Global Exploers: A Journey Around the World Curriculum Books

With back-to-school just around the corner, I thought I’d take a moment to share with you some of our plans for the upcoming school year. My oldest will be starting 3rd grade, and my youngest will begin kindergarten. Since we spent the past year learning about the United States, this year we’ve decided to undertake a family-style study around the world!

Because I wasn’t able to find exactly what I was looking for and already had several resources that I was really, really excited to use, I decided to create our own learning plan called Global Explorers.

Inspired by Maria Montessori’s Cultural Studies program, Global Explorers starts in North America and includes Canada, Mexico, and countries throughout Central America and the Caribbean. After we finish learning about North America, we’ll move on to South America, followed by Africa, Asia, Europe, and then Australia and Oceania.

The Global Explorers Club

Imagine what it would be like to share in the wonder of the world alongside your children. To connect over stories, food, music, art, handicrafts, and games. Global Explorers is an easy-to-follow “Around the World” curriculum, with suggested lessons and learning activities all conveniently planned out for you.

Subjects Include:

  • GEOGRAPHY & CULTURE
  • LANGUAGE ARTS
  • CREATIVE ARTS
  • SCIENCE
  • PRACTICAL MATHEMATICS
  • CHARACTER EDUCATION

Explore Countries Around the World

  • A corresponding folk tale
  • An artist and/or musician study
  • A country-specific book list
  • Map work activities
  • A book discussion guide
  • Related science extensions
  • A “Making Words” spelling exercise
  • Virtue study
  • Writing journal prompts
  • A recommended documentary

Join the Global Explorers Facebook group and study the world with us, one country at a time.

How is the Global Explorers Program Organized?

The Global Explorers curriculum utilizes Notion, an all-in-one workspace that allows users to plan, take notes, move lessons around, add bookmarks, embed videos, and more. In addition to the Notion database, you’ll receive the following printable resources:

  • A unit overview sheet for each country
  • A Global Explorers student journal
  • Boarding pass tickets
  • Book pass tickets
  • Student vocabulary journal
  • Map drill prompts
  • Recipe cards
  • Shopping list invoice cards
  • Venn diagram templates

What makes the Global Explorers curriculum unique is the completely customizable database that gives your family the flexibility to adjust each unit study to your needs. The curriculum template provides a base structured learning plan that you can then adapt at will. Easily add in supplemental resources you stumble upon, save web bookmarks and videos, update book lists — the list goes on and on.

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