Let’s Go Geography FAQ
Welcome to the Let's Go Geography FAQ page. On this page you will find answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about the curriculum and everything it offers.
Not sure what the Let's Go Geography curriculum is all about? First, find the basics about Let's Go Geography on this page. After you read that, come here to the FAQ page for specific questions and details.
If you read both pages and still need additional information on anything, please contactus!
Common Questions & Answers:
What countries are included in Year 1 (or Year 2 or 3)?
Click this link to see the complete Schedule for all years in Let's Go Geography! Please note that Year 1 and Year 2 are available right now. Year 3 is currently in production.
The years do not build on one another and do not need to be done in order.
Click this link to see the Let's Go Geography Scope & Sequence.
What is the grade level?
The curriculum is appropriate for homeschool Grades K-5. However, we have homeschooling moms tell us they use it for even higher grades since all their kids do this together.
Use the curriculum as written for Grades K-2. Click here for the few additional things you need for Grades 3-5.
For a classroom setting, please read our classroom recommendations on this page.
What supplies will I need?
You will need...
- Copy Paper & access to a Printer
- access to a Computer (to watch videos and read more)
- Typical Craft Supplies (i.e., colored paper, scissors, tape, glue, crayons, & paint to start. Some crafts will need other misc. things.)
- 3-Ring Binder with Continent Dividers
- The Discovery Packs for Grades 3-5. These can be also used for any younger students who can write. Discovery Pack 1 is for Year 1; Discovery Pack 2 is for Year 2.
- Atlas not required, but recommended for Grades 3-5 (we prefer Geography of the World, available on this page)
Can I use this curriculum in my School or Homeschool Co-op ?
Absolutely! The curriculum was originally written for a once-a-week, one-hour class in a Homeschool Co-op. Please refer to this page for recommendations & pricing for Schools & Co-ops.
Can I use this curriculum without going to the library or purchasing additional books?
Yes! The curriculum includes several pages of pictures, as well as video clips, video of cultural music (which often includes more scenes from the country), and a link to written information online. This is usually plenty for the younger child (K-2nd grade).
For an older child (3rd grade+), we recommend DK's Geography of the World, available on this page. You may also want to check out some of the recommended library books (optional).
Where do I go to get my lessons?
You may Log In to your Account Page at any time for full access to ALL the lessons in your plan.
What do I need in order to open the downloadable, PDF lessons?
You will need a PDF reader, which you can download free from Adobe and install on your computer. When you do so, we suggest you uncheck all the boxes of extras they offer to install with it!
What internet videos do you include?
Most of our suggested videos come from YouTube, and most of the YouTube videos are linked via SafeYouTube (now called Video.Link). If a SafeYouTube link is not available, we recommend you use the 2 safety features explained here to ensure that you don't accidentally see undesirable videos on the YouTube site. Keep in mind that the curriculum was designed for the teacher to be present for all activities, including the video portion.
Videos give factual information and are appropriate for children. If there is anything in a video that concerns you, please let us know. We appreciate your feedback!
Will I need a printer for this curriculum?
Yes! Each lesson has printables, which can include maps, flags, coloring pages, craft printables, optional scrapbook pages, notebooking pages, and more. A color printer is best for the flags, notebooking pages, and optional scrapbook pages (if you choose to print the pictures).
What size binder do you recommend for each child?
The size of the binder depends on how you will be using the resources in each lesson. Here are the options available in every lesson, and what you plan to keep will depend on how big the notebook should be:
1. Map page (1 is shared over several lessons, some lessons have an extra)
2. Flag Page (1 is shared over several lessons)
3. Scrapbook pages (pictures of the country — printing them is totally optional)
4. a Coloring page
5. a Notebooking Page (writing)
6. a Project (usually a single sheet, which is able to be put in a binder)
7. The Year-End, Final Project is made from a file folder, and can be kept in the binder as well.
Most students find that a 1” binder is enough. Feel free to contact us and let us know your experience!
I see that Color Printing is best for the flags & notebooking pages, but isn't Color Printing expensive?
Printing flags and notebooking pages on your printer's DRAFT setting is usually fine and saves ink, making your color printing very affordable.
Do you offer a program for the summer?
We recommend using one of our Semester options for the summer. This will give you 18 weeks (with 2 breaks) for a full summer of geography fun. If Let's Go is new to you, start with Semester 1. If you've already completed Semester 1, enroll in Semester 2. Both these options can be found here.
Do you offer US Geography?
Let's Go World Geography starts each year with 2-3 weeks for select regions of the US. The US is the only country that we re-visit each year and the only country that gets attention for more than 1 lesson each year. This means that in our full 3-year program, you will learn about 8 regions of the US. So, yes, we cover US geography, but not exclusively for an entire year.
Can I purchase a Membership for all 3 years at one time?
Right now Memberships are available for just 1 year at a time. Keep in mind that Year 1 and Year 2 are currently available for purchase, with Year 3 still in the production stages.
How Do I Upgrade to Another Subscription?
To Upgrade from a 2-year to a Lifetime Subscription, please Contact Us.
To Upgrade from a Lifetime to a Teacher's License (Lifetime), follow these steps:
First Log In and go to your Account.
Then click on Subscriptions. You will see all your products listed.
Find your current subscription, and in the last column click Change Plan. Select Teacher’s License in the dropdown. It will list the pro-rated price and take you to the Order Page. The full price will be listed on the Order Page, but when you click to pay (before you finalize the order), it will show your pro-rated price.
Complete your order and you’re done!
I forgot my User Name or Password. What do I do?
Your User Name is your email. Your Password can be reset with the "Forgot Password" link at the Log In page.
How do I change my Password?
Log in and go to your Account ("Account" in the top Navigation Bar). Scroll down to find the "Change Password" link underneath your name and email information. Click the link and change your password there.
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