This series includes engaging full-color imagery that integrates map and graph skills. Maps Globes Graphs provides practice, enrichment, and extension activities that reinforce instruction and help build geographical mastery.
This workbook-based series uses the five geography themes of movement, place, regions, location, and human/environment interaction to teach geography and social studies skills to students at different grade levels. The different grades have some degree of overlap in the skills practiced, with overlapping areas in the higher grades being investigated in much greater depth. To give an idea of when different skills are taught, the different levels focus on the following:
The five themes are re-introduced in each book - good for review or if you want to pick up in the middle of the series and not start at the beginning. Each section ends with a skill check, or practice test, in preparation for both the midterm and final tests (which are found in the Teacher's Edition). Throughout each chapter, students will answer both simple and thought-provoking questions, fill in the blanks, and do map and graph work. The workbooks are very colorful, and they are attractively laid out with maps or graphs on every page. The workbooks are consumable. The Teacher's Editions are very comprehensive, containing program overviews, scope and sequences, an introduction to the five themes of geography, teaching strategies for each chapter, blackline masters of all the maps and the midterm and final tests, test answers, all the student workbook pages with answers filled in, and eight to ten full-color transparencies of maps and graphs that are used in the grade level. While not essential to have, the Teacher Editions provide a lot of helpful ideas for classroom or co-op use (which can be adapted for home use also). The Teacher's Editions are also in full color. All the books in this series from Steck-Vaughn are pb. ~ Zach