Exploring World Geography Curriculum Package

Exploring World Geography Curriculum Package

# 077651

Our Price: $110.00
In Stock.
Qty:

Item #: 077651
ISBN: 9781609991609
Grades: 9-12

Publisher Description:

Exploring World Geography by Ray Notgrass is a one-year high school course that describes and explains the world God created. Students will learn about mankind's interaction with the world both in the past and in the present. The curriculum addresses two main questions: How has the physical world made a difference in what people have done, how they have lived, and how they live today? How have people made a difference in the physical world, and how are they making a difference in it today?

This Curriculum Package includes:

  • Exploring World Geography Part 1
  • Exploring World Geography Part 2
  • Exploring World Geography Gazetteer


Category Description for Exploring World Geography (Gr. 9-12):

Rounding out Notgrass’ high school social studies is their longed-for World Geography course. It does not disappoint. There are two gorgeous, full-color Texts plus a unique book called the Gazetteer full of continental and regional maps plus some original source material. These three books make up the Curriculum Package. Carefully chosen literature selections (literature package coming soon!) add depth and perspective to the study. These are listed as the Required Resources. The course is rounded out by a selection of study materials in the Student Review Pack – Student Review Book, Quiz/Exam book, and Teacher Notes/Answer Key.

More impressive, though, than the quality of the course components, is the perspective. Two main questions form the foundation. “1. How has the physical world made a difference in what people have done, how they have lived, and how they live today? 2. How have people made a difference in the physical world and are they making a difference in it today?” Helping the student gain insight into answering these questions provides the “why” of this course.

The organization is Notgrass iconic, with 150 lessons divided into 30 weekly units each with five daily lessons – four on geography and one on worldview. Each unit’s introduction includes a brief overview of the unit, list of lessons, Bible passage to memorize, and list of books used in the unit plus several suggestions for a unit project. There are 12 literature selections for the year so the student will be reading a book every 2-3 weeks. When a new book is started the unit overview also includes an introduction to the book. Full completion of the course assignments earns three high school credits – one in geography, one in English (literature and composition), and one in biblical and Christian worldview.

While weekly assignments are outlined in the unit introduction, each daily lesson provides its own assignment list. These include text readings, review questions for lessons and Gazetteer, review questions and literary analysis, as well as map skills assignments. There are also weekly geography quizzes every unit with full geography, English, and worldview exams every five units. If not careful, each Friday can become a day full of assignment wrap-ups. It helps to spread things out through the week. To help with that an assignment checklist is available as a free download at the Notgrass website.

All textual material is found in Part 1 and Part 2 of the World Geography Text. These are highly readable with plentiful full-color photos, maps, and illustrations. The Gazetteer compares to other Notgrass’ original source readers but the content is unsurprisingly more map oriented. Covering the world geographically by regions and continents and starting in the Middle East, there are regional/continental maps plus one page for each country in the world. The country pages feature full-color maps with physical features and capitals. They also include the country’s flag, population, style of government, major religions, an on-site photo, and both a geography highlight and “fun fact.” These map pages take up about two-thirds of the book. The remainder is original source material accompanied by historical maps, personal accounts, and excellent photos and graphics.

There are a number of study aids built into the course materials. For instance, suggestions for compiling worldview and map skill notebooks, tips for memorization, project-planning insights, and writing advice which includes helps for writing a research paper. Literature selections illustrate geography in various places around the world. Accordingly, while reading these, the student is encouraged to take note of geographic features and worldview and the role of each in the story. While simply reading the books and enjoying them is an option, there are helps if you want to dig deeper. Literary analysis of each selection as well as both content and analysis questions are provided.

The Student Review Pack is designed to help measure both student progress and understanding. Three components make up the pack. The consumable Student Review Book provides review questions for each Text or Gazetteer segment as well as the literature questions. Map Skills assignments are also found in this book. The Quiz and Exam Book – also consumable – provides the multiple-choice quizzes for each unit. After every five units there are three different exams – for geography, English, and worldview content. As the name implies, the answers for these are in the Guide for Parents and Answer Key. This resource also includes some helpful information for parents in terms of grading and walking with their student through the course. Particularly appreciated by some will be the “heads up” section on each literature book that points out content you may want to monitor.

