One of our favorite methods for studying geography is cooking our way around the world. Through food, we’re not just learning random facts, we’re experiencing cultures too. As we create and eat these popular dishes, we feel a special connection to the people from different lands and states. Most years I coordinate our geography studies with our history lessons. This year, we’re studying American History, so
If you haven’t yet discovered the impact Google Maps can have in your science and geography studies, now is the time. Can you imagine being able to show your kids the bottom of the ocean? Give it a try yourself. Load Google Maps onto your computer and go to the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Click on Satellite. Do you see the Mid-Atlantic Ridge system? Cool, right?
National Geographic Student Atlas of the World 3rd Edition is the perfect student atlas to complement any homeschool or geography study. Last year we focused on the United States and this year we will be focusing on the World. I want my son to research on at least 10 countries and write a big report on one of them at the end of the year.
History has always been the backbone of the homeschool plan in my home. What I mean is that I often plan and build my homeschool curriculum choices and enhancements around our history for the year. I love to add historical fiction for our reading selections and art lessons for some hands on history projects. I also love approaching this subject in the homeschool environment. If
I have the great privilege of introducing you to Tapestry of Grace Primer – a new curriculum tool for your youngest ones from Tapestry of Grace! I am also sharing a review of Marcia Somerville’s book, Love the Journey, at Hodgepodge. I think the biggest learning curve with homeschooling is finding what works best for your family. Tapestry of Grace is a wonderful homeschooling fit
Geography is one of our family’s FAVORITE subjects! Over the years we have studied everything from map reading and basic navigation, to the cultures and customs from countries around the world. We travel when possible to bring our learning to life, use many online resources to conduct research, and lead a homeschool geography co-op so we can learn with our friends. As we began making
Memorizing random geography facts is never fun, at least it was never fun for me. So when I think of geography I like to add hands on activities to our homeschool. Puzzles and games are extra fitting for learning geography. It’s not that there isn’t a time for simply memorizing, there is. But I prefer to do something a bit more fun. I loved the The
Did you know that Tennessee is nicknamed the “volunteer state”? Can your child identify his states and capitals with ease? What about the state flags, any of those looking familiar? States and capitals are something we want our kids to know. But, we don’t want to make a big fuss over it and have it consume tons of valuable school time either. Stack the States