Put a Catholic perspective into your next state geography study with Catholic Pilgrimage Press! I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to review this mini unit study on Florida. It was the perfect way to begin our study of the 50 states: with a bit of Catholic culture and inspiration. Whenever possible I try to add our Catholic faith into our homeschool program. A unit study like this one is hard to find so you can image how pleased I was to have the opportunity. We enjoyed it so much that I only wish there were more state units for us to dive into.
An Overview of Catholic Pilgrimage Geography: Florida
This unit was a delightful way to teach my child more about Florida geography.
The study contains five lessons:
- Lesson 1: Introduction to the State-Basic info about Florida.
- Lessons 2 and 3: Geographical Features: rivers, lakes, swamps, beaches, etc.
- Lesson 4: Catholic History and Holy People- Information about people who helped spread the Faith in the state; Saints and/or
“Blesseds” associated with the state.
- Lesson 5: Pilgrimage Sites – A sort of “virtual” pilgrimage to some sites of importance to Catholics.
The study was well put together and flowed in a way that made great sense. Starting with basic general information that I wanted my child to know about the state it progressed to more in depth information about the history, establishment, and important people and places of the state. Each lesson was presented in a conversational tone asking questions and presenting information to answer them. After each lesson an optional activity or writing suggestion is offered to reinforce the information presented.
How we used Catholic Pilgrimage Geography: Florida in our homeschool:
The lessons are concise and easy to follow. We were able to easily cover a lesson a day making this a week long unit study. I especially liked that the unit was easy to complete because it gave us a feeling of success and we finished with much more knowledge of Florida than when we began. We also used some FREE State Notebook Pages that I created which we used while studying the unit.
A Few More Things I loved about Catholic Pilgrimage Geography: Florida
- It’s easily adaptable for any age or ability.
- It emphasizes faith.
- It brings Florida geography to you.
- It tells you about Catholic places to visit in Florida.
- My son learned about a new saint.
Catholic Pilgrimage Geography: Florida is available from Currclick for $5.99.
It makes total sense to approach geography as a Catholic by taking a “pilgrimage” to the state. I hope that the author will continue to write units for each and every state. What a wonderful approach to Geography for Catholics: Missions in California, Jesuits on the Mississippi, and pioneer saints on the prairies! There would be no end to the beauty of this series.
~written by Stephanie, Harrington Harmonies