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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 #: 036559
    ISBN: 9780528015144
    Retail: $12.00
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    Colorful, appealing, and kid-friendly, the Classroom Atlas from Rand McNally is the next step up from the Junior Classroom Atlas (#007961) with more maps, more detail and more information. The book begins with a section defining map terminology. Next are nine world maps, each with a different emphasis: physical, political, climates, population density, and time zones, to name a few. Following are physical, political, and thematic maps for each continent. Thematic maps might showcase climate, environments, population, economic activities, natural hazards, or transportation. Each continent map section begins with an introduction that provides a historical and geographical overview of the continent, a timeline, and photos of people, places, animals, or landmarks from the continent. Additional maps are provided of the United States, Canada, and Mexico/Middle America. Graphs, charts, and "Did You Know?" fact boxes add visual interest and content. Interesting Top 10 lists (i.e. Largest lakes, longest rivers, most populated countries) are printed in the front and back inside cover. Index included. This is the 13th edition, copyright 2015 and includes North and South Sudan. 208 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 017165
    ISBN: 9780984527229
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    Test and expand your knowledge of the world with this challenge card set. The small box contains 150 double-sided question cards. One side contains a multiple choice question with three possible answers, and the back reveals the answer and a list of related facts pertaining to the part of the world addressed in the question. For example, one card's question asks the player to determine which country in Southeast Asia has the least number of people per square mile than any other country in the world. The back of the card lists the answer, Mongolia, along with facts about the country: its capital, population, land area, life expectancy and literacy rate. There are no set rules for playing WordTeasers, although the set does include some game suggestions, as does the WordTeasers website. Of course, you can always use the cards to quiz yourself or others about this fascinating world we live in. ~ Lisa

  • 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 #: 046496
    ISBN: 9781580374545
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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 #: 029778
    ISBN: 9781465435941
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       Another in the DK line of Visual Encyclopedias, this book opens the world of oceans to elementary grade children. Every page is filled with beautiful photographs and concise information presented in appealing and age-appropriate format. This 256-page resource introduces children to the oceans, their geography and weather, animals of the deep, food chains, shallow seas, coastal areas and the seashore, polar seas, and how we interact with oceans. Detailed maps, charts, and graphs will help teach children about the oceans that cover most of our planet. ~ Donna 

  • Item #: 007967
    ISBN: 9780528004827
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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, narrative text, and continent question and answer pages (on geographical, political, economic, cultural, and historical topics) which give students the opportunity to learn and study the material, instead of merely looking up items for reference. 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, vegetation, 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 2015. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 019434
    ISBN: 9780825144905
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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 #: 026054
    ISBN: 9781581984842
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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 #: 017164
    ISBN: 9781465408853
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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 #: 035527
    ISBN: 9781564901279
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  • Item #: 003817
    ISBN: 9780769687261
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  • Item #: 030666
    ISBN: 9780794508166
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    In typical, fascinating Usborne style, this updated volume takes readers on a whirlwind tour of 10,000 years of history, from the first farmers to the fall of the Roman Empire. Unlike many other books that focus on this time period, the focus is not only on the Greeks and Romans, but early civilizations from around the world are also represented, including the Hittites, Canaanites, the Hebrew kingdoms, Assyrians, Persians, the early Chinese, early Arab kingdoms, early North Americans, the people of ancient Peru, the Olmecs, the Celts, early African kingdoms, and many more. The focus is more on daily life than events of the time, and examples of housing, architecture, art, weapons, tombs, agriculture, and more are represented for each time period. Visual types will enjoy the cut-away views of structures so they can "see inside" houses and tombs of each civilization. A map and a list of important dates are also included for each civilization. Most pages also include a link to check out a related website that gives readers an opportunity to do things like hear how a Hittite would have said "hello" or play a game of Senet. An excellent resource for any study of ancient history. 96 pgs, pb. – Jess

  • Item #: 051478
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    World geography is the focus of this year. Students will study the landforms, geography, and people of Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australia, Antarctica, Europe, and North America. A country report is expected at the completion of unit ten.

