Study the World
I always loved geography for the colored pencils and good-looking maps. Geography is social studies, science, math, art, language, history, and social justice all rolled into one fascinating subject. If you’re interested in interdisciplinary learning, this is a great way to start. Pick up a globe, spin, and point.
On this page you’ll find my posts that are related to geography. Keep scrolling to see our favorite books and other resources for learning. Add a comment with your favorites and we’ll keep the list growing.
Money and coins provide a fascinating look into a country’s heritage and ideals. We used currency to learn a little bit about our own country and others around the world. Last spring, my kids asked to learn more about money. At the start of the season, I always ask...read more
Social Studies for kindergarten usually focuses on local communities with the goal of teaching kids about being good citizens. While we definitely learned a lot about the world last year, I didn’t want to skip over any basics. I think homeschooled kids learn a ton...read more
Yesterday we visited the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. and learned a lot about indigenous people and their contributions. I'd like to share some themes that guide our learning as well as a few tips for visiting if you get the chance....read more
Today I want to share a fun, free, and versatile resource for teaching: Google My Maps! There are SO many things you can do with maps to help connect kids to the world. One of my son’s favorite activities is dragging the little yellow person icon to a road to check...read more
It's been a tough week. There's been a range of emotions from anger to disbelief. But for anyone who's been reading and listening, there's no surprise about what happened on Tuesday night. Our country has an ugly past of white supremacy and oppression of any group...read more
Today I'm sharing a South African interdisciplinary unit study that we did a few months back. We had learned about India and I asked him to choose another country to learn more about. He chose South Africa no doubt because of the interesting wildlife that is found...read more
Our All-Time Favorite Geography Books
These are our all-time favorite books for learning about the world! They have to be aesthetically gorgeous and contain information that helps us to understand the natural, political, and cultural diversity on the planet.
Know of a book that we would love? Drop a comment below.