This valuable tool contains ideas, teaching tips, reproducibles, projects, and resources for teaching geography throughout the elementary years. Written from a Christian perspective, each chapter offers a unique activity or approach. The idea is to browse through the book and pick a few activities to do. There is no specific order in which the activities should be done, although you will find that some are more advanced than others, particularly the maps. The five themes of geography are reflected in the various choices.
Many of the activities incorporate history, science, literature and art, making this a great resource for unit studies and contextual learning. You can cover geography as a separate unit for a semester or year, or once a week (or more frequently) in conjunction with other subjects. The key is to choose activities that reflect your family’s goals and your children’s learning styles. The activities are not tied to specific resources, which makes them easier to adapt to what is available to you. Of course, this means you will need to do some preplanning.
Publisher: Bright Ideas Press
Format: Paperback Book
Author: Maggie S. Hogan
Grade 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Topic:Social Studies/History - Geography