Homeschooling High School Geography

  Homeschooling High School? Need to teach geography? Over the past two months, I’ve written a trio of posts about homeschooling high school geography, over on the Bright Ideas Press blog. I can’t repost them on my blog, since I wrote them for Bright Ideas Press, but I can point you to them. If you’re trying to choose a geography curriculum, looking for help teaching it, or looking for ways to make geography more interesting for high schoolers, maybe these can help you make some decisions. Take a peek at these three high school geography posts: What To Look For

Geography for All Ages

School is in the air. =) Shiny new backpacks and fresh spiral notebooks beckon from the store aisles. Are you ready? Not quite? Already back in the swing? How about a round-up of some good geography resources to help get your geography groove on? Homeschool Geography For All Ages I’ve come to the conclusion that I must be some kind of geography nerd. 😉 I own all of these myself and I know you’re going to love them. You see, geography isn’t just about maps and facts, it’s about the people and cultures that live inside those little lines. So yes, it

Ten Atlases For Your Homeschool Shelf

Post contains affiliate links. World Atlases: The Usborne Children’s World Atlas: Internet Linked – We have had this one since the kids were little; I like how sturdy and kid-friendly it is. It’s only available used on Amazon, but it’s a keeper. National Geographic Student World Atlas – National Geographic atlases always have the best pictures! No surprise there, is it? United States Atlases: Rand McNally 2016 Large Scale Road Atlas – Yes, a road atlas counts! National Geographic Kids United States Atlas – Another National Geographic atlas, this one just for the U.S. of A. Historical Atlases: The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations – Ancient

Learning Geography with the National Park Passport Program (Bright Ideas Press)

I want to share something very cool with you. I’ve written about these National Park Passports we discovered while on our road trip, and shared all about them over on the Bright Ideas Press blog. Check out the snippet below, and then if it seems like something you’d like to learn more about, click over to Bright Ideas Press to get the whole story. Check it out!   Have you heard of the National Park Passports? These nifty little passport booklets are a clever way for the National Park Service to encourage patrons to visit National Parks around the country while

U.S. States and Capitals, WonderMaps, and Permanent Markers.

{This post contains affiliate links.} Otherwise entitled: Learning and Practicing States and Capitals With WonderMaps and FUN. Or also: How to Be a Fun Teacher Instead of a Fuddy Duddy. I have smart friends. And you know what smart moms do? They listen to their smart friends. So I have to give credit where credit is due.. it was not my brilliant idea to LET my kids have the permanent markers for their maps. (Ordinarily I would have screamed: No, No, No! Everyone knows you use color pencils and pencils for maps. Silly rabbit.) But when I saw Mary letting

How to Naturally Work Geography Into Learning

How to Naturally Work Geography Into Learning We don’t teach geography here. Well, not as a separate class anyway. We could. We could spend time studying geography and drilling all the facts we’re learning. And when I first got started homeschooling that’s kind of what I thought we’d be doing. But as I found my homeschool footing, and I developed our relaxed, eclectic approach, I found that I prefer to work geography in naturally with our lessons, or through fun play. 1.) Games, Puzzles and More Games and puzzles are a great way to work geography in through fun. If