We’ve got our passports ready to embark on our world tour via Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World. This downloadable curriculum was compiled and created by Erica from Confessions of a Homeschooler. (Erica is also the creator of The Letter of the Week curriculum that we are also using this year). I knew I wanted to teach geography this year, but needed some direction. Expedition Earth is just what I needed to help me plan my year.
Expedition Earth covers 31 different countries and has lesson plans for each day of the week (M-F). I appreciate that everything is laid out for me. Erica includes a craft supply list and book list for each country, which makes gathering supplies easy. If you only school 4 days a week, or only want to hit geography a couple times a week, you can easily use her plans as a general outline for the year.
Erica has included printables for each country, a passport and stickers to document the journey, greetings in other countries flashcards, prayer cards plus report forms. She also has a printable binder cover plus tabs for each country. I love that she makes organizing so easy!
In order to complete the curriculum you will have to either purchase or check out from your library the books listed in the curriculum. I was surprised at how many I already had at home.
Price: $15.00 downloadable product — no waiting! 🙂
What I also love about this curriculum is that Erica is offering Expedition Earth: Discovering God’s Animals for free. It fits in so nicely with the curriculum and I am really looking forward to using this component with my younger kids.
I also have a continent game to go along with this unit:
So Erica said I can give one of you her curriculum for free because she’s nice like that! She has so many great ideas that you will want to make sure you are following her blog and/or following her on Twitter. You might want to give her a little comment love thanking her for all her printables. She has been such a blessing to me and other homeschoolers!
Giveaway Rules: Now Closed
The winner will receive a link to the download of the curriculum Expedition Earth: A Journey Through God’s World, valued at $15.00. No actual product will be received. This giveaway ends on Sept. 1st, 2010, 9:00pm EST. Please make sure there is some way for me to contact you.
Mandatory: Leave a comment and tell me what country you would like to learn more about. That’s it! I like to keep things easy. 🙂
Challenge: If we reach 100 entries, I (Spell Outloud) will also give away a copy of the curriculum, so spread the word! Whohoo! We did it, so now there will be two people who will win the Expedition Earth curriculum!
If you’d like additional chances to win this curriculum, check out Mama Jenn’s blog. She’s also giving away a copy of this curriculum. Deadline for hers is 8/27.
The Expedition Earth geography curriculum was provided to me free of charge for review and giveaway purposes. I was not paid for this post. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.
OOOH! I would love to win the Expedition Earth Curriculum. We are really interested in learning about China.
We would love to study Findland
Thanks for giveaway!
We would like to know more about Brazil.
If this one is anything like Letter of the Week, then I'd love it! I think I'd really like to learn more about China and/or Israel. Oh and there's also Russia, and Iraq, and … Guess I'd like to learn it all. So much there, so little time. Thanks for the giveaway!
I'd love to learn about England.
Great giveaway!! We would love to learn more about Australia and the South Pacific.
Ooohhhhh! My kids would love to learn more about Bolivia and Israel.
I think Australia tops the list right now
I would love to learn more about France. My daughter is totally into french things now.
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I would like to learn more about Korea! 😀
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I would love to learn more about Israel!
Thanks for the chance to win!
katie at dekabyte dot com
My daughter is completely into all things geography related. At this point she's focused on learning about anything to do with the arctic and is currently trying to turn her room into a polar region. So I'll have to go with that.
PS-I'm excited to find your site and learn more about Spell Out Loud. This is something we really need as well.
I would love to win this curriculum, and I am very interested in India.
I would like to know about Uguanda. We have a visiting pastor from there right now at our church.
Holly A. says
Love it! My husband is from Canada, so we love anything Canadian. He also lived in China, so we'd love to learn about China too!
I would really like to learn more about Brazil. My mom lived there when she was growing up 🙂
mjspena at gmail dot com
We would love this curriculum. Our family is from Serbia and we would love to learn more about that area of the world.
sippy cup mom says
Chine, Italy, and Germany are the countries my daughter would love to learn more about. Thanks, Karen
Sippy Cup Central Mom
We would love to learn more about Guatemala and Bolivia as well as Greece and Russia. I am just happy to have found ya'lls blogs!!
