I remember learning geography when I was in school and it was so boring and dry. I wanted nothing to do with the rote memorization and dreaded it.
As a homeschool mom, I am just seeing that I wasn’t taught in an engaging way. Thankfully, today, there are so many resources available for us to teach our own children geography in a fun, and memorable way.
I prefer to teach geography in a unit study method. We don’t necessarily use a curriculum to teach geography in the younger years. There are lots of free resources available, that it makes using unit studies very easy and convenient.
We really enjoy geography now because we can make it come alive for our children. We have written a lot about geography on our site, and have created some amazing resources for your family to use.
Since school is starting back up, it’s a great time to get a fresh start and try some new things. Geography is a great addition to your homeschool studies.
I have created a round-up of different types of geography unit studies that we have personally created, as well as others that will be helpful for your homeschool, broken down by type. I suggest creating a geography notebook for your children. They can make it their own, and add their favorite notebooking pages, maps and resources to their notebook.
United States Geography:
Recommended Resource: Daily Skill Building: U.S. Geography
Are you looking for an EASY open-and-go U.S. geography curriculum that will go beyond teaching your students the states and capitals and help them develop independent learning skills?
FREE USA Country Unit Study: States, Landmarks, Facts and More – this post is FULL of unit studies and resources, as well as series we have done on the 50 states.
Recommended Resource: Geography Activity Pack
Students will explore every independent country in the world plus discover the most significant mountains, deserts, rivers, and lakes with this 124-page Geography Activity Pack.
FREE Country Study Notebooking Pages: Create a country study notebooking journal using these free blank country study notebooking pages.
Maps and Other Geography Unit Study Resources:
FREE World Maps Notebooking Pages: World Mollweide Maps & World Mercator Maps
These geography books go great with geography studies:
Material World: A Global Family PortraitHungry Planet: What the World EatsThe 50 States: Explore the U.S.A. with 50 fact-filled maps!Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary (Trophy Picture Books (Paperback))The Everything Kids’ Geography Book: From the Grand Canyon to the Great Barrier Reef – explore the world!Maps and Globes (Reading Rainbow Book)
If you are wanting your children to learn about all the geography terms and landmark terms you are going to love this bestselling resource:
Find out more about this amazing resource in this post: Geography Vocabulary Terms for Visual Learners
Sarah is a wife, daughter of the King and Mama to 4 children (one who is a homeschool graduate)! She is a an eclectic, Charlotte Mason style homeschooler that has been homeschooling for over 16 years now. She is still trying to find the balance between work and keeping a home and says she can only do it by the Grace of God, and Coffee!