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
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