homeschool geography


Using Interdisciplinary World Map Activities to Connect Your Students to Other Cultures

Use a strip of paper or a ruler to measure distances on a map based on the scale bar of the map.Use a strip of paper or a ruler to measure distances on a map based on the scale bar of the map.

Whether you are a homeschool teacher or classroom teacher, you can connect your students to other cultures while making your lessons exploratory and interdisciplinary with just one prop: a world map! Examples for young and advanced learners alike for how to use a map in math, political history, earth/biological science, and literature are included here to get you started.

Understanding Direction Based on the Sun

The sun rises in the east and sets in the west.

This lesson plan introduces the concept of direction to young children by using the location of the sun in order to understand where east, west, north, and south are located. Level: Kindergarten – First Grade Time: 30 minutes Materials: Paper and pencil How the Sun Shows Direction The way to a […]