Geography—you'd be lost without it! We love geography! Do you? Well, judging from test scores and research, Americans in general are fairly ignorant about geography. As an example, enjoy this video enactment of a humorous geography incident that actually happened to Tyler Hogan.
But geography can be fun and simple to teach if you have the right materials and attitude. Bright Ideas Press is here for you with resources for every age so that geography isn't left out of your homeschool schedule.
Geography Resources for All Levels
WonderMaps is a mapping software that includes political, physical, and historical maps. You can select what features you want to show on the map and print out as many copies as you need.
Geography and map skills add richness to any lesson whether it's history, literature, science, current events, or Bible. WonderMaps is a mapping software that includes political, physical, and historical maps. It allows you to select what features you want to show on the map and then print out as many copies as you need. You will use WonderMaps year after year in your homeschool journey.
Now available: WonderMaps – Ancient Civilizations Edition
Geography Resources for Elementary Levels
For students in K-5, Hands-On Geography is an easy-to-use guide. It’s filled with specific instructions for activities, games, and projects that appeal to active learners and their busy parents.
Geography Resources for Upper Levels
North Star Geography is a year-long course for junior and high school students, teaching geography skills, physical geography, and human geography. Written from a distinctly Christian perspective, North Star Geography is a full high school credit that covers:
- Geography Skills - such as reading maps and navigation
- Physical Geography - the lithosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere, and biosphere
- Human Geography - social structures, culture and heritage, interacting with the environment
North Star Geography is available in multiple formats:
Free Geo Tips Series
Would you like easy-to-implement tips for teaching geography? Tyler Hogan, the author of both WonderMaps and North Star Geography has created a series of hands-on ideas that make geography both memorable and fun. Sign up for free below and get a geography tip delivered to your inbox each week for a full semester. Plus, to thank you for subscribing, your first email will include a coupon for 20% off Tyler's junior high and high school geography curriculum North Star Geography.
Atlases & Outline Maps
Stock your homeschool library with atlases and laminated maps that beg to be looked at. Click here for tips on choosing the right atlas.
The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide
Are you geographically literate and unsure where to start with teaching your children? The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide provides everything you need to competently teach geography from kindergarten through graduation.
Civitas: The Government Card Game
Civitas is a card game about different forms of government. Pass laws, solidify your leadership, and rule the table in this smart, fast-paced game.
Mix-and-match the 8 included decks to rule in a:
- Ages 10 to Adult.
- Play time: 5 Minutes to an hour.
- Minimal setup/cleanup.
- Box includes 225 Playing cards, 12 leadership cards, and simple rules.
North Star Geography$54.95 – $149.88
North Star Geography Audiobook
- The entire North Star Geography student reader — over 10 hours of audio
- Narrated by the author
- Mp3 format
- Each chapter is zipped for easy downloading
Please note: this does not include or replace the companion guide CD. You'll still need a copy of the book or CD if you plan on doing any of the activities, mapwork, etc.
This long-time favorite geography source book is infused with enough ideas and projects to last a family several years! Written from a Christian perspective, Hands-On Geography will excite you about teaching an oft-forgotten subject. Includes specific instructions for many activities, games, and projects designed to be appealing to kids and easy for parents. An easy, yet thorough, introduction to a very important subject. Grades K -5.
North Star Geography + WonderMaps Bundle
Geography is more than just place names and outline maps-it’s understanding how the world around us works! North Star Geography gives students a deep understanding of how geography impacts all of us every day-with real-life applications for college, career, citizenship, and ministry.
Written from a distinctly Christian perspective by a homeschool grad (now a homeschool dad), North Star Geography is a full high school credit. It covers: geography skills, physic geography, and human geography. While the included Companion Guide DCD offers many reproducible activities, maps, and assessment tools.
Also included in this set is a WonderMaps! Download this customizable collection of over 350 different maps. With nearly endless possibilities, WonderMaps makes it easy to regularly integrate map study into a variety of lessons and make the most of every learning opportunity. Explore historical or modern-day maps; outline, reference, political, or topographical maps with features including: names, borders, rivers, cities, physical features, and graticules.
The Student Bible Atlas$12.99
Then and Now Bible Atlas
The Then and Now Bible Maps: Compare Bible Times with Modern Day Atlas by Rose Publishing is a must have family resource! Explore Bible maps with clear plastic overlays of modern-day cities and countries.
Rand McNally Historical Atlas of the World
If you don't mind a bumped edge, receive $5 off a scratch and dent copy by using coupon code rmatlas.
KNOW GEOGRAPHY™ WORLD ATLAS$12.99