Beginning Geography

Beginning Geography

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Item #: 014180
ISBN: 9781608236763
Grades: K-2

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This book contains a collection of 93 reproducible activity pages covering a wide range of standard geography skills designed to help younger students gain an understanding of basic geography vocabulary and concepts. Content is divided into 4 distinct sections. Section 1 focuses on map skills and provides 31 activities covering 9 different map skills (what is a map, positional words, cardinal directions, compass rose, map symbols, map key, distance on a map, borders on a map, and map grids). Section 2 provides 29 activities and covers 8 landforms and 3 bodies of water such as hills & mountains; islands & volcanoes; deserts & plains; canyons & valleys; oceans, lakes & rivers; and landforms & bodies of water. Section 3 presents the seven continents and 4 oceans through the use of 21 various activities. Each continent has an introduction page with quick facts and a corresponding activity. A physical map of each continent is provided as well. The last section of the book focuses on animal life around the world. A world map and individual continental maps showing examples of the types of animals found in various regions are provided. Furthermore, review activities are included for the first 3 sections of material and can be used for student skill assessment. Activities range in style and typically include labeling, coloring, cutting/pasting, multiple choice, short answer, and matching. Two full color fold-out maps, a simplified world map, and a landforms and bodies of water map are included for additional teaching instruction. Answers included. - Enh

