North Star Geography Textbook with Companion CD-Rom

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Item #: 059250
ISBN: 9781892427526
Grades: 7-12

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Publisher: Bright Ideas

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I really loved this!
My son and I loved this series as a freshman, elective course. Starting and using the cd rom is a bit complicated, and the reason for one loss of star. Great info, well done.
January 23, 2019
1 year ago
Great text and resources
Thus far my daughter and I have really enjoyed this geography text/program. She is currently working on chapter 3. The text has beautiful pictures, is laid out well, and presents both the history of map-making and explains current mapping technology, such as different GPS systems. My only criticism is that I have to print the quizzes and assignments from the CD-ROM. This is a slow process. I would prefer to have the option to just buy a workbook to go with the text.
October 27, 2017
1 year ago
Good program
I was wanting a semester long program for my high schoolers that they could use themselves. I got them started and they are doing well. There is a lot to do, so I weeded out activities, etc. to make it manageable. Now all I do is grade their work. This is the best program I found for a half year credit, which is all they is required in Texas.
October 21, 2017
1 year ago
Love this!
I really like this Geography curriculum. It is very comprehensive. The CD-Rom has all the printables you need and is easy to navigate. Map labeling and memorization, fact files to fill in for all the car ntinents and countries, several activities for each lesson (make a compass, go orienteering, go geocaching, find longitude & latitude....), plus quizzes and exams with answer keys. And it's good for a full-year high school credit!
September 30, 2016
over 2 years ago
I would definitely recommend this curriculum! Very interesting and detailed.
September 1, 2016
over 2 years ago
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I wanted a well rounded (not just country survey) world geography course for high school.
Stefani M on Jun 1, 2019
I chose this because it has a biblical worldview, a CD with the printables AND a schedule. I think it sounds like a great course!
Shannon P on Feb 15, 2019
I wanted a well rounded (not just country survey) world geography course for high school.
Stefani M on Jun 1, 2019
Looking for a geography text for 6th grade that is informative and interesting
Aimee W on May 4, 2019
I chose this because it has a biblical worldview, a CD with the printables AND a schedule. I think it sounds like a great course!
Shannon P on Feb 15, 2019
I've read several reviews, and this book appears to be what we are looking for, based on the table of contents.
Matt F on Nov 17, 2018
Looks like what we need. I like the flexible schedule of completion.
Jenn S on Oct 13, 2018
Multiple children over 5 grades - seems lilke a good fit based on reviews!
Steven B on Sep 13, 2018
My son is taking a coop class and this is what they are using
Athena H on Aug 28, 2018
All of the reviews I read were very positive.
Amy D on Aug 23, 2018
This looks like a great overall comprehensive geography program suitable for teaching multiple kids at once. It's just what I've been looking for! Thank you for making samples available so we could see the content of the program as well as the different options to modify it to tailor fit our family! I'm looking forward to using this for my three kids in 9th and 11th grades.
Denise B on Aug 15, 2018
Best price I could find.
Robert R on Aug 1, 2018
Being used in Co-op
Jennifer O on Jul 26, 2018
Child likes textbooks, needs to learn geography
Kimberly K on Jul 26, 2018
going to teach to high school students
April T on Jul 25, 2018
It appears to cover all topics of geography in a Biblical worldview. I look forward to using it.
Julie F on Jul 23, 2018
home school curriculum; looks interesting
Amy R on Jul 18, 2018
I needed a solid geography course for my middle and high-schoolers. This one had good reviews and looked like it would fit well with the way we homeschool.
Grace H on Jul 3, 2018
Needs for an on-line class with Bright Ideas Academy.
Carolyn W on May 22, 2018
I chose this textbook because I wanted a well-rounded geography textbook.
meghan b on May 17, 2018
We used this book in a co-op setting , and they learned quite a lot using this book.
David L on Sep 25, 2017
My daughter is in the 9th grade. She loves Ancient History so I chose a geography course that emphasized Ancient History. After three weeks she came to me a bit frustrated because the only new information was the maps. She wanted a course that would teach her modern culture as well as the physical geography of the world. This course seems to strike a better balance, emphasizing how modern technology is used in the study of geography and includes world culture from a Christian worldview.
Shawna J on Sep 25, 2017
