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  • Item #: 023927
    ISBN: 9781932786323
    Retail: $32.95
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    Written in the style of Hillyers Childs Geography of the World, this introductory geography study incorporates lively, current text, recommendations of additional books to enjoy, narration, notebooking, and other fun activities, too! Geography of the earth is approached as if you and your children were taking a journey through and around the earth, learning everything about the Earth as a whole (individual continents and countries will be studied in upcoming volumes). Eleven chapters each focus on a geography topic, including the atmosphere, the continents, the oceans, seasons, climate, weather, the structure of Earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, latitude, and longitude. The author recommends spending two days on each chapter; one to snuggle up and read the text together, and the other to spend on the activities. Taking basic information like ocean currents, the rotation of the earth and plate tectonics and presenting them to children in an exciting way could have been a challenge, but the author has done a very impressive job here and has taken great pains to present the information in a personal way that children will understand and often be awed by. Occasionally the text is broken up by a Tell the folks at home all about it! which acts as a narration prompt. The narration jogs kids memories about what they have read so far and helps them to remember it by describing it in their own words. To take this the next step, the author recommends that you and your child or children pretend youre on the phone while they tell you what theyve seen in their journey. Each chapters text ends with a Postcard Home which further embodies the journey theme. A postcard template can be found on the included CD-ROM which you can reproduce onto cardstock. For each chapter, children will create their own postcard of the journey, in which they draw what they have learned on the front and describe it on the back, as if they were describing it to a recipient. Dressing up the ordinary notebooking as making postcards is a novel idea that will undoubtedly be a little more fun! After this point in every chapter, there is a Reading Out to His World section, which ties the concepts from the text into a need that people around the world experience. Suggestions for further research and outreach are included in each one, so you can not only learn about the earth but develop a heart for helping others, too. Further Explorations in each chapter list books which tie in to that topic, and each book is listed with a summary and a grade range the book is most appropriate for. Two Too-Fun-to-Resist Excursions round out each chapter, and although theyre not required, I can understand why they call them too fun to resist! Some of the activities include mapping the location of shoes found washed up on shore (after containers of them were lost to the sea) to investigate ocean currents, making an edible earth, identifying rocks, doing an earth dance, making volcanoes, looking for pictures in the shapes of the continents, and much more! These activities have clearly not been tacked on just because they are related to the chapters topic; they are well-chosen and things that kids will definitely enjoy. The included CD-ROM contains the postcard templates, geography copywork and maps you will need throughout your journey. What a fun and appealing way to study world geography as a family! I just hope "Vol. 1" means that more are on the way! Jess