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Looked like a useful geography supplement for 1st and 2nd grade.
Alexandra E on Feb 9, 2023
School assigned, grade 2
Blair C on Jul 30, 2022
Looked like a useful geography supplement for 1st and 2nd grade.
Alexandra E on Feb 9, 2023
Easy daily geography lessons for my 2nd grader.
Sharice B on Aug 3, 2022
School assigned, grade 2
Blair C on Jul 30, 2022
To introduce geography to my first and second graders.
Lynn B on Oct 6, 2021
fun interactive way of learning geography
stady m on Aug 5, 2021
To use for my daughter in first grade who enjoys making maps and doing mazes.
Katherine P on Mar 3, 2021
Great beginning for map skills
Jennifer Z on Feb 23, 2021
Perfect continuation after Daily Geography Practice Gr. 1
CHANITA W on Jan 5, 2021
Saw on the site, looked useful for Social Studies
Ashley C on Sep 23, 2020
wanted to supplement current geography and liked the pages
Jill B on May 11, 2020
This is an excellent introduction for young children to direction and what maps are for.
Rachel L on Apr 30, 2020
Trusted publisher and good option for my youngest to introduce geography.
Ashten H on Apr 21, 2020
i've had pleasant experiences with Evan-Moor books before and my son loved their books
Jennifer B on Apr 8, 2020
My Pre-K child is interested in other countries. We also have family in a different state, so I want to help her better grasp the concept of the distance between us, while also illustrating that we remain on the same planet (she also has shown a lot of interest in space...and taking vacations to the moon).
Rachel R on Mar 11, 2020
Looks like a fun book to introduce geography to my 5 & 7 year olds.
Delaney G on Jan 5, 2020
Trying this out as an intro Geography Program.
Sarah R on Sep 4, 2019
These books worked great for my son :)
Carrie H on May 18, 2019
School Requirement :)
Diana L on May 16, 2019
I have seen good reviews on this book and on the Evan-Moor site you can actually flip threw and see everything you are getting in this book, so we had to add it to our curriculum. I love that it is black and white so my daughter can add color and make it into her own.
Kathryn R on Apr 8, 2019
Need starter program
Janice A R on Nov 2, 2018
I chose this workbook because our current geography curriculum is too difficult to figure out and I feel like I am all over the place which does not help my 1st grader. This looks easier for me to teach and had great reviews.
Jennifer M on Sep 20, 2018
Needed a simple intro to geography for younger student.
Steven B on Sep 13, 2018
My kids and myself LOVE this geography book. Very comprehensive. we used it in K and 1st grade.
Faith T on Aug 16, 2018
To use for a co-op class of 1st through 4th graders
Stacey C on Jun 4, 2018
Using this as an introduction to Geography.
Cari W on Apr 27, 2018
This is a great, easy introduction to geography. Only wish it was designed as a consumable notebook (right now they cut and paste pages have another worksheet on the back). We use it for our first graders.
Lindsey C on Feb 16, 2018
had this for my daughter years ago, it was a huge hit. using it for my son now.
Vickie S on Dec 5, 2017
I really like the skills being taught in these books, and I think my kindergarten son will enjoy this book.
Jaime D on Aug 23, 2017
It is part of the book list for Before Five in a Row
Yian B on Aug 21, 2017
Used this in the past with my first daughter and loved it. Great geography intro with fun, easy to complete lessons.
Noelia on Aug 15, 2017
My son is autistic and had some trouble with map-reading last year in math. This book looks like it will be easy to understand and a good place to start in learning to read a map and geography.
Joanna J on Jul 10, 2017
Used it before, and I really liked it.
Dixie H on Sep 23, 2016
Rainbow Resource offered the lowest price even with shipping. I had this book and gave it away. Repurchasing to use for Social Studies with my 2nd grader.
Vanessa G on Aug 29, 2016
Fun book that would last through several years
Theresa C on Aug 5, 2016
Easy to follow and understand the material in this work book.
Jessica P on Aug 3, 2016
I used Beginning Geography with my older daughter in Kindergarten. It is a great book for beginners. It teaches the basics of geography and makes it fun.
STACY on Jul 12, 2016
This is a wonderful geography book. It is nicely illustrated and engaging. Plus it works well for a wide range of beginners. It is not too simplistic for my 8 year old and not too difficult for my 5 year old.
Brandon C on May 23, 2016
I asked girls what subject they wanted to learn over summer they said maps
User on May 21, 2016
I read good reviews about this and the price was right.
Kelly Y on May 15, 2016
Based on others good reviews. Needed a workbook for our geography unit.
Marji H on Mar 22, 2016
Was a great book for kicking off our geography unit.
Carrie W on Jan 3, 2016
As a geography spine for my first grader
Melissa F on Nov 9, 2015
Easy daily geography lessons for my 2nd grader.
Sharice B on Aug 3, 2022
To introduce geography to my first and second graders.
Lynn B on Oct 6, 2021
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Rated 5 out of 5
Beginning Geography
Great tool for introducing children to map reading, directions and geographic locations.
October 24, 2021
1 year ago
Rated 4 out of 5
Great book, just wish it had more color
This has been a really good book and my first grader looks forward to doing her page's for the day. The entire book is black and white so if you want colorful workpages this isn't for you.
October 14, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great book, good price!
My daughter (7) and I are so excited to have this book! I am adding it to our existing curriculum. It covers a range of topics and doesn't seem to be missing anything. I am happy with this purchase.
May 26, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Amazing and comprehensive introduction to geography, my son especially loves the pull out maps.
January 19, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Fun and worthwhile
Very well organized worksheets that my child enjoyed. Retained map skills even at a young age. Fun to teach!
September 15, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Excellent Geography Book for Homeschooling!
I used this for the first year of homeschooling my two oldest children (Kindergarten and 2nd grade). We all loved it! It was easy to understand and follow for both of them. It slowly progresses from basic map skills (what is a map, map key, compass rose, etc) to land forms, bodies of water, seas, continents, etc. There are quite a number of cut and paste activities, so the pages should be reproduced, otherwise you might cut important information on the back of some pages.
April 22, 2018
over 5 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Intro to Basic Geography
Love how simple and clear this book is. I'm using it for 1st grade and it's perfect! Very simple quick lessons that just cover the basics.
November 11, 2015
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great Extra Resource
I use this as an extra resource with my first grader's geography curriculum. Several reproducible pages to choose from to fit with the skill we are working on. I highly recommend!
November 2, 2015
over 7 years ago
Rated 4 out of 5
A great place to start.
This book is a great introduction to geography. I am using it for my Kindergartner. The pages are fun and explained well. The only reason I did not give it five stars is because the pages they are to cut out ruins the reverse page it's to be glued on. Some writing and reading are more geared towards older grades, but I still feel it's a good beginning for us.
October 21, 2015
over 7 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
I purchased Beginning Geography to use with my first grade son which turned out to be a great fit for his interest and abilities It would also work well with a second grader but is probably a stretch for Kindergarten (they advertise it for K-2) Since our formal history studies don't begin until 2nd first grade was a good time to get familiar with the world in general (globe maps continents and oceans nations and their flags landforms climate etc) I had intended to use Galloping the Globe by Loree Pettit as the spine of my curriculum but found that Beginning Geography ended up being my primary resource instead Galloping the Globe is meant to be a unit study that involves literature history and science as well as geography which was more than we could use for our simple purpose especially in first grade Also it didn't specifically cover things like landforms and climate Beginning Geography is very useful as the spine of a first grade geography course because it is thorough in teaching everything you would cover with this age group (except countries and flags) and it builds sequentially Using it as a syllabus you can be sure that you are covering the important aspects of geography Its weakness is that its not a curriculum (just worksheets) but that wasn't a problem because the content is pretty self-teaching and at this level the parent can easily learn at the same time as the child Having a beginner's atlas available and supplementing with a few hands on activities would add depth to the program but isn't strictly needed I would also recommend finishing Beginning Geography a few months early and then doing cursory studies of individual countries along with coloring pages of their flags (available in Galloping the Globe or other resources) Other related books I would recommend for this age are Maps and Globes by Jack Knowlton and Geography from A to Z also by Knowlton
April 10, 2013

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