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How to Schedule Your Homeschool Geography Lessons

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The homeschool geography lessons from Let’s Go Geography can easily adapt to your homeschool schedule. The curriculum is so flexible!

You can complete the entire lesson in one sitting or split the activities to be finished over several days in the week. It’s easy to personalize how you structure the Let’s Go Geography lessons to fit your week and the grade level(s) of your student(s).

Here are some scheduling ideas from moms & classroom teachers who use the curriculum.

Each suggested schedule lists the approximate time it may take. Of course, the actual time may vary, depending on your own personal style.

Homeschool Geography Lessons: Some Definitions

Just to be clear, when a suggested schedule below says “Fast Facts,” it is referring to the short facts in the “Are You Ready” and “Did You Know” parts of the lessons.

And “Explore” refers to looking at Photos & Video. “Journal” is another word for “Notebooking.” Here’s a quick list to refer to, just in case!

Fast Facts = Are You Ready? & Did You Know? Chapters

Explore = Photos & Video (can include Fast Facts if not listed separately)

Journal* = Notebooking
*Journal refers to a few simple sentences for younger ones.
*Journal/Glossary refers to Discovery Pack activities for older ones.

Schedules for Homeschool Geography Lessons

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Browse the sample schedules below for ideas on how to structure your own homeschool geography lessons with Let’s Go Geography.

These are ACTUAL schedules used by current homeschool moms teaching through the Let’s Go curriculum!

Choose which plan best fits your homeschool week:

Scheduling 1 Day per Week

Doing the entire lesson in one sitting is perfectly fine. In fact, the curriculum was originally created for a homeschool co-op, and that was the format!

1-2 hours, You pick the activities!

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Schedule Ideas: 2 Days per Week

Would you rather split your geography lessons over a couple of days? There are several ways you can do this. The activities you choose play a role in this schedule.

Here are a few ways some of our current homeschool moms/teachers split it up:

Day 1 – Map, Flag, Music, Fast Facts (1 hour)
Day 2 – Explore, Journal/Glossary OR Color/Craft (1 hour)

Day 1 – Map, Flag, Music, Explore, Journal (1 hour)
Day 2 – Color &/or Craft (1 hour)

Day 1 – Map, Flag, Music, Explore (1 hour)
Day 2 – Journal/Glossary -OR- Color &/or Craft (1 hour)

Day 1 – Entire Lesson (1-2 hours)
Day 2 – Outside Reading (i.e., atlas, library books, etc.)

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Schedule Ideas: 3 Days per Week

Dividing the Let’s Go homeschool geography lessons over 3 days is another option. This gives you a “natural” review element in your week, further cementing the country and its culture in your students’ minds.

Here are the ideas for 3 days:

Day 1 – Map, Flag, Music, Fast Facts (1 hour)
Day 2 – Explore & Journal/Glossary (1 hour)
Day 3 – Color &/or Craft (1 hour)

Day 1 – Map & Flag (1 hour)
Day 2 – Music, Fast Facts, & Explore (1 hour)
Day 3 – Journal/Glossary OR Color &/or Craft (1 hour)

Kids Geography Curriculum

Schedule Ideas: 4 Days per Week

Spreading the lessons over four days a week lets you review without any extra effort. Coming back to the theme country on another day reinforces everything you’ve learned!

Here is a sample schedule for 4 Days a Week. Adjust the activities to your preference!

Day 1 – Map, Flag, Music (½ hour)
Day 2 – Explore (½ hour)
Day 3 – Journal/Glossary (1 hour)
Day 4 – Color &/or Craft (1 hour)

Schedule Ideas: 5 Days per Week

The last option is doing just a bit of geography on every school day in the week. This gives you the ultimate review opportunities! It’s low stress because if you miss a day, you have plenty of time to make it up.

You can adjust the following schedule to meet your needs:

Day 1 – Map, Flag, Fast Facts (½ hour)
Day 2 – Music, Explore (½ hour)
Day 3 – Read in Atlas & Journal (½ hour)
Day 4 – Color or Glossary (½ hour)
Day 5 – Craft (½ – 1 hour)

And there you have it! These are just some of they ways you can use the Let’s Go curriculum in your own family.

If you are brand new to Let’s Go, be sure to download the free lesson here!

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Carol Henderson
 

Carol Henderson is the author of the Let's Go Geography curriculum. She previously homeschooled all 5 of her now-grown kids, and currently teaches several history and geography classes at a large homeschool co-op. After creating and then using her own geography curriculum for several years, she has published it here to share with you!

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