(See Around the World in 80 Days on the “Books to Read” page)

(See Junior Classics, Fairy and Wonder Tales on the “Books to Read” page)

(See The Book of Missionary Heroes on the “Books to Read” page. Stories from Africa and the Pacific mostly)

World

Find maps to print out on the Social Studies/History Page

Here are more maps that have more specific areas

Create a map M/U  show socio/economic data on a map

Map Maker Interactive   L/M/U  National Geographic  It’s a map with some cities labeled and then you add the symbols.

Mapmaking vocabulary L

Longitude and latitude game  L/M

Map skills flash  M/U

Mapmaking Online Game Drag the countries/states to their right place. Choose any continent.  You can make the game full screen to avoid seeing ads.

Games

MapStats  map concepts and statistics, I haven’t used this, but it looks really cute

Games, music, map interactives, quizzes  National Geographic

Map Puzzles

Travel Quizzes

Geography Quizzes can choose from specific areas

Seterra  quizzes — countries, capitals, flags

Geographia  world destinations

Around the World Paper Dolls  L

(see earth science for geography tab book — mountain, plateau…)

Geography Simon Says to learn major latitude markers  (Practical pages)

Learn about Hemispheres minibook and links

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego

Global Issues games U

Info

World Atlas worldatlas.com  online atlas, facts as well as a brief history for each country

Online Atlas National Geographic:  maps, country profiles, language, animals, peoples, food…

Global Trek M  Travel to any country in the world to learn about the place and its people  — Lets you keep an online travel journal  (Scholastic)

Global Statistics Website

For More Detailed Research about Countries

Virtual Tourist  see the sites

Recipes by country (not all countries)

Native Cultures exhibit from the Smithsonian

Mission stories from around the world (listed by country, United Methodist)

Missionary Blogs you can find them by country

Find current events links at the very bottom of the world history page.

Printables/Activities

Choose a Country Lapbook

Country Fact Sheet — Notebooking page to use to fill out for any country (homeschool creations)

Country Research Notebooking Pages 4 pages that can be used with any country. Fill in: currency and exchange rate, natural resources, export/import…

Any Country Notebooking Pages version 1, version 2, version 3 (notebooking nook) Version 1 is the older student version

Any Country Notebooking Page  Notebooking Fairy  M  a variety of options with room for pictures and with a list of blanks to fill in like population, language…

Children Just Like Me — This worksheet/notebooking page was made by a mom to go with the book “Children Just Like Me,” but use your imagination and you can use it without–what would be a normal name for that country? You choose the name and location.  (homeschool creations)

Weekly Lesson Plans from homeschool creations–this was her plan for a two-week study for each country, ideas–like flag, currency, meal…

Famous Places — GAME — Go on vacation around the world and learn the different landmarks around the world.

Landmarks online game  schooltime games

Wonders of the World 3D

World Wonders  virtual tours, all ages

Geography Club 3 years of curriculum for a once-a-month club, easily adapted for homeschoolers (look for the links to “year 1 activities”…)

How Much Do You Know? Online Game  Has 3 levels: 3-5th, 6-8th, 9th-adult

GeoNet Online quizzes on EVERY aspect of geography, not just location for the USA and for the World

Boarding Passes — just for fun, print out boarding passes to countries you study, about a dozen countries

Meal Time Etiquette around the world  — fun

Who’s Got What  natural resources around the world

  • Captials

Country Capitals Online Game — it gives you the capital and you jump to the country

World Capitals Online Game

  • Continents

Pictures and very basic info for each continent L   You can use it to snag some photos for your projects (home use only)

Oceans and Continents Lapbook pieces  L/M  Very basic, can choose to have very little writing if you like

Continents and Oceans — online game, tutorial and 3 difficulty levels, not exciting really but an interactive way to learn about them

  • Flags

Flags to Color L/M   Every Country: Color by number flag,  small outline map and  short “Did you know?”

