What countries are included in Year 1 (or Year 2 or 3)?
Click this link to see our complete Travel Itinerary for all years in Let's Go Geography! Please note that Year 1 is available right now. Year 2 is in production with expected publishing date in the summer of 2019. Year 3 will be available the following year.
When do Memberships Expire?
All Memberships have a 2-year lifespan. This means you have 2 years to download all the lessons included in your Membership.
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. Also on your Account Page is the option to subscribe to a weekly email as an optional reminder tool. You may subscribe/unsubscribe to the weekly reminder without affecting your Membership.
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!
Does this curriculum match my child's grade level?
The curriculum is written for grades K-5. However, we have homeschooling moms tell us they use it for higher grades as well, since all their kids do this together.
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. However, if you want more detail for an older child, you may want to check out the recommended library books or research further online.
What kind of supplies will I need for the Featured Crafts?
The majority of our Featured Crafts use typical craft or household supplies. For typical craft supplies, you will need colored paper in a variety of colors, paint, crayons, scissors, tape, a glue stick, and occasionally liquid school glue. Sometimes a better colored paper (found in the scrapbook aisle of craft stores) or other similar substitutions will give better results, but this is usually optional. Household supplies could include things like a paper towel tube, muffin liners, plastic cups, etc.
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?
We suggest printing everything on your printer's DRAFT setting. This saves A LOT of ink, making your color printing very affordable.
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 pricing for Schools & Co-ops.
You will probably want to use the recommended library books for your class. I (Carol) sit on a stool with the kids around me to show them these books in what we call our "Circle Time." I show them the pictures as we talk about the country. Or I use a laptop to show pre-screened internet videos. Trust me, kids & parents love learning about different countries around the world with this curriculum! 🙂
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 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 6 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 is currently available for purchase, with Years 2 and 3 still in the production stages. The projected release date for Year 2 is August, 2019.
What internet videos do you include?
Most of our suggested videos come from YouTube. The curriculum was designed for the teacher to be present for all activities, including the video portion. To further ensure that you don't accidentally see videos you would not choose on YouTube, we recommend you use the 2 safety features explained here.
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.