North America Unit Study

Global Explorers: North America

Grab your passports and begin exploring North America with the Global Explorers Club, a family-style “Around the World” secular homeschool curriculum designed specially for elementary-age children. Together, you’ll learn about different peoples and their cultures and share engaging stories and folk tales from around the world. You’ll meet artists and musicians, sample global cuisine, create art, and play games together.

The Global Explorers Club is an “Around the World” family-style homeschool curriculum that incorporates multidisciplinary learning. Integrating different subjects allows children to make meaningful, real-world connections throughout their studies.

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Subjects Included

  • Geography and Culture
  • Language Arts and Literature
  • Character Education
  • Science
  • Practical Math
  • Music
  • Arts and Handicrafts
  • Cooking

Global Explorers: North America Unit Study

First, you’ll begin your journey through North America with a short introductory unit on world geography. You’ll meet Robert Bateman, begin your very own nature journal, start learning about animal classification, and consider the importance of names, using Alma Flor Ada’s book My Name is Maria Isabel as a guide. You’ll learn how to draw a compass rose and research the meaning and etymology of your name before completing your very own name painting.

Then you’re off to Canada, where you’ll meet Ted Harrison and learn about landscape painting; explore printmaking with Kenojuak Ashevak; bake bannock bread in Cooking Class; and discuss the principles of learning while reading Nicola I. Campbell’s book Shi-shi-etko and Neekna and Chemai by Jeannette Armstrong. Your family will investigate animal adaptations and begin to explore the world’s biomes, starting with Canada’s Great Bear Rain Forest.

In Mexico you’ll explore son jarocho music with the Villalobos Brothers, meet Frida Kahlo and practice painting self-portraits, learn how to make arroz con leche, discuss food chains, learn about the desert ecosystem, make a piñata, and much more!

And that’s just to start! With a total of 14 unit studies, your family will have all the support and resources you need to explore North America.

North America Unit Studies

  • Introduction to World Geography
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Guatemala
  • El Salvador
  • Costa Rica
  • Panama
  • Introduction to the Caribbean
  • Cuba
  • Puerto Rico
  • Jamaica
  • Haiti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Saint Lucia

You’ll also receive more than a dozen printable resources to use throughout your study of North America, including the Global Explorers Journal to document your family’s journey, sentence strategy worksheets tailored to each country and folk tale, boarding passes, reading tickets, recipe cards, and more!

A unit planner is included for each country that's a part of the Global Explorers Club: North America curriculum.
Research and record information about each country using the Global Explorers journal pages for each country that's included in the Global Explorers Club: North America curriculum.
Sentence strategy activities based on Judith C. Hochman's The Writing Revolution method are available for each country that's included in the Global Explorers Club: North America curriculum.
Listen to folk tales from around the world with Circle Round, and then complete the Writing Revolution sentence strategy sheets.
The Global Explorers Club: North America curriculum also includes book discussion guides for Salsa Stories by Lulu Delacre, The Girl From Chimel by Rigoberta Menchú, and Island Treasures by Alma Flor Ada.
Practice phonemic awareness and spelling with a related "Making Words" activity for each country included in the Global Explorers Club: North America curriculum.
Together, your family can create their own "Around the World" cookbook using the included Canva templates for each country.
Practice identifying the location of each country and their flags using Montessori 3-part map cards for North America.

Curriculum Planning Tools

The Global Explorers program utilizes Notion to make homeschool planning, organization, and record-keeping a breeze. Upon your purchase of the North America unit, you’ll receive access to the Notion curriculum template. It’s a flexible, all-in-one workspace that allows you to easily keep track of each unit study and make changes as needed.

Join the Global Explorers Club today and begin your family’s adventure through North America!

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North America

Let’s discover North America together with specially-designed country unit studies that include literature, art, music, geography and culture, character education, science, handicrafts, and cooking. Best of all, a unit planner for each country helps you stay organized, freeing up more of your time to enjoy your family’s global learning adventure.

Here’s a quick guide on getting started with the Global Explorers program. If you have any additional questions, please check out the Frequently Asked Questions page.