The theme for my 5 days is Curriculum Choices. My aim is not to list every single resource out there (That in itself would be almost impossible as the Internet is an ever changing place). My aim is to give you some ideas to start you off.
Today's theme is Geography
Over the years I have found that this is one area that is mournfully neglected in the home school community. There are a few ways of teaching this interesting subject after all everything that has ever happened in history happened somewhere in our amazing world!
One way is to do incidental geography. This is done a couple of ways. One is to have a world map on which you mark the countries you learn about in history or your current read aloud. Sonlight uses this method. Another is to pick a continent and do it the traditional school way which is to start memorising the countries and their capitals. It's all simply a matter of drill work.
- World Map Skills
- Geography Songs
- Mapping the World with Art
- A Child's Introduction to the World
- The Geography Book
- Children from Australia to Zimbabwe
- A country far away
- Charlotte Mason's Elementary Geography
- A Child's Geography (Ann Voskamp)
- Encyclopedia of World Geography (Internet Linked)
- The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide
The Geography Puzzle is a fun thing to build and learn the countries and capitals of the world.
Pinterest is one of my favourite Geography resources
- Megamaps. I love this website. You choose the size (as small as one page or as large as 7 feet accross) and then print on A4 sheets of paper to create the map of your choice. Best of all it's FREE!
- Wondermaps from Bright Ideas Press. Love this. You add Geography skills to any lesson. You can chose from historical to modern day maps.
- Uncle Josh's Outline Map Collection has over 260 printable Maps.
Sir N and I are currently working through Expedition Earth: A Journey through God's World. This curriculum was written by Erica from over at Confessions of a Homeschooler. We have been working our way slowly through this download watching YouTube clips, cooking and extra Notebooking pages. Sir N is enjoying it so much that he calls it our Travel School.
Trail Guide to World Geography
Trail Guide to World Geography This particular package is my all time favourite. You can purchase this as a book or an eBook download. This
If you do this book with your children they will have covered geography from A-Z in three years. You do each section once. Once in primary school, once in middle school and once in high school. Each time your student does a year they go deeper learn more and practise more.
Each level is a complete 36 week school year course. The teachers manual comes with everything you need to successfully and comprehensively teach geography without any prior knowledge of the subject. There are also student work books available for each grade level.
On the www
Milk and Cookies has the most comprehensive collection of Homeschool Geography resources I have seen on the web.
Homeschool giveaways has an excellent resource list of printables too
FREE on the internet
- Print-a-palooza Geography
- World Geography High School
- Geography Primary School
- Countries and Cultures Around the World–Elementary age.
- Sheppard Software Geography
- Discover America State by State
- Outline Maps
- Animated Atlas
- Pearson Map Bank
- Homeschool Creations World Geography Study–More countries being added regularly. Go to Printables by country section for plans.
- Globalmania–Learn world geography in 7 months.
- Historical World Atlas
- Peace Corps Lesson Plans
- Cultures Alive
- National Geographic
- Maps Unit Study Map Adventures
- Flags and Anthems–To go with your geography study.
- FREE Geography Curriculum & Resources ~ FreeBEE Friday Link-Up
What are some of your favourite resources ?
Tomorrow I will share with you some of my favourite History resources.
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