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Have you tried the D’Aulaire books for your children? They are young enough that they are simple books and show maps through out them of the travels of various people.
Right now we are reading Minn of the Mississippi and purchased a Map from Beautiful Feet to do the map work on.
I am sure you will find something perfect for your family too.
We also use Story of Mankind, Child’s History of the World and the Child’s Geography.
All are excellent books, although Story of Mankind is for older children.cherylramirezParticipant
What is the Child’s Geography?richpondParticipant
Hi,I’ve never posted on a blog or anything like this so this is all new for me. I have enjoyed reading everyone’s questions and comments. I am like Michelle I have a 7 year old and a 5 year old, this year we have been doing SOTW…and the kids love it. I like it too but I want more of a connection to the Bible, I want something that uses the Bible and then adds other living books instead of just having a few stories about people in the Bible. I was interested in the Genesis through Duet. study but was concerned that it may be alot of the same material we covered since we did just study the first year of SOTW and as a family have been reading through the Old Testament (finishing up Jeremiah). What would you recommend for the next module…do you already have a guide for the third module (if that is what it is called?) Oh and by the way we loved The Boy of the Pyramids. And I love this website..I am always encouraged everytime I get on and see all the great resources. Thanks.
This is my first time on the forum, but I just had to add my thumbs-up for Truthquest. We just love all of the living books and setting our own pace through HIStory. Check it out.
Shelly, thanks for the encouraging words! Sounds like Genesis through Deut & Ancient Egypt would probably be just a recap of what you’ve already done, especially if you have already read Boy of the Pyramids too. The next module handbook (due out this spring, Lord willing) would be the Joshua through Malachi & Ancient Greece (new module 2). Sounds like some of that might be a recap too, but you would get Ancient Greece into the mix and finish Old Testament events.
Now, if you finish reading the Old Testament before your next school year (if you just keep reading for devotions or something), then you might want to start with the current Module 4. It combines Ancient Greece and Rome, and you could easily read the Gospels and Acts along with it, since those events take place in Ancient Rome time period. There isn’t a handbook guide available, but you could just read through the books listed for Grades 1-3. The Famous Men books are long with lots of biographies about various men in those time periods. You could read those biographies and supplement with the other books listed as they occur.
Hope this helps!
Great question, Cheryl. There are actually two resources that are often referred to as “Child’s Geography.”
One is a series by Ann Voskamp over at A Child’s Geography. It uses a Christian worldview and encourages the children to create a notebook as they learn about geography.
The other is a book by the same author as A Child’s History of the World. Hillyer also wrote A Child’s Geography of the World, which is out of print now, I believe.
Hope this helps clarify any confusion.
4rzoo, which one were you referring to?Rachel WhiteParticipant
I don’t know if you are aware of Knowledge Quest’s Geography series. It goes along w/ A Child’s Geography. Here’s the link…
Sonya, Thanks for the information and advice I will look into module 4. I am really interested in looking into the book A Child’s Geography also…I love reading everyone’s comments and collecting new resources. By the way I like the 106 days of creation study. I like the way you set it up and it was very easy to follow. Next on my wish list is the Laying Down Rails(is that the title?). I can’t wait to save up enough to order it. Thank you again for your hard work on this website. I love the schedules and all the helpful tools…the CMbookfinder is wonderful.
Hello Ladies, Just a Geography note from a mom teaching Junior High and High Schoolers: We are using Mapping the World By Heart Lite and are LOVING it. All these years of studying history sequentially and now we are drawing the entire earth and studying each country/continent/ culture one at a time. I am teaching this with a co-op of homeschool High Schoolers and the are really enjoying it. We are creating our own program to go along with the curriculum, but it is such a rich, thorough way to study High School Geography (often a ninth grade class in the Scope and Sequence). We are also studying the Georgraphy songs CD to learn those fifty-six African nations! From painting African masks and praying for missionaries in Nairobi to eating a European Christmas dinner we have really learned as we draw!
Keeps mom learning to, key as we are homeschooling our 16th year!
Lord bless you,
Has anyone tried Galloping the Globe? It looks very interesting, but I can’t seem to get more than a table of contents. If you’ve had any experience using it, I’d appreciate hearing what you think of it.
Thanks for the link, Sonya. Boy, a lot of work went into that curriculum. I can see why it can take up to three years to complete. Very extensive unit studies.
Ooo, I just went back to the Geography Matters site and checked out the sample lessons for the ‘Trail Guide to…’ U.S. Geography and World Geography. They seem perfect for my guys…just what I’ve been looking for. Thanks again for that link!
Sonya and Rachel: Thnaks for the link to Knowledgequest’s A Child’s Geography. I spent some time on the sight this afternoon and bought the Holy Land e-book. It looks great and I can’t wait to start it Monday!
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