Map activities, word searches, and matching worksheets
Access to the world is a click away from your child’s fingertips. The background of geography is to have the ability to understand and decipher locations and points of interests and to grasp a full understanding of the world as it is. Developing in this wide-ranging subject includes being able to comprehend locations and the relationships between people and land. There are many activities that will help your homeschooled child see the difference between regional, international, rural, and urban. Your child will also have confidence in understanding the various differences and changes that have affected this planet over the span of history.
Geography covers a large portion of what we know. Therefore, in order to understand geography, there are many words to first understand. Every country, state, and continent can be broken down into categories with descriptive value. In each of those descriptions, the geography within these places can be broken down even more. These continuous lists are great ways to learn how to spell and match characteristics to all of your favorite places.
Taking a closer look
Weather, rivers, maps, atlases, and local geography are some resources that will have you on the right path in no time towards teaching your child everything about geography. Teaching about the different types of clouds, giving water cycle demonstrations, and making floating gardens are all activities to help inform your child. Teaching the importance of water and conservation comes as important knowledge when conserving the world’s resources. This would include learning about sanitation, hygiene, and the steps one can take to not waste water. Teaching techniques delving deeper into geography can include studying local types of trees, house development, and language differences. Global geography can be studied through various postcards, stamps, landmarks, capitals, and flags. Figuring out which way to go is important and confusing, so maps and atlases are always good tools to teach direction. Inflatable globes, map drawing activities, and measuring maps can help to portray a more accurate detail of places in geography.
Through learning about location, places, humans, regions, and movement, a better focus of geography can come into play. Along with the above approaches, geography can also be engaging when children are made to use their imagination. It is a good idea to have children design a map with how exactly they would want their country to look. Another idea for helping children with geography is having them map out mountains, rivers, cities, and whatever else they are geographically interested in.