Geography

Where is Sochi?

While I have been to Russia, I must admit that I had never even heard of Sochi before. I got curious today and had to see just how far away St. Petersburg (where I lived) was from Sochi. Well, it is quite far. I took a screen shot of the Google Map showing the difference. Where is Sochi? The first time I went to Russia, I had the pleasure of visiting Moscow with my family and also travelling by train to St. Petersburg (and back to Moscow). The second time I went to Russia, I stayed in St. Petersburg and …

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Using Current Events To Teach Geography

Using Current Events To Teach Geography It is actually very simple to use current events to teach geography to your home learners. In fact, this may be something that you are already doing in your family. If not, I thought I would share what we do and give you a few resources to help you in case you decide this is something you want to explore with your kids. Map Of The World You will need a map of the world. Using Google Maps Using Google Earth EduPlace Printable Maps Free World Maps For Our Latest Project, I Used These: …

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Sweet Finds Saturday

It is time for another Sweet Finds Saturday. I absolutely loved this homemade play kitchen made out of an entertainment center. It is amazing. This homemade design notebook is inspiring and might help me keep track of all the little scraps that I rip out of the fliers and catalogs when I am inspired. Jimmie has a sneaky way of educating. I think I like it. I found this post today about teaching Geography Without A Curriculum simply by integrating it when it comes up. I like this approach. It makes for a more natural way of learning things and …

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Homeschool4Free – Social Studies

Photo Credit: Roger Kirby Are you looking for some great Social Studies resources to help you finish out the year? Or maybe you are busy planning next year already? ~FLAGS~ ABC Teach Flags Flag Coloring Pages ~MAPS~ Outline Maps My Wonderful World Printable Maps US and World Geography Xpedition ~Miscellaneous Social Studies~ Social Studies If you are studying Canada, please also visit my page A Trip Across Canada for all the links to the study. Please share your Social Studies resources in the comments.

A Trip Across Canada – Prince Edward Island

If you are just joining us now, may I suggest that you visit these pages first –> A Trip Across Canada – Introduction To Our Unit Study – Week 1 A Trip Across Canada – General Overview 0f Canada – Week 2 A Trip Across Canada – British Columbia – Week 3 A Trip Across Canada – Alberta – Week 4 A Trip Across Canada – Saskatchewan – Week 5 A Trip Across Canada – Manitoba – Week 6 A Trip Across Canada – Ontario – Week 7 A Trip Across Canada – Quebec – Week 8 A Trip Across …

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Weekly KidLinks #1 – Geography

After much discussion between my husband and I, it has been decided that it would be good to offer Weekly KidLinks on a variety of topics. We have seen our children use the current KidLinks and default to certain websites over and over again and we want to change this. We want their learning time on the computer to be fresh and exciting, so we proudly bring you the first set of Weekly KidLinks. Weekly KidLinks #1 – Geography Barnaby Bear Connect The World GeoNet Go George Go Growth of a Nation Map Games National Geographic Kids Sheppard Software Your …

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A Trip Across Canada – New Brunswick

If you are just joining us now, may I suggest that you visit these pages first –> A Trip Across Canada – Introduction To Our Unit Study – Week 1 A Trip Across Canada – General Overview 0f Canada – Week 2 A Trip Across Canada – British Columbia – Week 3 A Trip Across Canada – Alberta – Week 4 A Trip Across Canada – Saskatchewan – Week 5 A Trip Across Canada – Manitoba – Week 6 A Trip Across Canada – Ontario – Week 7 A Trip Across Canada – Quebec – Week 8 A Trip Across …

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Awesome Geography Resources

My “A Trip Across Canada” post is coming later today – check back for it. Are you looking for some geography resources to use with your children? I was doing some research the other day on a different topic altogether and stumbled on all of these great resources. Helping Your Child Learn Geography Map Adventures What Do Maps Show? Exploring Caves Volcanoes Exploring Maps Astrogeology Science Center What are your favorite geography resources?

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