This year most of our subjects will be centered around World Geography. Our curriculum is My Father’s World and we have just started the 5 Year Cycle! The first year focuses on Geography, followed by 4 years of chronological history. It will be a great year and a good foundation for the years to follow. So far, we are going slower than I would like, but I usually care more about mastery!
What I love the most about My Father’s World approach is that it teaches the child to look at the world with a godly perspective. This lines up with our family mission! My husband and I want our children to grow up with a heart to serve the world. We want them to have a curiosity and a thirst to learn of different cultures, languages and countries. I want this to lead them to a life of mission! A life of service!
As I was researching for some activities to complement our lessons I found out that NASA is celebrating Earth Science Week this week. They invite students in grades K-4 to come to their website and learn about scientists, engineers, writers and educators. Through webinars, Blog posts and Twitter chats the boys will have the opportunity to learn about the different careers, what a normal day looks like for them and interact with them by posting questions and comments. This will be a great addition to this week’s lessons!
I love when they get the chance to learn about a wide variety of careers. This is a great resource from NASA, and in fact some of the interviews online this week will be in Spanish! After we take advantage of Earth Science Week on NASA’s website I will try to find local professionals for the boys to interview in person. This week’s activities should generate great questions!