Skill Sharpeners: Geography - Grade 5
Covers understanding the differences between ancient forms of navigation compared to modern GPS coordinates on maps/globes; choosing the best route on a map; studying rainfall patterns and desert regions; recognizing canyons and volcanoes; creating a bird journal and identifying rare wildlife species; and understanding world religions and sacred places.
Skill Sharpeners: Geography engages your child in exploring the world while learning important map skills and geography concepts. The cross-curricular activities integrate the most current geography standards.
Each geography topic includes nonfiction reading selections, comprehension questions, vocabulary practice, writing prompts, and authentic activities that bring the concepts to life. These activities invite your child to be creative while using higher-order thinking skills.
The reading selections and activities take students beyond basic geographic understandings and into unique ecosystems, biomes, places and regions, histories, cultures, and social movements within our world. Students make personal connections to their learning by completing expository and creative writing activities as well as hands-on geography projects.
Engaging concepts covered include:
- Old and new navigation
- GPS coordinates
- Making mountains
- Major volcanoes
- Unique habitats
- Human migrations in history
- Indigenous peoples
- World religions
- World farming traditions
- Modern transportation
- National borders
- Special animals around the world
Includes answer key.
Designed for at-home practice, review and enrichment, this series will help students learn important map skills and geography concepts. Each full-color, consumable workbook supports grade-appropriate standards in key subject areas, and includes useful hands-on projects/activities and written practice. The back of each workbook includes a helpful answer key. Featuring simple organization and larger print, this series is suitable for young students. 144 pgs, pb. ~ Mike