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Trail Guide To World Geography

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  • 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 #: 037702
    ISBN: 9781931397438
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    This CD-ROM accompanies the Trail Guide to World Geography book. It contains a total of three different notebooks so you can use it for a variety of age groups – the primary notebook is for students up to 4th grade, the intermediate notebook is for 5th-7th grades, and the secondary notebook is for 8th grade through high school levels. Each notebook is approximately 145 pages. The CD-ROM contains more than 80 pages of questions along with spaces to write answers, over 200 templates (general and formatted) for written summaries, drawings, charts, reports, crosswords and pictures, and over 30 reproducible outline maps. You can print out entire notebooks if you wish or specific pages as you need them. Answers to the questions are not included on this CD-ROM; you can find answers in the Trail Guide to World Geography book. Compatible with any Mac or PC with Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher. ~ Megan

  • Item #: 012200
    ISBN: 9780794528966
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    This 400-page paperback text from Usborne is a fantastic reference guide that provides an extensive overview of world geography. First, you get a general overview of planet Earth. Next, more detailed sections cover the geographical phenomena of earthquakes, volcanoes, oceans, weather, climate, and world ecosystems. The people and cultures of the world (North America, South America, Australasia and Oceania, Asia, Europe, and Africa) are then extensively discussed, followed by an Atlas of the World portion of the book comprised of various maps (60 total) of all seven continents. The text concludes with a Fact File section that provides a medley of information on topics including but not limited to geographers and scientists, world records, time zones, constellations, and types of government.

    To take advantage of the interactive component of this book, visit the hundreds of websites recommended throughout the text. These sites were chosen to provide further information about people and places of the world and are reviewed and updated on a regular basis to ensure subject appropriateness and working order. Although it is "internet-linked," the Encyclopedia of World Geography is a complete book that can be used on its own. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 010601
    ISBN: 9781931397582
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    Revised and updated by Geography Matters, Geography Through Art combines Sharon Jeffus' artistic vision with author Jamie Aramini's 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 you'll 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, you'll 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 you'd 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 book's for you!

  • Item #: 018108
    ISBN: 9781628630060
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    Following the same great format as Trail Guide to World Geography (see description), this book focuses on U.S. Geography. This trail guide includes 5-minute daily drills, mapping, building a geography notebook--or using the optional student notebook--and a wide variety of additional projects. The literature unit in this book focuses on the Lewis and Clark expedition, using the book The Captain's Dog, by Roland Smith. Heavily used resources include the Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book or maps available on the Student Notebook CD. Other resources are also recommended to help enhance the study; these are listed below for your convenience. In this edition, all students use the Desk Atlas of the United States. A Geographical Terms Chart is recommended with these and all Trail Guide studies. We do not offer the chart that is recommended; however, it is available through Geography Matters. This Trail Guide was revised and updated in 2015 and includes a new QuickStart Section and new assignments throughout. Please note: students must use 2ed of Student Notebook with this edition. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 004467
    ISBN: 9781600572135
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    While trips to the library are needed for research and reference, some basic reference sources are worth purchasing since they are used so often. This is one such reference. Updated yearly, it contains information about the state of the world that is invaluable in writing reports, doing research, or just for browsing. Among the wealth of topics presented are economics, crime, health, science and technology, consumer information, government, U.S. facts and history, U.S. city populations, world history and culture, sports highlights and much more.

  • Item #: 000695
    ISBN: 9780966372243
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  • Item #: 001554
    ISBN: 9780970240347
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    USA map on one side, world map on the other. Write-on wipe-off surface allows for repeated marking of capitals, major cities, state names, Indian territories, explorer routes, and so on... we're sure you'll find many more uses. USA map shows political boundaries and bordering Canadian and Central American countries. Insets of Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico complete the map. World hemispherical projection map shows current political borders, equator, and latitude/longitude. 23" x 34".

  • Item #: 014496
    ISBN: 9781931397100
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    All the same outline maps that are in Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book, but with a few extras: Canadian Provinces and Territories, Ancient Civilizations, Mongols, Thirteen Colonies, 10/40 Window, and state maps with USA inserts. The following shaded relief outline maps are also included: Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, North and South America, World, Pakistan and Afghanistan. In all, there are over 260 printable maps. Windows requirements: Windows 95 or later; Mac requirements: OS 9 or later; Acrobat 5.0 or above (included); and an inkjet or laser printer (recommended). Revised in 2008. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 020981
    ISBN: 9781628630350
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  • Item #: 020987
    ISBN: 9781628630428
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  • Item #: 020990
    ISBN: 9781628630497
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  • Item #: 000186
    ISBN: 9780553213560
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  • Item #: 003136
    ISBN: 9781628630008
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    From that mogul of maps, Josh Wiggers (of Geography Matters), comes this valuable resource with over 130 reproducible maps. Need a map for Hannibal's travels, hurricane tracking, or habitat studies? It's here! No more wasted time searching for that elusive map of the ancient Middle East! Includes maps of each of the fifty states, continents, ancient historical regions, historical war regions, and more.

