Friday, May 24, 2013

Have you ever heard of a Geo-Box?

A Geo-Box is a shoe-box size box of information about a specific geographic location {City, State, Country, etc.}.  

Ok...well that doesn't sound so fascinating or fun... 

But when you add photos, drawings, stickers, treats, post cards, and more to the box....learning about another State or Country can be lots of fun!  

I guess you could call it a "Field Trip in a Box"! Our most recent Geo-Box came from North Las Vegas, Nevada.



Just look at all of the fun goodies that came from another homeschooling family to help us learn a little more about Nevada!

Of course, Eli and Everett were most excited about the yummy Rock Candies but there are some other very interesting items: 

A few little Dover Coloring books about Desert Animals, a rock & mineral excavating kit, some really cool magnetic Hematite rocks.....and....

"Fools Gold" {which Eli was certain it was real!}...did you know that the ancient Chinese thought it would ward off crocodiles?

Also, included was a cd of some very beautiful photos but due to copyright concerns I cannot share them with you...but trust they were BEAUTIFUL!!!

And one of the pamphlets in the box says that "Area 51" DOES exist, just in case you were wondering!

We are looking forward to really exploring a few of these things over the next few weeks as we learn about Nevada!

Here are a few pictures of other Geo-Boxes that we have received.

Iowa
Alaska
Florida
And as an added bonus....while you and your family are assembling a Geo-Box to send to another family, you will pleasantly surprised at how much you learn about your own state in the process!

How can your family start learning about the 50 States {and other Countries}?  Are you on Facebook?

Then stop on by Homeschool Swapping Adventures to request to join! {this group is limited to homeschooling families}.....if your Facebook profile does not reflect that you are a homeschooling family, you will receive a message from one of the group moderators to verify that you are in FACT a homeschooling family....this is done for the safety of our group families!

Homeschool Swapping Adventures has a wide variety of monthly & bi-monthly swaps.  From Pen Pals to Post Cards to Holiday & Birthday Cards to Flat-Travelers.  Check out a Valentine's Day swap that Daily Life did in February!  

*This post was originally posted at Good Work Academy.

2 comments:

  1. I am not sure if you would consider it homeschooling. We do online school via k12.com and the Iowa Virtual Academy.

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    1. All "styles & methods" of homeschooling are accepted in the group:)

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