Guest Hollow’s High School Geography and Cultures Curriculum Online Textbook

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Get ready to learn about the world’s geography and cultures in this absolutely FREE book! Why do are we offering a free book? Have a look at our About Us page, and you’ll get a sense of who we are and why we care about homeschoolers like we do. Having said that, please consider using Guest Hollow as your source for other curriculums and materials. Despite being a tiny mom-and-pop, our company has a lot to offer, and it’s growing all the time. Please explore our site as well as our social media presence and let us know what you think!

This FREE book is designed to be used with Guest Hollow’s Geography & Cultures Curriculum, but anyone is free to use it. 🙂
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Tip: When reading the online textbook, you can click on most of the images to see them larger. This may be useful when you want to see the details on maps and photos! Also, don’t forget that most browsers will allow you to increase the font size of the page you are reading (if that’s something you need to make the reading more comfortable). 🙂

Teachers and adults please note: The following textbook contains a variety of videos that represent different cultures and customs. Everyone is different in what they find offensive. We’ve put notes/warnings with some videos WE would deem potentially controversial in our curricula and textbooks, but our sensitivities may be different from yours. If this is a concern for you, preview videos before your students watch them.

This text was adapted (with permission) from both World Regional Geography: People, Places, and Globalization and World Regional Geography by Caitlin Finlayson. You can visite Caitlin’s website here!

I’ve taken excerpts from both of the above-mentioned resources and heavily edited and added to them for my intended audience. While I’ve received permission to use/adapt both books, neither licensor endorses Guest Hollow or my use of their materials.

Information was also taken from Wikipedia under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License and other resources (listed in the page credits).

This online book is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

6 thoughts on “Guest Hollow’s High School Geography and Cultures Curriculum Online Textbook

  1. The book is still being developed. 🙂 It’s a rough draft and isn’t finished yet. The current geography schedules uses the book The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Geography as a spine.

  2. The book is finished. I’m now working on updating the workbook questions for it. I hope to have them proofread in a week or two…I’m not committing to a release date for the whole update (since crazy things can happen), but I’m hoping it will be soon. 😉 I’ll be posting on the Geography Facebook group about it soon if you want to keep an eye on things:

  3. You guys are awesome!
    Thanks for all the free books and resources!

    1. You are very welcome! 🙂 Thank you so much for commenting. Comments like yours are such an encouragement!

  4. Is there a way to download and save the online textbook to a flash drive for safe keeping? I downloaded and saved the schedule and workbook already.

    1. The only way to do that would be to save each webpage as a PDF (or as html pages). Then you could save them to a flash drive. It would be tedious, but you can do it. Just note that if you do so, the videos in the text will NOT show up unless you are connected to the internet. 🙂

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