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Homeschool High School Geography

Geography is one area of social studies. Colleges are often specific about what they want to see for high school social studies, including American history, world history, economics, and American government. Since economics and government are often just half-year classes, together they take only one year.

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This leaves you with some options - with three years of social studies specified, one year of social studies can be more delight directed. Options include geography, psychology, sociology, anthropology, and other "ologies" as well.

I am often asked to give suggestions for geography programs. But geography can simply be taught within the context of other social studies classes. In other words, world history may include some of the geography of Europe.

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If you do want to teach separate history and geography classes, we loved Runkle's The Wonderful World of Geography. It's worth it to pick up the student activity workbook as well.

If you want to cover physical geography, this curriculum is great! It is designed for grades 6 through high school. If your child is high school age, I would include it on the high school transcript. My children memorized all the countries of the world using this curriculum. We loved it and still use the information regularly!

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Guest - Amy on Wednesday, 15 April 2020 17:20

Did you count the Runkle geography for 1/2 or 1 credit on the transcript? It only has 13 chapters, so I'm wondering if the map exercises took a lot of extra time? Thank you.

Did you count the Runkle geography for 1/2 or 1 credit on the transcript? It only has 13 chapters, so I'm wondering if the map exercises took a lot of extra time? Thank you. :)
Robin on Wednesday, 15 April 2020 18:25

Hi Amy,

In her blog post Hours in a Credit, Lee says, "When I estimate high school credits, I usually just guess and estimate how much time the student spends. Add up all the experiences you are planning, and see if you have 75 hours or more. If you do, then call it 1/2 credit." but of course, it's completely up to you, and you can supplement with other activities, movies, curriculum, etc to add to the time spent on a subject.

You can see how to add more to time/content a subject in Lee's article: Delight Directed Learning

I hope that helps!

Robin
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Hi Amy, In her blog post [url=https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/blogs/hours-in-a-credit]Hours in a Credit[/url], Lee says, "When I estimate high school credits, I usually just guess and estimate how much time the student spends. Add up all the experiences you are planning, and see if you have 75 hours or more. If you do, then call it 1/2 credit." but of course, it's completely up to you, and you can supplement with other activities, movies, curriculum, etc to add to the time spent on a subject. You can see how to add more to time/content a subject in Lee's article: [url=https://www.homehighschoolhelp.com/delight-directed-learning]Delight Directed Learning[/url] I hope that helps! Robin Assistant to the HomeScholar
Guest - Lee (website) on Friday, 27 August 2010 07:43
Here is the link to Runkle Geography http://www.amazon.com/Welcome-Wonderful-Geography-BRENDA-BREWER/dp/B001CPLILW Blessings, Lee
Guest - Leticia Barnes (website) on Friday, 27 August 2010 07:37

I couldn't get the link to work.

I couldn't get the link to work.
Guest - karen on Friday, 27 August 2010 06:56

I love how sonlight incorporates geography into their Literature and History program. It has been fun for the kids.

I love how sonlight incorporates geography into their Literature and History program. It has been fun for the kids.
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