I’ve had some people interested in what we are doing for our World Geography and Animals and Their Habitats study for this year, so I decided to share my lesson plans for each continent as we finish.
Here are the resources I used. The starred ones are what you would need to buy if you wanted to do this in your home:
- Children Just Like Me*: I bought a copy of this since I will be using quite a bit this year. I bought mine used from Amazon for around $5 including shipping. A really neat book which my girls were looking through well ahead of time to begin our geography study.
- Children's Amazing Places Encyclopedia: A beautifully done reference book that I can see my kids enjoying for a long time.
- Free printable maps, flags, and notebooking pages from Homeschool Creations*
- Free passport and stamp printable*
- Blank sketch book if you want to do notebooking*
- Home Art Studio Grade 1*: I actually won a copy of this during a blog giveaway, but it ties in perfectly with world geography so I’m using it for some of the art projects.
- Geography Through Art*: I bought the pdf version of this book at half price in the fall. I will be using it for the other art projects not found on Home Art Studio.
- Sassafras Science Adventures Zoology*: This product came on the market right as I was finalizing our plans and it looked too awesome to pass up and it is! The one thing that my girls beg for me to do with them. Chipette has already asked if we can do volume two next year. This program is meant to be used for only half a year, but I’m stretching it out for an entire year to stick with geography. This book is where I got the order to travel the world.
- Various picture books set in or about the country we are studying. Definitely used our local libraries for these.
- Various fairy tales and fables from each country using library books. I will list these under each week’s plans since there are quite a few. We especially focuses on Cinderella stories from various countries and compared them to the French version of the story that with which most people are familiar.
- Read Alouds scheduled for each country. I’m getting these books through the library and inter-library loan:
- Journey to Jo’Burg (South Africa)
- A Long Walk to Water (Sudan)
- The Incredible Journey (Canada)
- Walk the World’s Rim (Mexico)
- Secret of the Andes (Peru)
- Chucaro: Wild Pony of the Pampa (Argentina)
- Quicksand Pony (Australia)
- Daughter of the Mountains (India)
- The Master Puppeteer (Japan)
- I Rode a Horse of Milk White Jade (China)
- Julie of the Wolves (Arctic)
- The Secret Garden (England)
- The Family Under the Bridge (France)
- Wheel on the School (The Netherlands)
I added in various movies and documentaries to round out our geography and science studies. I will list those under each continent as appropriate. I also discovered these cute paperdoll printables that the girls loved using to decorate their notebooks.
Go to Week One and get started!