Introduction to Geography

We had a great introduction to Geography week!

Some of the things we learned about:

  • Hello to All The Children of the World song
  • Prayed for lost souls of the world
  • Read: Maps and Globes by Jack Knowllton
  • Learned about the earth, animals, and cycles of nature
  • Made a paper Mache’ globe
  • Memorized the continents and oceans
  • Issued Passports for our Journey
  • Discussed Matthew 28:18-20 ―All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

Here are some of the activities we managed to get pictures of:

We always start each day with the Pledge of Allegiance and thank God for our country.

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Learning about maps and globes:

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We learned the names of the countries and oceans and played the Geography Hopscotch Game from Spell Out Loud:

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Of course we made our paper Mache’ Earth, by the way, this is really more of an “outside” activity in case any of you were getting ready to try it! I’ll post more details of this craft later on.

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We sang our “Hello to all the children of the world” song. This one was so fun, I can’t get it out of my head… “Hello, Bonjour, Buenos dias…G’Day, Guten Tag, Konnichiwa…Ciao, Shalom, Dobre Dyen….Hello to all the children of the world!”

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We made maps, my son chose our garage, and is pointing to my van on his map.

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Finally, we decorated and issued passports to all of the new World Travelers!

The only mishap for the first day of school was this:

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One of our chairs didn’t quite make it through the day thanks to my son who can’t seem to keep the feet of his chair on the floor. And I’ll have you know, that being it was the FIRST day of school, I didn’t even lose my cool! Praise God for that because part of me wanted to ;o)

For more detailed lesson plans and to learn more about our Geography Curriculum click here!

Stay tuned next week to learn what we are doing for China!

15 Comments

  • Crisc September 14, 2010 at 3:32 am

    I come to vote for you, just wanted to let ya know your on your way up on top mommy blogs =)

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  • Rebecca September 14, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Great activities, as always!

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  • Crow Family of 5 September 14, 2010 at 6:19 am

    I love the paper mache earth. We will have to try that one for sure! The passports are a great idea too. My son is exactly the same about his chair. Thankfully my dining room chairs have made it so far. Thanks for sharing!Jennifer

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  • Giggly Girls September 14, 2010 at 7:18 am

    Well that was definately an exciting week! lol

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  • Confessions Of A Homeschooler September 14, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Crisc23: Thanks! I didn't know that!

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  • Chris September 14, 2010 at 9:07 am

    we have finally started with our geography lessons too. my kids are truly enjoying learning about the different countries. we are currently in Japan.by the way, i just wanted to mention that there are two blanks for population on each of the country statistics page.

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  • I am blessed! September 14, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Sounds like fun! I hope I can still purchase your curriculum when we get around to world history again in a couple of years. It looks fabulous! We're studying American History this year, but I'm doing FIAR with my 4 yr old and we loved How to make an apple pie. He really could find all those countries after reading the book a few times. I was amazed!Celee

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  • Tiff September 14, 2010 at 9:32 am

    My son can't seem to keep his chair on all fours either! Must be a male thing! 😉

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  • Lindsay September 14, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    What a fun first week.. well all minus the chair! Love that picture of all the kids running around and singing 🙂

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  • Danielle September 1, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Ok so here is a homeschool confession. I love your stuff and tell everyone about you but this program looked like a lot and I wasn’t sure I could handle it. The printing alone for all my kids was going to be HUGE!!! So, I ordered a monthly program that comes by mail. It looked so cute. I heard good things. I was so bummed when I got it. It was just a fluff program with no real learning involved. Even my kids were asking me if that was all it was. We waited for a few months to make sure we were not missing something. After watching you do Expedition Earth with your kids all last year I knew I was cheating my kids. I bit the bullet and ordered your program and once again I am so glad I found you. This is all I could ask for and more. I downloaded everything and printed it out. I could not belive how complete this really is and how much fun. We re-started our geography year with you and guess what? We are all in love. My 4th grader even said “this is more like it.” Thank you for all your effort and love. It shows in every download.

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    • Erica September 1, 2011 at 10:30 pm

      Danielle! Thanks so much for sharing, you just made my day! I love to hear that my curriculum is working for other families, and I pray that you have a great year!

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