Our approach is to encourage both notebook skills and project-based skills for history, geography, and social studies.
Visual learning is very important and so, students learn how to make well-organized notebooks and do projects such as posters, a scrapbook, non-paper activities, oral presentations or discussions, map-making, drawing for a timeline, using charts, etc., depending on the curriculum title. Grow with independent research skills and presentation skills as well as learning the topics!
You will want to see how the socials, history, and geography titles can be arranged by downloading free planners from this post here. Our resources can be very flexible and easy to use for multi-grade learning!
Young children can enjoy the socials, beginning with what they know (toys, family, local community) and building more knowledge and wisdom on foundational lessons and then exploring other topics about our world in other grades. Some “character education” is included in our social studies curriculum. (You may also be interested in reading Our Twist in Teaching the Bible and Character Ed.)
Our PSLC curriculum is CANADIAN!!! It was developed and tested by our Canadian homeschool family! We have curriculum for world geography and world history too but our focus remains Canadian!
Q: Do we need to make trips to our local library or purchase lots of literature for your curriculum to work well?
A: No. If your student has access to some good reference books or articles, this should be fine for most or all lessons. We tried to make this easy for families to use!
Q: Is your curriculum reading-comprehension-discussion-based?
A: No. PSLC history and geography curriculum is not based on a “read-this-answer-the-question” methodology.
Q: Does your history or geography curriculum have a lot of language arts-type of activities (e.g. sorting vocabulary into phonetic groups)?