Flag Images every country

Flag Cards for 35 countries Match with country names for learning the flags (homeschool creations)

Flags Game U

Supply Chain — pictures and descriptions of where products come from (the cotton is picked in Egypt, shipped to China to be made into clothes, shipped to…)

One thing to consider if you want to study beyond the surface facts for each country: who or what is on their money? why? There’s something to research which will tell you something important about the country.

Africa

(See The Story of David Livingstone on the “Ambleside” page, year 6) L/M  10 short chapters

(see The Book of Missionary Heroes on the Books to Read page)

Missionary Travels and Researches in Africa  by David Livingstone  U 800 pages

African Folktales  L/M/U  10 stories  (contain “magic”)

African Voices  extensive history and culture website from the Smithsonian

History of African Civilization history website for kids

African Empires M  site made for kids

African Music

Livingstone coloring page L  Has one line for writing

Worksheets and Maps for Africa

African Geography Online Games (allows you to learn then play–plus links to learn about every country–sheppard software)

African Geography Online Game  schooltime games

PBS Africa SitePBS Kids Africa Site

  • Egypt

Lesson plans from homeschool creations  (week 1, week 2, Mummies and Pyramids)

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Mapping Egypt Worksheet (homeschool creations)

Flag of Egypt (homeschool creations)

Photographs of Egypt

  • Ethiopia

Ethiopia Lapbook  M

Time for Kids

Photographs of Ethiopia

  • Kenya

Kenya Lapbook  M

Time for Kids — facts

Lesson Plans from Homeschool Creations

Flag of Kenya (homeschool creations)

Map activity (homeschool creations)

Listen to a Swahili song  L/M/U  It means Lion of Judah.

Photographs of Kenya

  • Morocco

Lesson plans from homeschool creations

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Map activty (homeschool creations)

Flag activity (homeschool creations)

Photgraphs of Morocco

  • Nigeria

Lesson plans from homeschool creations  (week 1, week 2)

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Mapping worksheet (homeschool creations)

The flag of Nigeria (homeschool creations)

  • South Africa

South Africa History Online, part of this site is a list of online books

Age of Hope  90 page pdf book of struggles in South Africa

Lesson plans (from homeschool creations)  has video of national anthem

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Speak Zulu

Mapping worksheet (homeschool creations)

Flag of South Africa worksheet (homeschool creations)

Photographs of South Africa

  • Tanzania

Lesson plans from homeschool creations

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Mapping worksheet (homeschool creations)

The flag of Tanzania (homeschool creations)

Photographs of Tanzania

Antarctica/Arctic

(see The Friendly Arctic on the Robinson page, Level 8 — U — enormous volume)

Classroom Antarctica  M  lots of online resources

The Inuits M  website

Links to All Things Artic  M  learn online

Eskimo Lapbook   L/M

Polar Regions Lapbook  M

Antarctica Game M/U  Learn about the history of the research going on there.

Asia

Memoir of Ann Judson Missionary to Burma  U  375 pages

 Asia Resource Page at homeschoolshare.com  has lapbook pieces for individual countries

Worksheets and Maps for Asia

Asia Geography Games Online learn and play, plus links to learn about every country–Sheppard Software)

Paper Dolls Women in China, Japan and India  (practical pages)

  • China

Hudson Taylor  The Man Who Dared  L-M  74 pages

Hudson Taylor  in the early years, the growth of a soul   U   600 pages

Chinese Folktales  as with all folktales be warned that they contain magic

Civilization in China history website for kids

Time Warp China 621AD  fun online activities to learn

China Lapbook

Make a Map of China (download project)

Make a Chinese Paper Lantern M

Chinese Idioms Calligraphy

Lesson Plans from homeschool creations  (week 1, week 2)

Currency of China printable (homeschool creations)

Flag of China (homeschool creations)

Build a paper model of the Forbidden City (not for little learners)

Photographs of China

  • India

(see The Lost Heir on the “Books to Read” page for a fictional story of intrigue in India and England)

(see The Jungle Book on the Robinson page, level 6. Here are lessons to go with the book that include a LOT of culture.)

