Skill Sharpeners: Geography - Grade 6
Covers the study of wind currents and storm patterns, the study of radar as well as hurricanes and typhoons; the principles of astronomy; the importance of trees and water to the earth; the special places on earth such as the Galapagos Islands; the principles of city planning and environmental research; and some practical uses for geography.
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:
- Storms on Earth
- Special places on Earth
- Unique trees
- Death Valley and deserts
- Landform maps
- Colliding plates
- Angel Island
- Dealing with water
- Scuba diving
- Sea pirates
- Sea travel
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
over 5 years ago