This year we have begun History & Geography lessons. I chose to use LifePac, which is what we use for Math. I didn't use their 1st and 2nd Grade curriculum, because it was very "social" (feelings, communities, civic helpers, etc). Starting with 3rd Grade, though, it begins with actual History & Geography.
The first book is focused on the Fishing Communities of Maine. Deer Isle, Maine to be exact.
B10 is absolutely loving Geography. I am very pleased with how well-written the story is, and the fact that it's about a real town (not a fictional conglomerate of Maine), has given us some handy real-life learning tools.
This is B10 with his 50 States Fandex. He found the State of Maine in the Fandex and we learned about the state bird (Chickadee) and the state tree (white pine). I think I love Geography, because it's not just one book.
We've gotten to see actual pictures of quarries and sunsets, coastlines and fishing boats, the things B10 reads about have come to life.
Geography could easily become my favorite subject!
~Lone Butterfly )i(