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  • Item #: 038010
    Retail: $554.00
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    This year-long geography study begins the MFW "Investigate" curriculum series, which is followed up in subsequent years by a chronological history study. Designed for students of different levels to use together, this is an option if you are looking for a curriculum to use with both a second grader and an older student. (Please note that 7th and 8th graders may also use this program with the purchase of additional resources, but this package as assembled is intended for students between grades 3-6.) With a focus on world geography and missions, students will learn Bible, geography, reading, science, art and music. You will need to add math, language arts and foreign language (if desired). MFW has specific recommendations for resources for these at each grade level; see more details online. In Bible, students do an in-depth study of Matthew, read about missionaries and pray for different ethnic groups. Geography is explored through all the senses and a wide variety of activities including using maps and globes, making geographic vocabulary cards, playing geography games, cooking ethnic recipes, making flags, listening to cultural music and viewing art from around the world. In reading, students will enjoy a selection of living books recommended from an extensive list.

    Deluxe Package includes Teacher Manual; Parent-Teacher Supplement; Synergy Guide; student sheets; flags of the world sticker book; passport booklet; Exploring World Geography; A Trip Around the World/Another Trip...; Classroom Atlas; Children's Atlas of God's World; Maps & Globes; Geography From A to Z; World Wall Map; Usborne Living World Encyclopedia; Properties of Ecosystems (God's Design for Science); Hero Tales; God Speaks Numanggang; Fast Facts; Window on the World; Global Art; Wee Sing Around the World; Currency Kit; a set of six Christian Heroes Then & Now; Great Animal Search; Fun with Easy Origami; Kingdom Tales and inflatable globe.

  • Item #: 014495
    ISBN: 9781931397155
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    This book literally blazes a trail through geography - all you have to do is follow it! Cindy Wiggers has done a terrific job of combining questions, mapping, and other activities into a fun, easy-to-teach approach to geography. Intended as a thirty-six week program, the first twenty-seven of these include a variety of activities. The first weeks encompass the world as a whole; then you focus on different regions continent by continent. Within each week there are several different methods of learning. One of these, Geography Trails, provides questions four days a week that will improve the student's ability to use maps to locate countries, capitals, bodies of water, and landforms, teach them valuable geography terms and learn many geography facts. Different questions are given for grades 2-4, 5-7, and 8-10, so that you can use this book for children at different levels at the same time. The questions are based on the content of three recommended atlases (one for each age group) which are listed in the key resources below. Additional geography activities for every week are in the form of "Points of Interest," where you can take time to learn more extensively. Activities to choose from include mapping, researching, suggestions for art projects, and weekly projects to compile into your very own geography notebook. Then it's Geography through Literature for the last nine weeks as you read through Around the World in 80 Days. Questions for each chapter are provided, as are ideas for additional research and spelling and vocabulary words. Happy trails!

    Please note that that this course provides a framework for studying world geography, and relies on additional resources for reference, maps, and activities. Required resources include: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (if you are planning on completing the literature portion of the study) and one or more of the recommended atlases (depending on the age of the student(s). Three other "key" recommended resources you will rely heavily on for many of the activities include the Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide, Uncle Josh's Map Book (in book form, or CD-ROM), and Visual Manna's Teaching Geography Through Art (for the art in geography lessons). Although you could make the study work without these, they are often referred to in the lessons, and the program would work much more easily with them. These and other recommended resources are listed below. An almanac is also recommended, in case you don't have one on hand, we recommend the World Alamanac & Book of Facts. A Geographical Terms chart is also recommended; we are unable to offer this specific one, but it is available from Geography Matters. ~ Stephanie

