I feel a bit like a nerd to share this, but one thing that I always loved working on while I was in school was map skills. I thought it was most fun when those maps were brightly colored, having always been a pretty visual kind of gal. I was thrilled, then, to find the Map Skills series from Continental Press, which is available from
It’s been awhile since I posted about favorite learning games, and since the lazy days of summer break mean more time for games, I’ve been reminded of some favorites. The 10 Days in … games have been popular with homeschoolers for several years now, and for good reason. Geography, logic, critical thinking and luck of the draw make these games exciting – and worthwhile educationally!
I have recently had the pleasure to read the first e-book by Kris, the widely read author of the blog Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. The book, in true WUSH fashion, features games, projects, learning centers, and presentations all with a focus on hands on learning. Get Your Hands on Learning! has four main sections, as well as an appendix full of even more information. The sections
We have been using the “Trail Guide to U.S. Geography” by Cindy Wiggers for our geography studies for over a year now. This resource is wonderful! For years I had felt guilty because we really weren’t studying geography in a systematic manner. For me, the “Trail Guide to U.S. Geography” is the perfect geography curriculum. Our geography studies are completed together which works really well
Searching for geography curriculum has been a fruitless pursuit for me, so I dabbled in creating my own. We discussed earth being our home, looked at maps, and located places on the globe from our history and literature studies. That was enough, but I wanted to go more in depth. When I was introduced to A Child’s Geography, Explore His Earth by Ann Voskamp, I
Most of you already know I’m a huge fan of a good book. Whenever I can use a book to kickstart a lesson, I jump at the chance. When I saw the book Legends & Leagues had a Workbook to go along with it, I couldn’t pass it up! Legends & Leagues or, Mr. Tardy Goes from Here to There by Ned Bustard introduces you
While I am a unit study mom, I do not feel the need to turn every topic into an elaborate unit for my family. This year I wanted to encourage my 8 year old to work independently of me for one subject. The topic we chose? Geography of the United States. She was interested in knowing where the states were thanks to dear cousins who
Geography a bore? Not anymore! As the name implies, Geopuzzles are geography-based puzzles manufactured by GeoToys. There are five continent puzzles, each focusing on a specific area of the globe. The world according to Geopuzzles has the following divisions: ●Africa and the Middle East ●Asia ●Europe ●Latin America ●U.S. and Canada It may be important to know that the Middle East is placed with Africa,