Country by Country World Geography Curriculum

Geography is something I want my kids to know. I think this comes largely from me growing up feeling inadequate in this area. I did not have a good grasp on locations and names of places in our world and this bothered me. As a way to be sure my children are exposed to every single country in the world at least once, I created Country by Country! Many geography curriculums touch on major countries, but I didn’t like ignoring the smaller countries and territories. This project took me a year to complete and involved much research! I personally learned so much while creating it!


How do I get this?

You can purchase individual units and extras, or purchase the Country by Country Bundle for the best deal. Once you purchase the bundle {home use here, group use here}, you can print everything as often as you need and use it now and in the future! Plus you’ll get access to anything I add in the future {if I come up with new ideas}.


What is included?

The main component is the Country by Country notebook for each continent. Every country and territory is included. On each page, you’ll find a place to write the country’s name and the capital city’s name. There is also a small map of each country and a large blank map of the continent to color in the country’s location on the map. I also included the country’s flag to color and one interesting fact about each country. The individual pages are simple on purpose so kids don’t feel overwhelmed. I didn’t want this to be busy work and by keeping it simple, it shouldn’t overwhelm most kids. The fun facts are chosen randomly, much research went into this and with each fact, I tried to choose something that would interest kids. Use Google to find more fun facts about each country if your child is interested!

Each continent notebook also includes the following:

  • List of countries and capitals
  • Visual flag list
  • Various maps
  • Additional info as needed {regions, territories, etc.}

Country by Country EXTRAS!

In addition to the main Country by Country notebook shown above, each continent also has flashcards, quizzes, and Jeopardy to go along!

Flashcards

We offer flashcards, that can be completed as your child learns each country. Use these cards as a display in your classroom or as a way to review countries your child has done.

 

Quizzes

Another way to expand is by using our quizzes! These are a great way to review the capitals and locations of countries.

 

Jeopardy

If you have multiple children, I highly recommend playing Jeopardy! You can mix and match as your children work through different continents. Be sure to utilize the DIY cards included in each set to create your own questions based on what your children are learning.

See my kids playing Jeopardy here!


Ages & Grades

Country by Country can be used with a variety of ages, making it easier to teach multiple students at once time. Since the curriculum does involve some copy work, I recommend using it once your child is capable of writing letters independently. This curriculum can be used as a simple exposure to the countries of the world all through elementary, middle school, and high school if desired. The target age is upper elementary and middle school.


Expanding the Curriculum

You can choose to keep this as simple as your child completing the page for one country per day! There are also many ideas for expanding the curriculum if you choose. One simple way is to look up the country of the day together online. If you are a planner, you can look it up ahead of time and bookmark anything you find – videos, articles, photos. My kids are usually interested in the animals and landmarks, so we often look those up to learn fun facts!

Books

I recommend adding in books to go along with the continent being studied. We choose our family read-aloud based on this. Last year we enjoyed two books set in Africa while my kids were working through Africa Country by Country. The Boy Who Harnassed the Wind and A Long Walk to Water. We have book recommendations for each continent, I am adding to these lists as I find more books! I have not read all of these, this is where I gather books that are set in specific countries. You can see my lists by clicking on the links below.

 

Continent Boxes

If you want to add even more, you can see how we used Continent Boxes in the past. This is a great way to add in hands-on learning, especially if you have young kids!

 

Country Notebooking Pages

For older kids, use our country notebooking pages to have your child choose a certain number of countries per continent to do deeper research on.

 


Get a Binding Machine

I highly recommend buying a binding machine! This is what we use to put our Country by Country notebooks together!


Grab YOUR Bundle!

The best way to get your hands on all that Country by Country has to offer is by purchasing the bundle. You will be given access to a private password-protected webpage with direct links to download all components! You will have access to the following for each continent immediately:

  • Country by Country {the main component}
  • Jeopardy
  • Flashcards
  • Quizzes

SALE!

The bundle is on sale through the end of August 2020 since I know many families are entering the homeschooling world thanks to Covid-19, I wanted to offer the discount a bit longer than planned for this reason! The total value of the bundle currently is over $65. The bundle’s regular price will be $45 but it is currently listed for only $32!

You can purchase the group option for use in a classroom or co-op! See the group option here – all of the same printables, but with the freedom to use outside of your own home with your classroom students!

If you’d like to purchase separately, you can do so by continent bundles, or by individual items. Click here to see all purchasing options!

 

Over in the Arctic Kindergarten Literature Unit

Kindergarten Literature Unit Over in the Arctic

We have a another new Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack which is expanded to include more activities than our units in the past! Explore the Arctic with this new set based on the book Over in the Arctic by Marianne Berkes.

Set the stage for your unit by gathering extra books and some toys! It helps to draw your child in and get her/him excited about your learning time together.

Don’t have a lot of toys and books to go along with this book? Ask friends, go to the library, or buy some things you think might be a good long term investment for your homeschool!

Be sure to purchase the book Over in the Arctic, or check it out from your library. In addition to the main book, I recommend adding in other fun POLAR ANIMAL books and some stuffed or toy animals to bring the theme alive!

Polar Animals Books for Kids


For this unit, I selected several Kindergarten Math and Literacy Goals to focus on.

