I thought it would be helpful to show you just how we make and use Pin Maps in our homeschool. I did a Facebook Live and took you through the process of making your own.
This post will help you find some of the resources I mentioned in the video.
I wanted to share some of the resources I talked about in that video including the
- U.S. States and Capitals Packet
- Montessori-style World Continent Printable (free)
- Countries of Europe Maps (free)
- Deserts of the World Pin Map
- Plus, there are some other geography materials in this post like the Britain Geography and Landmarks Packet and the China Geography and Landmarks Packet which are both currently free. 🙂
Scroll on down for more information!
In the FB Live, I was making the regional map of the U.S. Here’s the pre-video setup:
My kids have slowly been learning the U.S. States and capitals to go along with our study of American History. We started with the states of the Northeast and then moved on to the Southeast and are making our way west as we study territorial expansion. This material is all in our US States and Capitals Packet here:
At the beginning of the video, I talked about how we used a Montessori-style world map to help the kids learn the 7 continents. The free printable I found online many years ago is no longer available, but here is one I made so you can make your own:
You can print the maps in either portrait or landscape. Both are available in this pdf. This is also free to download!
In the video there were a couple of other pin maps I showed you. One was the Deserts of the World Pin Map.
The printable is included in our World Facts Packet.
One part of that packet covers geographic features and landforms (terms such as bay, gulf, sound, atoll, channel, strait, cape, mesa, butte and many more). In addition to working with physical maps, it also included some activities on topographic maps. I also added in some fun activities to help learn about famous world landmarks.
The World Facts Packet covers things such as
- What are the largest countries? the countries with the largest populations? the largest cities?
- What is the longest river? tallest mountain? wettest place on earth? the deepest spot?
- One page that is really intriguing is when the world population reached 1 billion, 2 billion, 3 billion, 4 billion, 5 billion and 6 billion. The answers really shocked me!
There are two other resources I wanted to mention before I go. These two packets are currently free:
The Britain Geography and Landmarks Packet (currently free)
China Geography and Landmarks Packet (currently free)
Be sure to let me know if any of this was helpful! 🙂 ~Liesl
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