Homeschool geography curriculum

The high school geography update is now FINISHED!

In January we released Guest Hollow’s High School Geography & Cultures Curriculum (adaptable for middle school).

As soon as the curriculum was released, one of the main books went out of print. We decided to provide a FREE online book (with embedded videos, maps, etc.) as a replacement. This necessitated changing the schedule and the workbook as well.

All updates are now finished and available as a free update to those who previously purchased the curriculum!

Geography customers can access the new online version of the schedule by logging into the store via:

https://guesthollow.com/store/my-account/

and then clicking on “My Membership.”

You can access the new downloads by visiting the “My Account” page and then clicking on “Downloads.”

There is a new Microsoft version of the schedule, a new PDF version of the schedule, and a new workbook. The old files are still available for those of you who bought that version and want to use them instead of the new ones. That way you will still have access to your downloads if you need/want them.

The online textbook is available to everyone for free:

https://www.guesthollow.com/textbooks

We’ve already received some great feedback about the new online book. Students are loving it!

Check out the main geography curriculum page to access sample weeks:

https://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/geography/geography2.html

Click here to see what terrific books we’ve scheduled in as well as a workbook sample:

https://www.guesthollow.com/homeschool/geography/books2.html

Guest Hollow’s High School Geography & Cultures Curriculum is already shaping up to be one of our most popular programs! <3  We hope you enjoy this update that makes it even better!

Don’t forget to join us at the Guest Hollow Geography Homeschool Curriculum User’s Group on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/GuestHollow.Geography.homeschool/
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Making Irish Blaa for Geography

Irish Blaa

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.

Irish Blaa

They were so easy to make and turned out great!

Irish Blaa

Look at this fluffy and delicious roll!

Irish Blaa

Geography is yummy!

Is your student interested in cooking his/her way around the world? Guest Hollow’s High School Geography & Cultures Curriculum is chock-full of more delicious and ethnic recipes, great books, videos, art, music, activities, and more!

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. đŸ™‚

You can take a sneak peek at the current rough draft of the online geography “spine” book here:
https://guesthollow.com/textbooks/

Let us know what you think!

Join us on the FaceBook Geography Homeschool Curriculum User’s Group and be on the lookout for more posts and pictures of our geography curriculum in action!

Our Geography Curriculum has been completely updated!

Our geography curriculum has been completely updated & revised!

http://www.guesthollow.com/homesch…/geography/geography.html

Why study geography?

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!

http://www.guesthollow.com/homesch…/geography/geography.html