  • Item #: 023928
    ISBN: 9781932786330
    Retail: $34.95
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    The second volume in the Childs Geography series (see item #023927 for volume 1: Explore His Earth), this book takes an in-depth look at six countries in the Middle East: Turkey, Israel, Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan. The text speaks directly to the students, walking them through geographical features, cultural aspects, and human interest points. Breaking up the text, you will find Field Notes activities to help students relate what they have learned, but in their own terms. Usually two to a chapter, students record what they have learned, talking from memory or using the prompts supplied in the book. At the end of each chapter, more activities really open up a world of exploration from your own home. A Travel Log prompts students to draw a map of the country in focus, labeling it with cities, regions, features and other sights; and also to make an entry into their travel notebook so they can remember key things that caught their attention. The Bringing it Home activities encourage exploration in art, music, reading, food and poetry through simple, homeschool friendly activities. Good websites are included in this section for further study, where applicable. The final activity section has a more spiritual application, and is only at the end of each country section. The Prayer Walk has a prayer format to help students effectively pray for the peoples and cultures they have become familiar with. Scheduling ideas are included for several different ways to make this a year-long curriculum, and the included CD-ROM contains copywork passages and templates, travel log templates, quizzes, maps, and recipes. An engaging study that inspires and promotes a love for Gods creation and people. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 007672
    ISBN: 9781932786538
    Retail: $34.95
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    What better way to ground your studies of ancient history than with a solid understanding of the geography of those cultures? Written in a similar style to the first two volumes, the third and newest volume in the A Childs Geography series explores the classical world - including Italy, Greece, Malta and the Balkans in 15 chapters. The text in each chapter transports readers to the region, imagining that they are touring the country, weaving in details of people they may meet as well as the history and stories of some of the buildings and sites. Full-color pictures of the landscape, landmarks and ruins adorn just about every page, giving readers the chance to see the places visited in the text. Occasionally youll also find web links to encourage further exploration. I also love the various menus with popular dishes listed! Each chapter ends with prompts and questions for notebooking and discussion, and youll find timelines, map activities, hands-on projects, recipes, the prayer guide and more on the enclosed CD-ROM. While the content of this course makes it a perfect companion to an ancient history study, you can also enjoy it on its own. You can work through it in a year spending two weeks on each chapter, or spend a semester on it going through one chapter a week. Even if you havent tried either of the previous volumes, I would encourage you to jump into this one; it is well-produced, interesting and you will learn an incredible amount about the geography and culture (present and past) of the birthplace of Western Civilization. 224 pgs, pb. Jess
  • Item #: 010821
    ISBN: 9788882870287
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    V.M. Hillyer, the first headmaster of Calvert School, spent many of his school years studying only American history. Believing that studying world history would broaden childrens horizons and give them a better understanding of the world and history in general, he set about to write an understandable and comprehensive world history children could enjoy. A Childs History of the World functions to familiarize young children with some of the countless historical events and people of significance while reading like a good story. While many of the topics touched upon may not be the most important in overall world history, they are the most important that can be understood by a child. The subjects are covered in chronological order, from the beginning of the world (presented from a vague but secular viewpoint) through the end of the Cold War. This gives the child a linear view of world history that allows for the details to be filled in later. A Childs History of the World is a basal (basic, fundamental) reader and is not intended to be used as a supplementary reader. Recently revised, copyright 1997. 440 pgs, hc. 7.25 x 9.5. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 029527
    ISBN: 9781579128678
    Retail: $19.95
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    This colorful book breaks down the confusing world of Greek mythology into understandable stories for children with easily understandable language. There are lists and explanations of all the gods and goddesses as well as the Titans and Olympians. Also included are stories involving many of these characters that make up the family dynamic and reasons for the contemptuous relationships among them. Some of the myths and illustrations contain violent occurrences but because of the type of illustrations, nothing is gory. A pocket in the front of the book contains a Greek mythology family tree poster, stickers, and temporary tattoos of Greek characters. An index and pronunciation of Greek names are in the back of the book. ~ Alissa

  • Item #: 002376
    ISBN: 9780020430704
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    Originally written for a little girl, this gentle, lyrical poem is full of requests to bless special objects and beloved people. The soft words and wonderful illustrations offer comfort and peace to all children. 28 pgs.

  • Item #: 043944
    ISBN: 9780981540009
    Retail: $13.95
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    Picking up where Shepherding a Childs Heart left off, this book by Tedd and Marcy Tripp continues to examine biblical truths and apply them to parenting. It focuses more on formative instruction that is, how to teach your children in a way that molds them into productive, God-honoring members of society. The first section explains the need for formative instruction, goals to set, and parental responsibility for the upbringing of their children. The second section focuses on more specific truths about training your children like the importance of the heart, Gods plan for authority, wisdom and foolishness, the importance of the church, and more. The last section gives practical tips on how to apply biblical correction, discipline, and motivation while raising your children and prompts parents to use every opportunity to show the gospel and Gods character and grace to their children. Full of personal stories, Bible passages, and practical, Christ-centered encouragement and instruction, this book will be a great help to parents looking to instill a God-honoring heart into their children. 188 pgs, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 024823
    ISBN: 9780822569930
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  • Item #: 008381
    ISBN: 9780764215612
    Retail: $14.99
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    Into a primitive tribal setting where deception and treachery are the marks of a real warrior, venture Don and Carol Richardson - equipped with the message of the Gospel. But what do they find? The headhunters of Irian Jaya have more admiration for Judas than for Jesus - betrayal is better than sacrifice. It takes the discovery of a tribal custom - the Peace Child - before the Sawi can understand the Gospel. Written by Don Richardson himself and including an epilogue update on the Sawi people 30 years after the events recorded in Peace Child. 256 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 031389
    ISBN: 9780764142413
    Retail: $17.99
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    These engaging and developmentally appropriate games for young children follow the spirit of the Montessori learning style. The colorful book is well-organized and includes six chapters, each with a different focus exploring senses, coordination, arts and crafts, games and movement, language and stories, and out and about. There are seven to thirteen activities in each chapter, and each one is marked with a suggested age range. Each activity is clearly explained on one or two pages and includes a short introduction to the activity, simple step-by-step instructions, a short list of materials (easily found around the house), and tips and variations. Not only do these activities ensure some quality fun for you and your toddler, they are also beneficial to the development of your child. 159 pgs. Melissa

