Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Map Drill and Simply Charlotte Mason



Maps for Module 1 in action for my friends at SCM.



Max reviewing the countries he knows in Africa during his map drill. We use large labeled and unlabeled control maps and preprinted cards with the countries names.

Goal for Geography:
Form an intimate acquaintance with the region studied so
that a map calls up a wonderful panorama of the diversities of
the region, of the people, their history and occupations.

9 comments:

Jeanne said...

Wow, Max, I'm glad that I don't have to label the countries of Africa. My goodness me!

Melissa said...

looks gr8! thanks for sharing these!

Phyllis said...

Very cool! These pictures are inspiring. Thanks! Makes me want to start right away...
-Phyllis

~Maria said...

I love it! Where did you get the outline map?

Footprints Diary said...

Hi Richele,
Isn't it wonderful to teach your children geography so gently?

Max looks as if he's really having fun. :)

Have a wonderful and blessed week,
Love, Jillian ♥

Richele said...

You're all so gracious to comment when I haven't even finished the post :)

The outline maps come from montessorioutlet.com ($2.95 each and about $1 for the labeled cards).

I'll try to add an explanation to the pics tonight. Spring cleaning, packing away winter clothes and just finished the taxes!

Richele said...

Love the projects! My daughter loves geography because of fun things like this.

Amy in Peru said...

I'll be posting on map skills someday soon I hope, and I'm going to link back to you for this super idea for younger kids. LOVE it.

thanks,
amy in peru

Melissa said...

Hey sista! I've already dropped by this post once, but I had to come back! hehehe! Is the middle map the salt dough thing from SCM? I LOVE the Montessori maps b/c they are so easy to handle. One of my guys is nine but with his fine motor and sensory challenges, I think he could learn so much more this hands-on way! We're not doing Module one...exactly...we are doing Creation to Christ, but the salt dough map for Egypt will be great when we get there!