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Personally, I would just do the geography connected to SOTW studies.
If I wanted to do U.S. Geography, I'd do it in the afternoon or evening. But I think it might be too much.
Laura - Mom to ds (10) and dd (7) "Time stands still best in moments that look suspiciously like ordinary life." Brian Andreas.
Hello! We're busy planning our first grade year...which will start in May. (We unschool for kindy and I'm so ready to go!).
We're following a relaxed classical and have FINALLY decided to use Story of the World for history. We're doing two lessons a week, so a chapter that has been divided into 3 lessons takes 1.5 weeks to complete.
But...when to do geography? I'm a huge geography geek and would love to get my kids started on states.
So far...this is what we have going. Can I fit in geography here without being too much?
Story of the World: 2 lessons a week (on Monday and Wednesday)
Math: Right Start Math-- Most weeks we do one lesson on Thursdays, but some weeks (the light ones on history) we will do two on Tues/Thurs.
Science: Curric we found online via Guest Hollow. It can be anywhere from two to four days a week, but this isn't too heavy. Looks like a lot of fun.
Handwriting: Teeny tiny bit of copywork (such as "the dog sat") on the days she doesn't have science. Mostly one or two times a week.
Art: From "The Way They See It;" one artistic activity a week.
German: Watching the videos of Muzzy, a little bit of counting, greetings and colors in German.
I'm waiting for my new reading book to come in...so I don't know much about that yet. We'll be starting it ASAP. I would love to know if you think I could add geography in. I don't want to try to do too much and would like to keep things fun, if possible.
If doing geography, we'll be using "Fifty States Under God for Young Learners" with The Little Man in the Map, Train of States and Scrambled States of America as supplements.