How I Teach Geography, Culture and Mapping....
1️⃣ Aiming at a Panoramic View of the World
2️⃣ Identifying as Citizens of the Entire World
3️⃣ Honoring Humanity and the Imago Dei
The Humanities in our homeschool are Communal and Layered.
We have separate lessons in our Weekly Schedule for:
🗓️ Practical Geography
🗓️ Regional Geography
🗓️ Cultural Studies
🗓️ World Religions
Here is what that looks like for our upcoming school year (9th & 5th):
🌎 Cultural Studies
📖Africa is Not a Country: Notes on a Bright Continent by Dipo Faloyin
We will be taking all year to read this, moving slowly and taking all year to discuss.
📖Africa is Not a Country by Margy Burns Knight and Mark Melnicove
We will read one of small entries for this each week, using the country that it focuses on for our Regional Geography.
⛪️ World Religions
We will complete the Delighting in the World: World Religions Unit
That unit utilizes:
📖The Kids Book of World Religions by Jennifer Glossop
📖 What I Believe by Alan Brown
📖 Festivals of the World
We will take longer than a term to complete this, completing all Journaling and Activities.
🗾 Regional Geography
📖Africa, Amazing Africa by Atinuke
We will read the entry for that week’s country in this…
📖Africa Geography Activity Book from Dylanna Press
… and complete the activity page for the country in this.
🗺️ Practical Geography
📖Help Your Kids With Geography by DK
(I love this series)
📖 A Child’s Introduction to the World by Heather Alexander
My oldest has read this so we will be repeating it with his brother.
Practical Geography is a survey/overview of geographical concepts.
This has two components-
1. History Lesson Mapping
This is the mapping prompts from the week’s history lessons.
2. Systematic Map Drawing
We will complete a map of Africa throughout the year using Draw Africa.
➕ I also add in some fun geography to our Mind Movers, and this year I have Planet Earth Mazes from Paper Pie.
💡 I discuss these lessons in my “Beyond History Workshop”.