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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 #: 028741
    ISBN: 9780792236955
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    If anyone can show us the history of the world, it is National Geographic. From the earliest times through 2005, the history of the world is described, outlined, and shown in full color. The book begins with a discussion of "prehistory" as an alternative to creation a section that spends about 30 pages guessing and assuming an alternative theory of early history. Actual recorded history is divided into 7 time periods: First Empires (ca. 7000 B.C.-200A.D), Ancient World (2500 B.C.-900 A.D.), Middle Ages (5th-15th Century), Early Modern Period (16th-18th Century), Modern Era (1789-1914), World Wars and Interwar Period (1914-1945), and the Contemporary World (1945-2005). Each of these sections is packed with information-rich text, photos, paintings, illustrations, maps, and short bios. There are two types of timelines in the book: a running timeline along the bottom of each page, which details the date of events and important people through history, and 4 fold-out timelines one of the Roman Empire, one for the Reformation, one chronicling the French Revolution, and one covering WWII. Point to note: there are photos and paintings that show nudity and dead bodies. 636 pgs, hc.

  • 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 #: 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 #: 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 #: 003817
    ISBN: 9780769687261
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  • 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 #: 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 #: 035527
    ISBN: 9781564901279
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  • Item #: 046496
    ISBN: 9781580374545
    Retail: $12.99
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    Students will get plenty of geography practice with this book! The first chapter contains activities for general map skills and a world overview, while subsequent chapters cover each continent in detail. Each page contains two numbered, perforated, and reproducible activities. 144 activities are included, covering topics like states of the U.S., African languages, and countries in Asia. Activities vary, with fill-in-the-blank, unscrambling, crosswords, creating lists, and more. The activities can be used in a variety of ways: homework assignments, to review a concept being studied, or simply as extra practice. The back of the book contains twelve labeled reproducible maps. 92 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 004295
    ISBN: 9780982527610
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  • 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 #: 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 #: 021599
    ISBN: 9781580372299
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  • 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 #: 033752
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    GeoCards are jumbo sized cards – 6" x 4.5" – that combine visual appeal with 5 easy-to-learn games. The world deck includes 50 cards of the world's largest countries and the USA deck covers all 50 states. The games included are straightforward and differ slightly between decks. Both include games of solitaire, name the capitals, war, and 20 questions. The world deck then includes a game for collecting all the countries from a single continent, while the USA deck includes a game where you match the borders of neighboring states. The cards are glossy, bright, and colorful, with one side showing with the country or state, its population, and area; the other side shows the country or state surrounded by its neighbors and with its capital (and state nickname) labeled.
  • Item #: 012063
    ISBN: 9781594763533
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  • Item #: 012082
    ISBN: 9781594763496
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  • Item #: 012140
    ISBN: 9781594763502
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  • Item #: 012142
    ISBN: 9781594763601
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  • 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 #: 070556
    ISBN: 9781465440273
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  • Item #: 012107
    ISBN: 9781594763564
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  • 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 #: 012044
    ISBN: 9781594763458
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  • Item #: 012076
    ISBN: 9781594763557
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  • Item #: 012039
    ISBN: 9781594763519
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  • Item #: 012065
    ISBN: 9781594763472
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  • Item #: 012059
    ISBN: 9781594763465
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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