Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Let's Go Geography (A Homeschool Crew Review)

Disclaimer: I received a FREE copy of this product through the HOMESCHOOL REVIEW CREW in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.

Pack your bags and get ready for a trip around the world with Let's Go Geography.   Members of the Crew were have been using Let's Go Geography, Year 2 with their families, a 32 week program that takes students around the globe and introduces them to countries all over the world.

Let's Go Geography is world geography course for grades K-4th (although, in my honest opinion, older students can benefit from it as well). Lessons are written by Carol E. Henderson, a mother to five who worked as a geography teacher.  Providing a tour of the world, the course breaks down into three fulls year of 32 weeks each, introducing students to 79 countries on all seven continents, with 8 weeks focused on regions of the United States (two regions the first year and three regions the two following years).  Years are broken down into two semesters. Purchasing options are available for both the full year subscription or per semester to help a variety of budget options (and coupons are available for discounts).  All years start with North America, then move consecutively to South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and either Oceania/Australia or Antarctica, depending on the year.

Each week’s lesson is designed to take about an hour.  The downloadable PDF lessons include 5 chapters with with a variety of activities covering either a portion of the United States or country. 
  • Chapter 1: Map it! – locate the country on the map and learn some basic facts.
  • Chapter 2: The Flag – color, cut and paste the flag into your Travel Journal –  three-ring binder to keep all your geography mementos organized.  Free printable covers come with your subscription.
  • Chapter 3: The Music – listen and watch the music of the country with online videos – all videos are in a safe viewing mode – no YouTube adds or comments.

  • Chapter 4: Let’s Explore – go sightseeing!  Learn about fascinating facts about the country. From what the people do, and what they eat, to special locations to visit.  Simple writing assignments give your child a chance to remember what they learned.  Pictures are included for your Travel Journal.
  • Chapter 5: Create! – a hands-on activity with step-by-step instructions (any supplies you need are detailed for you)
  • Chapter 6: Printables – notebooking pages, flags for the classroom, coloring pages and more.
The completion of Year 2 now allows parents to purchase a yearly or lifetime subscription options, allowing immediate access to all the PDF lessons which can be downloaded for offline usage.  Year 1 and 2 are currently available with Year 3 currently in production.

How We Used It

As Garrett and Ashleigh are a bit older than the intended age, some of the activities are a bit too young for us.  We went into this reviewing knowing that, after having reviewed Year 1.  However, even as a few grades higher than targeted, I knew that Let's Go Geography still offered us plenty in the way of learning about the world.

Each kid has a Geography folder with their tabs for their continents. As we complete an assignment for their country, the kids place their work behind the tab for the continent that the country is located in.  Once we complete the country, the kids color the flag for that country and then place the flag on their sheet for that continent.

We've adapted Let's Go Geography Year 2 to fit into our schedule very easily by simply doing the map work and answering the questions that correspond with the map, watching the videos and reading about the country we are working on.  I have the kids go a bit beyond by printing out an additional sheet that has them using the computer to research the country of the week and filling out information such as population, type of government, who the head of the country is, high and low elevation and more..  Typically, we use Let's Go Geography for 2 days and then the kids do internet research for three days.

We have found the videos to be very informative and appreciate the Safe YouTube links used, helping us to avoid unsavory comments or advertisements typically found on YouTube.  While Let's Go Geography does not produce the videos themselves, it's obvious that thought went into selecting each video and they do a great job of showcasing the country that we are learning about.  So far we have been spending the last few weeks concentrating on on North America/Central America, with three weeks on regions of the United States followed my Mexico, and moving into Honduras and Costa Rica.  Eventually we will begin learning countries located in South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.

Let's Go Geography is a great resource for helping younger grades learn about the cultures and people of the countries around the globe, helping students to learn how to quickly locate them on a map.  For an older student, I still find plenty of value in using Let's Go Geography as a learning took by simply incorporating it with other activities. 

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For more information about Let's Go Geography, please visit their website. You can also find them on them on the following social media sites:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/letsgogeography/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/letsgogeography/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/letsgogeography/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU3aC9YWXi0SQaeTi01A0mA

Members of the Crew have been using the 2nd year of Let's Go Geography with their homeschool students.  Be sure to click the banner below to read their reviews. 

Geography for Kids - Year 2 {Let's Go Geography Reviews}

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