  • Item #: 026490
    ISBN: 9781931397247
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    What Cindy Wiggers has done for the geography of the world and U.S. through her other Trail Guides, she brings to this unique and exciting study of the lands of the Bible and invites you to come and explore the geography, culture, and history of the land and people. Using the three-part approach from the other Trail Guides, this one incorporates "Geography Trails," mapping activities and projects, as well as a literature unit based on the Bronze Bow. "Geography Trails" are daily drill questions included at different ability levels that give the students an opportunity to use their Bibles and atlases to identify landmarks and places in the Bible and to get a closer look at the and "feel" for the lands of the Bible, as well as providing practice in finding their way around their Bibles and atlases. For each week of "Geography Trails", there is an equivalent "Points of Interest" page, where students will fill in landmarks, cities, and label reproducible blank outline maps, as well as multiple suggested activities for each region which may include making a 3-D map, creating crossword puzzles, research specific topics, make models, and much, much more. Students will also maintain a geography notebook, where they will add any maps they create, reports, drawings, activities, Bible timelines, and anything else they've worked on during the study. The remaining portion of the study consists of the Bronze Bow study. For every four chapters read in the book, there is an accompanying page of discussion questions, mapping activities to locate and label locations described in the book, questions and activities based on the characters in the book, vocabulary, compiling lists, and researching topics relevant to the book. The appendix contains reproducible forms, templates and maps including a grid, timeline page, lined report pages, several outline maps of the region, as well as recipes, a list of animals mentioned in the Bible with verse references, and answers to the daily quiz questions. For a really in-depth, complete and well-rounded study of the Bible lands, you can't beat this for map practice, activity suggestions, and enjoyment. Cindy Wiggers and Dianna Wiebe have put together another winner in the Trail Guide series. Required resources for this study include a Bible, an age-appropriate Bible atlas (two recommended ones are listed below), a set of Bible Activity Maps and The Bronze Bow. Recommended (but not required) resources have also been listed. Items with no prices are items that are unavailable or ones that we are not able to carry. - Jess

  • Item #: 057753
    ISBN: 9780756676094
    Retail: $32.95
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    You have to wonder a bit at the brazenness of calling yourself the "definitive" guide to history, but this book makes good on the claim. With countless photos, artifacts, maps, timelines, artwork, and drawings, it's definitely a visual history. Divided into eight units – origins (yes, it does embrace an old earth perspective); rulers/hierarchies; thinkers/believers; warriors, travelers/inventors; renaissance/reformation; industry/revolution; population/power; and national histories, its 152 chapters and 40 special focus spreads are detailed enough to actually provide that definitive history it claims. A special (and very nice) feature is the individual timeline histories of the world's 195 countries (continent by continent). Pages are heavy, semi-glossy magazine stock. The last 15 pages are a complete index. 612 pgs, sc. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 005268
    ISBN: 9780756619527
    Retail: $24.99
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    Learn about the countries of the world—and the people who live there—with this DK book. Divided into six continental sections, each begins with a map of the whole continent followed by descriptions of the people who live there. Each country (or group of countries) then has an individual map showing cities, towns and prominent geographical features. Country pages then go into detail about life in those countries. Colorful maps and photos are beautiful with plenty of action shots, people, and scenery. The text is engaging and interesting in short blurbs. A reference section contains information on world religions or political systems. A glossary and index are included. This is a great addition to your personal library as well as a resource for geography and world cultures. Revised and updated in 2010. 304 pgs, pb. ~ Sara

  • Item #: 021599
    ISBN: 9781580372299
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  • 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 #: 006198
    ISBN: 9780964380325
    Retail: $21.95
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    Spanning events over a period of about 3,000 years, it focuses on the lifetime of Augustus Caesar, culminating in the birth of Christ. Told as a story, but filled with historical facts and events, it helps bring this period to life. 334 pages, paperback.

