Thursday, November 7, 2013

Living Geography in our Homeschool

This week's Homeschool Photo Challenge is Geography!

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When we're not learning local geography by exploring, we enjoy using living books and interesting DVDs to learn about countries and cultures around the world!

What We Are Reading  & Playing
Paddle-to-the-Sea by Holling C. Holling
The boys enjoy following Paddle on his journey through the Great Lakes.  We are using Paddle-to-the-Sea Google Lit Trip to enhance this, and it is a lot of fun.

Puzzle Maps U. S. A. by Nancy L. Clouse
Someone just gave us this board game Great States
I also want to try Scrambled States

If You Were Me and Lived In . . . series by Carole P. Roman (read my review!)
These are great books for early elementary.  I am about to buy Kenya too!

What We Have Been or Will Be Watching
A interesting look at babies from birth to toddlers, from four very different cultures.  I think my boys particularly enjoyed this because they have a baby sister too.

Growing up Wild < - - my review
Homeschooling missionary family in Indonesia!  This was a big hit in our house, and we'll be watching them again as we continue our world cultures studies!


Do you have any other recommendations for us?  I would love to find some more trusted resources for exploring geography & cultures!  

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  1. These all look great! We love studying geography in our homeschool too :) Thank you for sharing!

    1. You're welcome! I love to share living book resources!

  2. Thanks for joining in the Homeschool Weekly Photo Challenge. :D I love all your geography resources. BABIES is a GREAT out-of-the-box way to learn about geography and culture differences! What a terrific idea. Maybe I'll pull mine copy out this week. :) See you next week!

    1. I was honestly surprised at how much my kids enjoyed Babies! I really wish I could find something similar that showed children their age around the world.