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 appreciate. 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 Master Book’s revised edition. 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 at 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, a glossary, and maps. The KJV is used. Families, however, 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
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.
Written in the conversational style of Hillyer's Child's Geography of the World, this introductory geography study incorporates engaging 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, as well as the individual continents and countries as you journey through each volume. This series is currently being updated by Master Books, so please contact us to verify the in-stock editions.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 the Master Book editions from the introductory information and recommended 3-day per week schedule, updated graphics, and reproducible (for your family) worksheets. As someone who used the first editions of these volumes, I greatly appreciate Master Book’s efforts to make them more user-friendly, as well as to add more vibrant illustrations to engage learners (and parents!) See individual product descriptions for Volume specific content. Softbound. ~Deanne