A Memoir of Henry Martyn  U  474 pages

The Book of Missionary Heroes has a chapter on Henry Martyn  (on the Books to Read page)

The Life of William Carey:  shoemaker, missionary   U  348 pages  (considered the father of modern missions)

Revolution in World Missions  free book about a man who was a missionary in India (is more about missions than India, but he is a great man of God from India and part of the book takes place there)

Things as They Are by Amy Carmichael, missionary in India for 57 years with no furlough

Lotus Buds by Amy Carmichael, missionary in India for 57 years

Freedom’s Battle by Ghandi, book

Ghandi  L/M  short bio

Ghandi M/U  short bio

Indian Folktales  29 tales

History of Indian Civilization  history website for kids

Indian Music

Homeschool creations lesson plans (week 1, week 2)

India Lapbook (homeschool helper)

Label a map of India (homeschool creations)

Currency of India printable  (homeschool creations)

Build a paper model of the Taj Mahal (not for little learners)

Photographs of India

  • Japan

Japanese Folktales  8 tales

Japan Geography  online slideshow

Japan site for kids learn culture and language and more (use the links on the left)

Japan M — make a map of Japan

Japan M — Bunraku theater (life-size puppets)  — make a pop-up theater  (a book to go with this is The Master Puppeteer by Paterson)

Lesson plans from homeschool creations  (week 1, week 2)

Map worksheet (homeschool creations)

Flag (homeschool creations)

Make a paper model of Osaka Castle (not for little learners)

Photographs of Japan

  • Korea (South Korea)

Lesson plans from homeschool creations  (week 1, week 2)

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Currency printable (homeschool creations)

Flag of South Korea (homeschool creations)

Photographs of Korea

  • Nepal

Virtual Tour of Mt. Everest

Photographs of Nepal

  • Russia

Russian Folktales  17 tales

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Learn some Russian

Lesson plans from homeschool creations  (week 1, week 2)

Currency printable (homeschool creations)

Flag of Russia (homeschool creations)

Build a paper model of St. Basil’s church (not for little learners)

Photographs of Russia

  • Middle East

Arabian Nights Arabian Nights  L/M  (While 1001 Arabian Nights is the most famous of stories from this region, be careful of all the magic in them. Realize that the word Jinn means demon.)

Worksheets and Maps for Middle East

Middle East Geography Online Games learn and play  (sheppard software)

Middle East Capitals Online Game  schooltime games

Turkey Lapbook (see The History of the Balkans under Europe)

Noah’s Arc discovery site  (Turkey)

Photographs of Turkey

  • Israel

The Story of the Chosen People L/M   book

The Making of a Nation Jenks, book  This is a Biblical study of the forming of the historic nation of Israel, not the modern nation of Israel

Israel101 M/U  pdf 40 page history of modern Israel, this is Christian and very pro-Israel

Israel 4 Kids  M  This is a fun way to learn the history of Israel (and more!)

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Homeschool creations lesson plans (week 1week 2)

Quiz (homeschool creations)

Currency printable (homeschool creations)

Australia/Oceania

Australian Legendary Tales book, L/M/U read online or download  (read to younger students)

The First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea book, read online  U

The King’s Narrative of the Burke and Wills Expedition read online  U

A Complete Account of the Settlement at Port Jackson book  U

Australia Poetry

Australian Classic Literature to read online or to download

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

James Cook Coloring/mini notebooking page L

Tour Cook’s ship, the Endeavour

Oceania Geography Online Games play and learn  (sheppard software)

Australia Online Game

Australia Little Hoppers L

Australia  Lesson plans from homeschool creations

Australia map worksheet (homeschool creations)

Australia flag (homeschool creations)

