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Geography

Maps and Geography: (ages 7-13) Mrs. Shelly works with students to complete The Complete Book of Maps and Geography Grades 3-6 (blue book version). Students will complete a few pages per lesson with Mrs. Shelly.
January 2019 – TBD

About the teacher: Mrs. Shelly is a bio-adopt mother to 6 children and grandmother to two. She has homeschooled for over 20 years, has 4 homeschool graduates and two at home. Two of her children graduated with an Associate Degree at the age of 17/18 respectively, one is certified in welding, and one is still in college. Mrs. Mabe is an avid advocate for Blue Collar Education and “College at 14” for homeschooling families. Mrs. Mabe facilitates education by reading and DOING the work with the students.


States and Capitals: (ages 7+) Mrs. Hunt teaches about each of the United States in alphabetical order using The Thinking Tree United States Geography, History, and Social Studies Journal (optional) as a spine. She teaches students facts about each state with a conversational approach, discussing historic events, the state seal, wackiest laws, famous people, and so much more! This class has a new teacher, Ms. Rebekah, starting with Colorado. The overall lessons and teaching method are kept the same.
February 2019 – TBD

About the teachers: Mrs. Hunt is a Hoeden Ambassador, homeschool reviewer/coach, and business owner. She has been homeschooling her 3 boys for over 6 years and, even though it an be tough, they enjoy it! Mrs. Hunt is a silly, fun, and laid-back teacher. She likes to find funny things to tell her students and does her best to make learning an enjoyable and memorable experience.
Ms. Rebekah is a homeschooling mother of 3 boys under the age of 7. Her sons are usually a part of class which means sometimes unexpected things happen in the middle of class, but Ms. Rebekah is graceful in redirecting focus back to the lesson. Her #1 goal in teaching is to be fun and joyful, bringing lots of laughter to her classes.


US Geography: (ages 7+) Mrs. Shelly reads and discusses several books from the WhoHQ series: Where is/are … Area 51, Bermuda Triangle, Alcatraz, Mount Rushmore, Grand Canyon, Mississippi River, Niagara Falls, Empire State Building, White House, Great Barrier Reef, Stonehenge, Great Wall, Machu Picchu, Easter Island, Great Pyramids, Disney World, The Amazon, Statue of Liberty, and the Serengeti. There is a printable caboodle. She models note-taking, questioning, and self-guided study.
January 2019 – TBD

About the teacher: Mrs. Shelly is a bio-adopt mother to 6 children and grandmother to two. She has homeschooled for over 20 years, has 4 homeschool graduates and two at home. Two of her children graduated with an Associate Degree at the age of 17/18 respectively, one is certified in welding, and one is still in college. Mrs. Mabe is an avid advocate for Blue Collar Education and “College at 14” for homeschooling families. Mrs. Mabe facilitates education by reading and DOING the work with the students.


World Geography: (ages 8+) Mrs. Betsy uses World Geography (Teacher Created Materials) Grades 5 – 8 by Richard Rayburn and a PowerPoint presentation to teach students about North America, Europe, Central America/Caribbean, and Asia. She discusses geography, countries, natural resources, trade, and more. She uses mnemonics to help students learn where all the countries are located on a map.
January 2019 – March 2019

About the teacher: Mrs. Betsy is a mother of 4 sons and a nurse. She has homeschooled all of them at one time or another. Her eldest son will graduate high school with an associate degree.

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