Kicking off the year with North Star Geography

North Star Geography

This semester I’m really excited to start using North Star Geography by Bright Idea Press. Up to this point we have only informally studied Geography, by integrating it into our other studies. So using a formal geography program will be new for us this year. North Star Geography is a unique program that doesn’t just cover what most of us would consider “Geography” but covers the wide spectrum of subjects within geography.

The first Unit covers the typical sort of things we would expect to find in a geography book which are Geography skills: What is Geography, Maps & Navigation. While covering these topics NSG takes you to about 6 continents.

The next Unit Physical Geography is again another subject typically found in most geography books and covers: structures of the earth, topography, the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere & biosphere. Again as we study this unit we will visit several continents, islands, aquifers and other geographical formations.

It is the final unit in which I am keenly interested that makes NSG unique, the unit on Human Geography. In this unit we will study, from a Christian world view, Survival and Society, Environmental Stewardship, Agriculture, Culture, Heritage, Government & “Tie it all together” in the end. During this unit you will also study several different countries throughout the world covering most of the continents.

My cast and crew are going to be working our way through Unit 1 this semester, Geography Skills. North Star Geography is meant for 7th-12th grader, however, we will stretch the bounds a bit. After all we are homeschoolers and if I was to follow the rules, to the letter of the law, I would be doing my title of homeschool Mom a disservice. So our school aged crew which covers 4th -8th grade will stretch the limits of NSG.

So each month we will bring you a glimpse into our geographical studies as we plunge headlong into North Star Geography. Each of our 3 older children will start working on making their Atlases, we will Lord willing take some field trips and complete some of the really neato-mosquito projects.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayneand Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

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Kyle is a full time frugal wife of Wayne and Mama to 5 adorable children: Peyton (15), Parker (10),Pearson (8), Parson (3) & Providence (3). My hope is to present families with an attainable simplified model of classical education with a Charlotte Mason twist.She likes listening to audio books, watching the kids play sports or piano & doing anything with my husband! She likes to do all of that while having a cup of coffee! You can find her blogging on a regular basis here at Aspired Living, The Curriculum Choice & Womanhood with Purpose.

8 thoughts on “Kicking off the year with North Star Geography

  1. I can’t wait to hear about the atlases you create, the projects you make, and the field trips you create! It sounds like a fun course for your school-age children.

  2. I’ve been reading and seeing a lot about North Star Geography. Sounds fun. We are pretty set right now, but I will certainly keep this one in mind!

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