I have two children who love to draw; they get it from their dad – definitely not me. When it comes to making learning stick, drawing out vocabulary terms really helps them since they are visual learners.
For years we have had a geography terms visual glossary laying around, so last year we put it to good use. If you have visual learners in your homeschool then you will find that drawing out geography terms will help them recall what each vocabulary really word looks like.
Using a popular homeschooling resource called Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary that is often referenced in geography curriculum from large publishers such as Exploring Countries and Cultures, a My Father’s World curriculum, GeoMatters’ Galloping the Globe and Classical Conversations, my daughter has memorized what these terms are and what they look like.
It’s simple, we just open a page in the book when we come across a geography term that she is unfamiliar with and she can see a colorful picture of it. Then she grabs her geography terms notebook and defines it and copies the image from the book.
Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary can be used with any geography curriculum or even as a standalone supplement to your regular studies. If you have this book or you plan to use it, the Geography Terms Notebook will be an invaluable tool to go with it.
Because my daughter loves to draw and color this book has been a great way for her to learn new geography terms.
Since notebooking is our thing, we of course needed a notebooking journal to go along with it. That sounds like “If You Give A Pig A Pancake.”
If you give a homeschool mom a curriculum, she’s gonna need a notebooking journal to go with it!
okay, that’s a bit cheesy, but it’s really so me. We love notebooking in our homeschool. We discovered it when my oldest, who graduated in 2018, was in fourth grade. We were burned out from stress of homeschooling and our eyes were tired of crying. I was ready to throw in the towel.
Then we discovered notebooking. The best resource we ever purchased for our homeschool was a membership to Notebooking Pages, now called Productive Homeschooling (it really is so much more productive!).
But, sometimes I want a specific notebooking journal that accompanies a book or curriculum, such as Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary, so I decided to create it.
The notebooking journal that we created uses the geography terms in the same order found in the book Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary. Each vocabulary word has its own individual page that includes a place for the student to write the definition and a box to draw the illustration by copying it from the book.
Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary is the perfect way to help elementary students begin to learn about the geography of the earth! From A (as in archipelago) to Z (as in zone), this book features over 60 definitions with beautiful full-color illustrations and maps.
You can get the book here or find it at your local library.
Learn more about the Geography Terms Notebook.
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.
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