  • Item #: 048938
    ISBN: 9780794524005
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    Reading through this Usborne book made me want to take a few vacation days and go explore someplace exotic. It highlights some of the most popular or influential explorers from ancient to current times. It shares their exciting stories in a concise but captivating way, showing the supplies they needed, hardships endured, reasons for their travels, how their trips made history, and more. The text itself is fascinating, but the illustrations really make the book stand out. There are cartoon drawings and profiles of the explorers with speech bubbles displaying things they said or wrote, photographs or reproductions of famous vessels, tools, etc. used in exploration, colorful maps, and scenes of impressive things explorers discovered. Small text boxes share especially interesting information, captions are descriptive and informational, and the text is engaging. Starting with the ancient Egyptian adventurer Harkhuf, who traveled to a place called Yam to bring back precious treasures to the king of Egypt, the book continues through explorers such as the ancient Greek Pytheas, Vikings like Leif Ericsson, the Italian traveler Marco Polo, the Muslim explorer Ibn Battuta who covered 75,000 miles across Africa, the 15th Century Chinese adventurer Zheng He who explored the lands around China for the emperor and spread the word that China was in charge, Portuguese sailors who explored the African west coast looking for a way to Asia, Christopher Columbus and other adventurers who explored/invaded the New World, and Ferdinand Magellan's trip around the world. The scientific aspects of later explorations are also covered, like Captain Cook's mapping of the coast of Canada, and then attempting a scientific expedition to the Pacific Ocean; nature-lover and German-born Alexander von Humboldt who studied the plants and wildlife of South American jungles; Lewis and Clark's remarkable adventure across North America; Dr. Livingstone's missionary efforts in Africa; British officer Charles Stuart who explored the Australian outback; and even more current Antarctic adventures and races. Ocean and space exploration are touched on lightly. Obviously, a wide range of explorers and explorations are covered, so this is a perfect introductory book for kids and a good way to get them to see the excitement and adventure of exploring. By Anna Claybourne, 104 pages, pb. ~Rachel

  • Item #: 034903
    ISBN: 9780887242557
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    …Washington, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. That's the last of them, all fifty states. Where to now? I think the next step is to start in on some of the nearly 200 unique and varied countries just waiting to be explored. This workbook looks at the seven continents in turn – introducing each one with a map and a description of the predominant geography. Several countries from that continent or region are then profiled – thirty in total – through a riddle format. Students are presented with the flag; stats such as capital, largest cities, population, land area, highest mountain, ethnic language, main religion, government, and basic currency; and a page full of geographic descriptions about topography, land use, climate, natural resources, and people and must use all of that information to guess which country is being described. There are also lots of map activities, puzzles and charts to further explore and review each country. Also included are a list of world geography websites, a glossary of geographic terms, a review test, and an answer key. This book is black and white reproducible and is in the same format as United States Geography: Where in the U.S. Are You?. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 036843
    ISBN: 9780531123935
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  • Item #: 007967
    ISBN: 9780528017896
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    This atlas from Rand McNally bridges the gap between simpler atlases geared to younger students and adult reference-only atlases. Like its adult cousins, this atlas is packed full of colorful maps and handy reference material; however, it also includes some student-friendly features such as charts/graphs, and narrative text. The atlas begins with an overview of map terminology. Next are sections on the earth/solar system, plate tectonics, climate, and other topics pertaining to physical geography. A twelve-page countries and flags of the world section presents basic information about 199 countries. Seven world maps are included: political, physical, climate, economic, population density, environments, and time zones. Detailed political and physical maps are provided for each of the seven continents and the U.S., plus thematic maps and select regional/country maps. Some examples of the continent thematic maps include: climate, population, environments/land use, or special topics specific to the continent (i.e. destruction of the rain forest in South America). Glossary and index included. 176 pgs, pb. Revisd in 2017. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 050632
    ISBN: 9781936313433
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    Carla Mooney teaches children about the explorers and expeditions of North America with the right balance of written material and twenty-two exciting and practical activities. All activities are related to the topic being studied. For example, when reading about the search for the Northwest Passage, children are given step-by-step instructions to play a sixteenth-century sailor's dice game. When reading about Magellan, children make sand hourglasses, sea biscuits, and sailor's lanyards. Topics discussed are the search for a route to the Indies from Europe over the seas, Christopher Columbus, John Cabot, Ferdinand Magellan, the Spanish Conquistadors, and adventures of discovery inland. Included throughout are biographies, dates, new vocabulary words, and illustrations. The book would work well in a classroom setting or as an independent activity book for any child. 120 pgs, pb. – John

  • 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 #: 040513
    ISBN: 9780972026574
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    Examines the reasons for exploration, a sailor's life, ships, navigation, 23 explorer profiles, pirates and more.

  • Item #: 003817
    ISBN: 9780769687261
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  • Item #: 007672
    ISBN: 9781932786538
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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 Child's 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 you'll 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 you'll 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 haven't 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 #: TGWRLD
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    70 maps; 31 countries maps, 30 capitals maps, and 9 physical maps. Elementary – 35 weeks study; Middle/High – 25 weeks study.