It has a Christian World view and the option to use for a 1/2 year credit for high school.
Lynn I on Sep 20, 2017
We've used Mystery of History and liked it. This looks to be a similar format. We were looking for a high school level geography course with a Biblical worldview. This looks to be just what we need/want!
cliff t on Sep 8, 2017
i had to
Katrina P on Aug 25, 2017
required by my co-op
Debra G on Aug 5, 2017
I chose this because this is the curriculum our co-op has decided to use
Kimberly B on Jun 30, 2017
Looked interesting
Roxie W on Jun 22, 2017
This program looks interesting because it incorporates science, geography, and culture. I was looking for something new to try with my high school son. He wanted something that was scheduled by day, and this seems to fulfill that. The activities on the CD-ROM will hopefully reinforce the information in the book and make it stick.
User on Jun 19, 2017
This is the assigned text for Geography class.
Johanna R on Jan 30, 2017
I compared two online geography courses and liked this text much better than the one used in the other class.
User on Sep 24, 2016
Cathy Duffy Reviews--type of Geography I thought would fit in our schedule of time with our workload. We supplement with Tapestry of Grace also.
Growing Garden A on Sep 19, 2016
I did a lot of research on high school geography courses and I liked the sound of this one best...full year geography credit, Christian perspective, covers all aspects of geography (mapping, physical, AND cultural).
Shannon R on Aug 31, 2016
This is what our coop is using
Kim C on Aug 30, 2016
interesting course and has the resources for future students
Paul B on Aug 24, 2016
This was the best curriculum for geography that I could find.
Conniejo B on Aug 11, 2016
Co-op class requirements
Jennifer S on Aug 8, 2016
I wanted a complete high school geography set that didn't cost an arm and a leg. Rainbow Resource descriptions have always been reliable, so this seemed to fit the bill.
Angela P on Aug 3, 2016
I wanted an interesting HS geography course and this seemed to have decent reviews, liked the CD aspect and was a good cost.
Theresa L on Aug 1, 2016
for our co op
User on Aug 1, 2016
We were both tired of history so he chose to do world geography
for his 9th grade year, we liked the description and other people
also recommended it.
Cathy B on Jul 28, 2016
required by tutor
Diane H on Jul 23, 2016
Sounds complete and full of activities.
Pam S on Jul 21, 2016
Reviews look great, and it provides a different approach to social studies than studying geography as a supplement alongside history
Jeanette C on Jul 12, 2016
Required text for class my child is taking
Stefani K on Jun 21, 2016
recommended by my homeschool accountability group.
Rachel C on Apr 24, 2016
I saw a review on this item and thought it sounded great for my high schooler.
Tracy R on Feb 24, 2016
I am going to use this for a homeschool co-op
Cindy W on Jan 5, 2016
i need a comprehensive geography. hoping this fits the bill
Michelle L on Jan 1, 2016
homeschool co-op teacher chose this curiculum
Emily V on Dec 28, 2015
My middle-school daughter does not like her current geography program. This one looked a little more interesting.
Launa S on Nov 6, 2015
Looking for a geography text for 6th grade that is informative and interesting
Aimee W on May 4, 2019
I've read several reviews, and this book appears to be what we are looking for, based on the table of contents.
Matt F on Nov 17, 2018
Is this a hardcover book? Thanks!
Stephanie on Jan 23, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Mine is. (I bought my edition from this site.) FYI, I think this book is such a wonderful resource... I really enjoyed it and so did my students!
Are the notes sections in the the text or on the CD drive to print? Do I need one per student?
User on May 5, 2018
BEST ANSWER: All the tools needed to complete the program, hands-on activities, atlas building, note-taking pages, memorization lists, research questions, quizzes, tests, and answer keys are included in the CD.
The textbook only contains the lessons.

You do not need one per student. As long as you are using it for your family.

The printable material from the CD reads as follows: "Making copies of any part of this product, for any use other than a single-family homeschool, is a violation of US copyright law. For school or co-op licenses, please contact the publisher."
God Bless...
Would this be considered secular or does it contain religious content or promote religion. (Can I order it through a California charter school?)
A shopper on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: North Star Geography includes Christian content.
is this considered a full credit or half of credit for high school?
A shopper on Aug 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We would consider it a full high school credit (assuming you completed it as designed).
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