This year the girls and I are embarking on a world traveling adventure through the use of living books, YouTube videos, online games and resources. So far it has been a blast!
What resources did I use to create our exciting learning adventure? Over the next several weeks you will get to take an inside look into our specially designed world geography curriculum, starting today with the general resources we plan to use over and over throughout the year. These resources are not for specific countries per say, but give a good overview of world geography. You might even consider a few of these “spine books” as some Charlotte Mason followers call them.
This is not an all-inclusive list. These are just the resources we chose to use this year as we travel around the world. If you have another general world geography resource you think is worth adding to the list please add it in the comments!
General World Geography Books Worth With Having in Your Library
- Usborne Geography Encyclopedia
- Usborne Living World Encyclopedia
- My Picture Atlas
- Usborne Lift-the-Flap Picture Atlas
- Usborne Children’s Picture Atlas
- Passport to the World: Your A to Z Guided Language Tour
- Window on the World by Daphne Spraggett
- The Usborne Book of Famous Paintings
- A School Like Mine by DK Publications
- The Usborne Famous Composers Reference Book
- The Usborne Encyclopedia of World Religions
- Usborne Flap Book: See Inside Famous Cities
- A Life Like Mine by DK Publications
- Material World by Peter Menzel
- Usborne Stories from Around the World
- Usborne Illustrated Fables from Around the World
- Missionary Stories with the Millers by Mildred Martin
- Hero Tales, Volumes 1-4 by Dave and Neta Jackson
Interested in Other Resources Besides Just Books?
Then check out some of these materials for an even more well-rounded educational experience.
- Torchlighter DVDs (Short cartoon videos of many different missionaries and important people from around the world. Check them out at your local library.)
- The Art for Kids Hub (Great step-by-step videos on how to draw, paint, or make many different things. Most videos are free to view. We will be using these videos to learn how to draw or paint many of the native animals of the countries we will be studying.)
- Sheppard Software Online Geography Games (Great review practice if your child is trying to memorize the countries in each continent.)
- A World Globe and/or wall map (Find each country you study on a large map and/or globe helps students to better identify a country’s location.)
- Google Earth (Get a glimpse of what a location looks like up close right now!)
- Animated Hero Classics DVDS (These should also be available at your local library.)