I must admit that I am considering “taking” this course. I am sure it’s about time I update my decades-old geographical information bank. I’m also sure it will be an enjoyable and perspective-expanding learning experience. ~ Janice

Primary Subject
History/Geography
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
ISBN
9781609991609
Author
Ray Notgrass
Format
Other
Brand Name
Notgrass Company
Weight
10.9 (lbs.)
Dimensions
11.25" x 8.75" x 3.12"
Start typing your question and we'll check if it was already asked and answered. Learn More
Browse 1 question Browse 1 question and 18 answers
Why did you choose this?
Rainbow Resource Center Store
For my HS home school son to supplement the World Geography curriculum through cultural facts and history of the country which is being observed.
Rosa R on Sep 8, 2021
I love Notgrass history curriculum and have been looking for a more complete world geography curriculum.
Debbie T on Aug 31, 2021
For my HS home school son to supplement the World Geography curriculum through cultural facts and history of the country which is being observed.
Rosa R on Sep 8, 2021
I have been wanting to do geography from notgrass but they didn't have the curriculum made when my other son was in highschool, so now I am excited to use it with my current highschooler. We have enjoyed all of the notgrass curriculum.
Anastasia O on Sep 2, 2021
I love Notgrass history curriculum and have been looking for a more complete world geography curriculum.
Debbie T on Aug 31, 2021
We love Notgrass History. I'm looking forward to working through their new Geography series. I think my 9th grader will have a lot of fun learning through this curriculum package.
Gina N on Aug 19, 2021
We have been using the texts by this author for the last few years and have been very pleased with the informational content and the worldview.
User on Jul 29, 2021
I have used Notgrass in the past and find it easy to navigate and my child can self pace
Christy Q on Jul 28, 2021
We are using this curriculum for our co-op
Alyssa on Jul 23, 2021
Best History/ Social studies Curriculum that I have seen over 20 years of homeschooling.<br />Always a "Biblical Worldview".
Marcia R on Jul 21, 2021
supplement CC
Elisabeth Q on Jul 14, 2021
We enjoyed the program we did from Notgrass and my daughter asked if we could do another of their studies this year. This is the one my children picked.
shelley C on Jun 28, 2021
I have used all the other high school books. Looking forward to finishing the collection. Notgrass high school material is very informative and the assignments are interesting.
Kerri M on Jun 21, 2021
We've used Notgrass before and wanted this for high school geography.
Krishna B on Jun 10, 2021
Excited to try Notgrass for the first time. Love the Christian approach to geography.
Carrie R on Jun 4, 2021
We love Notgrass and all it offers! It's thorough, understandable and easy for my kids to remember. I cannot wait to dive into geography this next year!
Alison H on May 27, 2021
We are a family of mixed race, mixed nationalities, and multiple languages. As such it is vitally important to us that our children engage deeply with the world through our homeschool curriculum choices. I have looked at Notgrass World History and US History and was impressed with the curriculum. Their World Geography curriculum looks similar and seems like it will be engaging, informative, and thought provoking. I'm looking forward to receiving my order and looking through the books!
Karen T on May 13, 2021
I love the idea of learning how God is at work around the world while we study geography.
Julie F on Apr 16, 2021
We have enjoyed From Adam to Us as well as Uncle Sam and You from Notgrass. Looking forward to another great study!
Melissa K on Mar 22, 2021
I am excited to check out this new geography curriculum from the publishers of our favorite government curriculum!
Debbie L on Mar 7, 2021
I have been wanting to do geography from notgrass but they didn't have the curriculum made when my other son was in highschool, so now I am excited to use it with my current highschooler. We have enjoyed all of the notgrass curriculum.
Anastasia O on Sep 2, 2021
We love Notgrass History. I'm looking forward to working through their new Geography series. I think my 9th grader will have a lot of fun learning through this curriculum package.
Gina N on Aug 19, 2021
5.0 / 5.0
1 Review
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star
1
0
0
0
0
Rated 5 out of 5
Favorably impressed. Highly recommend
I really appreciate the depth this author has gone to to dig and study history and help us understand that a geography study is more than studying a map and memorizing where places are. It is a complete worldview and helps us look at these places through the lens of the Bible. What a beautiful curriculum. I feel like it’s complete and thorough. Thank you.
October 7, 2021
Purchased
3 months ago


help desk software