Home school geography is a fantastic subject to teach, with fun activities and Unit Studies for all ages.
One of the best ways to teach homeschool geography is to travel the world from your own home.
You can adapt this activity to suit to the interests and ages of your children.
As you will see, geography will also take you across all sorts of subject areas.
The joy of Unit Studies is that you can add in to your homeschool lesson whatever appeals to your children.
For us, that's included everything from art and animals to peacock feathers and tea bags!
Here are my homeschool children William and Catherine enjoying geography world Unit Studies:
I want to help you get the most out of this project by sharing with you the resources you will find most helpful.
Get your kids to pick a country which they are most interested in. If you've got any connections with a particular country - friends living there for example- that's a good start.
Take a large sheet of cardstock and get going!
I'll give you an example Geography Unit Study which you can pick ideas from to help you with wherever you decide to visit.
But let's begin by finding some fabulous home school geography resources which will help you get started:
My children William and Catherine picked South Africa because our friend Wendy was born in Port Elizabeth.
That meant we had some real stuff to stick down:
Then we thought about what we wanted to find out about.
This is where you come in! What does your child find interesting? Animals?
Why not pick your favorites and:
Why not see if you can buy or keep some that grow
in your chosen country? My daughter Catherine started a new hobby
growing Streptocarpus plants from the Drakensburg mountains on her
What else would you like to find out about? Geography?
You could download or draw a map. It's nice to do fun things like stick some jewels on to represent diamond mines.
Our Africa has videos made by the children to show you what life is like in their own countries.
Choose the country you want to visit by finding it on the map (if you can!) or from the pull-down menu.
is fantastic here. So long as you check first to make sure the film content is OK, you'll find all sorts - we've seen dancing, people singing the national anthem, home videos of river trips, watched at live waterholes...
Can you try out at home any of the crafts that
local people do? Basket-making? Because William and Catherine travel
all over the world like this, Catherine's even had a go at aboriginal
For South Africa, we had Nelson Mandela to find out about, so that was a real treat!
Welcome to my home! Here I show you some of the things we covered in our project about India.
If you'd like to know our special favorite books which really came top of the list, it would have to be these two:
Do have a look at these two books. You could borrow them from your library. Fantastic for giving a glimpse into other children's lives and also for giving ideas for celebrations that you might share.
We enjoyed sharing in festivals from all over the world. You can choose things to make and, better still, things to eat.
This is a Unit Study, so home school geography will also lead you into otehr subject areas, like trying out art and crafts from across the world.
It's fun to try world art and crafts!
We didn't use this World Unit Study from Currclick but you might find it useful to add ideas and resources.
We hope you enjoy traveling the world with home school Geography; it's a fantastic learning tool and makes a marvelous project.
Our top favorite home school geography activities.
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Geocaching is a wonderful opportunity to get your kids playing a free real life map game where they actually get to find hidden treasure.
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