Teaching is, by nature, incomplete. I have always struggled limiting the scope of the subjects I have taught.
In their last year of home education, I look for gaps in my students’ knowledge and understanding.
More like potholes.
Quick, bring in the National Guard and let’s fill and tamp those holes!
One of our roadworks is geography. I had thought we could learn it “organically” through reading books and news magazines. Sorry, Charlie! Didn’t happen. We’ve added two items to our Morning Routine. Oh, how I wish we had started this, say, twelve years ago.
• Read about one country a day using World Book’s Encyclopedia of People and Places. When our public library updated their set, the children’s librarian let me know the old set was for sale on the cheap. If your library has these books in the reference section, you could photocopy the page of Country Web Site listings in volume 6 and use the internet to study a country a day.
These are great ideas!! Thank you!
Ooo, that quiz was tough – I did very poorly. I can still remember most European capitals – and all the US state capitals, but past that, my geography skills are sketchy ast best. Thanks for passing on the link!Carrie
Hi Carol! I have just bookmarked this geo quiz site because I embarrassed myself frequently while watching the Olympics and wondering “where’s that country?”
@LaurieLH – Laurie! Welcome back! You have been quite on your blog. Must be busy, huh?
Love the quiz! I’d do great if it were only U.S. geography And I wish I’d been there to take some of that honey home with me!!
Great quiz! Now that I’m ‘back to normal’ I will have to quiz myself from time to time! I’m weird, I like quizes!
Feeling rather brain-dead these days, I did manage to answer 7 correctly….today? that’s beginner’s *luck*
Operation Mobilization (a missions agency) has a book called “Praying Around the World”. Each page is a different country (alphabetical) with geography facts (population, income, etc.) and ways to pray.Haven’t thought of it in years, but my kiddos could use the prayer prompts, so I’d better go get one!
Thank you!! This is one area I have been struggling with because our curriculum doesn’t cover it until later. I don’t have ‘time’ to add it but don’t want to do nothing. Maybe focusing on a country a week or month would work……I’ll have to look into it. Anyway, thank you for your links!
@R1R2ish – I know OM! When I was a child, I remember going to hear George Verwer speak. Using their book is a great idea.