Welcome to our on-line resources for Geography! For those who use Classical Conversations, please remember it is not necessary to supplement Classical Conversations with crafts, worksheets, and on-line resources. Simply drilling the grammar (knowledge) and reading literature together will give your child a firm grounding for the logic (understanding) and rhetoric (wisdom) levels of classical learning.
Note that this is a link “buffet.” It is not intended that all of these resources be used. If you plan to use any printables, a personal recommendation would be to print all that you plan to use and file them into a notebook or file folder labeled by week. Of this list, our children have especially enjoyed Sheppard Software and Seterra for drilling geography memory work on-line, but we are personally stepping away from on-line practice and using the My Father’s World Geography Game (the Parent/Teacher Supplement for Exploring Countries & Cultures), passports and flag stickers (earned when the country location is mastered), and geography puzzles (by a Broader View and Geopuzzles). These activities allow us to interact more as a family. (We will also continue to work on map tracing and our free-hand drawings of the continents.)
- Make a passport and place a “stamp” in it when each location is mastered. (We purchased the Flags of the World Ultimate Sticker Book and pre-made passports from My Father’s World.)
- Make a geography pin map and add the locations throughout the year.
- Use the many high-quality free printable resources from Pin It Maps to memorize world geography, animals organized by continent, or geography water and land forms.
- Use tabletop geography maps for some mealtime fun.
- Make a notebook of national flag coloring sheets from Crayola.com. Also create a locator map for each country.
- Study world geography with a missions focus using the many resources at Kids of Courage (Voice of the Martyrs). You can also use Window on the World Notebooking Pages as you follow along our Window on the World reading plan from the last time we were in CC Cycle 2.
- Complete some unit studies, lapbooks, or research reports on select countries of interest. Explore the physical features, monuments, animals, industry, and culture of some of the countries/areas we will be studying.
But more importantly, be sure to practice tracing and drawing maps – and memorizing countries (and even capitals!) at home! Committing to map-drawing practice will prepare your child for Challenge more than any other activity or project (aside from mastering your geography memory work)! Resources for map practice include…
- Map Tracing: A Geography Plan with Printable Atlas
- Practicing country locations and capitals with flashcards
- Learning to draw the major circles of latitude free-hand
- Learning to draw the world with blob maps
- Learning to draw using the fantastic continent drawing books by Kristin Draeger
For other subjects, visit our Cycle 2 Resources Page. Please notify us of broken links by leaving a comment or using the “contact me” button on the right sidebar. And if you know of other geography resources that are useful for your family, we would love for you to share them in the comments section!
The resources and information posted to this blog are intended to be used with the Foundations Guide 4th Edition from Classical Conversations.
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