3 Fun Ways to Learn Geography
There are some subjects that can just get downright boring to learn about. History can seem lame, science isn’t always exciting and geography often gets lost in boring textbooks.
But it doesn’t have to be that way! With a little bit of intentionality, you can make learning ANYTHING in your homeschool fun.
Today, we’re going to focus on Geography and easy ideas to help you find fun ways to learn geography.
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3 Fun Ways to Learn Geography
If you’ve been around here for long, you know I love incorporating educational board games into our homeschool days. They are a great way to connect with your kids and make learning so much more fun than just reading about a place!
You can check out our list of favorite geography board games here.
Up until a few years ago, we weren’t able to travel much. However, even when we had a very tiny budget, we always skimped and saved so we could take a trip as cheaply as possible. (We once ate peanut butter and jelly sandwiches at the top of the Continental Divide and you’d think that was the greatest vacation ever! The kids had no idea we spent less than $1,000 for the entire trip!)
Now that we’re able to travel more easily, we try to find educational things to do along the way. We stop at roadside attractions that look neat, and these places are often laced with history.
Sonlight’s 50 States Unit Study
One of my very favorite ways to learn geography is through a hands-on unit study. We love Sonlight’s 50 States Unit Study.
Check out a few reasons why we’re obsessed with this curriculum:
- It focuses on one state at a time, so you can really dive deep and learn all about each state!
- It’s open-and-go format is exactly what this busy mama needs. No prep work, no stressing and no fighting! The kids enjoy it as much as I do.
- Sonlight’s 50 States Unit Study is a 36 week unit. It comes complete with scheduled readings and activities, all laid out for you.
- I LOVE that I don’t need to buy multiple copies of the 50 States Unit Study for each child. Instead, Sonlight generously allows me to simply make copies of the pages I need more of! This is HUGE for our family.
- You don’t need a big box of supplies! All you need is the Teacher’s Guide and the book “The 50 States.”
- While we’re talking about the book, let me just tell you, this is easily one of my very favorite books of all time! The kids enjoy flipping through, just looking at the gorgeous colorful pages. The bite-size facts are perfect for young learners who often feel overwhelmed with reading from a textbook.
- Sonlight’s 50 States Unit Study is broken down into the most amazingly simple lessons. The Teacher’s Guide is a breeze to understand and the student’s instructions are simple. However, they learn so much from this format! It’s literally genius!
- From key facts to drawing state maps, the kids genuinely enjoy doing our weekly work in our 50 States Unit Study.
- Like all Sonlight products, this unit study is as simple as it gets, yet it tops our list of favorite curriculum. Sonlight has taken any and all guesswork out of it. The drawing and coloring is Bear’s favorite part so I’m thankful there is so much of that!
- For less than $50 for an entire year worth of ready-to-go curriculum, you just can’t beat the price!