Eastern Hemisphere Map Skill Cards
These colorful cards are a wonderful aid for teaching geography or using in history lessons. One side includes all the pertinent information such as the continent, country name and capital name with immediate surroundings. The other side is an unlabeled map with the nation highlighted. Includes countries in Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia, and Oceania. These 59 cards are used as support material with the Abeka history curriculum in grades 5-8. 9 x 12 inches.
How fun and easy to learn and review the names, capital cities, and a few geographical features of nations in the Eastern Hemisphere using these 59 colorful visuals! Includes countries of Africa, Asia, Europe, and Australia and Oceania. On the front of each of the 9" x 12" cards is the continent, country name, and capital of a nation with a close-up labeled map emphasizing its immediate surroundings. On the back of the card is an unlabeled map of the continent with the nation highlighted in a different color, revealing the broader perspective of its world location. Correlates with the History of the World Curriculum/Lesson Plans. Gr. 7.
* Teaching the geography of the nations
* Illustrating history lessons or current events
* Rapid review
* Bulletin boards or decorating schoolroom
* Games given within the curriculum/lesson plans.
History is important. As children learn about past events and how such things relate to current issues, it helps them to understand societies and become better citizens. Abeka’s history courses present history from a biblical perspective with a conservative, patriotic view. As students study our country, the world, as well as forms of government and citizenship, they develop a deeper understanding of history and learn about heroes showing bravery, courage, and diligence. Geography is also interwoven into the lessons, so students can make connections to the history they are studying (some grade levels have a separate workbook and answer key for map activities).
Taking a traditional approach, softcover Student Textbooks are in full color and written in an understandable format for each age group. Tests and quizzes are available to provide assessments. Grades 1-4 pivot toward the study of America and geography, giving students a solid foundation of American history and the great people who have helped shape our country in a positive manner. Grades 5-8 go into more detail about both world and American history along with geography, as students learn about the Eastern Hemisphere in grade 5 and the Western Hemisphere in grade 6. Grade 7 is an overview of world history and grade 8 is a United States history course. High school courses cover geography, world history, US history, American government, and economics.
There are several components to aid in the teaching of these courses. Teacher Editions have reduced-sized student pages, along with comprehension or discussion questions and detailed information on teaching the lesson. Curriculum Lesson Plans are (lesson plan) guides for the teacher and include enrichment activities. Answer Keys to the student textbook provide answers to Section and Chapter Review questions. Several resources are also available for grades 4-8 as support materials: My State Notebook (grade 4), Nation Notebook (grades 4-6), Nifty-Fifty Flashcards (grades 4-8), and Eastern (grades 5-8) and Western (grades 6-8) Hemisphere Map Skill Cards. Novels and biographies are suggested as additional reading material in certain grade levels. Abeka provides a solid, grade leveled study of history that incorporates a biblical view with a focus on American patriotism. Students will see God’s hand in history and benefit from learning about past events so they can impact the future in a useful way.