Child's Geography Volume I: Explore His Earth

Child's Geography Volume I: Explore His Earth

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ISBN: 9781683442745
Grades: 1-6

Product Description:

Written in the style of Hillyer's Child's Geography of the World, this introductory geography study incorporates lively text and a variety of activities to bring geography alive. Geography of the earth is approached as if you and your children were taking a journey through and around the earth, learning everything about the Earth as a whole (individual continents and countries will be studied in upcoming volumes). Eleven chapters each focus on a geography topic, including the atmosphere, the continents, the oceans, seasons, climate, weather, the structure of Earth, plate tectonics, earthquakes, volcanoes, latitude, and longitude. Taking basic information like ocean currents, the rotation of the earth and plate tectonics and presenting them to children in an exciting way could have been a challenge, but the author has done a very impressive job here and has taken great pains to present the information in a personal way that children will understand and often be awed by. Scattered throughout the readings are narration prompts called, “Memory Joggers.” The narration jogs kids' memories about what they have read so far and helps them to remember it by describing it in their own words. If you are familiar with the previous edition, you will notice that much of the readings are the same. Visually and organizationally, there are notable differences in this Masterbook’s revised edition.

First, you will notice the introductory information includes a 3- day- per- week schedule, updated graphics, and activity pages in every chapter. Activity pages vary from simple drawing or coloring pages and short answer/fill in the blank questions to word searches and hands-on projects. Some of the hands-on activities include mapping the location of shoes found washed up on shore (after containers of them were lost to the sea) to investigating ocean currents, making an edible earth, identifying rocks, doing an "earth dance," making volcanoes, and much more! These activities have clearly not been "tacked on" just because they are related to the chapter's topic; they are well-chosen and things that kids will definitely enjoy. Also included are prayer prompts and song lyrics from traditional hymns or songs. If the song is unknown to your family, it will be easy to find the tune online. The back of the book includes scripture-based copywork pages, chapter reviews, semester exams, answer keys, glossary, and maps. KJV is used. However, families may use their preferred version of Scripture. Activity pages are reproducible for your immediate family. Recommended resources include the New Ocean Book and Map Trek. Projects use common household items. What a fun and appealing way to study world geography as a family! Jess/Deanne

Publisher Description:

Open the book and step outside your door into a delightful world of learning in the exciting A Child’s Geography series! This updated, all-in-one course for Volume 1, Explore His Earth, will take you and your fledgling geographers on amazing adventures through our Father’s world. Discover the atmosphere, the lithosphere, plate tectonics, weather, significant scientific discoveries, the world’s ocean, the hydrosphere, maps, longitude, latitude, and more – in ways that you will never forget! With built-in worksheets and fun activities, the course encourages students to take an active journey to learn about and appreciate the world God has created!

Course components include:

  • A fascinating excursion through different water, land, and sky aspects of our Earth
  • Memory Jogger narration prompts sprinkled throughout the chapters
  • “Reaching Out to His World” inspires students to be the hands of Christ
  • Easy concept-centered projects to enjoy and a helpful supply list by chapter and activity
  • Contains glossary, written chapter reviews based on narration prompts, semester exams, geographic maps, time zone maps, and answer keys included
  • A helpful course calendar takes the stress out of scheduling and makes it easy to follow as students learn to understand and apply the chapter’s geographic and scientific knowledge in a meaningful way.


Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
1
Grade End
6
ISBN
9781683442745
Author
Ann Voskamp
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Master Book Publishers
Weight
1.55 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.0" x 8.5" x 0.44"
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simple and fun
User on Jul 13, 2020
recommended by a friend
Anna S on Jul 6, 2017
simple and fun
User on Jul 13, 2020
Science and geography rolled into one....appropriate for both my Kindergartner and 2nd grader
Marti S on Sep 29, 2017
recommended by a friend
Anna S on Jul 6, 2017
To help my daughter learn and like learning geography. Nice, conversational style. Charlotte Mason style.
Jamie W on May 9, 2017
to add to morning time basket
Christine R on Feb 10, 2017
I have looked at this many times before and had many people tell me how great this was. I finally purchased so that I could add in a great geography course.
Danielle G on Dec 29, 2016
Recommended, need something to really teach geography
Andrea P on Nov 3, 2016
A friend recommended this for geography and after flipping through her copy, I was very excited to get my own and utilize it this year with my kiddos!
Codi A on Jun 15, 2016
loved The Classical World, excited about this one
Jana S on Mar 17, 2016
Recommended by Classical Conversations Cycle 1
Georgia L on Jan 26, 2016
It looks like a fun way to learn geography with a lot of opportunity to interact with each other.
Cynthia J on Oct 26, 2015
for my girls
Stacey T on Sep 30, 2015
Science and geography rolled into one....appropriate for both my Kindergartner and 2nd grader
Marti S on Sep 29, 2017
To help my daughter learn and like learning geography. Nice, conversational style. Charlotte Mason style.
Jamie W on May 9, 2017
Will this work on an apple computer?
A shopper on May 17, 2020
BEST ANSWER: It should since it is pdf files. You might have to change your default pdf reader from Preview to Adobe Acrobat Reader (and you might need to download and install that app - free download). It is transitioning to a download link (from the CD) so check with customer service (888-841-3456) prior to purchasing if getting either CD or download is important to you.
Are there supplies required for activities? Is there a comprehensive list somewhere in the book available of what is needed for the year?
Debbie on Aug 6, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there are supplies required to do the activities, but glancing through the supply lists for the activities, it looks like they are common household items like crayons, paper, flour, etc. There does not seem to be a complete list of all supplies needed. We haven’t started using this book yet. It is for the upcoming school year.
Is this hardcover?
A shopper on Oct 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: NO, this is a thick, glossy paper cover. I used vol. II last year and it had the same type cover. It held up well and is in great shape and ready to use again.
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Rated 5 out of 5
Ann Voskamp (loved by many for her blog at wwwAHolyExperiencecom and her New York Times Bestseller A Thousand Gifts) combines a heart of mercy with the mind of a scientist in this delightful and informative curriculum This book teaches so much more than geography!Science history compassionate ministry the Word of God as well as geography are all introduced by a warm and playful narrator who speaks to the reader as to an old friend Facts come to life through illustrations and analogies It takes true mastery of material to bring such substantive concepts down to the simple presentation contained in this workLessons lead students to further studies by offering links and choice reading recommendations In keeping with its appealing and effective layout vocabulary words and important concepts are clearly identified by bolded text and illustrated where appropriate There is much on these pages for little eyes to explore as they snuggle beside their adult reader Clear usable teacher instructions and reasonable materials lists make it possible to actually do the optional activities described in the book (The activities are truly optional and learning can be complete without them) Each chapter contains a �Tell the folks back home all about it!� section which presents Charlotte Mason style prompts to help students narrate what they have learned Notebooking postcards written by students create a collection that can serve as flash cards to help them retain what they have learned The �Reaching out to His world� section provides practical ways to extend the love of God to the people on our planet Accessible to little ones�yet filled with profound insights for the adult readers�this lovely book�s high gloss colorful pages abound with the love of Christ and the wonder and glory of God
June 18, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5
What a wonderful resource this book is! We're using it for our science text this year as it is chock full of scientific data concerning this wonderful earth we live in I have found it very easy to use with both of my children ages 6 and 12 They both enjoy it very much and so do I! The most important part is that it's Christ centered in all things!It's written in a very conversational tone and is simply a great book to own You just pick up the book and pick up where you last left off which is my kind of curriculum! You also can't beat the price I highly recommend it!
June 3, 2008


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