Geography

Digital Flashcards: Latin, Geography, Phonograms

3GRD

Have you heard of “spaced repetition”?  It’s practicing words you don’t know at intervals.  I made decks for Beginning Latin I, II, and Fundamentals I on memrise.com.  The advantage of that site is that the material is cumulative and you have control over adding new words.  The child can practice daily, only the words he […]

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5GRD Outline Maps

5GRD

If you follow the MoDG syllabi, this is the HASSLE of 5GRD.  Each of these maps (not Australia or Antarctica) print out as a poster of four tiles. I like to have the country divisions and the rivers, but Europe and Australia didn’t have that option. So if we need rivers, we’ll print the matching […]

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Ancient Near East Map

6GRD

Near East Labelled Near East Unlabelled If you use a “Near East” map in your curriculum, here’s a labelled and unlabelled version to print so you don’t have to trace them yourself.   Also, here is my favorite video for showing the kids a few thousand years of Near East history. Watching this video will […]

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Memory System Box

3GRD

Since we have dyslexia and dysgraphia in kids 2, 3 respectively, I have had to use a lot of alternative curriculum. I keep little pieces of what works for our methodology. This memory box is dreaded and loved. You can tell where I got it from (All About Spelling). It catches all the material that […]

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Memory Hooks for Geography Facts

4GRD

ACK, those numbers, right?  How do we remember the mountain heights and rivers? Well, here are the memory hooks we use. You can use these several ways. Good:  You can just say them a lot. Good-er:  Sign the numbers when you say them. Better:  “place” them in an environment with you imagination.  See OZ and […]

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Geography Facts in 5GRD

5GRD

With my dyslexic student, we have hit the wall over and over and over on the numerical geography facts in our curriculum.  So this year, I tried something new that REALLY paid off for us.  First, let me confess that I don’t really know why we memorize the exact heights of certain mountains and rivers; […]

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Egypt Mapping

6GRD

I about lost my mind trying to find the cities and cataracts and lakes for this map.  It might not be 100% right, but it’s pretty darn close. Print out my labels from THIS POST.  Print out six copies of the blank map below.  Print out one copy of the labelled map above for placement […]

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5GRD-6GRD Mapping Labels

5GRD

My kids CANNOT seem to write small enough or neatly enough to read the maps once they’ve been labelled. So, I grabbed my pack of labels (10/sheet mailing labels) and made printables for them. For 5GRD, each label is the stuff the child has to write names, numbers, and letters for that week. For sixth, […]

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Math Facts, States Resources

1GRD

My kids do best with their memorizing, if they have a funny phrase or picture connection.  Above you see my favorite card from the www.memoryjogger.com states and capitals cards.  All of my kids know their states and capitals quickly using these cards. Below, you see another one. In addition to being funny, they’re actually quite […]

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A Peek Inside: Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide

5GRD

I got this book used for a very reasonable price. If, however, you want the CD that has all the printable maps…you will likely pay $35-40 for it. I already have a mapping program on the computer that I love.  So, I didn’t need the CD.  Also, I wanted to “get in closer” to the […]

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Recitation (shhhhh, Catechism) Printables

1GRD

    I have been asked for these a lot, so here they are!  If someone with authority complains, I’ll have to take them down.  They contain all the poems we use for K-4th (there are a few added and removed from the MODG list, sorry!), the catechism questions (some adapted), dates, states and capitals, […]

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Dates and Mountain Height Cards

3GRD

Click the pics to download! In 3rd grade Mother of Divine Grace, we memorize American history dates, mountain heights, and river lengths.  These are the cards for most of the year.  I will add more later.  Print out the pictures on cardstock and hit them with contact paper or run through your thermal laminator.  Then, […]

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Minn of the Mississippi Images

All Printables

  I can’t tell you HOW LONG it took me to find all the spots on the maps for Minn!  Let me give you the short hand version: 1) She spends a LONG time in Minnesota and Wisconsin.  2) She blasts through the rest of the country in the same amount of time. Minn of […]

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Montessori Puzzle Map

4GRD

In addition to the workbook, we use this puzzle map to reinforce the different areas of the US and the capitals.  Each knob is placed on the capital of the state, so we pull out some states, mix them up, announce the state and capital as we replace them. (In DYOCC, this type of puzzle […]

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