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Posted on Jul 14, 2014 by in LEARN | 0 comments

geotravel_ratioWe’ve been dreaming about our ideal geography program and now it’s time to take action and figure out how to accomplish it.

We’re super excited to start! But first, I need to think and plan WHERE we’re going …. in order to get organized. Pebbles wanted to start last week ! So…. I better get my act together.

Perhaps we start where our ancestors came from first. Noting where different ‘wonders’ are too so I don’t forget those!  I’ll link off to each country after we explore it with highlights and resources.

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EUROPE
England (Stonehenge, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, Hadrian’s Wall)
Ireland
Scotland
Iceland
France (Cluny Abbey, Channel Tunnel, Eiffel Tower)
Sweden / Finland / Norway / Denmark
Italy (Roman Colosseum, Leaning Tower of Pisa)
Spain / Portugal / Canary Islands / Andorra
Greece
Switzerland
Germany / Austria / Czech Republic / Poland / Hungary / Romania
Netherlands (Delta Works)
Eastern Europe: Ukraine / Romania / Moldova / Serbia / Croatia / Bulgaria / Belarus etc.

ASIA
Russia (Lake Baikal)
China (Great Wall, Porcelain Tower of Nanjing, Forbidden City, Elephant Trunk Hill)
Korea (Jindo Sea Parting)
Japan (Mt. Fuji, Golden Pavilion, Nikko Shrines)
India (Taj Mahal, Ajanta Caves, Ellora Caves, Mahabodhi Temple)
Thailand
Vietnam / Cambodia (Angkor Wat)
Indonesia (Temples of Bali)
Philippines

“MIDDLE EAST” (still Asia)
Turkey (Hagia Sophia)
Jordan (Petra, Northern Red Sea)
Israel (Bethlehem)
Saudi Arabia / United Arab Emirates
Iran / Iraq (Hanging Gardens of Babylon)
the “Stans”
Egypt (Pyramids, Karnak Temple, Cairo Citadel)

AFRICA
South Africa
Madagascar / Mauritius / Seychelles
Kenya / Zambia / Tanzania (Mt. Kilimanjaro, Victoria Falls)
Morocco
Nigeria

OCEANIA
Micronesia / Palau (Palau Reefs) /  Vanuatu
Australia (Great Barrier Reef, Blue Mountains, Bungle Bungle, Wave Rock, Pinnacles Desert)
New Zealand
Fiji

THE POLES
North Pole – Arctic (Aurora)
South Pole / Antarctica

SOUTH AMERICA
Brazil (Christ the Redeemer, Itaipu Dam, Chapada dos Veadeiros, Carnival, Chapada Diamantina)
Chile
Venezuela
Panama (Panama Canal)
Peru (Machu Picchu, Chan Chan)
Argentina

NORTH AMERICA
Mexico (Chichen Itza, Cacahuamilpa Caves, Calakmul)
Caribbean Islands (Belize Barrier Reef)
Puerto Rico
Bermuda
Panama
Ecuador (Deep Sea Vents, Galapagos Islands)
Canada (CN Tower, Rocky Mountains, Niagra Falls)
Greenland
United States of America (Grand Canyon, Golden Gate, Capitol… too many to list.)

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Hmm. That got a bit long and over zealous fast. Thinking we’ll have to lump together countries into larger categories like Central America, Nordic Countries in Europe, Middle East …. etc. I’m sure I’ll discover that this is why families just buy a curriculum so you don’t bite off more than you can handle !! Will be an adventure regardless and will keep you posted on how it goes.  Since we aren’t able to travel the world physically … this is the next best thing for now.  Join us for the journey!

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