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, and ample suggestions for each of the above subjects. Also included is an activity CD-ROM (my older copy did not come with this). I ordered it and am so glad that I did! While my manual has pages that can be photocopied to create notebook pages with, the ease of printing them from the computer is a huge plus. As a bonus, the CD includes additional notebook pages not included in the original manual.
We are off to Asia this week. Today we learned a little about China, colored China on the map, and, for old times’ sake (from our years of Five in a Row), read The Story of Ping. For more world traveling fun we are preparing to learn about Pandas, make Egg Drop Soup, and also play ping-pong, China’s national sport!
A globe, beginner atlas, children’s dictionary, and a bible are suggested for your student to have on hand. In addition to Galloping the Globe, there is core book list. While I own some of those books and can see that they will be useful, I propose that if you could not afford all of the additional resources, it would not be difficult to utilize the library and the Internet to fill in the information. Many of the resources are available from the publisher’s site, Geography Matters.
I love it!
Created for homeschool families by homeschool moms, I think this manual is a perfect fit for our family. While I don’t turn my nose up at more traditional curriculum, I do have a special place in my heart for things that were written just for me!
-Laurie Duquette is mom to 7 children and a grandma of 3. Her family is beginning their 19th year of homeschooling. You can read more about their homeschooling adventures at Keeping It Simple.