GEOGRAPHY

GEOGRAPHY

WHY

Study the resources below to understand why geography should be taught and why Charlotte Mason considers it part of “the feast.”

LINE-UPON-LINE

Like all other subjects, knowledge of geography must start concretely; through being out in nature. Take your child on hikes to various biomes and geographical areas. Continue to explore and learn abour the geographical regions in your area as part of nature study.
Children are given a broad look at the world starting with their own country. The focus is on world cultures and how children live in different countries. Mapmaking and map questions are started in the sceond year.
America (or the child's resident country) and its geographical regions are studied in detail for the next three years. More advanced geography object lessons are now started. Continue with map questions each lesson.
Children learn about the geography of their continent, region by region (or country by country). Additionally, they read more about the relationship between physical geography and nature.
The next four years are dedicated to learning in-depth about the countries of the world and their geographical landmarks. Students take note where current events take place, continue to answer map questions, and find relationships between historical and current events and geography.

HOW TO TEACH

“Geography is, to my mind, a subject of high educational value; though not because it affords the means of scientific training. Geography does present its problems, and these of the most interesting, and does afford materials for classification; but it is physical geography only which falls within the definition of a science, and even that is rather a compendium of the results of several sciences than a science itself. But the peculiar value of geography lies in its fitness to nourish the mind with ideas, and to furnish the imagination with pictures. Herein lies the educational value of geography.” (Home Education, p. 271-72)

Study the resources below to understand how geography should be taught using the Simple Lesson Formula. 

 

RESOURCES