Quest - Historical Blackline Maps. This resource
would make a great addition to your geography studies, especially
if you are doing units. You can buy the units separately or
together in a binder or on CD (pdf documents). Available:
The Ancients (5000 BC-400 AD), The Middle Ages (400-1600),
The New World (1600-1850), and The Modern World (1850-present).
I really like the CD as you can print off what you need as
you need them. Less storage room.
Josh's Outline Map Book I like this resource
because it includes blank map outlines for ancient history
study as well as current maps. Designed by a homeschool dad
and his daughter. Includes 8.5" x 11" maps of all
50 United States, plus countries, continents, regions, and
global maps (with and without boundary lines). Ideal for
difference between Knowledge Quest and Uncle Josh is that
Knowledge Quest includes study questions. Neither can be
used as a stand-alone geography course but either is a highly
recommended supplement for unit studies.
Geography Practice, Grade 3 and Daily
Geography Practice Grade 6 by Evan-Moor. If you
use these two books during your child's elementary years,
you will have covered all the geography facts your child needs
to know. (No need to buy one for each year. Just divide these
two up into six years or use for two years and something else
the remaining years.) Each lesson includes map study and fill-in-the
blank answers that test their knowledge of the lesson. These
are great for the Read/Write
That Thought. If you have a child who is a visual
learner and loves maps, charts, and graphs
or if you're looking for a simple way to teach the US states,
you'll love this curriculum. It comes on a CD and is made
up of worksheets that are in pdf format (free Acrobat Reader
software is used to print them out.) The worksheets cover
all 50 states. Students have to do their own research to complete
these worksheets. I normally don't tests but I love theirs!
Your child has to identify outlines of each state and write
in its capitol. Then he has to look at several US maps where
the boundary lines are messed up and fix them. For example,
the boundary between Oklahoma and Texas may be missing so
the child has to draw the boundary back in. I highly recommend
this resource for grades 1-6. I recommend teaching from this
for two or three weeks each year, selecting worksheets that
would be suitable for your child at that age. The next year,
review what you learned last year and add a little more. If
you did this each year from grades 1 through 6, they would
be well educated in US geography by time they reach 7th grade.
The other alternative would be to teach it one year. I would
recommend teaching a one-year course in 4th, 5th or 6th grade.
For more information or to order: http://www.holdthatthought.com/
For a more thorough review, check my blog at: http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/EmptyNestMom/
Latitude and Longitude
game - Message
in a Bottle.
Determine direction from a map from My Schoolhouse.
Analysis Worksheet from the National Archives - Excellent
for older students!
geography worksheets from Enchanted Learning.
Crime - high school level lesson plan.
Your Geography Knowledge (FUN!)