Beginning Geography makes it easy to introduce K–2 students to geography skills. Based on the National Geography Standards, the 93 reproducible practice pages cover beginning map skills, landforms and bodies of water, and continents and oceans.
You'll love Beginning Geography because it:
introduces primary students to important geography concepts. Give your grade K–2 students the geography skills practice they need to successfully tackle the geography curriculum now and in the future.
features two full-color fold-out maps that support students' multiple skill levels. One poster is a simple world map that makes it easy for young students to understand beginning geography concepts. The other poster focuses on the landforms and bodies of water studied in each unit.
contains activities that easily fit into your curriculum. Because the activities don't need to be done sequentially, you can pick and choose activities that fit in with your curriculum.
presents students with geography content vocabulary. Vocabulary introduced in each lesson helps students build the foundation they need to understand geography concepts now and in the future.
provides cumulative reviews that work as a formal assessment. Cumulative reviews at the end of each section help you gauge students' progress. Reviews range in difficulty and are presented in a variety of formats, including multiple-choice, and work as a formal assessment of students' skill acquisition.
What's Inside Beginning Geography comes with 93 reproducible pages that help you introduce students to the first three essential elements of geography as outlined by the National Geography Standards.
Activities cover the following geography skills:
Section 1: Map Skills
What Is a Map?
Distance on a Map
Borders on a Map
Section 2: Landforms and Bodies of Water
Hills and Mountains
Islands and Volcanoes
Deserts and Plains
Canyons and Valleys
Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers
Landforms and Bodies of Water Center and Minibook
Section 3: Continents and Oceans
Introduction to the Seven Continents and Four Oceans
What Is a Globe?
A Closer Look at the Seven Continents
Animals Around the World
Introduce your students to the beginning geography skills they need to build a better understanding of the cultural and physical world—use Beginning Geography with your class today!
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I've only just started this book with my kids, but there is a huge inaccuracy on only the second activity. It is called "Looking at a Map", and it defines a map right at the top of the page: "A map is a drawing of a place from above". Then it has a huge picture below followed by questions about the picture; but the picture is NOT a map, it is a drawing of a building from the front, not from above.
I am hoping the book improves as we continue, but at this point I've put it on hold because it requires a higher level of reading than my kids have.
Christina A - Homeschooler - Member Since February 2016
Very good book
Jun 06, 2016
This is a very good book for teaching the basics of geography to young children. I thought it might be a little "dry", but it wasn't.
Note that the description states that these are reproducible pages. You will want to make copies of the pages, as some of the activities require cutting into a page.
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