If you'd like a geography course that includes mapping activities, atlas usage, research, notebooking and culture with very little teacher preparation, look no further. The Trail Guide to World Geography is a "week one, day one" kind of teacher's manual with daily geography drills (answers included) and numerous weekly assignment choices. Assign as much or as little as you decide. Daily drills are offered at 3 different levels for versatility and multi-year usage. With this easy-to-use course students will learn to recognize important characteristics and traits of each continent, read and create maps, identify key geographical terms, learn to appreciate the art and culture of nations, and much more. All you need to get started is this book, an atlas, and outline maps.
Finish up the year by spending six weeks traveling the world with Phileas Fogg and Passepartout while reading Jules Verne's popular classic Around the World in 80 Days.