World Geography Lesson Plans

Easy Geography Lesson plans for the highschool level geography study found in The Ultimate Timeline and Geography Guide. 

Choose how long you’d like to take to complete this study… then simply grab a calendar and set your due dates.  We chose to complete the first section (Setting up the notebook and introduction to Geography) in one week.  Then each section was completed in 2 weeks. 

Lesson Plan Tips and Ideas

Does the Order Matter?

My son chose to complete the continents in the order they are in the book.  However the order doesn't really matter. 

If you have a boy (ahem, young man) who just wants to jump right into the continent of South America.... go ahead and say "sure son!"  (they love it when we say that!) The study could be done in any order.

Add an English Element and Combine Subjects.

We also added an English element to the study.  As well as completing the assigned tasks.  I also had my son choose one book pertaining to each continent. This book can be a biography, historical event or place, it could even be historical fiction.  I do require him to ok the book with me first.  I also make suggestions, but I give leeway as to his choice.

The he also does an essay for each continent based either on the book… or something else to do with the continent. 

I find that letting the boys choose what to write about makes for better writing. Writing is not an option…. Choosing what to write about is. 

For example, for Europe he chose to read the book Hitler by Albert Marrin.  My son then completed an essay on the topic of Hitler’s youth and how that affected his leadership and hatred for the Jewish people.

For South America he read the book Dayuma. He then wrote a book critique.  (Kind of like a grown up book report)

Geography vocabulary is included in the geography study.  We added some grammar studies as well. 

Vocabulary, Grammar, Literature, Composition.... =  English Credit! 

The Main Text

The Main Text for this study is  The Ultimate Timeline and Geography Guide.  I HIGHLY recommend it! 

If you are not familiar with this book click here for a full description. 

You'll need this book to use my geography lesson plans included here. 

To make it super easy..... here is a printable version of the lesson plans below. 


World Geography Lesson Plans Printable Version Click Here

The Geography Lesson Plans

Simply Print out the following... write in your due dates.  Hand the book and plan to your teen.  Watch them go! 

Set up Geography Notebook - do this first!

Due date ______________________________

Copy pages 201-218

Copy Outline Maps pgs

Read Chapter 2  23-54

Copy and read Introduction to Geography pgs 153-155

Read Tips for Labeling paper maps - pg 200

Copy and do Almanac Trek - pg 240 add to notebook. 

Copy Geography Flashcards - pgs 263-280 add to notebook

Copy and review “Good Stuff to Know by Heart” pgs 281-283 add to notebook

 

North America

Due  Date   _________________________

Copy outline maps for notebook

Complete mapping activities

Complete Continental Essay

Complete Challenge Questions

Read Continent Fact files. Pgs160-168

Learn geography flash cards pgs 263-266

 

South America

Due Date _________________________

Copy outline maps for notebook

Complete mapping activities

Complete Continental Essay

Complete Challenge Questions

Read Continent Fact files. - pgs 169-172

Learn geography flash cards pgs 267-270


Europe

Due Date _________________________

Copy outline maps for notebook

Complete mapping activities

Complete Continental Essay

Complete Challenge Questions

Read Continent Fact files. - pg 173-180

Learn geography flash cards pgs-271-274



Asia

Due Date  _________________________

Copy outline maps for notebook

Complete mapping activities

Complete Continental Essay

Complete Challenge Questions

Read Continent Fact files. - pg 181-187

Learn geography flash cards pgs 275-278

 

Africa

Due Date _________________________

Copy outline maps for notebook

Complete mapping activities

Complete Continental Essay

Complete Challenge Questions

Read Continent Fact files. - pg 188-191

Learn geography flash cards pgs 279-280

 

Australia

Due date  _________________________

Copy outline maps for notebook

Complete mapping activities

Complete Continental Essay

Complete Challenge Questions

Read Continent Fact files. - pg 192-196

Review Good Stuff to Know by Heart pgs 281-283

 

Antarctica

Due Date  _________________________

Copy outline maps for notebook

Complete mapping activities

Complete Continental Essay

Complete Challenge Questions

Read Continent Fact files. - pg 197-198

Review Good Stuff to Know by Heart pgs 281-283


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