Geography is a great and “FUN” subject to learn especially in homeschool. Check out this ultimate list of homeschool geography curriculum resources we have found. (Lots of them are completely free.)
We played a lot of games and read a lot of books on American geography, but we wanted to add geography to our social studies. So I have put together a huge list of the best geography curriculums we have found.
There are so many ways to add a geography curriculum in your homeschool, below I have listed 30 different options, from a detailed geography curriculum to workbooks, games, songs, videos, and more!
I have produced two free printable maps that you can download and enjoy in your homeschool. Just scroll to the end of the page.
I could probably just about name the states of America, but I could probably only name about 2 capitals. So this was really important to us, especially for Freddie. Check out how to remember the States the fun way.
We definitely prefer history in our homeschool, but I thought it was really important to have at least a basic knowledge of geography. Check out our favorite homeschool history curriculum.
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Schoolhouse Teacher’s Geography curriculum is the absolute best curriculum I could find for geography. What is even better is when you subscribe to the geography curriculum you get access to ALL subjects and ALL grades!
Let’s Go Geography gets the kids to discover current world geography with creative activities. They learn about a different country every week, all year long. They even offer a FREE sample lesson so you can try it before you buy. It is suitable for kids from K-5 grade.
U.S. Geography Through Literature is a wonderful literature-based curriculum for grades K-6 from Beautiful Feet books. This is a brand-new course that connects the stories of Native American tribes, intrepid explorers, hopeful pioneers, and determined individuals with the lands they built their lives upon. These stories introduce their readers to the vast variety of landforms, biomes, and ecosystems that can be found in the United States.
Memoria Press is an offline geography curriculum for kids in grades 5 and above.
Geography Unit Studies
Geography unit studies are a great way to focus on a specific country. The countries include Germany, the UK, Africa, Mexico, Canada, and lots more.
Trail guide to geography has 3 different books, US Geography, World Geography, and Bible Geography. Use family-friendly books, multi-level curriculum guides for students in 3rd-12th grades to learn geography. With its trail markers directed at three different grade levels, each book can be used for more than one academic school year and works well with a number of different student abilities learning together.
If you prefer workbooks to a full curriculum these are the best 5 I have found.
180 Days of Social Studies: Grade 6 – Daily Geography Workbook. This is the workbook we use as a supplement to the geography curriculum. Freddie really likes it, mainly as it is easy, but this isn’t detailed enough as a standalone curriculum.
Evan Moor has some excellent geography curriculum workbooks for grades K-6. In fact, they have excellent workbooks for all subjects and they get excellent reviews.
Mark Twain Discovering the World of Geography Workbook for grades 7-8. Political and physical geography, climate, and the environment with maps and diagrams.
Geography Through Art is a lovely way to supplement your geography curriculum through drawing and painting.
KS3 Geography Workbook covers every Physical Geography and Human Geography topic. Includes in-depth advice to help students develop their Geographical Enquiry skills. Each section contains clear, concise study notes and full-color diagrams, plus a range of practice questions to test knowledge and understanding.
Best Geography Books For Kids
We always buy a reference book for every subject we study and these 3 are the very best to help with the geography curriculum. Check out our top 20 geography books for kids that they will love.
Usborne Geography Encylopedia – A comprehensive geography encyclopedia with a complete world atlas. Packed with information about our remarkable planet. From its physical characteristics to a continent-by-continent look at the world’s peoples and governments. Richly illustrated with superb photographs, clear explanatory diagrams, and 60 pages of detailed, up-to-date maps.
Smithsonian Geography – A Visual Encylopedia explores every aspect of our world, from the North to the South Pole, and from the outer atmosphere to the fiery core, and from natural processes to human impact.
Geography of the World – Clear, country-by-country layout makes this an ideal reference book. Fact boxes provide at-a-glance information on each country’s population, language, religion, government, currency, and more.
Fun Homeschool Geography
Playing games is always our preferred method of learning! Well, it’s certainly more fun!! If you want to check out our other favorite educational board games check out our recent post.
- Atlas KiwiCo subscription box for kids aged 6-11 (use code BRIGHT for exclusive 40% off your first box)
- Our Little Globe subscription box ages 4-10
- Geo Journey subscription – ages 4-10
- Who Knows Where Board Game
- 100 Pics Flags of the World
- The World Game
- Ticket to Ride – check out our review here.
If your children love geography they are going to love these top 15 geography gifts for kids.
Free Geography Curriculum
This is a list of all the FREE homeschool geography resources we have come across. Some are songs, youtube channels, and free printable worksheets to help.
- Ukraine coloring pages
- United States coloring pages
- 17 American Landmarks Worksheets
- BBC Bitesize Geography
- Twinkl has some free Geography worksheets
- National Geographic Kids – Games and videos
- 3D Geography – Make models and great free resources
- Snake Discovery
- Brave Wilderness
- Wild Kratts
- Animaniacs Learn the States of America Song
- Nations of the World Song
- Easy Peasy Geography
- Explore US States
If this isn’t quite what you are looking for, this color in the world map from Etsy is awesome.
What do you use for your geography curriculum? Please let me know in the comments and I can add it to this list.
Last Updated on 23 September 2022 by homeschoolof1