Trail Guide to World Geography

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Item #: 014495
ISBN: 9781931397155
Grades: PreK-Adult
Author: Cindy Wiggers

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The guide is decent although it doesn't have a huge number of activities and ideas for each chapter In reality mostly the same ideas are used for each chapter and they didn't strike me as particularly creative (ie make a word search/crossword puzzle from your vocabulary words write an essay about the country and include a drawing of the flag list exports/imports make flash cards etc) There are a few creative ideas to work withThere are several significant typos in the guide (duplicate chapter numbers misspelled words etc) Under the Geography Through Art section there is typically a bullet list of phrases For instance when learning about Europe the bulleted list might say -Roman Architecture -Versailles -Stained Glass Windows -Eiffel Tower etc I kept seeing these lists and thinking "I didn't need this guide I could've figured that much out!" I was hoping for something a bit deeper in knowledge and thought At other times the GTA list would say "Try your hand at Eskimo Bone Art " without any explanation or directions in the Guide or in the optional accompanying book "Geography Through Art"Since the guide is not expensive I might recommend it to someone who was just beginning to home school or didn't feel like he/she could handle a simple geography study independently However this guide really wasn't what I was expecting based on the other reviews Overall it's an 'ok' guide in my opinion
July 9, 2014
Without a doubt the Trail Guide curriculum which can be used individually with your kids or in a co-op group is of high quality and well worth the money When you have completed this program your children (and you) will have an awesome wealth of geography knowledge and will be ready to enjoy some world traveling We have completed all three of the Trail Guides (World Geography US Geography and Bible Geography) and loved them all Each guide has interesting questions fabulous mapping activities a superb literature project intriguing points of interest and art projects which are geared to different ages and learning styles With the World Geography we studied one continent per month with a little more time for Africa as outlined in the guide and I created a set schedule for each continent to correlate with the guide Each week the students completed the questions from the guide and read books on the continents and countries In the 1st week of each continent we completed the mapping activities and a spreadsheet which I created The kids researched basic facts to complete the spreadsheet such as capitals currency language religion population etc The 2nd week of each continent we studied the people and places of interest The 3rd week we drew each country's flag of that continent and tasted foods from those countries The 4th week we completed extra assignments or special projects as directed in the Trail Guide During the month's study of the continent each student would choose a different topic from the guide's suggestions to research and write a paper which was then presented to the family/group At the end of the continent study we enjoyed a game of geography jeopardy which I created from the questions reviews in the guide books we read and papers which were presented After completing the guide the students had an awesome notebook full of beautiful maps details of each continent and fabulous flags which they could proudly share with the grandparents When friends or family have geography questions my kids know the answers now! For resources with the guide we used the Uncle Josh Outline Book online websites such as the CIA World Facts website maps Flags of the World website books from the library and of course food from the produce and specialty sections of local grocery stores Wow we all learned a tremendous amount and had so much fun completing this study together! Unexpectedly God sent our family to live overseas and we were very prepared for our world travels after studying geography using the Trail Guide to World Geography! I highly recommend the Trail Guide curriculum and I highly recommend traveling both of which will increase your knowledge and understanding of this incredible world which God has created!
April 27, 2009
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