     

  • Item #: 062134
    ISBN: 9781615385478
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  • Item #: 057046
    ISBN: 9781613746745
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    Teaching history hands-on is a sure fire way to create a love for history in our children. This great resource provides 21 activities and comprehensive information on one of the great explorers of our nation - admittedly a man with numerous character flaws that resulted in misadventures and moral failures. The introduction to this book says it best, "No matter what one may think of Columbus - hero, heel or both - the significance of what he did, however interpreted, is monumental. Christopher Columbus changed the world. For that, Columbus, given the title the Admiral of the Ocean Sea, deserves to be known and his legacy explored."

    Activities include: explaining nautical knots, making an ancient globe, creating a coat of arms, making an hour glass, growing shipboard mold, simulating a lunar eclipse and much more. Well illustrated with images, photos and diagrams. Time line included. 145 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 005313
    ISBN: 9780763609856
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  • Item #: 038930
    ISBN: 9781931397360
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    Maybe a trip around the world is a little out of your budget, but you can bring a "taste" of the world into your home! This book by Jamie Aramini takes you to all the continents and exposes you to the native cuisines and authentic dinning customs found there. For example, in Africa you will have a chance to re-create dining experiences from Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, and South Africa. Each country not only has three different recipes provided, but information on the culture, dining traditions, key ingredients, and native words or phrases for you to try and use during the meal. The recipes range in difficulty, but all of them use ingredients that you would find in your local grocery store. This is a great book to incorporate into your geography lessons; as you study different countries you can treat family and friends to an international meal and dress, talk, and dine according to that country's customs. The author also provides reproducible activities that will help get your kids excited about eating their way around the world, including a Food Journal, Food Passport, and websites to check out for more native recipes! This book is going to transform meal time into a fun learning time for all! 112 pgs, spiral-bound, pb. – elise

  • Item #: 046829
    ISBN: 9780982537701
    Retail: $46.95
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    A cursory glance through this curriculum elicits several descriptive words: detail, depth, creativity, and flexibility. This course combines a textual history of maps and map-making with innumerable activities. Through hand-drawn and edible maps, star charts and video documentaries, games and watercolors, students will see the world portrayed not only as an atlas shows it but also in a way that can't be contained between the covers of a book. There are 60 pages of historical readings (well illustrated with photos, maps, and drawings) which chronicle exploration and mapping from the time of the earliest maps through the 1800s. Accompanying these readings are 90 pages of drawing lessons that guide students step-by-step through freehand drawings of islands, countries, continents, and other geographic locales. There are also over 100 pages of supplemental activities including review worksheets, games, art and craft activities, links to online videos (map projections, virtual tours of globe factories, bios of explorers, etc.), and quizzes. Additional resources supplied with the book are DVDs that contain actual drawing lessons for the map drawing activities and a printable PDF version of the curriculum. While the drawing lessons don't have you labeling every single island, river, or mountain on the planet, the detail of the coastlines, borders, major cities, and main geographic features is such that you should be well prepared for the final project: drawing your own map of the world. Colorful and distinct, this curriculum has enough variance for both the eager and reticent cartographer.

  • Item #: 065122
    ISBN: 9781932786545
    Retail: $39.95
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    Fourth in the A Child's Geography series, this one or two semester course studies the vast and tiny kingdoms that made up Western Europe, along with the modern day countries of Western Europe. Picking up where the A Child's Geography Volume 3: Explore the Classical World (#007672) ended, this book explores the tumultuous times between the Classical era and the Renaissance. While having a basic knowledge of the Classical period is helpful in understanding the nuances of the Middle Ages, it is not necessary to complete the other volumes in the series before embarking on this journey.

    Written in a similar style to the preceding volumes, history and geography are taught with a living book approach that weaves together engaging text and vibrant photographs and graphics. Students will truly feel as if they are walking in the footsteps of the great minds from the medieval world like Charlemagne, Ferdinand and Isabella, Joan of Arc, Johannes Gutenberg, and Martin Luther while exploring Spain, Portugal, France, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and the tiny kingdoms: Andorra, Monaco, Liechtenstein and Luxembourg.

