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What do you do for Geography? of the world?

Posted by on Dec. 13, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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 what do you use, dont use, didnt work, ideas, books etc ages 10-14

by on Dec. 13, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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OneToughMami
by on Dec. 13, 2011 at 4:58 PM

I have an atlas book...a globe...and that's as far as I got with Geography so far...I haven't started much outside of the US.

hottmommi42
by on Dec. 13, 2011 at 5:06 PM
I just bought a three year unit study course called galloping the globe. It's a biblical approach, so if you do use that I wouldn't recommend it. But, my son is really enjoying learning about the world in all subject matters. And it uses a lot of 'kids like me' reference points. We love unit studies, it really helps them 'see' how everything is connected in the world.
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oredeb
by on Dec. 13, 2011 at 5:17 PM

 got the atlas, the globe good ideas!!!

Quoting OneToughMami:

I have an atlas book...a globe...and that's as far as I got with Geography so far...I haven't started much outside of the US.

 

oredeb
by on Dec. 13, 2011 at 5:19 PM

 ive always wondered about 'galloping the globe' is it a book? do you need to copy things, etc?

so if its like a unit study it has a bit of everything in it, those are fun!

Quoting hottmommi42:

I just bought a three year unit study course called galloping the globe. It's a biblical approach, so if you do use that I wouldn't recommend it. But, my son is really enjoying learning about the world in all subject matters. And it uses a lot of 'kids like me' reference points. We love unit studies, it really helps them 'see' how everything is connected in the world.

 

hottmommi42
by on Dec. 13, 2011 at 5:26 PM
No, that's why I like it! You can if you want to use one book for multiple kids. I have an awesome library here so I was able to borrow most the literature. The only ones I had to hunt for were 'our fathers world' because its kind of old (also written by menonites, so the grammar is exceptional, but theory doctrine is heavy in there. I didn't mind so much for that because I could teach them different religious view points and why we believe what we do).
The whole thing is supposed to be for k-4 but I honestly say its a bit more advanced. If you have a good strong reader its second grade and above. It's been one of the best curricula I have purchased. I got it for like, $30 total. But, if your library is small then the cost does go up.


Quoting oredeb:

 ive always wondered about 'galloping the globe' is it a book? do you need to copy things, etc?


so if its like a unit study it has a bit of everything in it, those are fun!


Quoting hottmommi42:

I just bought a three year unit study course called galloping the globe. It's a biblical approach, so if you do use that I wouldn't recommend it. But, my son is really enjoying learning about the world in all subject matters. And it uses a lot of 'kids like me' reference points. We love unit studies, it really helps them 'see' how everything is connected in the world.

 


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hottmommi42
by on Dec. 13, 2011 at 5:27 PM
I guess it is one book, but its fun. Good for those who are teaching multiple grade levels too.


Quoting hottmommi42:

No, that's why I like it! You can if you want to use one book for multiple kids. I have an awesome library here so I was able to borrow most the literature. The only ones I had to hunt for were 'our fathers world' because its kind of old (also written by menonites, so the grammar is exceptional, but theory doctrine is heavy in there. I didn't mind so much for that because I could teach them different religious view points and why we believe what we do).

The whole thing is supposed to be for k-4 but I honestly say its a bit more advanced. If you have a good strong reader its second grade and above. It's been one of the best curricula I have purchased. I got it for like, $30 total. But, if your library is small then the cost does go up.




Quoting oredeb:

 ive always wondered about 'galloping the globe' is it a book? do you need to copy things, etc?



so if its like a unit study it has a bit of everything in it, those are fun!



Quoting hottmommi42:

I just bought a three year unit study course called galloping the globe. It's a biblical approach, so if you do use that I wouldn't recommend it. But, my son is really enjoying learning about the world in all subject matters. And it uses a lot of 'kids like me' reference points. We love unit studies, it really helps them 'see' how everything is connected in the world.


 



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OneToughMami
by on Dec. 13, 2011 at 8:42 PM

haha we needed an upgrade...I had a globe from my mom that still said USSR... -.-

Quoting oredeb:

 got the atlas, the globe good ideas!!!

Quoting OneToughMami:

I have an atlas book...a globe...and that's as far as I got with Geography so far...I haven't started much outside of the US.

 



Boobah
by Nikki :) on Dec. 13, 2011 at 9:29 PM
We have a globe, and then we have the united states map for the tag reader. It makes learning about the states fun and she plays games with it. I need to get that back out... :)
We just got a new one of the solar system I have been wanting to play with. Lol!
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