Homeschooling High School? Need to teach geography?
Over the past two months, I’ve written a trio of posts about homeschooling high school geography, over on the Bright Ideas Press blog. I can’t repost them on my blog, since I wrote them for Bright Ideas Press, but I can point you to them.
If you’re trying to choose a geography curriculum, looking for help teaching it, or looking for ways to make geography more interesting for high schoolers, maybe these can help you make some decisions.
Take a peek at these three high school geography posts:
What To Look For in a High School Geography Curriculum
“. . . While a simpler approach to geography is suitable for younger ages, for a high school curriculum, you want a study that will provide a strong foundation for these almost-adults who will soon be setting out on their own and taking on the world. Even if your child never becomes a celebrity, a game show contestant, or Miss America, a general understanding of the world and everything in it is tangibly useful.
In everything from job interviews to mission trips, from understanding politics to parenting at the playground, your child’s geography skills (or lack thereof) will play a role in how well he or she is able to take on these tasks. . . “
Read the rest of the post to learn how to choose the right high school geography curriculum for you.
How to Teach High School Geography
“. . . The scope of geography is both much simpler and also much deeper than you might be thinking. As simple as “the study of the world and all the things in it,” the broad definition of geography allows for the inclusion of a large number of topics. While it is indeed impossible to learn all there is to know about this planet, its territories, and its people in just one course, it is quite manageable to give your child a good look at this world we live in from the comfort of your own home. . . “
To read more about homeschooling high school geography with independent (or mostly independent) high schoolers, read the rest of the article on the Bright Ideas Press blog.
Four Ways to Make High School Geography Fun
“. . .For our older, critically thinking, technology-savvy, geography adventurers, we need more than hands-on crafts to capture their attention. Though they may still enjoy a good tactile project or fun activity, these kids who are about to be set loose in the world need help cultivating a love for studying and learning about this great big world we live in. Here are four ways we can make geography more fun and engaging for them. . . “
Read the rest of the article at Bright Ideas Press to see four ways that we can make geography fun for high school students.
Homeschooling High School Geography
I know, those little snippets don’t give you a lot of detail, but you can get an idea of what each is about. You’ll have to hop over to read the rest. (Sorry about the extra click, but that’s just how it goes.)
Homeschooling high school geography is doable, even if you weren’t very good at geography back when you were in high school. It’s a little bit different on this side of things, and a great curriculum can make a world of a difference.
Remember, in the end, the curriculum doesn’t matter as much as finding what works for YOUR family.
Happy high school homeschooling!
For more information about the geography curriculum we use, check out :
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