As my children grow and I begin homeschooling several ages at once, I find myself searching more often for prepared curriculum. Any of you who know me, know that I tend to shy away from textbook curricula because they’re typically so dry and irrelevant. However, in my quest to find prepared curricula that meet my Charlotte Mason/unit study/Classical style, I’ve been pleasantly surprised that a
Ready to See the World? We are looking forward to a full and fun year of galloping through the continents of the world. This unit study approach to geography incorporates literature, language arts, science, bible, and various activities, as well as holidays and celebrations. Travel and tourism contacts are also included. Galloping the Globe provides a suggested schedule for one country per week or two,
What immediately drew me to My Father’s World is that the curriculum is the fact that it is fairly stand alone. You purchase either the basic set or their deluxe set, and you are ready to go! I adore this as our little library in this rural community really doesn’t have the variety or selection of books that we were used to in San Diego.
Our family sponsors two children with Compassion International. It isn’t exactly a curriculum, but my family is receiving an education through it. The educational benefits are numerous: 1. Geography becomes a real, living subject rather than a flat, oddly shaped spot on a globe. Someone lives there! Someone who writes you letters! You send letters back! Geography lives. 2. The study of geography extends to
I have three reproducible books from Carson Dellosa Publishing that have been helping us in our studies of different countries. They are a series geared for elementary ages. The first book, A Trip Around the World, helps you and your children explore life in Mexico, Brazil, Egypt, Kenya, Germany, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, China, Japan, Australia, Canada, and the United States. Another Trip Around the
Do you remember elementary school social studies? I remember a few bits and pieces—my memories are of a little American history and a lot of social studies. It seems that we talked quite a bit about how society works. We talked about the police, the fire department, community leaders, the library, and other societal mechanisms. Though I have chosen a chronological approach to history, I
My kids can easily locate many countries, cities, and landforms on the map. Part of this is because we like atlases and we look places up when we read about them. The main reason, however, is that we like to play Seterra. Seterra is an addicting and highly educational geography program. What’s more, it is free. Here is how it works. You open the program
We love unit studies and were thrilled to be able to begin a trip around the world with Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World ($15.00 instant download) from Confessions of a Homeschooler. In the last few months my children and I have visited China, South Korea, and India. We’re headed to several countries in Africa next, and I have to say we’ve been having a