Homeschool Geography Classes at the Craftsbury Public Library
The Craftsbury Public Library will be hosting a series of monthly homeschool classes on geography in the winter/spring of 2016. These classes will combine direct instruction, manipulatives, games, and hands-on projects to bring an in-depth understanding of maps and geography to homeschool students. The program is appropriate for children ages 8 through 12.
January 13 and February 10: Maps and Mapmaking
· Explore the history of mapmaking and how a mapmaker’s worldview influences the map itself.
· Review different types of maps, including topographical, political, physical, and road maps.
· Practice reading a map, including the use of legends, the compass rose, latitude and longitude, and the concept of scale.
· Examine Vermont’s location in relation to key political and physical features of the world.
March 9 and April 13: Landforms Near and Far
· Understand the vocabulary necessary to discuss and explore landforms such as isthmus, peninsula, headwater, and delta.
· Examine the main features of various landforms and identify ways in which landforms influence human habitats, migration, and culture.
· Locate and compare different types of landforms throughout the world.
· Identify and describe landforms within Vermont, including main rivers, watersheds, and mountains.
May 11: A Focus on Vermont
· Explore the geology that created the landforms within our region.
· Learn to read the landscape of Vermont and understand how humans have altered the landscape.
· Examine how and why people settled, lived, and moved to and within Vermont.
Class will be held on the second Wednesday of the month from 10:00 to 12:00. There is no cost for the programs, but class size is limited to 15 and pre-registration is required. Contact the library at 586-9683 or email@example.com availability and information.