How to Use This Course
Terri Johnson of Knowledge Quest teaches geography to your student through SchoolhouseTeachers.com. The course information is divided into levels that allow it to be used with any age student. Each lesson can be studied independently of the others, so you can work with them in the order that best fits your student’s schedule. This Geography course includes map work for the students and geography-based quizzes with answer keys. This course counts as a geography/social studies credit. Students who successfully complete the level C assignments of the 18 units of this course with the levels indicated may earn 0.5 academic credit. As always, please check your own state’s academic requirements.
My name is Terri Johnson, and I am excited to be your geography teacher for SchoolhouseTeachers.com as part of The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine’s curriculum site.
My husband, Todd, and I started a company 13 years ago. We named it Knowledge Quest, Inc. because, as homeschooling parents, we felt that we were on a quest for knowledge and, frankly, it wasn’t always easy to find the knowledge that we were seeking. Back in 2001, we simply couldn’t find historically based maps that our kids could label and color while we studied history. I don’t know about you, but I like to look at a map while reading a story, whether it’s factual or fictional. It helps me gain my bearings. It helps students, too, to know where an event took place and to actually see it on a map. It also helps them to know when an event took place by noting it on a timeline in relation to other events going on at the same time, or near that same time.
Anyway, all that was 13 years ago. We have continued to homeschool all six of our children since then, with some reaching the graduation stage but several of them still learning alongside me here at home. And we have continued to grow our business. Knowledge Quest publishes a variety of history and geography materials, most notably Map Trek, which is our outline map series, along with timelines, historical biographies, geography curriculum and software, and even mobile apps. With all of the resources available to you, THIS is a great time to be homeschooling.
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NOW FOR THE LESSONS here at SchoolhouseTeachers.com. First thing you should know is that I typically divide my lessons into Grades 1-4 (Level A), Grade 5-8 (Level B), and Grades 9-12 (Level C). It will help you to know that organization going in.
Inside, I have lessons on:
- Europe and ancient Europe, including Alexander the Great and more
- Jacques Cartier and Sacagawea
- Industrial England
- Historic James Towne, Plymouth Colony, and Native American tribal groups
- The Holy Land
- The planet Earth and its atmosphere
- Olympics-based activities
- A complete study of St. Patrick
- Much more on countries, some U.S. states, and still more!
In the words of an old Irish blessing: May God hold you in the palm of his hand until next we meet again. Be blessed!
Terri Johnson Knowledge Quest, Inc.
Lessons, color and blackline maps from Terri Johnson
- St. Patrick
- Maps and Timeline 20th Century Topics
- Maps 20th Century Topics
- 20th Century topics
- New Zealand
- My Country Book
- Explore His Earth
- Explore the Holy Land
- European settlers and Native American tribes
- Industrial England
- Jacques Cartier Voyages and Sacagawea Stolen
- Golden Age of Greece, Alexander the Great, and The Roman Empire
Length: Twelve months of lessons
Includes: Lessons, color and blackline maps
Age/Grade: Elementary-high school (most material is broken down for students grades 1-4, 5-8, and 9-12)
This course counts as a geography/social studies credit. Students who successfully complete the level C assignments of the 18 units of this course with the levels indicated may earn 0.5 academic credit.