Topic | Using CM method for high school Geography?

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  • AARONSWIFE
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    ANY SUGGESTIONS ON HOW TO USE THIS METHOD FOR TEACHING MY 9TH GRADER GEOGRAPHY? 

    Sonya Shafer
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    One of the keys to a CM style geography is that geography is about people and events and where they happened, rather than just facts like currency, population, and major exports. So we like to tie-in the “living human” element whenever we can. A three-pronged approach works well for us.

    1. When you’re reading any book for any subject, look on a map or globe to find the location where the events occurred. So if you’re reading Heidi, for example, go locate the Swiss Alps.

    2. Read living geography books. You can find some suggestions in our CM Bookfinder. Just search under Geography and set the grade levels you want. Our family is currently reading (again) Around the World in 80 Days, and we’re having fun tracing Mr. Fogg’s route on a world map as we read about his adventures. I wonder if your daughter might like WorldTrek. It’s about a family who took a year off to travel around the world. They had daughters close to your daughter’s age. She could trace their route as she reads and narrate to you what happened, or you could read it together.

    3. Once a week, do map drill. Here’s a description of how we do map drill

    Hope these ideas help!

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