Do you need some new inspiration for your Geography Fair Project? This list contains sixty (plus a few extra!) ideas to help your student get moving toward an amazing Geography Fair Display!
A huge thanks to all the fantastic kids in our homeschool co-op. All of the photos are of their fabulous efforts in creating great geography fair displays.
1. Color a Flag
2. Sew a Flag
3. Display a Large Fabric Flag
4. Create a Flag Mosaic
5. Compile a National Treasure Box
idea found in Country Report Projects for Any Country
6. Create a Time Line of the History of the Country, State, or Region
idea for a Puzzle Timeline found in Country Report Projects for Any Country
7. Cultural Music with Headphones
8. Display Photographs
9. Display Post Cards
10. Create a Salt Dough Map
11. Bake a Cookie Dough Map
12. Construct a Map with Strings Connecting to Points of Interest
13. Tri-fold Board Display
14. Create a Cultural Craft
15. Have a Make It-Take It Craft Station
16. Print Recipe Cards
make multiple copies so others can take one home and try the recipe!
17. Share Food Samples
World Market is a great place to find already prepared food from the country you are studying.
18. Display a Cooking Project and Offer Samples
19. File Folder Report
So many great ideas in this book by Evan-Moor! Can be used with ANY project.
20. Interactive Word Game
for foreign languages or even similar languages; the game below was made with pockets
21. Sew Traditional Clothes
22. Wear a Costume or Traditional Clothes
23. Have Clothes for Attendees to Try On
24. Display a Doll in Traditional Dress
25. Make a Scrapbook
26. Collect Money to Display
27. Collect Toys to Display
28. Collect Other Artifacts to Display
29. Create a Country Lapbook
30. Complete an Animal Lapbook
31. Display a Lapbook on a Tri-fold Board
32. Make a Poster Board
33. Write a Report
34. Make a Mural
35. Craft a Pop-up Book
scroll down until you find it
36. Put Together a Notebook
37. Build a Model
38. Design a Webpage
share it on a laptop or tablet
40. Construct an Electric Wired Answer Board
41. Craft a Diorama
instructions for a Shoebox Diorama
42. Use Graphs to Display Information
43. Use Charts to Display Information
44. Display a Game Specific to Your Country's Culture
45. Make an Interactive Matching Game
46. Trivia Quiz
You can do this in the form of a notebook or as a video display
47. Display a Game Invented in the Country You Are Presenting
48. Host a Coloring Contest at Your Table
49. Use a Teaser Question at Your Display
50. Wear a Teaser Question Around Your Neck
51. Craft a Scupley Clay Sculpture
52. Make a Paper Mache Sculpture
53. Offer Attendees Coloring Pages Connected to Your Project
54. Create a Travel Brochure
55. Display Actual Travel Brochures
56. Display a Native Plant
57. Design a LEGO Building Project
58. PowerPoint Presentation
display with a laptop or tablet at your table
59. Create a Video Presentation
display with a laptop or tablet at your table
60. Display Picture Books Set in Your Country, State, or Region
61. Create a 3D Pop-up Book on Zooburst and Use a Tablet for Displaying It
62. Design a Stop-Motion Video for Attendees to View
63. Make a Suitcase Scrapbook
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Instead of posting our upcoming curriculum, I decided to do a year-in-review post. Delight Directed Learning is still a bit of a mysterious method of homeschooling, and I want to try and give it some roots and leaves.
Our brand of delight directed homeschooling is balanced between student choices and a foundation education which includes reading, writing, and math.
Elijah's choices are what compromises his delight directed learning. He has large chunks of time each day to explore his own interests. These were his choices for 2014-2015.
In addition to his required reading list, Elijah also spent 2+ hours each day reading and re-reading whatever he wanted. He read four or five books about sensory processing disorder as he considers Occupational Therapy as a future career.
Elijah has been working through Rosetta Stone for a few years, and he enjoys it. After spending six weeks in Ecuador, he cemented his learning and hopes to continue with Spanish throughout high school.
