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debbie in ak
11-06-2012, 02:39 PM
Any suggestions on a good curriculum?

Rebe
11-07-2012, 09:14 AM
I would love to hear about this, too! My ds may do a semester of geography next year, but I've never heard of or seen a geography curriculum for upper grades. :unsure:

debbie in ak
11-07-2012, 11:11 AM
I did find this (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/24014309/World%20Cultures%20and%20Geography%20Lesson%20Plan s%20Desktop.pdf). Looks good.

ChristyM.
11-07-2012, 12:02 PM
My dd used A.C.E. World Geography last year and really enjoyed it.

CINDY LB OH
11-07-2012, 04:04 PM
I used Around the World in 180 Days (http://www.apologia.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=11) with my girls. It's put out by Apologia.

You can see a sample on the website. We liked it, because it's research based, and has plenty of suggested fiction and other resources to add to it to make it interesting. Basically, it is what you make it, by providing the outline and questions to research.

I will use it again with my ds14 sometime in high school too.

wende
11-07-2012, 05:36 PM
Not a curriculum, per se, but a great geography learning tool:
http://www.seterra.net/

It is a free game to download. It has helped my dd15 greatly.

Kendra AU
11-08-2012, 10:40 PM
I was going to share WP's Children Around The World & Sl's Geographical Core, but I think what you found via Harmony Art Mom is similar & considerably cheaper. ;)

DD in IL
11-09-2012, 05:50 AM
We are using Abeka's DVD program for geography.

Heather W
11-09-2012, 11:35 AM
What about the Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide from Geography Matters...seems to me there is a lot in there for older students.

The Trail Guides to Geography from the same company has an offering for secondary students as well.

Meg
11-11-2012, 04:50 AM
Runkle Geography works for us.
Meg

Loree'
11-29-2012, 08:39 PM
Trail Guide to World Geo is great!

Heather (WI)
11-29-2012, 08:45 PM
The curriculum we are using now, "Heart of Dakota", www.heartofdakota.com has a high school geography year coming out next year. (I think it's scheduled for next school year, as it is currently being written.)

Donna in MO
12-17-2012, 07:05 PM
One option that we're considering for next year is MFW ECC, two lessons a day to make it a semester course. It should be very easy to beef up a bit for two high schoolers.

Amanda Bennett has several one-week unit studies available for several different countries. www.unitstudy.com

BJU's geography course looks pretty good, and is also on our list if we decide we want to take a full year for geography. Right now we're just planning on a semester, though, and I'm not sure how to scale BJU down to that timeframe.

Donna in MO
12-17-2012, 07:19 PM
I used Around the World in 180 Days (http://www.apologia.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=11) with my girls. It's put out by Apologia.

You can see a sample on the website. We liked it, because it's research based, and has plenty of suggested fiction and other resources to add to it to make it interesting. Basically, it is what you make it, by providing the outline and questions to research.

I will use it again with my ds14 sometime in high school too.

Wow, this looks GREAT! :)

Donna in MO
12-26-2012, 10:55 AM
We've decided to go with Around the World in 180 Days. :D I'll use Galloping the Globe, FIAR, and numerous other resources I have around here for my youngest in order to make it a family study. Oldest will love listening to the FIAR lessons again, and dd #2... well, she's the one that may not be so happy (she'd probably prefer to just do Abeka), but oh well. I'll try to make our unit study as pain-free as possible on her, but she's going to have to ramp it up, anyway, since it IS high school. :cool: