Geography is can easily be woven into any subject area, and kids seem to enjoy learning about all the places and peoples around the world.

Here is a list of online resources with lesson plans, games, and printables you can use to teach or supplement geography, as well as add some new perspectives to history, science, literature, art, and music.

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GeoMatters

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Confessions of a Homeschooler

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Sheppard Software

What Was There

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  • October 24, 2009 at 2:23 am
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    We use the book You Can Change the World…a children’s version of Operation World. We read the information about a country and then look it up on the map and pray for them. We review the countries they’ve learned, having a different child each time point them out on the map.

    I’d love for someone to start a monthly country themed night for families. We could taste some foods from that country, hear a speaker who is from there or who has visited there, learn some other things about the country, do a craft, perhaps, and pray for that country. If several families worked together it would not be hard to do. I just don’t have time to coordinate it, or I would. 🙂 I could help, though! If anyone knows of something like this already happening, I’d love to hear about it.

  • October 24, 2009 at 2:36 pm
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    Thanks Cyndy. I’ll look into the “You Can Change the World” book. That exactly what I’m looking for.

    I’ve checked into setting up an “International Night”–very similar to what you are talking about except I’d thought it would be just a one time event. Maybe I’ll have to revisit this idea. 🙂

  • October 27, 2009 at 4:02 am
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    Geography:
    Geography Songs, by Audio Memory. Love these –
    http://www.audiomemory.com/geography.php

    History:
    All Through the Ages, by Christine Miller. History through literature. Lists of books arranged by era and broken down by age group; lists of books arranged by history of disciplines (science, literature, etc.):

    http://www.nothingnewpress.com/atta.shtml

    Comment: I found that the upper level (grades 10-12) selections could be very advanced (kinda dry?) or contain content I would not care for my children to read. But I found plenty of selections in the grades 4-6 and grades 7-9 categories that were great, even for high schoolers. We got many, many of these books from our local library; from the county, state, and national level via interlibrary loan. All you need is a little lead time to give them time to trickle in from all over.

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