My oldest son has always had a love for geography. It’s always been natural for us to go find places on a map when we are talking or reading about different places in the world.
I’m always looking for little ways to encourage his love of geography. One activity that has helped my son learn more about geography and map work is Maps, Charts and Graphs from Modern Curriculum Press.
These are a series of workbooks with straightforward lessons. Yes, I said workbooks! I know some people are adamantly opposed to workbooks, but my oldest has always done well with workbooks and really isn’t interested in a lot of extra fluff. He likes things straight and to the point. If you have a learner like that in your home, these would be a great addition.
Maps, Charts & Graphs Series
The series starts very basic with map work in the home and around the neighborhood. As the series progresses so does the geographical area:
Level A: The Places Around Me
Level B: Neighborhoods
Level C: Communities
Level D: States and Regions
Level E: United States and its Neighbors
Level F: Eastern Hemisphere
Level G: The World
Level H: United States Past and Present
Benefits of Maps, Charts & Graphs
1. Easily feed a love of geography for my student
2. Encourage independent study
3. Great review of geography terms and locations
Using this series has been a great way to increase the love and the learning of Geography for my son!
~written by Jen