To recap the Geography Studies:
Start by putting together a binder with dividers for each continent. Print out the maps & list you will need for each study and place behind the appropriate tab. I also recommend adding any extra studies you want to do with each map to the list such as watching videos or books you will be reading, etc. If you are making a large wall map that will contain all of the important stuff in one place, then go ahead and get this ready also (I have some links below for printing large maps). Decide on your colors for labeling as well, for things like rivers, mountains, glaciers, forests……..now you are all set to go! Look over the list below with your child to see what interest them and enjoy the study :)
World Geography Links & Resources
Hey Parents! As you are reading through this list, keep in mind that it has been created for the upper grade level student. This means that some of these books are more graphic in nature and can contain more sensitive and detailed material than we would see in a younger child’s book. If you aren’t familiar with some of these books, please review them before handing over to your child so that you are aware of what they are reading. Thank you!!
Options for Using An Atlas
National Geographic Student World Atlas Fourth Edition
World Atlas: A Voyage of Discovery for Young Explorers
Children’s World Atlas
Prentice Hall Atlas of World History
Great Maps (Dk Smithsonian)
FREE Ancient Lands Map Set
FREE Mapping Resources
Megamaps – this site has great maps. You can print really large maps up to 8′ x ‘8 in size!
Free U.S. and World Maps – print free, blank outline maps from here.
Bright Ideas Wonder Maps – great collection of maps.
Knowledge Quest Map Center – Knowledge Quest now has a place to purchase & download only the maps you need instead of purchasing an entire CD collection.
Map Trek CD Collections – also from Knowledge Quest.
National Geographic Mapmaking Kit – great tool for printing countries, continents or world maps. Can also add physical features, text, arrows, etc to maps.
GeoMatters – They have great maps here offering several types including, blank outline map books, bible lands map books, large, laminated maps, mark-it maps, double-sided maps and so much more.
PaperToys.com – This website offers paper models of famous landmarks around the world. I like to print these off on heavy cardstock and laminate them. Then we use them as a teaching tool with our large wall map.
World ology – offers several interactive maps.
Free Printable Maps by d-maps.com
Free Printable Maps by Maps ETC.
Printable Maps from BYU
World of Geography by Brenda Runkle from GeoMatters
Review of Runkle’s Geography & free printable landform cards by New Bee Homeschooler
Geography through Literature by Beautiful Feet Books
Globalmania – this is a free download for subscribers from Knowledge Quest and helps master Geography in 7 months or less.
A Child’s Geography – these are great books for older kids reading independently or can be read aloud to younger kids.
North Star Geography from Bright Ideas Press
Mapping the World with Art
Mapping the World by Heart
Maps – this is a really good visual book of maps. I have this one and love it. The boys enjoy looking through all the pictures.
The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide – my absolute favorite geography resource. I use this constantly for mapping and even for history at times. It’s a great resource!
Free Geographical Readers from Charlotte Mason
Asia: It’s People and History by Bonnie Rose – a great resource for learning about the people of Asia. Also includes bonus Geography copywork and maps
The Geography Drawing Series by Bookdale House – they currently have 2 in the series and these are a GREAT resource for learning to draw the world from memory! My boys are working on the USA book and they are memorizing and drawing the states really quick!!
Encyclopedia of World Geography: With Complete World Atlas (Geography Encyclopedias)
Great websites for finding FREE books and audios!
Books Should Be Free
Squidoo Lens by Jimmie Lanley pretty much covers all the other free resources I would list :)
and there is always youtube to search for videos on specific topics.
Homeschooler’s Guide to Free Kindle Books – an article on finding free kindle books from Contented at Home.
Great Historical Maps to use with notebookings pages.
Trail Guide to World Geography by GeoMatters is a great curriculum that covers geography with a notebooking approach.
Geography Quest Country Report Notebooking Pages
Websites, Unit Studies & Project Ideas
Land & Water Activities & Printables
Learning the 7 Continents from Creekside Learning
Learn About South American with Free Printables
Geography Terms with BINGO Free Printable
Imports & Exports by Country
School Project Ideas by just laura
Exploring History and Geography with Lego’s by Milk and Cookies (my older boys still love playing with Lego’s when they think no one is watching!)
Tracking Natural Disasters & World Politics by Milk and Cookies (includes a free printable!)
Salt Dough Map Project by Solaratiamom
Geography Resources from Pinay Hmeschooler – she has a lot of geography studies by continent and her projects and printables can be useful for older kids so scroll through and look around, she has great ideas!
Landforms – website created by students (good project idea!)
Meaningful Map Facts – great way to incorporate maps with history.
Geography Resources from Adventures in Mommydom – scroll through her site. she has a ton of recipe ideas from other countries.
Unit Studies by Amanda Bennett has some great Geography downloads.
Great Mapping Activities from Education Possible
Geography Binder Notebook – I like this idea for storing printables and maps.
Drawing the World from Memory
Tons of Geography Resources from Half-a-Hundred Acre Wood.
Geography Resource for Each Continent
Write From History Series by Brookdale House is a great resource for adding in copywork and notebooking pages to your Geography binder.
Games, Map Coloring & Other Fun Stuff
World Geography Game – Learn the Continents
Continent Twister Game – how fun does this look for a bunch of teenagers??!
Atlas Scavenger Hunt with FREE printable
Quizlet – this is a great study guide resource. do a specific search for what you need, then browse and choose the cards you like best. You can print the cards out and make an index file of cards by continent to use for studying. Or they can study online by playing games, using them as flashcards and take tests. You can also download the app to a phone or tablet.
Geography Coloring Book (3rd Edition)
GeoPuzzle World – Educational Geography Jigsaw Puzzle (68 pcs)
Try Geocaching – this looks like a fun adventure for restless teens!
Letterboxing sounds fun also!
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