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There are over 20 activities to keep your Kindergartener engaged for quite awhile! Many tots, preschoolers and even 1st graders will enjoy this set! The main focus is Kindergarten but that isn’t exclusive! Below you can see a collage of all the printables included! Click each image to enlarge!

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Over in the Arctic features a fun book filled with Arctic animals! Children can learn about these marvelous creatures while they count the animals and sing to the rhythm of the whimsical children’s tune, "Over in the Meadow."

The printables were created to go along with the story as you will see in the photos below! Connecting your activities to a book is such a great way to weave a literacy rich learning environment into your homeschool in such a natural and fun way!

Have fun retelling the story and expanding comprehension with our comprehension questions, photo cards, and sequencing activities!

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Explore beginning sounds, animal names, sentence structure, sight words,  rhyming and more with these fun activities!

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Explore important Kindergarten math concepts with several different activities.

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Use this printable for some practice with shapes and colors!

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Have fun with find the difference, tracing, and shadow matching.

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Expose some geography skills by discussing the animals who live in the Northeast Greenland National Park. Use our printable maps and animal charts as well as our discussion ideas.

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Over in the Arctic Kindergarten Literature Unit

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Fall Theme Kindergarten Literature Unit

Count Down to Fall Kindergarten Literature Unit

We have a brand new seasonal Kindergarten Literature Unit Study Printable Pack which is expanded to include more activities than our units in the past! Celebrate fall with this new set based on the book Count Down to Fall by Fran Hawk!

Looking for our other Kindergarten Literature Units? See them all here!

Set the stage for your FALL theme by gathering all of your fall toys and books! It helps to draw your child in and get her/him excited about your learning time together.

Don’t have a lot of fall toys and books? Ask friends, go to the library, or buy some things you think might be a good long term investment for your homeschool!

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Be sure to purchase the book Count Down to Fall or check it out from your library. In addition to the main book, I recommend adding in all sorts of fun fall theme books to bring the theme alive!

Fall Books for Kids

Here is a downloadable library checklist for fall books!

Fall Books Editable Book Checklist

Add a fall theme sensory bin to your fun!

Fall Sensory Bin


For this unit, I selected several Kindergarten Math and Literacy Goals to focus on.

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There are over 20 activities to keep your Kindergartener engaged for quite awhile! Many tots, preschoolers and even 1st graders will enjoy this set! The main focus is Kindergarten but that isn’t exclusive! Below you can see a collage of all the printables included! Click each image to enlarge!

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This is such a beautiful book with SO many fun skills to focus on. The printables were created to go along with all of the animals and leaves featured in the story as you will see in the photos below! Connecting your activities to a book is such a great way to weave a literacy rich learning environment into your homeschool in such a natural and fun way!

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Below you’ll see a sampling of how the printables go along with the story! Not all printables are included in the photos below. For the full list see the charts above!

For each leaf you’ll find a 3-part card as well as cards that go along with the sequence of the story. Additional printables like the leaf coloring activity are also included!

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You’ll find a photo card to go along with each animal from the story as well as q-tip painting printables focusing on the animals and a set focusing on color words.

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A full set of leaf alphabet flashcards are included, which can be used in SO many different ways!

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Add in some fun science learning as you explore the parts of a pine tree and the life cycle of a pine tree.

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The learning opportunities are endless with this book!

Kindergarten Literature Unit Count Down to Fall

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AFRICA Country by Country

AFRICA Country by Country Geography Printables

Many of you may remember our USA State by State that was released in 2017. It was created with the idea of keeping it simple and learning the basics. We had great success with this so I have decided to expand! Eventually I plan to have all of the continents, and today I have AFRICA for you! AFRICA Country by Country is filled with pages similar to the format of USA State by State but with a few differences I will highlight below.

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Each country has one page with a place to write the country’s name and the capital city’s name. There is also a small map of each country and a large blank map of Africa to color in the country’s location on the map. I also included the country’s flag to color and one interesting fact about each country. I had SO much fun choosing the facts and I highly recommend taking a few minutes to do a quick online search for “Fun Facts About _________” as you go through each country. We are doing our countries in alphabetical order, but you can do them in any order!

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A few other helpful pages are included in this set, which will help with some of the items on the individual country pages.

Africa Map & Regions of Africa Map

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Flags of Africa and Countries & Capitals

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In addition to the pages for each country, there’s also a sheet at the front to record each country as you learn it. The map gets filled in as he works through the states one by one.

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Another fun page I included is a sheet to record countries you’ve been to! Sadly, this one will be blank for my kids, but hopefully for some of you this will be useful! I hope someday my kids get to fill in a bunch of these!

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I used our binding machine to bind the pages together to create a book that’s easy to work through. Not sure how I made it so long as a homeschooler without my binding machine!

AFRICA Country by Country Notebook

See a video walk through here!

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Snowy Fun Mega Bundle

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I am excited to share our new Snowy Fun Mega Bundle with you! It is filled with over 40 different activities which are great for tots, preschoolers and Kindergarteners! You’ll find over 70 pages of printables featuring tons of snowy fun! Arctic animals, snowmen, winter clothes and more will provide engaging activities for your young child all winter long!

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