  • Item #: 035048
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    The world is at your fingertips with the use of this fun world geography sticker activity set! This kit is full of activities that will help make learning world geography fun and exciting. The world map is 11" x 17" and dry-erase. The countries of each continent are different colors to help distinguish them from one another. There are 156 removable and reusable stickers to use to identify countries, important cities, natural wonders, and historical landmarks. Two activity sheets are included with instructions on how to make your own world passport, a kangaroo bank, an African pyramid treasure box, and other fun items. An answer key is printed on the back of the map. These fun and colorful stickers are bound to get your child "stuck" on learning! Enjoy your journey around the world! - elise

  • Item #: 014180
    ISBN: 9781608236763
    Retail: $16.99
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    This book contains a collection of 93 reproducible activity pages covering a wide range of standard geography skills designed to help younger students gain an understanding of basic geography vocabulary and concepts. Content is divided into 4 distinct sections. Section 1 focuses on map skills and provides 31 activities covering 9 different map skills (what is a map, positional words, cardinal directions, compass rose, map symbols, map key, distance on a map, borders on a map, and map grids). Section 2 provides 29 activities and covers 8 landforms and 3 bodies of water such as hills & mountains; islands & volcanoes; deserts & plains; canyons & valleys; oceans, lakes & rivers; and landforms & bodies of water. Section 3 presents the seven continents and 4 oceans through the use of 21 various activities. Each continent has an introduction page with quick facts and a corresponding activity. A physical map of each continent is provided as well. The last section of the book focuses on animal life around the world. A world map and individual continental maps showing examples of the types of animals found in various regions are provided. Furthermore, review activities are included for the first 3 sections of material and can be used for student skill assessment. Activities range in style and typically include labeling, coloring, cutting/pasting, multiple choice, short answer, and matching. Two full color fold-out maps, a simplified world map, and a landforms and bodies of water map are included for additional teaching instruction. Answers included. - Enh

