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  • Item #: 066189
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  • 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 #: 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 #: 002973
    ISBN: 9780880126687
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    So, why are we offering another map outline book? Well, this one is different from the others, and we just couldn't decide which was "better", because they both would serve a slightly different user. The book begins with a Mercator Projection map of the world, followed by 45 different maps of individual countries or small clusters of countries (too many to list here). Unlike Maps, there is only one, unlabeled, map for each title, and waterways are clearly shown. An inset map of the region is included, with map's location darkened for easy reference. Also included on each page is the area covered by the map in square miles. The U.S. map is marked with state boundaries and waterways. Maps for each of the 50 states appear alphabetically, again with waterways and square miles shown. A U.S. map is inset on each page, clearly showing the location of that state in the U.S. by shading. Basically, there are significantly more country-specific maps in this book, helpful if you need more detailed maps of smaller regions. For example, Germany is its own map in this book whereas it's lumped in a "Northern Europe" map in Maps. In fact, Northern Europe is broken into about four different maps in Blank Map Outlines. None of the maps are labeled, however, so you'll need to refer to an atlas for labeling. The other major difference is the inclusion of waterways (rivers and lakes) in this outline book.

  • Item #: 036088
    ISBN: 9781483813028
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  • Item #: 011235
    ISBN: 9781615381159
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  • Item #: 036083
    ISBN: 9781483813011
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  • Item #: 011239
    ISBN: 9781615381838
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  • Item #: 011241
    ISBN: 9781615382156
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  • Item #: 064244
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     This two-sided dry erase map board features a white outline of the fifty states that is printed on a light blue background on one side, with the reverse side functioning as an ordinary whiteboard. The board is a nice size, and it is sturdy for use with young students. Use with a fine-tip dry erase marker for labeling states and capitals, or bring out the colors to mark geographical features such as mountains, rivers, or even notable landmarks such as the Grand Canyon or Mt. Rushmore. Measures 18” x 12”. ~ Mike

  • Item #: 041602
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     Suitable for use in classrooms or by home educators, this full-color magnetic U.S. map puzzle helps geography students to recognize the correct shape and location of each state. This hands-on resource contains 43 durable, magnetic puzzle pieces (most states have their own piece, while smaller states have been grouped together), along with a helpful outline map grid that shows the capital of each state. Most states hold a small icon of an object representative of that state, such as longhorn cattle and cowboy boots for Texas, and Mt. Rushmore on South Dakota. The puzzle can be assembled with or without the use of the included paper outline map sheet. An activity guide is included as well that contains a number of fun facts about the states. This resource is a nice hands-on geography supplement. Assembled puzzle measures approximately 13” high by 19” wide. ~ Mike

  • 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 #: 050696
    ISBN: 9781606522455
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    Are you a person who thinks geography is boring and wonders why anyone would want to study it? This book will give you and your children an excitement for geography that you never knew existed. It is packed with information on the climate, time zones, geology, and all the continents of the world. You will learn where the coldest spot on earth is located, why the suffix "-stan" is used after Asian countries, and that Antarctica is a desert. Authors Will Williams and Caroline Taggart have packed a huge amount of information into 175 pages in easy-to-read short segments. Most pages have maps and captions with interesting facts. This book will make an excellent addition to any class on geography! Having lived in a different part of the world and on the "ring of fire" with experiences of earthquakes, I find this book very intriguing. Hc. – John

  • Item #: 009731
    ISBN: 9781938093142
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    A great addition to a unit on U.S. geography or states & capitals! Going on vacation, take this with you! Divided into four main regions, each page has a doodle prompt such as finishing the turkey after reading that Ben Franklin wanted it to be our national bird, drawing in the missing crack on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, drawing sailors on the deck of a ship at the naval academy in Maryland, etc. Doodle your way from coast to coast with over 180 doodles (no art skills required!) 8x8” sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 012760
    ISBN: 9780762561308
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    Use this handy 8.5"x11" map to develop students' map skills. Each colorful, two-sided map is laminated for durability and write-on-/wipe-off convenience. The map is three-hole punched to fit into a student binder, and it also features time zones and a ruler measuring inches on the U.S. side and centimeters on the World side. ~ Rachel S.

  • Item #: 058935
    ISBN: 9781481479608
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    Join Ben, Annie, and the rest of the family as they travel across the United States, starting in Massachusetts where the pilgrims landed and ending in the newest states, Alaska and Hawaii. Each page of this hardcover book by Lynne Cheney and Robin Preiss Glasser is full of color drawings and fun tidbits about each state, many of which are told through Annie's letters to her grandmother and Ben's text messages to a friend. This clever presentation of our national treasures would be a great addition to elementary U.S. history, or just fun to peruse. p/b, 74 pgs. - Laura

  • 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 #: 055562
    ISBN: 9781465428479
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    Topics include: seven continents, 50 US states, capital and large cities, and mapping a neighborhood.

