Trick Geography: World Teacher Guide
TrickGeography: World --Teacher Guideis the student workbook to be used with theTrick Geography: World--Student Bookandis part of a companion series which includesTrick Geography: USA.
This book teaches all world countries and Canadian territories and provinces, their capitals, and major world bodies of water, mountains, peninsulas, deserts, and plains--all in about 30 weeks!
Delightful graphics, phonetic connectors, dot-to-dots, and fill-in-the-blanks incorporate multiple learning styles and appeal to a wide range of ages, including adults. The process is more like a game than a curriculum. And best of all, it's quick and easy to remember!"
TrickGeographycan be used individually or in group settings and has a proven track record ofsuccess. And teachers love its ease of use which requires virtually no prep time.
Evaluation is a breeze with matching tests which are included.
Recommended for ages 8 to adult. 25-35 week course.
137 pages. Softcover.
Tricked into learning geography? Not a bad idea. Clever word associations provide an engaging method for learning countries (shape and name), capitals, and physical features of each continent. Continents are studied country-by-country within regions. Images of a single object are embedded within the outline of each country. These objects either sound like the country (dotted swan for Botswana) or are somehow associated with the country (pyramid with top falling off for Egypt). Capitals are learned by adding a second object to the first and connecting with a trick sentence (Put the fish with fins in water and he'll sink - Helsinki, Finland). Additional phrases or sentences illustrate the physical features (It's real grand because it separates two countries. - Rio Grande River). Components for each course include a Teacher Guide and Student Book (The World course also includes a Test Book). There are suggested weekly and daily schedules. Units are self-contained and can be studied in any order.
Teacher Guides include general course instructions plus all the funny and creative word associations for each unit. There is no prep or learning curve for teachers - just pick up and go. A pronunciation guide is provided. Daily work involves showing a map with a specific region highlighted and then a second enlarged map of the region showing countries with mnemonic images and spaces for students to write out the key words and phrases. Typically, a week will be spent on one region with continents covered over various numbers of weeks. Consumable Student Books are maps - and more maps. The region being studied is always shown highlighted within the continent and then enlarged with images superimposed. Graphics are fun and the general appearance is uncluttered. There are also cardstock Review Cards available separately. These double-sided 8.5" x 11" cards show a blank outline map (with capitals starred) on the front and a listing of country and capital names listed on the back, in the order presented in the curriculum. These cards are on cardstock and not laminated. A student could use them as self-review between lessons.
The general pacing is two maps per week for elementary and two-three maps per week for middle school and older. This means that the World course can be completed in one year by middle school and older students. The Continent(s) and USA courses will take approximately 5-9 weeks each but all studies can be supplemented. Optional activities include traced maps and bubble maps (a method of freehand drawing a bubble outline of countries/states within a region - done both with and without looking at a map). Numerous other activities are suggested including quizzes, puzzles, flashcards, etc. Tests are fill-in-the-blank maps done from memory and are completed by region and continent. Course materials are available by continent(s) or in a combined World volume that includes all continents, countries, capitals, and physical features but not US states. Tests are included at the back of student books, except for the World course which has its own test book.
Visual repetition and fun mnemonic associations mean successful learning for almost any type of learner. Teacher Guides: (USA) 61 pgs- (World) 137 pgs, pb. Student Books are nonreproducible: (USA) 55 pgs- (World) 180 pgs, pb. ~ Janice
- Angela J on Sep 15, 2020
- Purchased on Jul 26, 2020