Thursday, March 12, 2015

Stopping to Learn About Scotland with Carole P. Roman

If you were me and lived in Scotland, your home would occupy the northern third of the island of Great Britain. It is part of the United Kingdom, which means it is included in a group of counties from that area. They are England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland. Scotland has more than 790 islands in the North Sea.

I'm finishing A Fine Summer's Day by Charles Todd with includes the main character, Inspector Ian Rutledge of the Scotland Yard! I decided that we needed to know a little more about the country before I share that story next!

You might live in the capital, Edinburgh. It is the second most populous city in Scotland. That means a lot of people live there. Edinburgh is famous for its university, which teaches medicine, law, science, and engineering. People have lived in this spot for over ten thousand years. It is also known as the Athens of the North, because many of the buildings are inspired by Ancient Greece and Rome.

If You Were Me and Lived
A Child's Introduction to Cultures Around the World

By Carole P. Roman

I must admit that the first thing I think about Scotland is the music, the pipes in particular...and, of course, the kilts...but, since we're visiting, let's first meet some of the children who we'll get to know!

If you are a boy, your parents may decide on Ian, Connor, or Malcolm as a name...

They might choose Aillen, Kelsey, or Margaret if you are a lass...

A very interesting fact for me was that the unicorn is the official animal of Scotland! Cool, right?!
They picked the legendary beast
because it represented grace,
purity, healing, and happiness.

I bet you can guess what stuffed animal is the favorite toy! But did you know that you can use one of two different forms of money to buy them at the store? Can you guess what else they could use besides their Scottish notes? A Hint:
It could have the picture of a Queen...

Have you ever heard of the Lochness monster, or creature that lives in the deep water? Well, that is in Scotland! So you might want to visit and see if he appears when you're there...This picture even has something circled, but couldn't that just be a branch? What do you think? I know one thing I'd like to go and see the lake myself!

While you learn about and enjoy being with new friends you'll be meeting in Scotland; while I'm here, I'd like to see more of the beautiful historical buildings!

Could you participate in singing these songs? Exactly what is sgoil where you might learn it?! Still lots to learn about Scotland! Highly recommended!


Award winning author Carole P. Roman Lives on Long Island with her husband and very near her children and grandchildren.

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