We would love to learn more about Australia!! So glad I found your blog. I am excited to have you for a new resource 🙂
I would love to win this. Thank you for the chance to win.
Oh, fabulous! I want the boys to learn more about Brazil – we sponsor a child there!
We would love to learn more about Spain around here! Thanks, Marji
I would love to learn more about Italy.
Patriots of the Republic Academy says
I would love to learn more about South Africa. 🙂 We love the Alphabet of the Week stuff, and this looks so neat.
I want this so bad!!! russia!
Erin Ropelato says
We would love to learn more about Italy! Thanks so much!
Christina AKA SuperMom says
We would love it! So far my 3 year old is all about Africa! I think she just loves to idea of sand and animals!
cjmedei at yahoo dot com
Since my kids are half Filipino, we'd love to learn more about the Philippines. But then, I've always loved geography, so all the countries are interesting to me!
The Full Nelson says
I'd love to learn more about New Zealand!
I'd love to learn more about China. Thanks so much for this giveaway!
We would love to learn more about Mexico and China! Great great giveaway:)
Erica did such a wonderful job on this! There are so many places I would love to know about but two that come to mind are Denmark and Japan! Kahlemv@hotmail.com
We'd like to learn more about either France or Spain! Thanks!
Elizabeth G says
We'd like to learn more about Japan
Tori H says
My son would love to learn more about China. I'm interested in Africa. Thanks,
My spot! says
We would love to learn about Australia or New Zealand!
I would love to win this curriculum! I'm already intrigued by the Brazil sample, but my children would probably want to learn about any African country right now – they are really excited about Africa! 🙂 My email is email@example.com.
I want to win this!!! I want to learn more about Brazil-my husband lived there for two years and we have a goal after he completes grad school to go (and hopefully we'll get to take the kids too!)
I would LOVE to win this!!! We're on a tight budget, and it would be SUPER awesome to win some FREE curriculum!!! We would be most excited to study about Israel and the Middle East. My kids are very interested in current events, and the Middle East has always been on our radar of studies.
Fabulous. Would so love to win this. My kids really want to learn more about Spain as their Grandparents recently visited and brought them back some goodies. 🙂
I'd love to win this!
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I'd love to win this! my daughter is totally in love with anything China!
I would like to learn about China and Brazil
Hi, there! I love your blog. We are very into Russia right now, as well as all of the -stans . . . Pakistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrzikstan, etc. Thanks for the chance to win!
I would love to win this set. It's looks like it's so fun and very well made. Thanks for doing this!
awesome!! My kids talk about France a lot lately–but I know they want to learn about Mexico, too!!
milli249 @ aol.com
Interestingly, we would most like to study Canada, as we are Canadian!
I'd love to learn about China. I'd love to win.
I would love to win this. I'm starting my daughter with some preschool this year and this would be great for my "learn about some place new every day" plan. Thanks so much for the give away. Lisa — firstname.lastname@example.org
Gigi Lynn says
Please enter me! We are getting ready to do Galloping the Globe for the next couple of years, so this would be perfect! We want to know more about ALL of the countries!
Raggedy Princess says
I'd like to teach my up-and-coming homeschooled kids a bit about Japan. I lived there when I was very small and my brother was born there.
Lorri Love says
I would love to win this and learn more about India.
I think my boys would like to learn about Italy the most – most of our geography lessons are sparked by their interest in motorbike racing!
We will begin the Letter of the Week Curriculum on Monday. The geography program will be such a nice compliment.
We'd like to learn more about China. We currently live in Singapore, and there are many Chinese people here and a rich Chinese heritage.
We too would like to learn more about Israel. We are going through the bible now and they love learning about the Israelite s and Moses. Thank you for doing this.
I would love to win this! Thanks!
This would be a wonderful addition to our curriculum!
I think we would like China … some important people in our lives serve the Chinese. Would love to win.
I would love to win this curriculum. My daughter is studying French, so I think France would be fun. Thanks.
We would love to use this to learn about China! Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to learn more about Germany.
Great giveaway~ I would love to win this for my kiddos
Getting close to 100!!! You go girl! I so want this curriculum. We are doing Erica's Letter of the Week . . . and let me tell you, it is really going to be nice once #4 is here! Anyhow, I would like to study Israel with the boys. Thanks for the giveaway, neighbor!
