Home Geography for Primary Grades

Posted in Elementary, Geography, Home School Creative Commons Resources, Kindergarten, Lower Elementary, Public Domain on May 5, 2015

This short, simple reader was intended to be used by tutors and teachers for younger students. I would guess the reading level at around 3rd grade. Topics include basic landforms, the scientific processes of weather and geographical formation, and some things that the land produces. This is not a geography reader that will give understanding Read More »

Public Domain Maps: Free and Up to Date!

Posted in Geography, Public Domain on March 29, 2014

Free, open source, portable atlas PAT is a free software that works like a portable atlas you can edit and create with. I haven’t played around with it much. What I was really looking for, and found on this site, were current maps that were free to use for projects. You can select a country, Read More »

Our Little Cousin Series

Posted in Culture, Geography, Lower Elementary, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on July 4, 2013

Geography readers about children around the world These very simple readers tell about life in different countries through a child, or children, that live there! Some of the information may be out of date, but they would make great additions to a country study or a history course. Here are the ones I could find Read More »

Beautiful England Books

Posted in College Prep, Culture, Geography, High School, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary, Western Civilization on September 17, 2012

If you have anyone in your family interested in the history of England, they will absolutely love this book series. The volumes entitled Beautiful England each describe one area of the country in a relaxed, conversation-style text and gorgeous illustrations. The focus in these books is mainly on the architectural structures of each area, so Read More »

The Children Of All Lands Stories

Posted in Culture, Geography, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary, Western Civilization on September 9, 2012

Another great set of readers for geography and culture is the Children Of All Lands series.  Written primarily by Madeline Brandeis, there are a few titles by other authors. These readers are unique in that they use photographs taken by the author, as well as stock photography from the countries, instead of illustrations. Not all Read More »