Desk Atlas of the United States

Desk Atlas of the United States

# 013863

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Item #: 013863
ISBN: 9781931397728
Grades: 3-AD

Product Description:

Any description of this atlas has to include a suggestion to view the sample pages online. After all, a picture is worth 1000 words! Looking at this atlas is a visual (and informational) treat. Each state (and Washington D.C.) covers a two-page spread. It has the appearance of looking like a desk blotter; with a journal open showing a map and a brief overview of the state. Surrounding the map are notes, dates, facts, illustrations and trivia "paper clipped" or "taped" in place. Readers are introduced to all of the basics: state birds, flowers, seals, flags, statistics, quarters, events, people, and much more. The maps are topographical with major cities and Interstate highways marked. Thematic maps show farm resources, expansion, population, climate and regions; and the paperback atlas ends with a state almanac and a list of geography terms defined. Zach

Publisher Description:

The Desk Atlas of the United States is an intriguing book of maps, history, facts and symbols of each of the 50 American States.

Information for each state includes:

  • Summary of Climate, Geography and Features
  • State Quarters, Flags and Seals
  • Date of Statehood, Mottos and Symbols
  • Beautiful Physical Maps
  • Favorite Tourist Destinations
  • Features on Significant Historical Events and People
  • Timeline of Key Events
  • And Much More!

Large (9.625" x 12") full-color immersive design will inspire kids to explore our great nation.

Category Description for Trail Guide to U.S. Geography:

Following the same great format as Trail Guide to World Geography (see description), this book focuses on U.S. Geography. The thirty-six weekly lessons in this book cover the fifty states, organized by region. Students study the states at a rate of about two per week. This easy-to-teach book covers essential geographical facts and features of each state. This trail guide includes 5-minute daily drills, mapping, building a geography notebook--or using the optional student notebook--and a wide variety of additional projects. The literature unit in this book focuses on the Lewis and Clark expedition, using the book The Captain's Dog, by Roland Smith. Heavily used resources include the Uncle Josh's Outline Map Book or maps available on the Student Notebook CD. Other resources are also recommended to help enhance the study; these are listed below for your convenience. In this edition, all students use the Desk Atlas of the United States. A Geographical Terms Chart is recommended with these and all Trail Guide studies. We do not offer the chart that is recommended; however, it is available through Geography Matters. This Trail Guide was revised and updated in 2015 and includes a new QuickStart Section and new assignments throughout. Please note: students must use 2nd ed of Student Notebook with this edition. ~ Rachel S.

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Geography Matters
1.4 (lbs.)
12.0" x 9.62" x 0.25"
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It’s a required book for a class in homeschool
Kizzy K on Sep 13, 2019
required for class
Tricia S on Aug 16, 2018
It’s a required book for a class in homeschool
Kizzy K on Sep 13, 2019
To help with our Geography unit.
liz c on Aug 20, 2018
required for class
Tricia S on Aug 16, 2018
This is hands down the best atlas ever.
Dawn I on Oct 12, 2017
Purchased on recommendation of friend. Also, the photos of the pages look like the book will be fun for the kids to use.
Brent B on Jun 9, 2017
This is part of the Trail Guide to US Geography curriculum. Your price was the best for this set.
Erin M on May 23, 2017
This atlas was highly recommended to me can't wait to receive it. I like that your international shipping rates were very reasonable!!
Colleen W on Nov 14, 2016
Required for Trailblazer Geography for US History and the best price and quality that I could find online.
Serena T on Aug 17, 2016
Recommended for use with Trail Guide to US Geography and reviews are great.
Marci P on May 19, 2016
To go with Trail Guide to US Geography
Karen H on Apr 24, 2016
I have two students and one atlas is simply not working. they really will benefit more from having their own.
Michele W on Jan 20, 2016
To help with our Geography unit.
liz c on Aug 20, 2018
This is hands down the best atlas ever.
Dawn I on Oct 12, 2017
Does this Atlas have any information/pictures referring to 9/11? Thanks.
Noelia on Jul 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It has one very brief mention of 9/11 on the New York pages, under notable events. There are no pictures of 9/11. It does have a great 2 page spread on each of the 50 states, state almanac info in the back, and US maps in the front.
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Beautfiul atlas!
We bought this atlas to go along with our home school curriculum it is a beautifully written atlas so worth the purchase. Love how here is it so much cheaper then anywhere else i have tried to find it. Would definitely recommend this atlas, and rainbow resources to anyone their shipping rates are awesome even shipping internationally was lower then any other company on-line. Thanks for your great service!
December 17, 2016
over 3 years ago
A great book with wonderful illustrations and fun facts in addition to standard information about each state. It is the recommended atlas to use with the U.S. History Geography Trailguide.
September 24, 2016
over 3 years ago

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