You mean I have to pick just ONE country? Uh . . . Ummmm . . . can I pick them all? LOL! O.k., random choice: South Africa since I have missionary friends there. I would love to win this contest! Thank you for the opportunity!
I would love to learn more about Costa Rica. We used to have a neighbor that was from Costa Rica and she would tell us and show us interesting things about/from her country.
I think all of the countries sound fascinating. Of course Australia and New Zealand have always intrigued me greatly. (I am also now following you with google and Networked blogs) 🙂
We want to learn about Oceania. The island nations in Asia. (And North and South Korea.)
We would love to learn more about Holland (and of course, visit there!!) because that is my background.
mmm oh tough one, this year we want to do Canada! But we'll be covering a bit of everything this year, so doesn't matter!
What a great giveaway!!! Thanks so much! We are going around the world this school year, and I know we're all looking forward to learn about Australia!
The Seats says
We have some friends that will soon be moving to Spain. So we'd love to learn about Spain.
Our family would love this giveaway!
Tot Play: A Learning Journey says
We are in dire need of geography (Social Studies) school materials and money is always tight. We would love to win this giveaway. I think that my daughter and I would like to learn about Italy, Mexico, Spain, and Kenya … too many to list so I'll just mention a few! I am already have a few ideas to match her program. Erica's materials are awesome and it would be a blessing to win this program.
Thank you for posting, Tracey
Tot Play: A Learning Journey says
I forgot to give you my e-mail address for the August 27th Tot Play comment above. I believe I can still be reached from my blog too. Thanks!
Just in case it is tlmswt2000(at)msn(dot)com
we would like to learn about China.
I would love to learn more about Israel
I plan to travel the world next year in the classroom so this would be great! I would love to go to Australia!
Monica at discovertheirgifts.blogspot.com
I wouldn't mind learning more about Iceland. Didn't expect that one did ya? LOL
Thanks for sharing this info-and to Erica too-you girls rock!
This is fantastic! I would really love to learn more about countries in South America and Asia — those are the weakest links in my chain of knowledge! 🙂
How exciting!!!! We are hoping to learn more about Mexico, and a list of other countries this year!!
I would like my kids to learn more about Mexico and Canada!
Yeah!! I'm excited 🙂 India has always struck my fancy 🙂 email@example.com
I'd love to win this, we're starting to learn Spanish this year, so learning more about Spain would be perfect!
midwest mama says
Ohh! Sounds like fun. I'd like to learn more about Australia.
We would love to learn more about Brazil and Bolivia. Thanks for the giveaway.
I would love to learn more about Italy. Thanks!!
caalexander2 @ Hotmail . com
Oh, I would LOVE this! Guatemala and Honduras are countries we want to visit this year–and our oldest is headed to the Ukraine!
I would love this!! I would love to learn more about South Africa & the animals.
Connie, the daisyhead says
Wow! This looks like a fun study aid! Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Z is starting Sonlight's Core 3 (American History) this year. We start in South America and Mexico. This would be perfect to add in! It would be a great supplement with Core 5 (Eastern Hemisphere) as well.
I've got to go check out some more of the sample!
Oh wow, this is awesome! How nice of Erica and you! Well, I would most like to learn about China! The Chinese culture has always intrigued me. :]
Thanks for the chance!
I'd love to win this curriculum and learn more about Spain, Italy and Venezuela.
Laura O says
I'd love something to use with my 2nd grader that the older boys could participate as well!
lauraoneill69 at yahoo dot com
I would like to study more about Holland.
I would love to learn more about new zealand!
My country would have to be Scotland or Ireland! And we are very interested in this curriculum! I plan on using some of the Letter of the Week for my youngest and my middle (18 mo. and almost 5).
Milk and Honey Mommy says
I would like to learn more about Ethiopia.
I have started getting Galloping the Globe in order and this would be a great addition. The country I would have to choose is Whales. I can recall stories of my Granfather playing King Arthur as a boy riding on his pony over the country side…beautiful.
