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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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 057753
    ISBN: 9780756676094
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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 #: 035527
    ISBN: 9781564901279
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  • Item #: 005268
    ISBN: 9780756619527
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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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 005295
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  • 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 #: 021599
    ISBN: 9781580372299
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  • 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 #: 028449
    ISBN: 9780794532802
    Retail: $14.99
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    It can be fascinating for students to learn about the many different people groups around the world, especially if they do not live in a very multi-cultural location. This book, in typical Usborne fashion, provides them with lots of information, interesting pictures, and explanatory captions. While it would obviously take an extremely large book to give an extensive look at all the different people groups of the world, this book does a pretty good job of an overview, touching on many different ethnic groups and various cities around the world. It is divided into sections by continent, and then divided as deemed appropriate into further regions or countries. For example, after discussing Europe in general, this section devotes pages to western Europe, eastern Europe, and northern Europe. Other sections, like Australasia and Oceania, are able to devote pages to individual countries because there are so few. Includes internet links to related interesting websites. 96 pgs. - Melissa

  • Item #: 015741
    ISBN: 9780131014725
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    Similar in concept to the Science Coloring Books, this title covers both U.S. and world geography. Coloring necessitates paying attention to detail, and eases memorization of geographical relationships.

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

  • Item #: 009903
    ISBN: 9780743937993
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    This book covers a lot of ground - the whole world, in fact! Students will need to do some research to complete the exercises, but when they finish, they will have a good basis for comparison between different areas of the world. The same format is used to cover each of the seven continents. Each section begins with political and topographical maps of the continent. A description of the physical geography of the continent follows, including size, climate, and landforms. Text and worksheets delve into physical features, natural resources, human geography and population, languages, religion, clothing, and unique features of the continent. Reproducible, answers included.

  • Item #: 006624
    ISBN: 9780794508159
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    If a picture is worth a thousand words, these are worth a million! Profusely illustrated with lively, but sparse, text, this volume would appeal greatly to a visual learner. The cutaway diagrams, maps and timeline features are very helpful. Like the first edition Kingfisher Illustrated History of the World, most pages incorporate a timeline of events during the period covered on the page-spread. A bottom of the page timeline shows in shaded color the period covered. Medieval World goes from 500 AD to 1500, beginning with the destruction of the Roman Empire and ending with the birth of the Renaissance. Very attractive overviews that your children will read for fun (and pick up a lot of history along the way).

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

  • Item #: 006063
    ISBN: 9780825128806
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    A wonderful way to incorporate geography into your world studies! Besides teaching basic map concepts like longitude and latitude, they help teach the facts and ideas of history; each map becoming a do-it-yourself visual aid. There are 35 map activities in all - each with a research and instruction sheet and a map to be completed, that span history from "Ancient Near East" to "Africa: The New Nations". Some maps are examples of historic concepts and terms. The map of Africa in 1914, for example, is a vivid portrayal of the concept of imperialism. Some activities are self-contained, some require reference to a text, others require some research in an atlas or encyclopedia. These sheets are not keyed to a particular text, but should work well with whatever text or course you choose - or use by itself as a survey course. A key is provided for each of the exercises, but there is no key for the map work. Sheets are reproducible (for within your home).

  • Item #: 005329
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  • Item #: 038257
    ISBN: 9780753459461
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    Covers countries and civilizations from 500 to 1450 A.D. After some general information about the medieval world, the book is divided into sections on: the Roman Empire, Byzantine Europe, Medieval Europe, the Arab world, medieval India, China, Japan and Korea, Southeast Asia, the Pacific, African kingdoms, North and Central America, and more.

  • Item #: 043503
    ISBN: 9781572627703
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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