Photographs of Australia

Australia — National Geographic

Europe

(Russia and Turkey are under Asia)

Europe Resources Page at homeschoolshare.com  (has lapbook pieces for individual countries)

Worksheets and Maps for Europe

Europe Geography Online Games learn and play  (sheppard software)

Europe Geography Online Game

European Cities games

  • Balkans

History of the Balkans Forbes, book  (includes Turkey)

  • France

History of France, Yonge, book

Bluebeard  U  folktale, 5 chapters

Learn some French, Younger version learn French

Lesson plans from homeschool creations  (week 1, week 2)

Map worksheet (homeschool creations)

Build the Eiffel tower out of straws (homeschool creations)

Photographs of France (includes pictures of historic places with some history lessons included–eg. Loire Valley)

  • Germany

Lesson plans from homeschool creations  (week 1, week 2)

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Map worksheet (homeschool creation)

Photographs of Germany

  • Great Britain

English Folktales  43 fairy tales

The Life of Trust  written by George Muller (famous man of prayer who ran orphanages by faith)  U  400 pages

Fire of London 1666, Tour of London on youtube, might be an hour and a half

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Lesson plans from homeschool creations  (week 1, week 2)

Flags of Great Britain (homeschool creations)

Map labeling worksheet (homeschool creations)

British History Online (find more local history)

Power Point presentations of colonization and decolonization  U  you can skip through the slides using the outline on the left

Listen to Folk Music from England

Photographs

  • Holland

(See Hans Brinker on the Robinson page, year 5)  fiction, takes place in Holland

The History of Holland, Edmundson, book

Dutch Folktales

  • Iceland

(See The Life and Death of Cormac the Skald, on the Ambleside page, year 7, Free Reading)

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

  • Ireland

The Story of Ireland U  Lawless, book  (alright, I admit, my daughter says this is really boring — she’s 11)

The Confession of St. Patrick  missionary to Ireland, U  93 pages

Celtic Folktales 26 tales  Irish Folktales  7 tales

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Photographs of Ireland

  • Italy

Lesson plans from homeschool creations  (week 1, week 2)

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Italy Lapbook (homeschool share)

Mapping Italy worksheet

Photographs of Italy

  • Macedonia

Macedonia Lapbook

Photographs of Macedonia

  • Netherlands

Lesson plans from homeschool creations (week 1, week 2)

Mapping the Netherlands worksheet (homeschool creations)

Photographs of Netherlands

  • Norway

(see Feats on the Fiord, Ambleside page, year 7, free reading)

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Photographs of Norway

  • Scandinavia

(See Beuwolf on the Ambleside page, year 7, free reading)

A Virtual Tour of Scandinavia

  • Scotland

A Short History of Scotland Lang, book

In Freedom’s Cause   Henty, historical fiction about Wallace and Bruce

Rob Roy  Scott, book, the Scottish Robin Hood

Virtual Tour

Listen to Folk Music from Scotland

  • Spain

(see Alhambra on the Ambleside page, year 7, free reading)

Spanish Empire  M  site for kids

Lesson plans from homeschool creations (week 1, week 2)

Spain worksheet (homeschool creations)

Photographs of Spain

  • Wales

A Short History of Wales Edwards, book

North America

(see Call of the Wild on the “Ambleside” page, year 6, takes place in Yukon territory in Alaska; unit study on “Books” page)

(see Paddle-to-the-Sea on the “Ambleside” page–Great Lakes to the Atlantic, year 1, geography)

  • Canada

Inuit Lapbook

Worksheets and Maps for Canada

Canadian Folklore  (warning: lots of ghost stories)

Info for Canada

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Canada Lapbook links not only to mini books but learning and activity resources  (Joy Christian School)

Cobalt Adventure  silver rush game

Ontario’s Parks  online interactive, includes some history

Canadian Geography Online Games learn and play  (sheppard software)

