Back to School Geography Giveaway

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Back to School Geography Giveaway

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It’s the time of year when we’re all thinking of a new year of homeschool. Are you ready? Maybe you have room for one more resource or two especially if it’s Geography! Read on to find out what we’re giving away and how you can win this Back to School Geography Giveaway. If you keep reading to the end, you’ll learn more about how we have used these resources in our homeschool.

Win Geography Curriculum from Bright Ideas Press

Many thanks to Bright Ideas Press for helping to sponsor this basket of goodies! The winner will find the following items in the basket:

  • North Star Geography– a one credit geography course for middle and high schoolers. Students will build a world atlas and learn about human, physical, and political geography. There are activities here for hands on kids and book loving students alike. The basket winner will receive a hardbound textbook copy of North Star Geography.
  • Wonder Maps– This is a one stop, all in one electronic atlas. Always up to date and maps are easy to access any time. You can customize maps and use the many features available to users. The winner will receive a CD.
  • Hands On Geography– Written by Maggie Hogan of Bright Ideas Press, this gem is full of fun ways to study geography with students of any age. Map missionary stories, your favorite sports team, or follow your family’s origins. The ideas are endless in this book!
  • Borderline– This is a fun little world geography card game where you have to play down cards to build a map based on what country borders others.

To win the basket, please participate with the Rafflecopter giveaway below. The giveaway will be open until Sunday, August 23, 2015. I will choose one winner and notify them. If you click subscribing to Blog, She Wrote below and/or leave a comment, please leave an email address so I can contact you! Good luck!

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Today there are other bloggers with the iHN hosting giveaways today. Visit this page to see all the fabulous baskets! You can enter as many of the giveaways as you’d like. Have fun!


Geography Posts at Blog, She Wrote

What will you do with the geography goodies from Bright Ideas Press if you win them? Here’s a look at the fun we’ve had with these geography products.

Trail Planning Using Topographic Quadrangle Maps

Geography Quests– You’ll find 35 geography lessons using Wonder Maps and whatever reference you have on hand. You don’t want to miss these lessons which can be in depth or spur of the moment discovery times.

Teaching Geography with Earth Science– How we used North Star Geography with earth science. It was a great year with some easy ways to pair up our earth science course with our geography course.

Resources for Teaching Human Geography– Getting to know people groups and culture around the world and how we impact our geography is human geography. This post shares resources for teaching this area of geography and includes a special discount on a new game called Civitas which is all about forms of government.

Trail Planning Using Topographic Quadrangle Maps– Do your students know how to read and interpret a topographic map? This lesson teaches you how to use a USGS quadrangle map to make a new hiking trail.

Learning Geography with Atlases– Learn all about the different kinds of atlases and how and why to use them. This one includes a G+ Hangout with Tyler Hogan and I- we are atlas enthusiasts!


Geography bundle -- North Star Geography and WonderMaps

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  1. Thank you for the chance to win. This is the Geography Curriculum we are planning to use this year. Perfect timing if we win!

    Have a Blessed day.

  2. My favorite part of learning geography alongside the kids is filling in the gaps in my own learning. I am not ashamed to say that *I* am learning all of the time.

  3. I am not very good with the geography side of things. Was not my strong suit in school. This material looks like it would be great for helping me teach my daughter along with helping me learn some things too.

  4. My favorite part about geography is that their always seems to be someplace new to study, every time I look at a map

  5. I love learning about landforms and the names of what things are like butte or Abyssal Plain 🙂

  6. I love learning more than “just the facts” we learned in school. Learning how geography impacts the way people live.

  7. I subscribed to your blog;) My boys love learning about new places they could go to metal detect. My older son dreams of going to Israel! We love connecting Geography to History.

  8. I have been wondering about North Star Geography for a long time. This looks like a fun bundle.

  9. Studying geography is the way we travel to new places. We love seeing the unique landscapes and beauty around the world.

  10. We travel a bit and studying geography is just a natural part of that travel. Plus it help tie a bunch of subjects together. History, science, math, religion….it’s all there!

  11. I like learning about the culture. Also, Europe’s map from when I was a child to know is fascinating.

  12. Favorite part of learning geography? Integrating it alongside the history we are studying to make it more meaningful!

  13. I love learning about different cultures and people and native animals and landscapes and so just about everything!

  14. I love learning right along with my student. Geography is a weak area for me and I’m always fascinated to learn how geographical areas affected the choices people in the past made.

  15. My favorite part of geography is learning myself but also learning about the different people groups.

  16. My favorite part about geography is learning everything about the countries we are studying. We like physical but we also like to learn the cultures, food and art.

  17. I just love learning about all the different things I knew nothing about in places I have never been. Of course seeing the joy on my girls’ faces when something clicks upon discovering something new, is a definite joy as well!

  18. Learning all over again alongside of the kids. And having more fun than I ever did in school!

  19. This is our first year to do geography because I have never been a fan of it. However, my kids love it and have begged for it, so I decided to give it a go. My favorite part of studying geography, so far, has been actually learning that it can be so much fun!! It’s been a blast trying to learn to draw the world!

  20. Thanks for hosting this giveaway HW! I also appreciate your creative ways to study geography !

    1. I like that geography can relate to every other subject. No matter the topic or lesson, geography can be incorporated.

  21. We love learning about the culture each type we study a new place. Thank you for an awesome giveaway!

  22. Fav part of learning geography? Maybe just learning where everything fits in the world and also how it fits together in the course of history.

