Are you looking for a way to spice up your social studies lessons? There a loads of ways to make learning US history & geogrphy fun! To help you make lesson planning easy, don’t miss your free Explore America Sample lesson at the end.
To get you started, here are 10 fun ways for homeschoolers to explore America.
- Visit a national park. There are over 400 national parks in the United States, each with its own unique beauty. Homeschoolers can go hiking, camping, fishing, and swimming in the parks, and learn about the country’s natural and cultural history.
- Take a road trip. Road tripping is a great way to see the country and learn about different cultures. Homeschoolers can visit small towns and villages along the way, and stop at historical sites and museums.
- Visit a theme park. Theme parks are a fun and educational way to learn about different cultures and time periods. Homeschoolers can visit Disneyland in California, Walt Disney World in Florida, or Universal Studios in California or Florida.
- Visit a museum. There are many museums in the United States that cover a wide range of topics, from science and history to art and culture. Homeschoolers can visit the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, or the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
- Go to a sporting event. The United States is home to many professional sports teams, such as the New York Yankees (baseball), the Dallas Cowboys (football), and the Los Angeles Lakers (basketball). Homeschoolers can attend a sporting event to learn about the rules of the game and to cheer on their favorite team.
- Visit a historical site. There are many historical sites in the United States that tell the story of the country’s past. Homeschoolers can visit Independence Hall in Philadelphia, the Alamo in San Antonio, or the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
- Volunteer. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and to learn about different social issues. Homeschoolers can volunteer at a local soup kitchen, homeless shelter, or animal shelter.
- Take a class. There are many classes available for homeschoolers, both online and in person. Homeschoolers can take classes on a variety of topics, such as art, music, foreign languages, and computer science.
- Join a club or group. There are many clubs and groups available for homeschoolers, such as sports teams, book clubs, and 4-H clubs. Joining a club or group is a great way for homeschoolers to socialize and make new friends.
- Attend a homeschooling conference. There are many homeschooling conferences held throughout the United States each year. Homeschoolers can attend conferences to learn about new educational resources and to meet other homeschooling families.
These are just a few ideas for fun ways for homeschoolers to explore America. With so much to see and do, homeschoolers are sure to have a great time no matter what activities they choose. Don’t forget to document your learning and make your field trips and family outings intention learning opportunities.
The Explore America free sample lesson (about Massachusetts) includes notebooking pages to help your teens & tweens discover famous people and places for any of the 50 states they want to study.
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