Links to study Canadian geography and history

Canadian Online Geography Game

  • Caribbean

Caribbean Geography Online Games learn and play  (sheppard software)

Haiti Cost of Living Game U

  • Mexico

Mexican Fairytales, Mexican Legend, Mexican Folktale

Worksheets and Maps for Central America

Info for Mexico and Central America

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Latin Music

Mexico Geography Online Games learn and play  (sheppard software)

Lesson Plan (with links) (homeschool creations)

Map worksheet (homeschool creations)

Flag worksheet (homeschool creations)

  • United States

(see Picturesque America Volume 1, “Robinson” page, level 6)

American Folklore

USA Lapbook A piece for each state as well as some other pieces. The state pieces are for things like state flower. You could turn these upside down for your older students and they could fill in other information about the topography and industry of the states.

USA Lapbook pieces from homeschool share

US landmarks  learning links

USA Notebook

State Notebook page use with any state, includes state clipart

USA and State Outline Maps print as large as you like

Worksheets and maps for USA

Worksheets including word searches, What State am I?, rivers, map skills,  and more

Any State Notebooking Page (notebooking nook)

State shape bingo   call cards if want them

State Flag Outline Drawings

State Unit Studies

Explore the States Online L/M  click on any state to learn more

Learn More about each State U  includes manufacturing and famous residents

Facts about all 50 states — these are lists of the 50 states with info…use the left side bar to choose a category (largest cities for example).

50 states facts — easy layout, many categories of info

50 States Quarters Lesson Plans K-12 activities, worksheets, coloring pages for the states broken down into individual lessons by grade level (US Mint)

Learn the States and Postal Abbreviations (worksheets, 8-page pdf)

Online games for learning states, capitals and regions

Oh the Places You’ll Go anyone  click on games and find Oh the Places You’ll Go  It is a US landmark quiz.  Good stuff!

Another online game

State Capitals Online Game  (it gives you the capital and you  jump to the state)

States and Capitals quiz

Place the States Online puzzle 3 levels of play

Coloring Pages for State Birds and Flowers look down and to the right — also other America coloring pages (also on preschool page)

Guide to the State Birds

Alaska facts and history  website

Idaho History

South America

Worksheets and Maps for  South America

Info for South America

Central and South America Geography Online Games learn and play (sheppard software)

  • Argentina

see (Out on the Pampas on the “Books to Read” page about life in Argentina)

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Map worksheet (homeschool creations)

Flag worksheet (homeschool creations)

video with national anthem (youtube)

videos (tourism website)

Photographs

  • Brazil

Brazilian Folktales

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Brazil Lapbook

Photographs

Compassion International Online Game — meet children from Brazil and learn their culture

  • Chile

Lesson plans from homeschool creations

Time for Kids — facts, history, language, sightseeing

Map worksheet (homeschool creations)

Flag worksheet (homeschool creations)

Photographs

  • Peru
The Inca Trail  Machu Picchu virtual tour
  • Venezuela

Lesson plans (homeschool creations)

Map worksheet (homeschool creations)

Flag worksheet (homeschool creations)

Culture and agriculture video

Simon Bolivar video (you tube)

Photographs

3 Responses to “Geography/Cultures”

  1. Patti Says:

    I can’t thank you enough for all that you have done here! It is truly a blessing for me and my eight children! Although we’ve always homeschooled, I’ve never been able to figure out how to work with them all together on the same topic. You’ve truly inspired me! I’m getting ready to start on this wonderful journey and wanted to point out another wonderful free resource to learn about maps…. http://egsc.usgs.gov/isb/pubs/teachers-packets/mapshow/ (in both html & pdf format). Thanks again and may God bless you and your family!


    • Thank you for taking the time to write. I have five children but the youngest is only six months old ; ) I will put up the map link. Everything on here came from somewhere. It’s not just google and paste. Everyone can be helping out getting quality resources. Thanks again!


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