Mom’s Best Homeschooling Hack! Many moms wear their kids out by teaching too many subjects! “Seven a day keeps the sceptics away!” Oh no! Please stop!
It’s a good idea to combine many subjects into one learning time to save your sanity! Instead of segregating all the subjects into different courses, try this multi-subject learning trick.
For example, let’s talk about United States Geography. Sounds boring? Not at all! It’s a vast topic!
Were not just looking at maps! When you dig deep into each state you will unearth every subject in a fun and natural way! You will easily cover History and Social Studies at the same time, when you learn about each State! But wait! There is so much more.
Your children will remember more of what they learn with this method, and you will save a lot of time and energy.
You can use YouTube videos and library books to learn everything and create your own unit study! It’s free! Make it more interesting by talking to a travel agent!
Organize your own curriculum with a cute notebook, or use a Thinking Tree Geography Journal that covers multiple subjects. That’s the easy way!
You can even add science and math to the USA studies by learning about plants, animals and ecosystems in each state. Study a favorite animal or person from each state. Plan a trip!
Kids can look at all the statistics, records, timelines, and dig into a bit of local economics of each state and cover math.
They can add cooking to the mix too! Home economics!
Why not study the art and inventions of each state too?
What about careers? What about politics? Don’t forget local literature! While you are at it learn to spell words related to each location.
I think that geography is the best subject to focus on when you want to cover every subject with efficiency!
But at our house, we are Fun-Schoolers, so we don’t call it geography. We call it Travel Dreams! It’s so easy with Thinking Tree! We studied Hawaii together–all about sea turtles, surfing, arranging tropical flowers and planning torch-lit native parties!
It’s so fun.
The Thinking Tree offers four Geography Journals for you to enjoy! They also last a long time. Each book can last one to four years depending on how long you take to study each part of the world. Kids of all ages can use the same book!
How to do it:
We think that it works best to study the United States in Elementary School, the Seven Amazing Continents in Middle School, and 30 Fascinating Cities during Highschool.
Seven Amazing Continents – Travel Dreams Geography – The Thinking Tree: World Geography & Social Studies The Creative Research Handbook for Library & Internet Based Learning
United States – Geography, History and Social Studies Handbook: Do-It-Yourself Homeschooling
Travel Dreams Fun-Schooling Journal: 30 Fascinating Cities – An Adventurous Approach to Geography & Social Studies
If you are in Canada look for our Canada Geography Handbook on Amazon.