A dear reader, Pam, sent me this question… Q: Hi Tricia. I was wondering how you were scheduling A Child’s Geography (ACG)? We are using Ann’s book this year as well. We are only on Ch. 2 and that’s fine but I am hoping to get the chapter read one day and do an activity [...]
The last few weeks we’ve been heavily hands on in geography. What we found out is that when you actually make a model of something you have to pay attention to its qualities. The details. The boundaries and borders. These hands on geography activities also help the child see the big picture. To think of [...]
Hands on geography is a super fun way to learn. Earlier in the school year we created an imaginary land, each child contributing to the map as we reviewed mountain ranges, peninsulas, tributaries and more. As we got further into our Renaissance studies, one of our geography assignments was to make a salt dough map [...]
The iPad has become a teaching tool. Educational apps abound, with an amazing variety of subjects available. In the geography category, we have Stack the States by Dan Russell-Pinson. Stack the States is both fun and educational; a game that uses some of the best mobile features – interaction and manipulation. While learning about the 50 states [...]
Often times, an atmosphere of learning is simply giving permission. Yes, you can chase after that answer. The tools you need are right on that shelf or maybe a computer search away. Sure, hop up in that moving van! With an atmosphere of learning, there is a natural “yes” built into our day. Let me [...]
My mother and father have retired. They decided that they would spend retirement in Utah, where dad can spend time outdoors camping and fishing. My two brothers & I recently drove them across the country from Georgia to Utah. Driving their two cars and a 26′ moving van across country was an adventure.