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Charlotte Mason's Thoughts on Geography

Karen Rackliffe's travel journal painting of Grand Canyon.“The peculiar value of geography lies in its fitness to nourish the mind with ideas, and to furnish the imagination with pictures.... The child gets his rudimentary notions of geography...in those long hours out of door.... He gets his first notionsNarration from a living geography book. of a map from a rude sketch...or with a stick in the sand or gravel. ...Let him be at home in any single region; let him see, with the mind’s eye, the people at their work and at their play, the flowers and fruits in their seasons, the beasts, each in its habitat; and let him see all sympatheticall, that is, let him follow the adventures of a traveler; and he knows more, is better furnished with ideas, than if he had learnt all the names on all the maps. The ‘way’ of this kind of teaching is very simple and obvious; read to him...bit by bit...any interesting, well-written book of travel. ...Here as elsewhere, the question is, not how many things does he know, but how much does he know about each thing.)” --Home Education, p. 272-275; Charlotte Mason Study Guide, p. 114-115

How to make apple pie and see the world
VanCleave's Geography for every kid

(For many history titles, go to the “History” page)
Mapping the World: Stories of Geography
Mapping the World: Illustratrated History of Cartography (Nat Geo)
As the Crow Flies: A First Book of Maps
Mapping Penny’s World
Trail Guide to World Geography
Trail Guide to US Geography
Small Worlds: Maps and Map Making
Geography from A to Z: A Picture Glossary
How to Make Apple Pie and See the World
There’s a Map in my Lap
Blackbirch Kid’s Almanac of Geography
Maps and Globes
The Mapmakers
Mercator: The Man Who Mapped the Planet
The Charting of the Oceans
Measuring America
Janice VanCleave’s Geography for Every Kid: Activities
Hottest, Coldest, Highest, Deepest; Rivers
Kids Learn America! Bringing Geography to Life
Yo, Sacramento: And All Those Other State Capitals)
Discovering Geography of North America with Books
Discovering World Geography with Books Kids Love
A Trip Around the World (multi-cultural activities)
Around the World in 80 Days
Paddle-to-the-Sea; Tree in the Trail; Pagoo
Uncommon Traveler: Mary Kingsley
Travels in West Africa
Alice Ramsey’s Grand Adventure
Ruth Law Thrills a Nation
Far Beyond the Garden Gate: Journey to Lhasa
Royal Road to Romance (travels of Richard Halliburton)
Volcano...Mount St. Helens Kon-Tiki
A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf

Almost any book you read will present an opportunity to learn about the geography of a place. Keep a globe and atlas handy. Do you have another recommendation? E-mail me and I’ll add it to the list.

History. Academic subjects. CM Approach to Ed.

Alice Ramsey's Grand Adventure