I’m currently working on creating a FREE online “spine” book for Guest Hollow’s High School Geography & Cultures Curriculum. While working on the section about Ireland, I found a recipe for Irish Blaa. I couldn’t resist how these rolls looked via the online pictures, so I had to try making them for dinner.
The current geography schedule uses The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Geography as a spine book, but we recently discovered that The Complete Idiot’s Guide is no longer being published. That’s why I decided to make a FREE online spine book to replace it with tons of fun embedded videos and lots of photos to illustrate what students are learning. I think it’s a much more visual and in-depth book than the original spine.
Everyone who purchases the curriculum will get a FREE upgrade to the new schedule as soon as I finish wrapping things up. 🙂
GUESTHOLLOW’S HIGH SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY & CULTURES CURRICULUM HAS BEEN RELEASED!!!!!
I am pleased to announce that we have just uploaded the much-anticipated GuestHollow geography curriculum schedule and workbook! This curriculum is a literature-based curriculum that features tons of great books as well as items that will bring the subject to life through videos, art projects, recipes, music, and lots more. Though it was a long time coming, we think it was worth the long nights and the extra effort. We designed this non-traditional curriculum to be exciting and fresh and NOT to be the stereotypical boring high school geography that we all remember with disdain. Rather, Guest Hollow’s Geography & Cultures Curriculum is designed to engage and inform in a way to help students retain and enjoy what they are learning.
Please take a moment to look over this wonderful new curriculum from GuestHollow.com https://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/geography/geography2.html
Oh and one more thing!!!!!!!!! Probably the most important!!! This package is ON SALE for a very limited time! No coupons will be required as we have programmed a limited duration sale right into the GuestHollow.com store!
I would like to ask you to be so kind and to like this post and share the post made on the main GuestHollow Facebook page about this release and the sale. We are a tiny company with no advertising budget so anything you can do to get the word out is appreciated more than you know!
I believe this is an often overlooked subject that sometimes gets short shrift in our homeschools. Geography is squashed into our history studies or quickly glossed over with a workbook or song. Our kids often spend a great deal of time learning the cultures of ancient civilizations, but they don’t usually spend as much time learning about the current cultures, people and places that exist all over the world. That leaves them woefully unprepared to understand our world’s politics, world-wide needs or even that there are people who live very different lives from themselves. Learning about the world can open their eyes, mind and heart concerning others and excite their imaginations with animals, cuisine, landscapes culture and stories from different regions.
We made geography and cultures an important part of our homeschool and as a result, our daughter (who is now an adult), became very involved with the international community. She’s fluent in reading, writing and speaking Japanese and has a degree in International Studies. She married a Japanese citizen and is living permanently in Japan working in Christian missions & ministry work via teaching and other venues like music. She and her husband will be starting a home church in a very rural Japanese area, in the future! I remember her as a kid cooking up lunches from our Kids Around the World Cookbook and playing dress up in an Indian scarf. She cares about worldwide politics and loves other cultures. I think all of my kids have fond memories from studying other peoples and lands, and hopefully I’ve left them with a better understanding of the world, an appreciation of other cultures and a knowledge of just how blessed we are.
Geography & cultures should be something we as homeschoolers don’t neglect. In this ever-expanding global community, our kids NEED to know this material to understand so many of the things going on in our world that directly affect us as Americans (or whatever nationality you happen to be, lol).
Check out our geography curriculum! It’s chock full of great books, interesting videos, and fun activities for a variety of ages!