Drawing Around the World: Europe Review

Drawing Around the World:  Europe is the first in the The Geography Drawing Series from Brookdale House.  In this simple, fast, and easy to use geography curriculum, children learn to draw from memory countries of the world.

 

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Though this curriculum is not a drawing curriculum in the traditional sense, its' goal is to help students learn the names and locations of European countries from memory.  50 European countries are broken up over 24 weeks of learning.  Each week at least one new country is introduced.  Along with learning basic facts such as population, cultures, major religions, climate and resources about the country, the shape of the country is traced, drawn, and committed to memory.

 

 

The included, easy to follow, weekly schedule is as follows:

Day #1:  The new country is introduced and studied.  Complete the fact table.  Locate and label each new country of the dashed map.  Draw all countries learned.

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Use your own books on hand or the links provided within the curriculum to fill out your Country Facts sheet.

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Day #2:  Locate and label each new country onto the dashed map.  Draw all countries learned.

 

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Day #3:  Located and label each new country onto the dashed map.  Draw all countries learned.

 

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Day #4:  List from memory all countries learned.  Using the blank map, draw from memory all the countries learned.

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Besides using the above methods, other suggestions for geography learning fun are:

  • Utilizing colored pencils.

  • Drawing fun pictures on Day 1 to help the student remember the country's shape.  The student makes a funny picture out of the outline shape of the country.

  • Timed Drills - According the Brookdale House,  drills are an effective way to practice and help children memorize large amounts of material in a short time.


Our Experience with Drawing Around the World: Europe


At first glance I could tell that Drawing Around the World:  Europe from Brookdale House was a unique and easy to use curriculum.  Growing up I loved looking at maps and learning geography.  For me, I didn't need anything extra to learn the countries of the world.  Knowing my daughter enjoys a more hands on, Charlotte Mason approach, I was eager to try this with her.

 

She's not into timed drills, so, right off the bat I left this learning option out.  However, even with this curriculum's gentle approach to geography learning, my 12 year old did not care for it.  Honestly, I was shocked!  As for myself, I liked the curriculum, it's layout and philosophy.  In my opinion, it's worth looking at!

 

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