Saturday, July 3, 2010

Literature-Based Geography

This year, I purchased some books that contained lesson plans for doing literature-based social studies. While the lesson plans were wonderful, I found that I really did not have time to put these lessons together in a formal way. But because Grasshopper had such a fascination with our big wall map, as well as a love of books, it was so easy to let her choose a country and then find children's books about that country. We usually started with a history book for background. But we most enjoyed the biographies, historical fiction and folklore associated with the countries. We then made up trivia games as we sat at the table looking at the map. I thought I would share my book list here for those that might want to do something similar. I continue to add to it as I find additional books.

Literature-Based Geography Book List (Google Docs)


  1. This is a great list Tracy! Thank you for posting it!

    Pam (from the Year 1 yahoo group)


  2. Just came across this list and it is great! Thanks!

  3. I was looking a list like this thank you , thank you

  4. I'm doing FIAR this fall and just found your list! Thanks so much!


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