Homeschooling World Geography

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One of the things I love is Homeschooling World Geography. I think it’s very important to appreciate other cultures especially with how multicultural our cities have become.

Twinkl, my favourite educational resources site, has lots of ways to learn about other countries and cultures. I use Twinkl Canada but there is a Twinkl site for many countries, just go to and it might auto go to your website. If not, the bottom of the page has links to other countries.

Disclosure: I’m a Twinkl Brand Ambassador.

Sharing resources for Homeschooling World Geography including Twinkl and a few others. Worksheets, projects, games and more.

Homeschooling World Geography

So what should you teach and at what age?

There are not hard and fast rules as far as I know about a specific age you have to teach about Europe for example. But here are some general guidelines. Check your local school boards curriculum if you want to know what your local area is teaching at what age. But you don’t have to follow that unless your local homeschooling rules say you do.

World Geography Ideas by Age

Ages 4 and Under – What our world is called, that different people live in different places and they are look different and have different rules and ways of living.

Ages 5-8 – That the world is made up of 7 continents (big pieces of land) and each continent has many countries, the name of the city, country and continent they live in, learning about holidays celebrated in their country that are and aren’t ones they celebrate (to see the variety of people in their country.)

Ages 9-12 – The names of the continents and oceans and where they are located, start learning some of the countries in each continent starting with their own and then ones they have family or friends in and then the most popular ones in each continent, ideas about diversity and inclusion, learning more in-depth about your own country and continent and starting studies about other countries or continents.

Ages 13+ – Usually focuses more on the other parts of geography like land, tectonic plates etc. But continue working on the above and add in more knowledge about other countries, including ones that are often overlooked. Continue more in-depth with countries your children are interested in learning about. By end of high school, should be able to name at least 15 countries in each continent (less in Oceania and including Central America with North America.)

Resources to Use for World Geography

Twinkl is your best bet for printable resources of course but I’ll include some other resources as well.

With Twinkl you can sort search for exactly what you are looking for. It will also include suggestions for related resources. You can find mostly worksheets but they often have powerpoint presentations, bulletin board decorations or posters and printable games. There is also sometimes ebooks too.

Suggested Resources:

Seven Continents Labeling Worksheet

Blank Country Snapshot – there are snapshots for almost every country if you search but this blank one is good if you can’t find the specific ones or you just want the same sheet for each country you study.

Around the World Scavenger Hunt – Have your older children search the internet to find out where these popular locations are.

Geography Country Project Specification – looking for a project for your older children? Try this.

Geography Trivia Game – printable game about world geography!

Non Twinkl Resources

Seterra – learn where the countries are with this fun online game. My teen has almost all of them memorized!

Youtube – you can find videos of everything. Try searching all about (country name) for kids or see vlogs or drone videos from different parts of the world. WARNING: Preview each video FIRST as some will swear or otherwise not be appropriate and you can’t tell from description.

Enjoy learning about the world!

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