Friday, January 14, 2011

Geography, Week 1 - the World

We are using Expedition Earth as our main geography curriculum this year, and I love it! My kids are pretty far apart in age, Isabella is 8, and Alex is 3, but they both enjoy the curriculum and are learning from it. I mostly design things around what Isabella needs right now and then I just try to find ways for Alex to still feel included, be kept busy, and be learning. We got our Expedition Earth curriculum from Erica over at
It has been such a help to me because for some reason I found geography daunting and didn't know where to start! Now our whole family is enjoying it, and I couldn't be happier.

One of the fun things we got to do this week was to make a creation lapbook:

Both of my kids made these, but for Alex I cut everything out in advance so that he would just participate in the coloring, circling the letters of his name, gluing, etc. It made it much easier.

Another fun thing we did was to make a paper mache globe. I found a website with lots of fun ideas I might use later and good tips for paper mache.

Another thing that we did was start our display boards for our animals. We made our Animals of North America first, since the animals we are studying for our Little House in the Big Woods curriculum can go on here. 

(So far our bears and wolves are on here)

So that was our week of geography.  Next week we plan to study Antarctica because it goes so well with the nice snowy weather we are having. What about your family? Any fun ideas to share? 


  1. I love Erica, I have been considering buying this as well so I will look forward to seeing what you do!!

  2. I have been eyeing Erica's stuff too but haven't taken the plunge. Looking forward to see how you get on with it. Might be something to do next year with my kids:)

  3. I love the globe, your daughter did a great job!

  4. That is a great globe!! We love Expedition Earth. For the World section we did salt dough globes. It was fun. Erica has some great curriculum!