“A Heart for the Nations: Belize” is the third installment of the “Heart for the Nations” series. (Click to see more about the countries of Guatemala and Haiti in this same series).

Belize was our family’s first exposure to non-domestic missions trips. My husband and our oldest daughter, along with several church friends, were blessed to visit the country years ago, and we made lifelong friends with the beautiful people there. Belize’s history is unique in that it was abandoned by the Spanish, who sought expeditious fame and fortune through discovery of gold. 

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Unlike many of the countries of Central America and South America, Belize’s population is largely English-speaking. There is, however, a rich diversity in the population, which is just one lesson in this engaging unit study.

In adding a study of the country of Belize, we continue this concept of inclusive history that has been foundational to A Blessed Heritage. Expanding our knowledge of the black diaspora—those of African descent who populated the Caribbean and Polynesia—is critical. Through this knowledge, we come to understand and appreciate our collective stories as one race—the human race.

This self-paced unit study, targeted for elementary and middle school audiences, emphasizes fun while learning, including [but not limited to] the following activities:

1) science experiments
2) great-tasting recipes
3) puzzles, and as always with A Blessed Heritage,
4) great literature!

This curriculum is designed to cover all foundational academic areas…as they relate to Belize. Here is an introduction to Belize in a way that promotes fun and sparks curiosity. Enjoy.