  • Item #: 037759
    ISBN: 9780528004698
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    Introduce your youngest students to geography with this atlas from Rand McNally. It begins with a section on basic map reading terminology and then proceeds through maps of the United States, World, and all seven continents. The maps featured are colorful, large-print political maps with shaded areas designating mountain ranges. Simple map legends are included for each map, and the margins contain small captioned photos of people, animals, or landmarks from the continents and countries. A basic fact or two about the continent is listed at the top of the page, with some maps containing a "map skills challenge." For example, the Africa map states, "Africa is the warmest continent," and the map skills challenge is "How many rivers can you find on the Africa map?" Index of countries included. 17 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 007117
    ISBN: 9781931397490
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    This CD-ROM is an invaluable tool to help students put together the personal geography student notebooks recommended in the Trail Guide to Bible Geography. While it's definitely possible to build a student notebook using the information included in the Trail Guide to Bible Geography without this product, this CD-ROM provides some guidance and minimizes the work students have to put into it. It includes hundreds of pages you can print out with questions from the book, outline maps, templates, and more. This CD includes the reproducibles for the Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary levels. Note: you need the actual book to use this product; answers to the questions and directions are not included. CD-ROM is PC/Mac compatible; requires Adobe Reader 5.0 or above which you can download for free.

  • Item #: 007118
    ISBN: 9781931397483
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    This CD-ROM, 2nd edition,is an invaluable tool to help students put together the geography student notebooks recommended in the Trail Guide to U.S. Geography. While it's definitely possible to build a student notebook using the information included in the Trail Guide to U.S. Geography alone, the CD-ROM provides guidance and minimizes the work. It includes hundreds of printable PDF pages with questions from the book, outline maps, templates, and more. This CD includes the reproducibles for the Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary levels. Note: you need the text book to make use of this; answers to the questions and directions are not included. In addition, the 2nd edition of notebook works only with 2nd edition of the Trail Guide. Win/Mac compatible, requires Acrobat Reader version 5 or higher (included). ~ Rachel

  • 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 #: 032805
    ISBN: 9780890519967
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    This teacher guide combined with Children's Atlas of God's World and Passport to the World becomes a year-long geography course for elementary students. The books provide the information needed to complete the pages found in the planner. The teacher guide includes student worksheets, quizzes, and an answer key. Students will travel the world country by country and learn about the culture, symbols, and topography. Lots of fun activities are included in this 180-lesson study – like cooking a national food like halva from Turkey or churrasco from Brazil, coloring country flags, and planting poppies for Iceland. There are recipes or cooking suggestions for most of the lessons, adding a tasty dimension to your studies! ~ Donna

  • 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 children's 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 Child's 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 Child's 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 #: 043296
    ISBN: 9781932096460
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    Wow, this book provides tons of open-ended activities and forms that are great for supplementing any geography study and target a variety of ages, abilities, and learning styles. Reproducible maps and worksheets are provided for all the continents and countries (many of the countries are lumped together in regional maps), including a few entire world maps and worksheets. Arranged by continent, each continental section begins with a political and physical map of the continent, along with worksheets designed to give students an overview of the continent and guide them in mapping geographical and political features of that area. Then, regional maps and country-specific worksheets are included that prompt students to research and map features like the capital, current population, major religions, climate, major resources, bordering nations, and so much more. The worksheets for most countries are fairly identical, so students will be researching the same types of information for each country. The information itself is not included in the book, so students will need a reference like an atlas, encyclopedia, or the Internet to complete the worksheets and mapping. Over fifty maps are included in all, which cover the whole world and identify mountains, rivers, and lakes with hand-drawn illustrations, but do not label the features. Additional mapping activity ideas, vocabulary lists, and teaching ideas for using the worksheets are also included in the book. With maps to label and informative worksheets to complete for every country, this useful, completely reproducible book is a perfect supplement to any geography study. 352 pgs, pb. ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 063623
    ISBN: 9781893103573
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    Covering the tumultuous Civil War through modern times (2009), this vibrantly illustrated guide from Beautiful Feet once again provides homeschool families with an inspiring and challenging historical perspective through quality living books. Designed for 3-4 lessons per week, this guide (with answer key) introduces children to the famous men and women who significantly impacted our world: the Wright brothers, Teddy Roosevelt, Gladys Aylward, George Washington Carver, Frederick Douglass, Sergeant York, Jackie Robinson and many others.

