Curriculum Fair–Exploring Our World

January 16th—Exploring Our World: Social Studies and more Science. This theme can include history, geography, world cultures, worldview, biology, botany, geology, etc., etc., etc.

Curriculum Tour – Here’s our curriculum!


Wonder MapsThe Ultimate Geography and Timeline GuideGalloping the Globe

Nature and Science

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Handbook of Nature Study
Seasonal e-Books, Weekly Challenges, Monthly Newsletter, Monthly Carnival

Several Science Books & 4 shelves of Field Guides

So those are the tools – resources – guidelines – curriculum books – but how do we use them for 5th and 8th Grade – leading into 9th grade Geography & Science?

Well – it varies – but I’ll walk you through part of last week’s geography lesson:

Music – We are learning Tchaikovsky in January
Geography – which led our Geography focus to Russia.
Art – Learning about Renior, working on a Pastel drawing from a photo
using primary colors, looking a a picture, using two tones of primary colors. Science Looking at Galloping The Globe – our science Thursday is to study Wolves.


Checking out books from the Library – we learned about the Kremlin Palace and Bellini’s.


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We used the photos from the field guides to draw wolves –


We answered questions about what they hunt, how to tell who the leader is, why they pant, and what parts of America the different varieties live in.

Then, we created an extra notebook page – like a scrapbook for our friends in Maryland. We sent them a scrapbook of what we learned on our trip to Russia and mailed it. We learned it took from Weds to Saturday to jump from the West coast to the East coast in an envelope.




We listened to Tchaikovsky, looked at pictures from Renoir, talked about the dogs in his paintings, talked about wolves in Russia, finished reading our library books, revisited our maps, created the scrapbook to mail – and then went to the beach. It flows.


You can see last week’s map lesson here: Russia & Art & Music

Homeschooling Hearts & Minds

Click on over to Homeschooling Hearts and Minds
to see the resources that others use for Geography, Science and Social Studies!

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7 Responses to Curriculum Fair–Exploring Our World

  1. What fun! A great. relaxed study. Thank you for sending me the scrapbook!

  2. Jessica says:

    The notebooking looks so gerat! I am jealous. My boys are not motivated by notebooking at all!

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  5. Pam says:

    Love the notebook entries. My kids are young and somewhat resistant, but I want to use notebooking with them. Yours are inspiring.

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  7. This is great, Angie! Thank you for contributing to the Virtual Curriculum Fair this week. ;0)

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