I worked on activities and files for Western Europe. Our family spent a semester in England a couple of years ago, and so I was lucky to be able to draw on that experience. The first activity I created was a small model of Stonehenge. I used polymer clay to create the "stones."
I wanted the children to be able to place the "stones," imagine what the circle would look like if it was complete, and perhaps even work with a flashlight in a darkened room, shining the lights through the "stones," from different angles.
The base for this model was created using 2 diagrams I found online.
Here is one:
from Solving Stonehenge (Thames and Hudson 2008), written by Anthony Johnson.
and the other:
used with the kind permission of The Monterey Institute for Research in Astronomy.
So, using these 2 diagrams together I created this:
Tah dah! I laminated it, and let my "consumer product safety tester" try it out. We haven't worked with a flashlight yet, but I have high hopes! This is now one of the Europe activities available to my students.
I will post more about other completed Europe projects, in the days to come!