Homeschool Geography Resources ~ My Top Picks

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I’ve had several of you ask me recently what books I would recommend to use along with geography studies. What I started out using at the beginning of this year and what we are wrapping up our year using most are very different. Some of the changes have been because of the ages of our kids and others are just because we found some great books that we love!

These were some of our favorite resources that we referred to over and over during our ‘world travels’:

I’ve put in an Amazon carousel below so if you click on one of the picks it will take you to Amazon. I usually buy most of my books through them since they offer free shipping on orders over $25 {which sadly is too easy to come up with…or you can always use Prime shipping}.

  • Ten Boys & Girls Books ~ all four of the books have short stories about girls and boys who later grew up to be missionaries or help others in some way. These books are usually $6.99 at Amazon and are included right now in the 4 for 3 promotion {buy 4 eligible items and get the lowest priced one free}. We used the ‘changed the world’ and ‘made history’ books {4 total}
  • Around the World in 80 Tales ~ I wrote a review of this book earlier. Our kids literally beg for us to read a story from it each time we start a new country.
  • Rand McNally Schoolhouse Beginner Geography & Map Activities ~ we bought these to go along with the Beginner Atlas. It starts out with basic map/geography activities and then breaks it up by continent.
  • Pocket Factfiles: Mammals ~ small little book, but ever-so-handy for quick reference and look up
  • Children’s World Atlas – this one has links to the internet. Very handy!
  • GeoPuzzles ~ these are some of the best puzzles we’ve found and they have helped the kids learn and place countries too. There are puzzles for almost all of the continents. Ages 4 and up
  • Draw Write Now ~ we’ve used these to help us draw different animals from the countries that we are studying. I’m working on a list to post of the books/animals from different continents. We bought the whole set because the kids really enjoy them and they also provide journaling information
  • Geography Songs: Sing Around the World ~ we picked this up from Rainbow Resource at a convention and the kids and I have learned the countries on the continents by singing our way through them. LOVE it!

 
 
Some other fun resources…but not necessarily on our ‘have to have’ list:

Hope these help you out!

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  1. My kids liked playing with games like Snapshots Across America and Where in the World (or USA) is Carmen Sandiego.  We also had a Geosafari that was fun for practicing geography.

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