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COTW for the homeschool experience

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COTW for the homeschool experience

{Lava lake, Ertale Volcano, Ethiopia}

COTW + Your Homeschooling Journey

Nothing else truly compares to the unique joy that come with homeschooling. We recognize the choice, dedication and effort you put into crafting an enriching educational experience for your children.

We are excited to share about Country of the Week with you because of the role it has played in the lives of many homeschooling families, just like yours. Our program, for children ages 5 - 10 years old, aims to be a valuable ally in your educational journey.

Country of the Week is not about adding more rigid requirements to your plate. In the words of one of our homeschooling families, there are no wrap ups before Christmas, evaluation points, or units to complete before vacation. Instead, think of it as a dynamic, organic and engaging supplement to the fantastic curriculum you've already put in place.

We firmly believe in fostering a love for learning that extends beyond textbooks and lesson plans. With a focus on making education enjoyable and flexible, our program introduces a variety of ways to learn about the world, all through the lens of a different country‚ÄĒevery single week.

Country of the Week is meant to be a tool that seamlessly integrates into your homeschooling routine, adding an element of fun while helping your children gain a broader understanding and appreciation of the world around them. Together, let's raise a generation of understanding, curious, empathic and globally-minded children.

 

Designed for families with children ages 5 - 10 years old, members of COTW are provided with easy-to-use building blocks to explore a new country each week just as Dave and his family did. Gorgeous country profile sheets, colouring sheets, word searches, recommended videos and so much more are yours with the simple click of a button.

How to get started with Country of the Week

All you need are three simple things

Get membership country of the week

A membership with Country of the week

Every week a new and exciting country will be unlocked for you. You will receive an email notification hinting at your new country and it will bring you back here to discover what adventures and activities await!

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An awesome world map

Upon signup, we will supply a list of recommended sources for purchasing your world map (National Geographic ones are our favourites!). Really though, any map will do, provided it accurately shows every country in the world. (You might use a globe or atlas too, but those will probably be less engaging.)

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A sign holder

for displaying your weekly country profile sheet beside your awesome world map (optional, but highly recommended). We will suggest a few from places like Office Depot or Staples. The profile sheets are formatted to US Letter size (216 x 269 mm or 8-1/2” x 11”).

What will you receive EVERY week?

Country-specific printable activity sheets including flag and other colouring sheets, country themed word search puzzles, coded letter puzzles, flag matching sheets and more are also included for printing (varies between countries; see these sample sheets on Facebook).

You will also find country specific video recommendations from us linked to YouTube. Occasionally, we will also suggest music to listen to, fun recipes we have discovered or maybe even a movie title with some connection to the country.

We have a lot of ideas about what Country of the Week might become and its potential for positive societal impact. Your participation will support the development of those ideas.

Choose Your Membership

What will you receive EVERY week?

Country-specific printable activity sheets including flag and other colouring sheets, country themed word search puzzles, coded letter puzzles, flag matching sheets and more are also included for printing (varies between countries; see these sample sheets on Facebook).

You will also find country specific video recommendations from us linked to YouTube. Occasionally, we will also suggest music to listen to, fun recipes we have discovered or maybe even a movie title with some connection to the country.

We have a lot of ideas about what Country of the Week might become and its potential for positive societal impact. Your participation will support the development of those ideas.

Choose Your Membership
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"We love this program you’ve put together. I love being able to add a craft or food item to the country we are studying that week and the kids and I have learned so much so far.
I love having the coloured pages [Country Profile Sheets] for each country to put into a binder and the kids are occasionally flipping through the pages remembering what they learned. And we do this as a family! Even the little ones are learning something about these places previously unknown to us."

~ Deanna

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"Through this program, my children explore living conditions, culture, manmade and natural wonders, and even the way children travel to school, presented in small pieces each week. While they are learning that we are blessed to live in Canada, they are also learning that the world is an exciting place filled with many good people who love their home. This is exactly the geography course for which I was looking.

The lessons being learned from this program go beyond a list of facts and define the world in terms of experiences and adventures."

~ Chandra

(Read Chandra's full review.)

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"Hi Dave! I just want to say my kids and I are really enjoying Country of the Week. As homeschoolers, it is the ONE class they look forward to, and complain if we miss. We appreciate all the hard work you put into it!"

~ Sheryl

Country of the Week details and overview.

Country of the week profile sheets sample

What will the order of countries be?

The order of the countries has been carefully determined so that you will move all over the world from large countries to small countries, well known countries to lesser known countries, and from one continent to another.

How and what do we receive each week?

You will receive a weekly notification email, a beautiful country profile sheet and other activities for printing and join a passionate community of others on the same adventure. The country profile sheets contain basic country information and a few interesting facts about each country.

What will we actually do each week?

Every week you will find the new country on your world map and have fun with the activity sheets. Over time, the Country Profile Sheets will fill a binder and become one of your children's most prized possessions. You may find your children showing off to friends and family as they locate each country on your map.

Begin Your COTW Adventure Today with a risk-free 31 day FREE trial AND instant access to 25 weeks of content! *

*On monthly or annual memberships.

MONTHLY (FREE 31 day trial)

$11/m

All you need for great fun

  • A worldwide¬†adventure from home
  • Instant access to 25 weeks of country content
  • Weekly country notification emails
  • A weekly Country Profile Sheet and flag sheet
  • Various weekly and review activity sheets
  • YouTube video recommendations
  • and much more...
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ANNUAL (FREE 31 day trial)

$98/y

Save 25%

    • A worldwide adventure from home
    • Instant access to first 25 weeks of country content
    • Weekly country notification emails
    • A weekly Country Profile Sheet and flag sheet
    • Various weekly and review activity sheets
    • YouTube video recommendations
    • and much more...
SUBSCRIBE NOW

ONE TIME PAYMENT

$248

Save over 50%

    • All the program¬†benefits plus...
    • A¬†single one-time discounted payment for the entire 200 country program
    • Program delivers weekly for 200 weeks (~4 years)
    • Instant access to first 25 weeks of country content
    • Subscription operates just like the monthly and annual subscription, but for a single,¬†one time, low¬†price
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Have questions for us?

If you have questions like “Can’t I do this myself without this silly website?” (that's a great question and the answer is yes!), then head over to our fun FAQ page where questions like that and many more are answered (including what COTW is not).