Geography

These sample lessons are from the Layers of Learning curriculum which includes history, geography, science, and arts in one complete program.  You can investigate sample lessons from the other subject areas by clicking on the buttons below.

Geography Sample Lessons

Layers of Learning geography is the study of the world as it is today: the landscape, borders, cultures, and politics of the whole world.  Geography is current events, art, and science in one fascinating study of people.  Get hands-on with projects, recipes, maps, and more that you complete as a family.  Explore some of the sample lessons below, with your family, to see how Layers of Learning works.

US state maps presentation

U.S. State Maps

This exploration is for all ages, as the colored smilies show. Color U.S. state maps to show population, practice latitude and longitude, show landscapes, or depict rainfall, plus many more …

Printable Five Page Tabbed Booklet

One thing my kids enjoy is making little books about the things we’re learning about.  I made this template to go with some Canadian geography materials and thought I’d share …

Around The World Feast

We celebrated our homeschool year coming to an end with an Around the World Feast this year.  My plan was to try foods from each of the seven continents and …

Topographic Maps

We have been learning about elevation and topographic maps and I could tell the kids weren’t quite grasping the idea of contour lines.  They understood that the lines meant a …

An illustrated fact sheet about Turkey. This method can be used to learn facts about anything, not just countries.

Illustrated Fact Sheets

An illustrated fact sheet is a good way for kids to absorb and remember facts about a topic without the commitment of writing an entire report.  Reports are good, but …

oceans exploration

Ocean Currents, Ocean Floor, Ocean in a Bottle Craft, and Ocean Lapbook

Start by choosing some books to read about oceans then choose from among the printable maps and lapbook plus an ocean in a bottle craft.

Readers’ Theater: A Chinese Tale of Seven Brothers

I was very privileged to go to China recently.  Our parents are living there for several years and teaching English at Nankai University in Tianjin, a city south of Beijing. …

Country Fact Sheet

As we learn about places throughout the world I like my kids to keep a little country fact sheet for each place that detail what we find out.  It’s a …

Canada Printable Map

Learn all about Canada and use this Canada printable map to record what you find out. Canada has lots of forests, lots of grasslands, lots of rolling hills and lots …

A Grid on Our Earth, An Exploration on Map Grids

Maps, Then and Now The first maps made of our earth weren’t very accurate at all.  They were mostly drawn from imagination.  The European maps from these medieval times are …

Printable Map of Japan

We created this printable Map of Japan for you to label and color. Label these places with the aid of a student atlas: Sea of Japan East China Sea Pacific Ocean …

Korean Paper Fans

We made these Korean paper fans. All you need to do is tape two pieces of white paper together on the short side, so you end up with one long …

Landforms Memory Game

What is a Landform? Landforms are features of the earth itself: rock, soil, sand, water, and the shapes they make.  Sometimes we think of the surface of the earth as …

South Korea For Kids

 Start your study of South Korea start by finding its location on a map of the world. Then color your own South Korea Map.   Then use a student atlas to fill …

Travel Brochure

Travel brochures are a great way for kids to record information about neat places around the world.  With the internet it’s really easy to find travel information, but it’s still …

Wayang Puppets

Wayang puppets come from Bali and Java in southeast Asia.  They’ve been around as a form of art and entertainment for thousands of years and they’re still vying with TV …

Russia Fact Book

Time to learn about Russia!  Start by making a KWL chart.  In the K column, list the things you already KNOW about Russia.  In the L column, record the things …

Continent Research Worksheet

I frequently take the kiddos to the library for some good old fashioned research.  I know, I know…the internet has it all, but there’s just something awesome about finding things …

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The explorations on these pages are just the beginning. We created a whole organized curriculum full of hands on projects, printables, and web links to take you through history, geography, science, and the arts with all of your kids from 1st grade to graduation.

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3 Comments

  1. Thank you SO much for state resources. Excited to use them this year. FYI – while I was linking your info to my onenote, I noticed you are missing Delaware in your state geo list. I searched your page and found it, but you might want to add the link so others can too! Thanks for all your hard work.

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