This sounds lovely. I can't narrow it down to one country though… I would love my kids to get the chance to explore some of the countries in Central and South America. We seem to have done a great job with Asia, Europe, Africa, most of N. America, Antarctica, and the whole Australian region… but we've never done much in Central or South America.
I look forward to using Erica's curriculum! I'm excited to teach my son more about Europe this year
I am always looking for stuff to add to our geography studies. We want to learn more about Russia.
What a great giveaway! Thank you! My son just started karate and would like to learn about Japan.
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My husband and his family are from Italy, my kids are always curious to know more about that area.
I'm so excited about this giveaway! We'd like to learn more about Australia.
We would LOVE to learn about Mexico! Thanks for the giveaway.
Any of the European countries. France, England, Spain, specifically!
Thank you for the opportunity to win! I can't wait!
We are looking forward to learning more about Thialand-as our friends live there 🙂 Thanks! ~C
Los Chicos y Mamá says
My husband is Peruvian. So Peru, here we go!!!
voncelieet at gmail dot com
We have friends who visit each year from New Zealand so that would be fun. My tots would love this!
I follow Erica's blog but was not even aware of this curriculum. It looks AWESOME! I'd love to check it out. The country I'd like to learn more about is Vietnam.
I've been eyeing this up for a while now, and am still hoping to win it rather than buy it (I'm cheap like that). I would like to learn more about Russia, since we've already done our China lesson, but nothing on Russia yet.
What a great giveaway! Thanks for hosting it! We would love to learn more about any country in Africa, but Rwanda would be our first choice if we must pick. Dear friends adopted a little boy and girl from Rwanda this past year. It really made the world a little smaller for us.
I follow Erica's blog and loved this as soon as I saw it – I would love to win a copy!
I am interested in learning more about Ukraine, since my Dad is from there and we have distant relatives living there.
Jennifer Williams says
Oooh yes please, I've been tussling with putting a curriculum together myself and struggling with it… this would be perfect!!
This is our first year homeschooling so we are VERY excited about this journey. We would love to learn more about our great country, USA, as well as New Zealand and many more!! firstname.lastname@example.org
This sounds WONDERFUL! Started studying countries last year, but didn't get very far because I got burned out planning everything. We have family in Australia serving as missionaries, so we'd love to learn more about Australia.
I was just looking at this on Erica's blog! I'd love to teach my boys more about India because my parents are leaving for a month-long mission trip to India in a few weeks.
You can contact me through email-
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I would love to teach my kids more about France, because we have friends living there and hope to visit them soon!
This is lovely. I would like to learn more about malaysia since I don't know much about it!
We'd love to win this. My eldest is very much into China at the moment. We love to find out about other places in the world and are also planning to visit France in spring.
christellegill at googlemail dot com
Love this!! We want to study Japan. Thanks so much! Allison email@example.com
I would love to learn more about Australia.
We would love to learn more about Russia.
thehouseofcollums at gmail dot com
My girls would love this (especially the eldest) They both love ethnic foods and this would tie in nicely with a little something I'm thinking about for next year with eldest and Kindergarten/first grade. They would like to learn most about China I think (their favorite food). I personally would like to learn more about Sweden as that is my husband's ancestory.
We are beginning to homeschool for the first time next week. I would love this help in planning units! We would like to learn more about China.
germany, without a doubt.
This looks great. I just happened to come across your blog, and I will be back. Thank you! There are too many countries to count and too many different opinions, but for now, I'll say Korea. :o)
Thank you again for the opporunity!
We would so love to win this-My oldest daughter has been studying different countries and My middle child (5) is so wanting to learn more-so Brazil has been in topic alot lately here-So I would love to learn more about Brazil….Thanks for this opportunity! 🙂
We would love to learn more about Australia. My kids love the animals there and we spend a lot of time at the zoo in the Australia section. I would also love to travel there someday. Thanks for the chance to win! I love Erica's blog and I have bought her LOTW curriculum.
snowflurry4 at hotmail dot com
I'm MOST curious about Rome. I'd LOVE to visit there! Thanks for such a neat giveAway!
My kids are really into anything on the other side of the world right now, so I think anything in the southern hem. would captivate them.
We would love to study Spain. Thanks for the chance to win!