    While the textbook is a standalone resource for readings and narration exercises, the author has provided a website link to download additional activities. This includes timelines for each chapter, maps to label (and completed maps), hands- on activities that include games and craft projects, recipes, supplemental reading resources, prayer guide and much more. Additional links are scattered throughout the text which provide media resources on a variety of topics. Chapters include bold vocabulary words with a glossary in the back. 240 pgs, SC. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 019434
    ISBN: 9780825144905
    Retail: $20.00
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    Unlike math or reading, geography may be one of those subjects studied intermittently, or even as one concentrated course, not something we hit every day, and this can make memorizing places and names difficult for those students not so good at memorization. Similar to the other Daily Warm-Ups books, each page is a mini-lesson that can be completed at any odd time of the day, and gives the student just a little taste of the subject on a daily basis. Activities include matching, true/false, charts and graphs, reading comprehension, riddles, and more. Not a comprehensive study of world geography by any means, but an easy way to keep the kids sharp, and keep them thinking about geography all year long. - Jess

  • Item #: 004295
    ISBN: 9780982527610
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  • Item #: 003502
    Retail: $19.99
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    Travel the world—and learn fun facts—in this game of "Who, Where, and What." This game includes a game board, spinner, 6 cardboard animal pawns, 110 question cards, 60 flag cards, and 50 travel cards. First, players spin the spinner. Depending on where it lands, they draw a Question card, Flag card, or Travel card. Question cards have two questions (followed by detailed answers): one about the manmade world and one about the natural world (ie. "What country is known for its sandy deserts: Algeria, Indonesia, or Vietnam?"). Flag cards have three questions about the country whose flag is pictured on the card (ie. capital cities, language, landmarks). Travel cards have fun challenges to complete (ie. "Name 9 countries that start with the letter 'P'"). Players advance 1 space for each question they answer correctly. The first person to circle the board and cross their own "Start" circle is the winner. Win or lose, players will learn plenty along the way about our amazing world. 2-6 players.

  • Item #: 011616
    ISBN: 9780756617721
    Retail: $18.95
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    Everyone has a religion, and with six billion or so people on this planet, that means a lot of people holding beliefs. You can see, then, that religion is going to mean a lot of different things because it involves a lot of different people. This book looks at the major faiths from around the world, beginning with ancient religions and carrying on through Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Chinese religions, Japanese religions, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, and native religions. The author has endeavored to be completely objective as he writes about each of these religions, so no one is promoted over another. With each page brightly illustrated, and closing sections on the Golden Rule, religious timelines, and religious maps, you can become more familiar with some of the practices and beliefs that people of the past have held and people of the present-day promote. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 046496
    ISBN: 9781580374545
    Retail: $12.99
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    Students will get plenty of geography practice with this book! The first chapter contains activities for general map skills and a world overview, while subsequent chapters cover each continent in detail. Each page contains two numbered, perforated, and reproducible activities. 144 activities are included, covering topics like states of the U.S., African languages, and countries in Asia. Activities vary, with fill-in-the-blank, unscrambling, crosswords, creating lists, and more. The activities can be used in a variety of ways: homework assignments, to review a concept being studied, or simply as extra practice. The back of the book contains twelve labeled reproducible maps. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 062132
    ISBN: 9781615385485
    Retail: $17.95
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  • Item #: 062133
    ISBN: 9781615385461
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  • Item #: 060078
    ISBN: 9780545791229
    Retail: $12.99
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  • Item #: 050630
    ISBN: 9781569763445
    Retail: $18.95
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    People have been curious about the lay of the land for thousands of years. Children are naturally curious about the world around them. This book brings the world to your child through very readable narrative and activities they can try with a friend or teacher. The author is enthusiastic and encourages kids to use their imagination to really explore maps and charts of their city, state and beyond. There are many pictures and of course lots of maps in this black and white book. Several experiments for kids to do like putting the four-color theory to the test and measuring the slope of a hill are all very doable and practical. You learn how maps have been made through the centuries and where place names come from. I got so many ideas for unit studies from this book: geology, geography, climate, war history (the Mason-Dixon line for example,) civil engineering, railroads, western expansionism, sailing, or simply planning a vacation. 128 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 026054
    ISBN: 9781581984842
    Retail: $19.99
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    With this interactive DVD from Standard Deviants, young actors and comedians will be helping you learn all about the geography of North America, Europe and Russia, and Africa. Top rate technology is used to teach both physical and human geography, as well as history and development of different geographical areas. Whether you're a junior high student or a college student needing to brush up on geography, you'll find this DVD highly enjoyable. Approx. 90 min. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 015229
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  • Item #: 012142
    ISBN: 9781594763601
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