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GMFacebookParty It's that time of year. It doesn't matter if you call it cabin fever or winter doldrums or just plain ol' homeschool mom burnout. Whatever it is, it can leave you feeling inadequate, guilty, isolated, and alone. So, we hope you'll join us on our Facebook page on Thursday, January 30, to recharge, rejuvenate, and rediscover your passion as a homeschool mom (or dad). We're going to be talking about learning together, as a family, and instilling a love of learning in our kids. In traditional school settings, kids are segmented by age and grade level. Subjects are broken up into 50 minute increments for each topic - history, science, literature. At Geography Matters, we believe that the best learning takes place when we bring it all together - families, grade levels, and subjects. Join us as we talk about how to create a love of learning as a whole and complete family unit. We'll be joined by Cindy Wiggers, Ashley, Wiggers, Kay Chance, and a special guest to be announced. Cindy Wiggers, author and founder of Geography Matters, says, "Time spent watching the Olympics provides natural connections for students to learn geography, about other cultures, and more. We'll share ideas and tips to help you make those connections with your family." She'll also cover the basics about using an atlas and the benefits of including outline map activities in your school plan. Ashley Wiggers is the Editor-in-Chief of Homeschooling Today magazine, Public Relations Director for Geography Matters and the author of the Profiles from History series. She says, "The gray days of winter can be a difficult season to keep a love of learning alive, for you and your kiddos! Let's talk about some practical ways to do just that." Kay Chance is the author of the Trail Guide to Learning Middle School Supplements and High School Extension. She'll be offering practical tips on how to learn together as a family, even if you aren't using a curriculum such as Trail Guide to Learning that spans multiple grade levels. And, of course, what's a party without party favors? We're offering a special gift for everyone in attendance. In addition, we'll be doing drawings to win prizes from our friends at:

 Homeschooling Today





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  Of course, we're going to have some fun geography giveaways and we'll be offering one really exciting grand prize giveaway! Geography Matters Our grand prize winner will win their choice of a complete package from our Trail Guide to Learning Series! The winner can select their choice of Paths of Exploration, Paths of Settlement, or Paths of Progress! The complete set includes both hardcover volumes, access to the printable student and teacher resources, all of the readers, maps, and resource books! Here are the details that you need to know: When: Thursday, January 30 Where: The Geography Matters Facebook page What time: 9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (ET) Who: You and your friends - be sure to tell them about the party, so they can join us, too!


  • Posted On August 12, 2015 by Sue

    I’ve never been to a “facebook party.” Does it mean that your special guests will be there commenting on various threads, or is it in a separate area from your main FB wall?
    I suppose I could just wait and see, but I’m super intrigued!!!

  • Posted On August 12, 2015 by Jessica Abel

    This is exciting. I first found the Trail Guides last year after I had already gotten our curriculum and couldn’t change and then this school year I couldn’t buy anything so I have already talked to my husband about getting the Paths of Exploration for the 2014-15. So this will be great to listen to and even a chance at winning. How fun to learn more about a curriculum before buying or winning. Thanks to all of you.

  • Posted On August 12, 2015 by Kris Bales

    Yes, we’ll have special guests posting threads and commenting. We’ll also have some fun giveaways. Everything will take place on our Facebook wall.

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