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Galloping the GlobeThe curriculum that inspired me to create our geography passports was "Galloping the Globe" written by Loree Pettit and Dari Mullins. We had a lot of fun with this excellent curriculum. It is designed for younger children, but is easily adaptable for any age. The manual explores the world by dividing it into 7 continental regions, and then providing an extensive selection of fun activities, coloring pages, suggested books and resources for a number of countries in each region. The countries covered match the list of pages in my geography passports.
As my children are a combination of visual, auditory and hands on learners, we used the suggestions in Galloping the Globe to set us on a path of exploration in each country. We read books, watched movies, played games, wrote stories and created a scrapbook of all we learned (think lapbook in a scrapbook!) We learned about the country (geography), the people & historical events (history), inventions (history/science/math), native animals (science), cooked foods from that country (home ec/math), did crafts (art), learned about the flags, and read about the lives of various people (and children) from the countries and missionaries from or to that land. In other words, Galloping the Globe was easily used as a full unit study for an entire year (or two or three).
The book has many suggestions for each country, but you are free to pick and choose what suits you. Keep it simple and gallop your way around the world in a few weeks. Go more indepth, and spend a very enjoyable and informative year or two exploring the globe.
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