Geography seems to have developed a bad reputation.
It’s dry . . . it’s boring . . . it’s too hard to remember.
But really, geography doesn’t have to be dry or boring at all! In fact, the right resources can make geography fun, interesting, and memorable for high school students.
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What We’re Using for High School Geography
North Star Geography
As I began planning high school geography for my tenth-grade daughter, Kaylee, I knew I had to find something different than what the older boys had used.
We settled on North Star Geography, the brand new high school geography curriculum from Bright Ideas Press. This has quickly become my favorite geography resource ever!
The clean layout and conversational writing style make the textbook appealing . . . and yes, truly interesting. No dry and boring stuff here!
I love that everything needed for the course is included in the Companion Guide:
- Note-taking pages
- Memorization lists
- Quizzes and tests
- Graphic organizers
Online map puzzles
Map puzzles may sound like an overly simplistic learning tool for high school, but I have found that these online map puzzles from Owl and Mouse are excellent for all ages.
A wide variety of map puzzles are available, including maps of the world continents, Europe, Asia, the provinces of China, U.S. states and capitals, and many more.
Because Kaylee is an avid reader, I always try to include extra reading materials for her wherever possible. I would really like to find a good selection of books that bring the details of other cultures to life . . . but I’m drawing a blank.
What books would you recommend to complement high school geography studies? Any suggestions would be much appreciated!