysia home. We are going to go in depth on a mini-zoology course through Malaysia! We’ll get up close and personal (sometimes REALLY up close and REALLY personal!!) with orangutans, Elephants, Proboscis Monkeys, Sun Bears, and more- both in the wild and learning about the sanctuaries that are helping to save these precious creatures.
Conservation Issues: With rainforests being decimated at an alarming rate, what impact is this having on the wildlife and the future of the country?
Next Level Homeschool is a firm believer that not all learning should happen from behind a screen! That's why we give students the freedom to submit their assignments in the way THEY want to! We don't want regurgitation learning here. By allowing students to use their own talents, skills, and passions to complete assignments, they become even more engaged and retain the information. Why? Because now it's literally in their hands! We receive thousands of projects every year from our students: written reports, videos, models, posters, Scratch, Minecraft, Roblox, songs, poems, skits, drawings, sculptures, crafts—we've seen it ALL! And WE LOVE IT!!
Click here to view just a few projects we've received from students who have taken this class and see what YOUR kid could be learning with Next Level Homeschool!
- Schedule Jan 2 - Mar 19
- Activities Science
- Lessons 10
- Suggested Ages 9-17 Two Levels