History & Geography 1

 

The first grade History and Geography course introduces students to American history through a series of seven biographies of famous explorers and Americans by Ingri and Edgar d’Aulaire. In addition to reading the books and listening to them being read aloud, students discuss the people and events of the stories and work on projects to reinforce their understanding.  A second book of history stories from around the world introduces students to famous people who made history. Also, students explore both world and United States geography. World geography focuses on continents and oceans, hemispheres, poles, the equator, and compass directions. United States geography consists of the names of the regions and states of the United States, learned through geography songs. Finally, students will learn to read simple maps, charts, and graphs through group and workbook activities.