So, we’re in Mod. 6 and using the HCH books with BF’s Geo. Through Literature guide. It kind of bombed awhile back, so I shelved it. My oldest ds and I read Tree in the Trail a couple of years ago and he loved it. This go around my 2 younger dc were not quite as intrigued (maybe one on one was best, don’t know). Well, besides some map drills, puzzles, and a game I am out of ideas for US geo. I don’t have to do any more than we are doing, I guess, but I’d like to. I am going to try the BF guide/HCH books again this week with fresh eyes and a new perspective, but….
If it doesn’t work, any ideas for US geography that has state flags/capitol/bird/weather, etc?? I have browsed the Geo Matters site and am drawn to A Trail Guide through US Geography (or something like that), I didn’t really care for Cantering the Country. I am looking for something that can be used for all 3 dc. They are 13, 9, and 6. The Trail Guide does cover all ages, which is nice.
I also browsed Enchanted Learning, and although they have great printables, I’m not looking to “piece” this together. I’d rather have something laid out for me, iykwim.
Any ideas or anyone familiar with A Trail Guide from Geo Matters??
Hi there, :-)
I was just looking into Geography too for my 6 yo now or for maybe next year. I haven’t gotten very far yet, so I will be interested to see what others say too. But from a post here (http://simplycharlottemason.com/scmforum/topic/united-states-geography-planning-ideas), I have been thinking about this one: http://www.confessionsofahomeschooler.com/u-s-geography. Any one else use this one? Thoughts? My3Boys, not sure if the 13yo would dig it. If you like it, maybe you can make some additions for him to bring it up a notch for him somehow. Hope that helps. :-)
Well, that’s cheaper than the Trail Guide and seems more fun. My oldest would benefit from some of it and if I just print what my be interesting to him, we may be okay. I could always use some extra living books for him from any particular state, that I could handle. Plus, we’re still going to be doing the BF guide if all goes well.
My oldest has been the hardest to consider…he’s already completed Geography Songs with a co-op/Evan-Moor workbooks, etc, but hasn’t done anything like what you shared or the Trail Guide specific to the U.S. The Trail Guide says it’s for 2nd gr.-high school, but doesn’t look as fun…..hmmm. I would prefer to keep the boys together but my oldest is just leagues ahead of my younger two. I hate to do something so “young” for him when he could do something by himself….hey, maybe that’s an idea…maybe he could do the BF guide by himself and I could do this other with my other two. Just thinking outloud.
Thanks for sharing and I will definitely keep the one you shared in mind.
Sue in MNMember
I liked the states cards that I bought from My Father’s World. We studied each state in the order that they entered the union. I bleneded this in with our history study.
my3boys, that could be a good idea to let him do BF by himself. Maybe you guys could all be doing the same state, and he could listen in on the younger two’s lesson if he wanted and then go and do his independant study and maybe even tell the littler ones something extra that he learned that they didn’t. I will let you know if I come across anything else too. I thought the The Trail Guide looked a little less fun too. :-)
@trulyblessed, thanks. I have no doubt he can do it by himself (don’t know why I hadn’t thought of that before, duh) and just do what you suggested with him and his bros. I’m going to browse a few more geo programs specific to the US but the confessions of a homeschooler looks promising so far. I like that I can download it and make copies for each boy (even my oldest if he’s interested in some of it) from my computer, I hate trying to make copies from a workbook.
Kids are calling, gotta go.
Very cool! Please post if you find something else good. :-)
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