  23. My favorite part about geography was always THE MAPS. My daughter loves maps, but she loves immersing herself in facts about somewhere new and different, too!

  24. I love filling in maps…labeling and coloring! I also love the light bulb effect when you realize where a place actually is!

  25. Our favorite part of learning geography is the projects we do. I incorporate a lot of hands on activities into our school days and the kids really enjoy making their own maps, stories, and making up their own countries. It would be AWESOME if we won this set!!

  26. I love geography although I have to admit I have never been very good at it. I love learning with my children and I absolutely love Maps.

  27. I love all things geography! I love learning about different countries, what makes them unique, their history…all of it!

  28. I read and love every post. We love geography at our house because we want to learn all we can about The world and its peoples that God loves and has a heart for! We will be using your geography quests this year and the geography course would be icing on the cake.

  29. Our fav. part of geography is learning the traditions and customs of the area we are studying. We often find recipes to try from that region and crafts to make. this would be a total asset to our studies this year.

  30. I was..well am…horrible with geography. But I married a guy who LOVES maps, so my kids are super into geography. We play compass rose games and have maps all over the house!

  31. Seeing the world, and seeing it through a child’s eyes, and knowing God created it all!

  32. Our favorite part of Geography study is studying the people! Despite the different ways we live, we are all so similar in the end!

  33. dare i say it is one of my least fave subjects. that is why this would be sooooo helpful!

  34. My favorite part about studying geography I’d discovering a new place I’ve never heard of, then sharing it with the kids!

    Subscribed to blog

  35. My favorite part about geography is reading map! Even as a kid I loved learning how to read the map when we would travel as a family.

  36. Discovering more about our wonderful world and helping my children learn about it as well!

  37. My favorite part of learning geography is when I actually get to visit the places we learn about!!

  38. Our favorite part of learning geography is using maps from the past and historical maps. Big fun! Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  39. We love hearing about a country/state/landmark and looking at the map and finding it!

  40. We love maps! I want my boys to learn all about the diversity of our great big world. Thanks!

  41. I have always loved geography and am planning on using Northstar Geography next year with my new high schooler. So this would be a blessing to win.

  42. We love learning about areas that are near us that have landmarks or animals that we didn’t know about before!

  43. My favourite thing about geography is that the world is a big, big place. There are so many countries, all a little different, and each has a rich history, so you can adapt it to any interest.

  44. Thank you for a chance to win! This is our first year homeschooling and we are excited! I am a subscriber.

  45. I’m not sure how it happened, but apart from learning the states in fifth grade, I feel like I never really learned geography. I am trying to right that wrong while learning along with my children.

  46. Seeing how excited my kids get about learning about our world and where things are! We play “Where in the World Am I?” during dinner (like 20 questions) and they have so much fun trying to stump Mom and Dad!! 🙂

  47. My favorite part of geography is building awareness of our great big planet. We do not get to travel much and I hope my children become motivated to see the rest of the world.

  48. I LOVE maps! …especially old maps. Studying them is like having your own little treasure hunt.

  49. Geography was never one of my good subjects when I was growing up. But I love it now! And I want to teach my kids in a real way that is fun and brings it to life for them! This looks great! Thank you!

  50. My favorite part of teaching geography is watching my children become excited about our world when they learn a concept.

  51. I love learning about culture as we study geography — how a country’s shape, location, and history shape the people and traditions living within it!

  52. Geography was definitely lacking my education, so I would love help filling in the gaps with myself and my kiddos. Thanks!

  53. Finding and locating places and landmarks on the maps. Thanks for the giveaway.

  54. My favorite thing about learning geography is teaching my children about different places and cultures. I also like that they always seem to add to the list of places they want to visit as a result.

  55. My favorite part about learning about geography is discovering the places that we’ve read about in the Bible,History books and Biographies. The “Living” stories in these books make the geography facts come alive in a new way.

  56. My favorite part of Geography is learning about how human cultures are impacted by their physical environment.

  57. I think it’s fun learning about geography and how it shapes our lives. I’m sure the kids will get something out of it too, but I’m learning it for me.

  58. Our favorite part of geography is learning about all the places Daddy has visited (Navy veteran).

  59. I have always enjoyed geography. I enjoy learning about all the different places that come together to make up our world.

  60. My favorite part of geography is probably the maps. I love maps! Especially old ones and seeing how the newer ones have changed.

  61. I need help making geography fun. It was not fun for me in school! I want my kids to feel differently.

  62. My son has been fascinated by maps, geography, and history since he was three. (He’s now 10.) So, of course, maps play a large part of our learning. Thanks for the giveaway!

  63. I love how geography helps so many subjects “hook” together–history, literature, science . . . I also like how I feel smarter every time I learn geography along with my kiddos :-).

  64. I think my favorite part of geography might be seeing how things all relate to each other in terms of distance.

  65. I love learning geography because I like to learn new things and teaching my kids.

  66. I’m excited to see this giveaway.
    We enjoy reading books and mapping the stories where-a-bouts.
    Geography is something we all enjoy learning.

  67. Just started a Geography Year with my children… so excited about the possibility of winning these goodies! Thanks so much!

  68. I love to travel so I’m interested in learning more about the places I plan to visit.

  69. My favorite thing about studying geography is the places it takes you…even when you can’t “get” there in person 😉

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