I have mentioned previously that my children both really enjoy geography. For the past three years we studied American history, so the study of U.S geography was a natural fit and we learned about the 50 states. Since we are preparing to dive into world history, we are transitioning over to learning about other cultures and world geography.
I am sharing with you what we are using to teach about cultures and geography. Keep reading because we also have a special offer for you from Simply Charlotte Mason. Those of you who use their Charlotte Mason curriculum know they rarely offer deals!
When our oldest, who graduated from our homeschool in 2018, was in eighth grade we used Visits to Europe from Simply Charlotte Mason. This delightful geography curriculum taught her a lot about the culture of the countries in Europe and gave her a glimpse into the lives of real families using the suggested books Material World and Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.
Through guided reading, map work, and written narration she took an adventure to Europe and not only learned about the culture, she also learned how to create her own maps and where the countries were located. There are a lot of ideas included for extra activities as well if you are using this curriculum with older students.
There are six books in the Visits to series:
- Visits to Africa
- Visits to Asia
- Visits to Europe
- Visits to North America
- Visits to South and Central America, Australia
- Visits to the Middle East
My upcoming fifth grader is extremely passionate about the Japanese culture. She has been learning about the language using a Japanese-English dictionary and we are signing her up for Time4Language’s online Japanese language learning curriculum for this upcoming school year. When looking for a geography curriculum that would teacher her about Japan and the other countries in Asia, I naturally thought to use Visits to Asia.
My children are part Asian, so her desire to learn about Asia runs deep, I suppose. What’s somewhat funny about this is she is 1/4 Chinese and not Japanese at all, even though she thinks we must be wrong about her heritage. My mother-in-law is 1/2 Chinese and 1/2 Filipino so I think my daughter will enjoy learning about that part of the world.
If you are looking for an engaging geography curriculum with all the flavors of Charlotte Mason learning (living books, narration, map studies, and more) you will want to check out the Visits to series.
You can view detailed samples of the Visits to Asia, and others in the series as well on their corresponding pages.
Exclusive Simply Charlotte Mason Sale
For a limited time only, you can get the digital copy of any book in the Visits to series for $3 off OR you can select the physical copies and get FREE SHIPPING (no minimum purchase like there normally is).
What’s pretty awesome about this offer is that Simply Charlotte Mason rarely does sales and you can get free shipping on ANY purchase that has a book from this series in your order.
You have to use these special links to get this exclusive discount:
- Save $3 on any digital copy of a Visits to ebook
- FREE shipping when purchasing any of the Visits to series printed books
These special offers end 5/31/19.
If you have a lot to purchase from SCM, they always offer free basic shipping on USA orders over $75, but you can still get 25% off the digital copies of the books in the Visits to series.
If you want to use this in your homeschool, you can also enter to win a full year, which includes your choice of one of the six books in the series, as well as the copies of Material World and Hungry Planet: What the World Eats.
Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.