  • Item #: 014630
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    A geography supplement for your social studies curriculum, this is a book of reproducible pages designed to help students learn not only names and locations of countries, continents, and regions, but also some of the geographic features of these places. It focuses on areas of the world other than the United States, namely: Canada; Mexico, Central America and nearby islands; South America; Europe; Africa; Russia; Southwest Asia; South Asia; Southeast Asia; East Asia; and Oceania. Students will need other resources like atlases and encyclopedias in order to answer some of the questions. There are twenty reproducible, consumable pages, and answers are provided. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 037512
    ISBN: 9781565000285
    Retail: $10.95
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    (description by publisher - stay tuned for our own!) California Geography begins with a world overview, continues with locating California within the United States, and begins each section by introducing new words for students to learn. Sections include the overview; climate; physical, economic and political features; and concludes with activities such as a crossword puzzle, scrambled sentences, and word search designed to be a full book review. Lessons throughout the book are reinforced with maps, exercises, review questions and bonus activities at the end of each section, which can be completed with the use of additional resources. California Geography is 64 pages with teacher instructions and answer keys provided, and recommended for use in grades 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and Up.
  • Item #: 017164
    ISBN: 9781465408853
    Retail: $19.99
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    As I oooo and aaahhh my way through the beautiful pictures in this book, I am reminded of what an amazing place the earth is. It is diverse, rugged, and awesome. DK always does an amazing job with photographic presentation, and this book is no exception. Take a visual journey from the beginning of the solar system, to rocks and minerals, water formation, weather and climate, life on earth, the human world, and mapping the world. Every photo, illustration, and map is accompanied by a small amount of information. A country factfile summarizes all of the countries of the world by offering facts about each area, population, capital, currency, official language, life expectancy, and information about an accompanying picture. A glossary is included for words that might be unfamiliar. I am always curious about new destinations and intrigued by photos from different areas (I might want to go there someday), but not all of the photos provide that information. Another thing to keep in mind is that this is from a secular perspective; theories as fact abound. 300+pgs, p/b. ~ Donna
  • Item #: 003306
    ISBN: 9781930092938
    Retail: $12.75
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    This book is a U.S. history text, providing a complete overview of U.S. history from Columbus to the present time from a Christian perspective. Print is fairly large and easy to read. Each chapter has review questions. Numerous pictures and maps are scattered throughout. 2nd edition is 8.5" x 11" format.
  • Item #: 036820
    ISBN: 9781449035709
    Retail: $12.99
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    Think of this as a patriotic trainer. Oh, you could give it to your child to read on his own, but the real value of this book would be in its use as a discussion tool for your entire family. Here are 52 short readings, typically less than 4 pages each, that highlight the fundamentals of the US government, including the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. The readings include a mixture of excerpts, song lyrics, quotes from Founders, poems, and comments from author Steve Brezenski. Those ever important topics of civics, responsibility, patriotism, governmental power, freedom, and citizenship (to name but a few) are introduced with an eye towards developing a greater understanding of our individual and corporate responsibilities. 147 pgs, pb. Zach

  • Item #: 031739
    ISBN: 9780805430783
    Retail: $14.99
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    This is a practical, insightful guide for anyone home-educating a challenging child. Please note that "challenging" has many definitions - a physical or learning disability, an attention disorder, or he/she may simply clash with you personality wise or in learning style. Often, families choose to homeschool specifically because they have a child who does not do well in a traditional education environment because of these very same needs. Written by homeschool mother and speaker Christine M. Field, this book seeks to give you the help and encouragement you to educate your own challenging child. Because the chapter titles are so indicative of the content found therein, I will share them with you. In order, the titles are as follows: "Whats Your Challenge? When Homeschooling Does Not Go Smoothly," "Defining Terms: Disabilities, Differences, Discipline, Personality, and Learning Styles," "A Disability Primer," "Attention Disorders: Teaching the Distractible Child," "Personality Clashes: Loving the Hard-to-Love Child," "Learning Styles: Does Your Teaching Style Mesh with Your Childs Learning Style," "Discipline: How Do You Teach a Child Who Wont Listen to You?," "What About Mom, Marriage and Siblings? Managing Stress, Grief, and Discouragement," "Planning a Program for the Challenging Learner," and "Getting Help: Finding Professionals and Resources." As you can see, the book covers an extremely wide range of related topics. If you are educating a challenging child, take heart! This will help you rise to the challenge. 244 pgs, pb. - Melissa

  • Item #: 008671
    ISBN: 9780486273013
    Retail: $2.50
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    A captivating easy-to-read book of poems for kids that are based on the magic of being a child. Over 60 poems include, The Land of Nod, My Shadow, My Bed is a Boat, and many more favorites by Robert Louis Stevenson. Unabridged.