Elijah joined EEA Young Eagles and received this computer software for free. He worked each day on videos and quizzes until he earned his first flight lesson.
Here are a few of the photos from Elijah's Final Portfolio. If your student is interested in Digital Photography, check out Amanda Bennett's Digital Photography Unit Study.
This class used Thinking Like a Christian: Understanding and Living a Biblical Worldview from Summit Ministries. Elijah has Part II coming up this fall, and he is ready for it.
For one of his projects Elijah carved one of his photos (dead trees in a lake) onto a piece of linoleum and then used the carving for ink prints.
He loves to read, and he loves to write. Here are a few of the poems he produced while in Creative Writing.
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After typing out Elijah's 6th Grade Reading List, I determined to get serious about sharing my other lists. I know there are other moms out there like me who have voracious readers and who want to give their students quality literature.
I purposefully saved some of these books for 7th grade, even though the reading level may not be as high, because some of the themes are more mature. Some of the books have minimal language. You can check for reviews at Plugged In in order to determine if a book is suitable for your child. I do not preview everything for Elijah. He typically comes to me with questions and concerns.
The list below represents many of the books Elijah read last school year (2014-2015) for his 7th grade year.
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
The Complete Tales of Uncle Remus by Joel Chandler Harris
The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann D. Wyss
Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls
The Prince and the Pauper by Mark Twain
Men of Iron by Howard Pyle
Flight: The Complete History by R. G. Grant
Louis Pasteur: Founder of Modern Medicine by John Hudson Tiner
Teresa of Calcutta by D. Jeanene Watson
Corrie ten Boom by Janet and Geoff Benge
Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson
Lincoln’s Grave Robbers by Steve Sheinkin
Poetry for Young People Series (various poets)
The Watsons Go to Birmingham* by Christopher Paul Curtis
Bud, Not Buddy* by Christopher Paul Curtis
Elijah of Buxton* by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Mighty Miss Malone by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Madman of Piney Woods by Christopher Paul Curtis
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry* by Mildred D. Taylor
The Shakespeare Stealer by Gary Blackwood
Year of Impossible Goodbyes by Sook Nyul Choi (please preview)
Crispin: The Cross of Lead* by Avi
Crispin: The End of Time by Avi
A Single Shard* by Linda Sue Park
I, Juan de Pareja* by De Trevino
On the Wings of Heroes by Richard Peck
Mary, Bloody Mary by Carolyn Meyer
The Westing Game* by Ellen Raskin
Summer of the Swans* by Betsy Byars
Chu Ju’s House by Gloria Whelan
On My Honor* by Marion Dane Bauer
Maniac Magee* by Jerry Spinelli
Moon Over Manifest* by Clare Vanderpool
A Long Way from Chicago* by Richard Peck
A Year Down Yonder* by Richard Peck
A Season of Gifts by Richard Peck
Code of Silence by Tim Shoemaker
Back Before Dark by Tim Shoemaker
Below the Surface by Tim Shoemaker
Flora and Ulysses* by Kate diCamillo
Redwall by Brian Jacques
Outcast of Redwall by Brian Jacques
Mariel of Redwall by Brian Jacques
The Legend of Luke by Brian Jacques
Mossflower by Brian Jacques
Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques
The Bellmaker by Brian Jacques
Salamandastron by Brian Jacques
Mattimeo by Brian Jacques
The Pearls of Lutra by Brian Jacques
Marlfox by Brian Jacques
Taggerung by Brian Jacques
Triss by Brian Jacques
Loamhedge by Brian Jacques
Rakkety Tam by Brian Jacques
High Rhulain by Brian Jacques
Eulalia! by Brian Jacques
Doomwyte by Brian Jacques
Any title with an asterisk (*) notes a book that is a Newbery award winner or honor book.
What books would you add for a 7th grader who loves to read?