Good Books for Austarlian Living History, Literature and Geography

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  • thatannegirl

    Hi, I was hoping to connect with some Australians who use CM Method. I am looking for some Aussie History, Literature and Geography ideas for my kids to study. We are living in the U.S. and so don’t have to worry about conforming to the Aussie Standards. I am currently teaching my kids American History, and we are all loving it.  But as an Aussie American, I am realizing that my kids need a good balance in understanding both their Aussie and American heritages.

    My kids are 9 and 7.

    Thanks for your help. Anne

    Richele Baburina

    Hi Anne,

    Welcome!  Have you read or connected with Jeanne from  She home educates via CM in Australia and is a wealth of info in the areas you are specifically looking for.




    Mum In Zion

    Hi Anne, I have been absent from this forum for some time, so it was a nice surprise to see another Aussie on here when I logged in this morning 🙂

    We are Australians living in Israel, so we don’t have to follow the Australian standard either. We have dropped World History this year and will focus on Aussie History, Literature, Artists and Poets, with a Geography overview from the History and Literature readings.

    If you haven’t already, check out the Homeschooling Downunder website.  It is full of a great Suggestions and resources.

    I am currently using Our Sunburnt Country by Arthur Baillie to give an overview of Australian  History. There are notebooking pages to go with this book, so my kids do written Narrations using these. Jackie French is a great Aussie author and has written historical fiction for kids. We plan to add in a few of her books as well.

    There are also resources for Picture/Artist study, Geography, Literature… If you want more suggestions, I can provide more, but this is a great website for getting started and most of the resources are CM friendly while offering advice how to work it all together with the Aussie Standards.

    Blessings, Michelle


    I recently heard a podcast from an Aussie homeschool mom. She has a wealth of experience and many resources on her blog. Here’s the link for you:


    And her extensive book list can be found here:

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