  • Item #: 041239
    ISBN: 9780393059748
    Retail: $35.00
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    Have you found yourself wishing that the information found in Story of the World was available for an older student, or maybe for yourself? Well, now it is! Corresponding to the time period covered by SOTW, Vol. 1 and written by Susan Wise Bauer in her highly readable style, this is a "grown-up" version suitable for older students and parents. Accompanying the text are maps and timelines, even a few photos. This book just begs to be read. I started reading the section on Spartacus and soon found myself enthralled with the details of the Gladiator Wars. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 043503
    ISBN: 9781572627703
    Retail: $12.95
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    While this atlas has a fairly unassuming look to it, and a price-point to match, it actually contains a stunning array of information. At 112 pages, you might just get more for your money out of this atlas than from most. A helpful highlighted tab section printed across the top of each open spread tells you exactly what you are looking at. The first tab, of course (after the table of contents), is how to use the atlas; the next tab contains the legend/projection/scale. Then comes latitude and longitude, map types, the solar system map, the world physical map, the world political map, the world's ocean floors, earth dynamics (earthquake and volcano zones), geographic features (the only section I found that refers to "millions of years"), climate, vegetation/land cover, environmental issues, population, population issues, languages/literacy/religions, land use/GDP/employment, mining/energy, information sharing, and transportation. The continent section spends the most time on North America, with maps detailing the following: political, physical, population, land use and resources, climate, and vegetation. The US is looked at in detail through the following: state flags, physical and political maps and facts, climate, vegetation, land use, energy and minerals, transportation, population, and income. Canada and Mexico both have close-ups showing political and physical country maps, with flags and crests. The other continents have the following maps: political, physical, population, GDP, land use, climate, vegetation, and environmental issues. This atlas gives you a really thorough overview of the world using thematic, political, and physical maps and deals with the world mostly at the continental level. The only regions that are looked at more closely are the US, Canada, and Mexico. A very colorful, easy-to-use resource. – Zach

  • Item #: 005295
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  • Item #: 034903
    ISBN: 9780887242557
    Retail: $16.99
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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 #: 019217
    ISBN: 9780883138205
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    What better way to learn the countries of the world than to have to fill in the names of countries on a blank map! These reproducible black-line masters include all the countries of the world in 48 pages, large enough so that you can recognize the shape and write the name on them. Often several versions of a map of a country are included, such as a physical map, a map of the whole continent with country lines, and a larger magnification view containing part of the country. The front and back of the book contain answers to the numbered blank maps as well as data on area, population, industries, government, etc. - Jess

  • Item #: 022284
    ISBN: 9781607102168
    Retail: $19.95
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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 #: 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 #: 055566
    ISBN: 9781465428493
    Retail: $6.99
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    Topics include: latitude and longitude, biomes, natural resources, maps through history, Alaska, Hawaii, and major cities of the world.

  • Item #: 027650
    ISBN: 9780753472941
    Retail: $24.99
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    Reading about history is one thing; seeing pictures of historical artifacts, people, and places is another thing altogether. Each appeals in a different way. How fantastic is a resource that melds the two together, so you can see where things were taking place around the globe, and how people and places changed through the ages. By tying world history to maps, we get a colorful text that depicts history visually across the globe and through time. There are more than 60 hand-illustrated maps, all in full color, which are accompanied by authoritative text (in bite-sized paragraphs), timelines, and photos of people, places, and artifacts. The book looks as far back as 10,000 BC (which is not as far back as many secular history texts) and then divides history into four time periods: Ancient World, Medieval World, Exploration and Empire, and the Modern World (since 1800). 192 pages in hardcover, this book is durable enough to be enjoyed by the entire family. – Zach

  • Item #: 050633
    ISBN: 9780857383396
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    Fifty events beginning with September 28, 480 B.C. and concluding with September 11, 2001, were chosen for their impact on world history. The author's choice of these important dates and events comes from a secular view of history. He includes the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday 30 A.D. as the start of the Christian era. Other events include: the death of Muhammad, the coronation of Charlemagne, the founding of Jamestown, VA, the fall of the Bastille, Alexander Graham Bell discovers the telephone, the Boxer rebellion, Operation Barbarossa, the bombing of Hiroshima and the release from prison of Nelson Mandela. He explains what may have happened in the world if these events had gone differently. I think it would be interesting for students to read this book and then create their own list of events that they feel changed the world. ~ Sara