How do you incorporate geography in your homeschool?
Loosely. With intention to playing. Fun is the operative. No serious allowed.
So how do you incorporate geography in your homeschool in a child-directed way?
Any time you come across a new country or location in a readaloud or in a current affairs discussion find it on a map, watch a YouTube video, or consider any of these ideas for your homeschool geography study.
But do these four things in your homeschool geography study:
Get out your homeschool inspiration book and jot down any resources or ideas that you might like to use in the upcoming homeschool year.
Recognize geography ideas in your homeschool history study:
- Create an Egyptian Par-tay day (or whatever other ancient civilization you’re studying)
- Study World War 2 (& learn about the countries involved)
- Study World War 1 (watch a movie based in World Wars)
- Go to a used bookstore and check out the history section.
- Travel, if you can. Best way to learn anything related to geography. (You can check out our travel experiences with the kids here.)
- Use Mark Twain workbooks that lead you through the way, if y’all like it.
- Use Usborne Flags of the World.
- Get a globe or a map (even if you can’t afford new.) Explain to your kids that maps change because geopolitical dynamics change.
- Check out the library for used book sales. You might find travel guides, large picture adult books, and dated National Geogrpahic magazines.
- Read readalouds (& find the location of the story on a map).
- Use Google Earth on your screen.
- Learn how to use an atlas and a globe.
- Find maps at gas stations and tourist centers.
- Use a black marker to outline the countries of the world and quiz your kids on what map outline your kids are looking at.
- Use geography study books for kids like Countries Around the World.
- Use Scholastic Canada Atlas of the World.
- Go through a geography curriculum book like Trail Guide to World Geography.
- Have fun with Usborne Flags of the World Sticker book (& create a quizzing game around the flags).
- Play Professor Noggins geography quizzing games.
- Use YouTube, Discovery Channel, and Netflix documentaries.
Learn how to engage your kids in a fun way.
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