There are two different ways to select and schedule the literature books for North Star Geography. The first way is to select books based on the subject matter of the lesson. The second way is to select books with settings that matched the geographical area of the mapwork. Between the two I was able to have at least 2 book selections for each lesson.
Please note that my boys have learning issues but are avid readers. These book selections are geared toward their visual learning styles, their love for survival skills, and their sense of adventure. Sometimes I have included a younger level reading book so I can use it has a jumping off point to show poetry or other literary devices.
Since my boys have been through all the levels of Illuminations, I needed to focus on books that were not already scheduled in the program. Who knows…maybe one day there will be Illuminations 7 for North Star Geography.
Yes, this is a huge list of Amazon links. I wanted to be able to share the visual for each book. You might be able to find them used other places. [Read more…]