  • Item #: 031617
    ISBN: 9781853261411
    Retail: $4.99
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    These 64 poems a masterly evocation of childhood from the pen of Robert Louis Stevenson, who also wrote Treasure Island and Kidnapped. The poems are full of delightful irony, wit and the fantasy worlds of childhood imagination, and they introduce for the first time The Land of Nod. They are also touched with a genuine and gentle pathos at times as they recall a world which seems so far away from us now. A Wordsworth Classic.

  • Item #: 000239
    ISBN: 9780966378603
    Retail: $13.95
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    Too often we parents fall into the same way of thinking as the prophet Samuel did when he was looking for Sauls successor as king. God corrected him in 1 Sam. 16:7, saying, man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. Our parenting tends to focus on proper behavior rather than proper attitude. Ted Tripp (with 20+ years of experience as pastor, counselor, school administrator, and father) encourages us to use Gods guidance to alter our focus. He believes that what a person becomes is made up of both the childs environment and the childs reaction to his environment. Sure, as a parent, you want to provide the best possible home in which to raise a child, but it is the heart attitude that will see a child (and later, the adult) through times when circumstances are more trying. So the emphasis of this book is to help a child develop a Godward orientation. However, the book is not ethereal, but practical. As parents, we have been given authority to direct our childrens upbringing under Gods direction. Setting Biblical goals for our children, unlearning worldly methods of parenting, and learning Gods ways of communicating and disciplining round out the first section of the book. Part Two divides childhood into three age categories, and provides training objectives and procedures for each age group. Finally, a handy scripture-reference-to-book-page index helps you find pertinent sections for day-to-day application. God intended the Bible to be a practical guide for living. This book helps us to extract the portions applicable to parenting and put them into practice.
  • Item #: 048880
    ISBN: 9781579126995
    Retail: $19.95
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    This hardcover book with audio CD is a beautifully designed and illustrated introduction to the story-filled world of ballet. The first chapter introduces you to some basic terminology, ballet positions, and history, and invites you to listen to a couple of CD music tracks. Then, each chapter that follows tells the story of a particular ballet, complete with gorgeous, watercolor-like illustrations. Throughout these chapters youll be able to listen to some of the music and/or learn a little bit more about terminology and technique. Occasionally a chapter will also feature a famous dancer, like Rudolph Nureyev. A glossary is included in the back, and theres also a resource section for learning more about becoming a ballerina, great ballets, famous dancers, and fiction stories about dancing. The final page provides you with a CD track list for your reference. 96 pgs ~ Caryl

  • Item #: 000370
    Retail: $1.95
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    Same format as the Create-a-Chart except that the jobs are geared for younger children. Size: 8 1/2� x 11� . There is room at the top of this laminated chart for your childs name. Then a list of the daily jobs with pictures is given vertically on the chart with Sun-Sat across the top. The daily jobs are: Make Bed, Take Bath, Comb Hair, Brush Teeth, Pick Up Toys and Be Happy.

  • Item #: 020300
    ISBN: 9780784712788
    Retail: $15.99
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    Parables can have meaning and application for people of any age, its just a matter of how you present them. In this colorful picture book, seven parables have been retold for a younger audience: the lost sheep, the smart and foolish builders, the mustard seed, the son who came back, the sower, the good Samaritan, and the great banquet. The lesson from each one of these parables is explained in simple language so children can easily understand the point. ~Zach

  • Item #: 019859
    ISBN: 9781402750618
    Retail: $9.95
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    This beautiful hardcover edition contains 200 classic poems for children as well as delightful illustrations (some full color, some in black and white) to accompany them. Includes such poems as Summer Sun, the Owl and the Pussycat, and Christmas Bells. A great collection to add to your bedtime story library. 118 pages. Laura

  • Item #: 039856
    ISBN: 9789810107529
    Retail: $0.00
    Rainbow Price: $7.40

    If your preschooler wants to do "real schoolwork and is interested in science, this may be a perfect fit. The 144-page workbook is divided into topics including My Body, Animals, Plants, Water, Air, and The Earth. Each page features simple text and cartoon-like black-and-white pictures kids can color. A box at the bottom of the page gives basic instructions such as matching, coloring, identifying, completing the picture, tracing, and more. The tasks are pretty standard early childhood activity fare, but they are presented within the context of science. For instance, in the Water section children are asked to identify bodies of water with their common names or cross out the animals that do not belong in the ocean. Please note that this workbook hasnt been Americanized, and includes some plants that may be new to your family.

