I have always loved Geography and so was excited when the time came to start teaching Geography to my kids. Life has been rather hectic this last year, so I really needed something independent and easy to use. I was happy to get a chance to review Memoria Press‘s Geography I.
My eight year old used Geography I mostly independently. I received the Teacher’s Guide, the Student Text, and the Student Workbook. He would read through the Student Text and then answer the questions in the Workbook. After finishing the page, I would check his answers, and we’d discuss anything I had questions about. We would also Google some of the countries he was most curious about, and look them up on our world map.
▪Pros: The fact that this was an independent lesson was great. It gave me the break I needed to take care of other matters but didn’t feel like busy work. I knew that the information would be presented well, and he would learn some facts about each country. I also used it as writing practice, since he had to fill out information about each country.
▪Cons: The lack of color and visual appeal were the biggest downfalls, in my opinion. This curriculum gives a basic overview of each country and presents everything in a neat little package, but I would have liked for the pages to be more visually appealing with more images and color.
Conclusion: I plan to continue using Geography I as a supplement to our Geography studies and will likely purchase the next levels. I enjoy the independent aspect and the straightforward approach.
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Emma–Emma has been married for seven years, and is mom of two, plus one once-crazy dog. She’s been homeschooling for three years now in NC. In addition to being a wife, mom and educator, she is also a Graphic Designer.