Before I share today’s resource, I just want to remind you that since it is July 25th, it is technically Christmas in July. If you’d like to read a fun cozy murder mystery (that reads like a romantic comedy at Christmas time), go check out my daughter’s first book, Murder Mystery and the Gingerbread Cookies available on Amazon (and a few other places I can’t recall right now ). She started writing it when she was 12 years old. We published a few years ago in ebook and finally jumped through all the hoops to get it into paperback this past February.
My sister told me about this wonderful resource last week when we got together. I had not seen this one before but looks really great.
The resource is 8 For Each State: US Geography. On this page you will find an overview and links to each state’s webpage. Don’t forget to go to the introduction page to get some more state study ideas.
Some links that Jessica used are no longer working but some can be found by pasting the link into the wayback machine at archive.org. I’ve had some success finding some broken links, including pdf files, there.
This could be used as a two-year geography study. What I saw of it is really good. I hope it is helpful to you and your family in the education of your children.
Until next time,
I remember when the kids were young, I found a small game download that was really good and simple for geography, especially United States geography. I cannot even begin to tell you what program that was now.
First I want to share a neat old book that you can use to help teach your child about the states. Be forewarned though, it is from 1896, so the statistics will be out of date but it still has some valuable information.
Rhymes of the States
I did a quick search recently and want to share what I found. I bet you can find some app for your electronic device be it phone, tablet, or laptop. Here are the websites I found.
- Owl & Mouse –I think this might be the creators of the maps games that I was able to download for the children when they were young. It is a HUGE resource, especially for early learning, as well as maps and things.
- Sheppard Software–This one has a variety of levels to learn geography and landforms around the world. There seems to be something for each state on the left sidebar but my internet is lagging right now, so I cannot fully check it out.
- World Geography Games — This one has mountains, oceans, and other landforms as well as the US geography.
- Seterra Geography Games — This has LOTS of world geography as well as US geography, which is also broken down into sections so your child doesn’t get worn out doing all 50 states at once.
All of the above are very simply games without a bunch of extras. They are about learning the geography and practicing it. Some of them also have trivia quizzes, I think. The are all on-line play.
I found one other website that had some old games. The one that caught my eye was Amazon Trail. I believe these are available to download. Might be worth checking out.
And finally, I thought this article I wrote a couple of years ago about how we handled the summer and it has a link to how to use cards for some math practice.
Well, I’ll wrap it up for today. I hope you have a great day with your children.
Until next time, God bless,