  • Item #: 007532
    ISBN: 9781882514076
    Retail: $18.95
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    A Simply Grammar-like course for a younger child, again following the Charlotte Mason approach. It contains everything you need for language arts - wholesome classic literature excerpts, narration, dictation, memorization, and composition. Lessons are self-contained and the book is very easy to use with short, manageable exercises and assignments. Like Simply Grammar, this volume is also a revision of an older book, complete with quaint, but stimulating, period illustrations.

  • Item #: 038146
    ISBN: 9781587923203
    Retail: $2.49
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    Introduce young students to basic geography terms with this colorful poster. Basically, its a colorful outdoor scene with a wide variety of landscapes represented. On the colorful poster, 46 basic geographic items are labeled (like glacier, forest, hill, peninsula, gulf, desert, bay, atoll, and cliff). Its a great way for students to visualize different geographic features. The back of the poster includes a few geography activities for students to complete. Poster measures 17 x 22. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 049584
    Retail: $12.95
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    A wonderful unit study incorporating geography, history and science, based on the Holling C. Holling books. Students learn about three main geographic regions of the U.S. as well as a basic introduction to World geography. Designed to be used with maps (see below) that children color, label and complete as they study each region via the books. Paddle-to-the-Sea covers the Great Lakes, St. Lawrence River, and North Atlantic. Tree in the Trail includes the Great Plains and Southwest. Minn of the Mississippi leads children on an adventure down the Mississippi River and into the Gulf of Mexico. Seabird presents an overview of world geography. Pagoo follows the life of a young hermit crab, trying to grow up in a tide pool - without being eaten along the way. If youve never read a Holling C. Holling book, youre in for a treat! These are lovely, old fashioned books that simultaneously educate and entertain. Each blends science, history, and geography into a narrative told from the viewpoint of a central characters adventures or experiences. Its difficult to imagine a more appropriate choice for studying these topics. Can be used as a one-semester course at 2-3 lessons per week or a 1-year course at 1-2 lessons per week.

  • Item #: 010601
    ISBN: 9781931397582
    Retail: $19.95
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    Revised and updated by Geography Matters, Geography Through Art combines Sharon Jeffus artistic vision with author Jamie Araminis writing talents. While retaining the "heart" of Teaching Geography Through Art, the revision features a snazzier, easier-to-use layout, crisper type and graphics, and many additional "extras". Instructions at the beginning of the book explain the icons and new features found throughout the book, offer instructions on keeping a geography notebook, and include art tips, techniques, teaching tips and a list of basic art materials youll use most frequently. The book is divided by continent, with a short "world" section at the very beginning. A map, continent summary and list of facts begins each chapter, detailing basic geographical information for the continent. Then, a variety of art information and projects are provided for several major countries in the continent. As Sharon Jeffus believes in hands-on learning, so a wide variety of projects relating to that continent using many different art media are suggested. Subject matter for each continent includes architecture, animals, works of art, and cultural artifacts. With each project, youll be learning fascinating information about the culture, and enjoy photographs, drawings, and details about artistic techniques. The instructions for each project are broken down step by step, and each project also includes a list of materials needed. Also helpful are the icons throughout the book which denote the difficulty level of projects, indicate if there is a related website available for the project (links can be found on Geography Matters website), or denote that recipes for that country can be found in Eat Your Way Around the World, if youd like to extend your studies to the kitchen. Additionally, you may enjoy the "Quicksketches" where students can practice their sketching on a culturally-relevant subject, the profiles of famous artists or works of art, and the "Culture Connection" notes, which draw comparisons between different cultures. If you like an artistic approach to geography, or a cultural approach to art, this books for you!

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