  • Item #: 013357
    ISBN: 9780825430398
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    Journey back in time with this magnificent guide to the temple! Written by Episcopalian minister Robert Backhouse, this book covers the history of the Jewish Temple, from the early days of the Tent of Meeting to its present state of ruin. (All that currently remains is the Western Wall Herod the Great built to enclose his Temple area.) Many facts about temple rituals such as animal sacrifice and the various feasts and festivals are given. Explore the "vast complex of colonnades, courtyards and buildings" of the majestic temple with this unique pictorial guide. Nearly every page is illustrated with color photographs of an intricate temple model hand-constructed by Alec Garrard of Norfolk, England. This authentic model is based on information from the Bible, the Talmud, the Mishnah, Flavius Jesephus, and archeological discoveries. The model was built to a scale of 1: 100, and each handmade "brick" was baked in Mr. Garrard's own oven. This guide brings to life one of the Bible's grandest structures better than any book I've ever seen. No home or church library should be without it! ~ Rachel

  • Item #: 035097
    ISBN: 9781566444323
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    Social studies can be so eye-opening when we are able to see how people around the world can be different, yet the same in many ways. This book follows the educational philosophy of Bloom's Taxonomy, asking students to do more than simply repeat facts about the customs and traditions of other countries. A short introduction to each country's culture is followed by summary questions (and answers), opinion questions, and activity suggestions that encourage creativity or research. A simple recipe from each country and a guide to completing a research project are also included in the back. Countries featured are Mexico, India, Ethiopia, China, Israel, Russia, Spain, and Jamaica. Reproducible, 110 pages paperback. – Rachel
  • 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 #: 049603
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    This natural sequel to Early American History covers American history from the late 18th to the mid-19th century. Students will learn about the Lewis & Clark Expedition, the Oregon Trail, the Pony Express and much more about the events and individuals from this time period. The guide includes lesson plans, comprehension and discussion questions, suggested essays, vocabulary, related up-to-date websites and answer keys. The course will last a semester if 3-4 lessons are completed each week.

  • 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 #: 071128
    ISBN: 9781893103672
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       Introduce children to the fascinating and diverse world in which we live through delightful children’s books. Modeled after the Charlotte Mason philosophy of notebooking, this study focuses on the 4 R’s:  reading, reasoning, relating and recording. Skills are age appropriate and gentle to engage and inspire children in the learning process. Geography, cultures, animals, folk tales and fables, music and art, are all covered, as are nature studies, poetry and recipes.  Part 1 covers Asia, Antarctica, Australia, and Africa. Biblical History connection included. Additional library, history and biography picture book recommendations are included for families seeking to go deeper. Flexible for one semester or one year. Beautifully illustrated with vibrant photographs. Black & White notebooking pages are included and reproducible for individual families. sc, 143 pgs. ~ Deanne

  • Item #: 012354
    ISBN: 9781933339641
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    I've been waiting for this book for awhile – and I suspect there are others waiting right there with me. History of the Ancient World gave us a sequel to Story of the World for older readers but left us with the need to design our own curriculum and study materials. This is so much better! Now History of the Ancient World can function as a stand-alone high school (or middle school if your child is ready) history/geography course.

    There is a set of exercises for each chapter. Some sections – Who, What, Where and Comprehension – are answered in one or two complete sentences and can be done "open-book." The Critical Thinking section (not done open book) requires the student to produce a brief written reflection on the ideas presented in the chapter. The student is helped in this by preliminary exercises. The fourth section – Map Work (not included with every chapter) – asks the student to go through a carefully structured set of steps – tracing repeatedly, then copying while looking at the book, and finally, reproducing from memory. [All needed maps are provided in the back of the book. Map Work will require black pencils, colored pencils, and large amounts of tracing paper.]

    The set of 85 worksheets (reproducible for families) are in the back third of the book. The front third? Well, I guess you would call it the answer key, but it feels like more. Each item/question to be identified or answered is specifically referenced to the text (by page and paragraph number). Sample answers are given for each item including the essay questions. That's it! There are no lesson plans or additional information or teacher helps - just what you need to provide a strong history course. Although there are no quarterly or final tests, these would be easy to compile based on the information provided here. 533 pgs, pb. Medieval – 832 pgs, pb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 049270
    ISBN: 9781931397698
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    Emphasis is on inventors and scientists who have contributed to our progress as a nation. The six units include: Great Leaps, Making Connections, Perseverance Pays Off, Cultivating Greatness, Success Takes Flight and Reach for the Stars.