Legends & Leagues

Legends & Leagues

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Item #: 034296
ISBN: 9781932168235
Grades: 1-3

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Elmo Tardy is always getting lost. But one day he stumbles into the office of Legends & Leagues, Ltd. There he meets the spindly Mr. Longitude and stout Mr. Latitude, who teach him the concepts of maps, points on the compass, and more. Students will laugh and learn with this storybook as Mr. Tardy is taught all he needs to know to get from Here to There. This enjoyable take is a wonderful way to introduce basic concepts of geography such a scale, types of maps, compasses, cardinal directions, hemisphere, continents, oceans, and more, all that any young child can understand.

Category Description for Legends & Leagues:

In this original and amusing book, Mr. Tardy stumbles into the office of Mr. Meridian Longitude and Mr. Azimuth Latitude. He is late for an appointment and in desperate need of directions. Mr. Tardy has come to the right place! With Mr. Tardy trying to keep up, the tall Mr. Longitude and the wide Mr. Latitude educate him on maps and their features, compass points, and geographic formations. The book is completely illustrated (like a children's book) and explains things in a simple, direct manner for young students. SC. 32 pgs. The reproducible Legends & Leagues workbook provides fun, worthwhile activities for children to complete after reading the book. They'll complete matching exercises, coloring pages, simple puzzles, landmark drawings, and of course a couple different types of maps. PB. 44 pgs.

Building upon the concepts of Legends & Leagues is a set of four books titled East, North, West and South. The books may be completed in any order and it is suggested you spend one year in each book, although it would be possible to compress each study into one semester with older students. Non-reproducible workbooks are optional but comprise the heart of the geography study. Workbooks include teaching points, expanded information on topics from the reader, short answer questions, recipes, maps, tests and quizzes. A detailed glossary and answers are located in the back. Books are 62 pgs and workbooks 159 pgs. Veritas recommends Audio Memory Geography Songs to accompany this series, and these are included in the sets below Legends & Leagues South brings back the helpful Mr. Longitude and Mr. Latitude as they travel south encountering adventures including Dr. Livingstone, pirates, magic carpets, mermen, and much more! Covers an overview of continents and oceans before launching into Africa and the Middle East. Legends & Leagues East explores the continents of Asia and Oceania. Adventures include meeting dragons, fairies and Captain Nemo. Legend & Leagues North brings a feisty 7½ year old, Alice, to the offices of Mr. Longitude and Mr. Latitude. What this delightful young lady doesn’t realize is that there are good kings and queens, and she is about to meet them. Along the way she meets St. George, sea serpents, royalty and a witch. Topics studied include the British Isles, Europe, Scandinavia, the North Pole, and the Former U.S.S.R. Legends & Leagues West has Mr. Longitude and Mr. Latitude responding to a cry for help from Paul Bunyan. In this tall-tale adventure, we visit El Dorado, Atlantis, and New York, even meeting Big Foot. Geographical locations studied include South America, Central America, the Caribbean, the United States of America, Canada and Greenland. ~ Deanne

Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
1
Grade End
3
ISBN
9781932168235
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Veritas Press
Weight
0.35 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.5" x 10.5" x 0.25"
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Looks fun to do with my kids
Erin K on Sep 23, 2020
Morning basket map study
Cambria R on Aug 1, 2020
Looks fun to do with my kids
Erin K on Sep 23, 2020
I needed something that would be fun for my 2nd grader to learn geography.
Dixie H on Aug 18, 2020
Morning basket map study
Cambria R on Aug 1, 2020
It looked like a fun way to introduce geography and map skills.
Sara C on Jul 25, 2020
Looks like it will be a good fit for my kids.
Valerie M on May 28, 2020
Trying this out as an intro Geography Program for my 4th grader who loves comics and my Kindergartner who loves workbooks :).
Sarah R on Sep 4, 2019
Geography
Jessica K on Oct 11, 2018
We love the History and Geography curriculum options from Veritas Press. This seems like a creative and fun way to incorporate Geography into our first grade year.
Joshua H on Jul 10, 2017
I wanted a creative narrative to teach geography.
Irene B on Sep 5, 2016
recommended by Veritas Press
Melissa B on Sep 5, 2016
Looked like fun!
Lauren G on Jul 16, 2016
This is an easy intro to geography program. It goes well with the workbook.
LINDA on Oct 8, 2015
I needed something that would be fun for my 2nd grader to learn geography.
Dixie H on Aug 18, 2020
It looked like a fun way to introduce geography and map skills.
Sara C on Jul 25, 2020
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We enjoy this book, but you really need the workbook
This book is short, but enjoyable. It's also packed with a lot of geography terms. I think to get the most out of this book you must get the workbook. Together they make a good intro to geography for younger students.
September 18, 2016
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