  • 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 #: 031796
    ISBN: 9781931397353
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    The same CD-ROM as is included with the book Cantering the Country, this is packed with maps and games to complement any US geography program. There is a quality Geography Matters outline map of each state, along with two or three of the following: crosswords, word scrambles, puzzles, mazes, word searches, find the twin, and connect the dots. These games and activities explore various aspects of the states, including geographical features and interesting points of agriculture and industry. All of the 202 pages are ready to print, with print buttons right on the screen for convenience. All that is required to use this CD is Adobe Acrobat Reader 4.0 or higher (included) on either a Windows or Mac computer. An inkjet or laser printer is recommended. Zach
  • Item #: 014180
    ISBN: 9781608236763
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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 #: 066878
    ISBN: 9780990552963
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      Based on the belief that geography should be learned chiefly from using maps, young children will have poetry and prose reading lessons in the words of Charlotte Mason herself based on the movement of the Earth, points of the compass and meaning of maps. Originally printed in 1881, this edition is a faithful reproduction in a fresh format. The original language is retained, but with footnotes including updated information for today’s readers. The text was written to be read by (or read aloud to) children and has a lyrical quality. Over a dozen charming poems are interspersed which also illustrate concepts; including titles such as How All Things Praise the Lord, Harvest Thanksgiving, Evening and more. There are 41 lessons in all, many are followed by 6-8 comprehension (summary) questions. Lesson topics range from foundational topics such as day and night to parallel lines, to topography, to reading a town map and then a globe (latitude/longitude, continents, oceans, mountains, etc.), and more. Only a few black and white illustrations are scattered throughout. 6x9”, 148pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 018068
    ISBN: 9781557992192
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    This workbook provides maps and activities to teach geography and general map skills. The different kinds of maps include classroom maps, school maps, neighborhood maps, a pirate treasure map, a map of the U.S, a map of North America, a map of the continents, and a map of a Fairy Tale land. A variety of activities are given including identifying the directions, coloring different aspects of the maps, identifying map symbols, and following verbal directions to travel around a map. Students will need to color, cut and paste, match terms, and fill in blanks to finish the activities. Teacher pages highlight how to best reinforce the worksheets and give ideas for further use of the maps in the workbook. Also included is a large double-sided poster depicting a colorful map of the world on one side and a colorful map of Fairy Tale Land on the other. Many additional suggested activities can be completed with these maps. ~Rachel S.
  • 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 #: 055563
    ISBN: 9781465428509
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    Topics include: compass directions, continents, countries, states, provinces, cities, and how to use maps and map keys.

  • Item #: 022284
    ISBN: 9781607102168
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    Gaining a thorough understanding of the world in which we live will help us better understand a myriad of issues we face as humanity. Understanding geography is so much more than memorizing the physical make-up and political lines. It also encompasses the people groups who make earth their home, the resources available, world economy, impact of wars, and much more.

    This one-of-a-kind resource teaches students to look beyond the physical world in which they live and ask those "W" questions - who, what, when, where, and why. Each of the 52 lessons is presented in a two-page spread. The book is divided into nine different aspects (themes) of geography: Getting to Know the World, Getting to Know the U.S., Natural Processes, People, Resources and Environments, Trade Groups and Organizations, Emerging Superpowers, Areas of Conflicts, and Technology. Background information, ten important details worth remembering, and a map to illustrate is included (there are 52 map plates total). Also included are eight Faber-Castell colored pencils, an eraser and a sharpener as well as a sampling of maps in full color and a quiz with answers. Ultimately, Jimmy Buffet said it best when he said, "Without geography, you're nowhere," and the goal of this program is to equip the next generation to move forward in their understanding of the role of mankind on his world. HC. 128 pgs. ~Deanne

  • Item #: 066879
    ISBN: 9781944435035
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    Charming and conversational, this reprint from 1894 is sure to please Charlotte Mason fans. Author C.C. Lang first teaches the geography of the home: those things easily observable. He then teaches geography fundamentals such as directions, navigation, the compass, topography, the water cycle, flora/fauna, maps, Earth resources, and some lessons about people living and working around us. Employing an engaging conversational style, this book is perfect for reading aloud and discussions. Woven into the narrative (and marked with identifying images), are opportunities to discuss, write, draw, paint or complete another enrichment activity. There are several black and white illustrations. Poems include God Made Them All; The Fairy Artist; The Brook and more.  6x9”, 156 pp, sc. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 038361
    ISBN: 9781465444240
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     Topics include: standard map components, bodies of water, deserts, rainforests, all continents, political, physical, road, population, natural and weather map types, US time zones, political and historical maps.

  • Item #: 067481
    ISBN: 9780486813790
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     Explore the United States through crosswords, mazes and puzzles! From Ft. Denali (McKinley) in Alaska to Old Faithful in Wyoming, children will have fun while learning as each page contains an overview of the area and the related activity. A sampling of activities includes: comparing 2 images of Mount Rushmore for differences; adding numbers together to find the correct path down from Kilauea Volcano; unscrambling words to find the letters that spell Hoover Dam’s original name and much more  -39 activities total! Includes solutions. Excellent supplement to your US Geography course or a fun vacation/car school learning activity. 46 pgs, sc. ~ Deanne