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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

The Ultimate Homeschool Geography Curriculum from Let's Go Geography ~ a TOS review

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

Both time and money are a limiting factor in our world travel adventures. So you can bet I was thrilled to find out we had the chance to review Let's Go Geography, Year 2 curriculum!

McKenzie, my 4th grader, and I have been having so much fun Let's Go Geography Year 2 a weekly homeschool geography curriculum from Let's Go Geography. The curriculum was created by Carol Henderson who wanted to make learning about the world we live in fun. We both love that this curriculum is so hands-on and includes a weekly craft too!

For this review, we received two calendar years worth of access to Let’s Go Geography, Year 2. Countries to be studied in Year 2 include Mexico, Brazil, Ireland, France, Russia, Japan and a three-week study of selected US regions and well as a continent review. Since this geography curriculum offers so many different engaging activities from crafts to videos I think that it is great fit for all learning types.

With a subscription to Let’s Go Geography you and your family can take a three-year trip around the world exploring one country at a time. Through reading, watching engaging videos, listening to music of the region, and hands-on crafts your child will be fully immersed in learning all about the country you are studying.

Getting started is as easy as signing up for an account and picking how long you are wanting to travel, either a year or semester. This detailed curriculum is geared towards children in Kindergarten through 4th grade and includes roughly 35 pages of weekly geography fun! Yearlong travel includes 32 weeks of lesson plans for just $27.99.

Each PDF lesson includes six sections that let you explore each country through mapping exercises, learning about the flag and music as well as exploring areas through video clips. Simply download the file and save it to your computer for easy learning. There is also a weekly craft that ties in with the country you are studying.

If you like hands-on then this curriculum has that for you! Don’t worry about spending lots of money on craft supplies. Many of the crafts use household supplies like paper towel tubes, muffin cup liners, and plastic cups. Art material like crayons, paint, glue, and tape that you already have on hand at home are also needed. If crafts aren’t your thing, there are also simple coloring pages that can be done instead.

A list of any printable needed is included for each lesson as well as any documents needed for your passport and travel binder. My favorite part is that a list of library books is included. The call number for each book is supplied so you can easily search for them at your local library. For older students, Carol also recommends DK's Geography of the World for an atlas for older kids. The attention to detail in this atlas rivals the detail found in the Let's Go Geography curriculum. McKenzie is always eager to learn more through reading with this atlas. 

We went full steam ahead once we received access and have completed 4 weeks of the curriculum studying The Continents, Brazil, Mexico, and France. However, you if find you need to take it at a slower pace just schedule the activities over a longer period of time. Typically, I would try to incorporate our geography studies with our history studies. But this year and next we are studying American History so its been fun exploring the countries that McKenzie is interested in. I simply ask her each Friday to pick a country and then I gather any supplies and books I need for the following week’s lessons.

I love that each country’s PDF file stars off with a bright, vivid cover that makes you want to dive in to know more. McKenzie and my son, Micah who is 5, have enjoyed the video clips as well. McKenzie especially enjoyed the crafts. I love that they are simple enough with thorough directions that she can complete the crafts on her own.

McKenzie is excited about Geography and learning about our world. Let’s Go Geography makes studying geography fun and exciting and we highly recommend you checking it out! If you are looking for a comprehensive hands-on homeschool geography curriculum definitely put Let’s Go Geography at the top of your list!

But don’t just take our word for it, forty-eight of my fellow CrewMates used this curriculum with their families. Be sure to click the banner below and check out their thoughts as well.

Geography for Kids - Year 2 {Let's Go Geography Reviews}
 Format ~ online, PDF lesson files 
 Price ~ $27.99 for 2 years of access 
 Ages ~ K-4th graders

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