We finished reading Tree in the Trail this week, and Anna has colored and labeled all of her map. She used crayons this year, since the watercolors seemed to warp the map. We don't do much other than read Holling C. Holling's books and fill in a corresponding map for geography, and I often wonder if this is enough. Anna seems to get a surprising amount of information from just listening to to the books, though, and we do quite a bit of geography in our history lessons.
She seems to learn the most from just looking at our globe. When we were reading about the crusades, I mentioned that the Turks, who had control of the Holy Land at that time, were from Turkey. "Anna said, "Turkey; that's next to the Black Sea, right?" I didn't even know she knew what Turkey was up to that point, much less what the surrounding bodies of water were. She learned that from just looking at the globe.