- Series: Childs Geography (Book 1)
- Paperback: 168 pages
- Publisher: Knowledge Quest; Pap/Cdr edition (April 30, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1932786325
- ISBN-13: 978-1932786323
- Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.3 x 11 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #510,425 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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But what I love about this book is its focus on the fact that this is God's world, not ours and how awesome His world is. The quality of the book itself is very good, the pages are thick and glossy, and full-color pages are alternated with black-and-white pictures.
My only real qualm is that this book is not available in hardcover, preferably a library binding, because I know I'll be using it for many years to come!
What makes this curriculum different are two particular aspects of how Ms. Voskamp writes about this subject.
1) She endeavors to inspire a wonder of God's creation in students. Frequently, scripture is cited and God is given frequent credit for his creation.
2) She is not disparaging of others who do not recognize that this world we live in is God's creation. I think it is wise to speak the truth in love, but we do not need to be disparaging.
The book is made up of 11 lessons. These lessons could be done once or twice a week. They are similar to unit studies, but I wouldn't divide them up over more than 2 days. In each lesson, there is a portion to read with your children. Then, there are a few short comprehension questions. After the lesson, students are asked to write a post card to someone about what they learned. There are templates for post cards on the CD-ROM enclosed with the book. You could mail the post cards or collect them in a notebook. Then, there is a section titled Reaching Out to His World which is intended to prompt students to think about the needs of other people. A list of possible books you can read for further resources follows. For each lesson, a field trip idea or other exploration and learning craft are also included.Read more ›
The book is divided into eleven chapters and includes read-aloud portions, notebooking activities, and hands-on projects. There is also a portion in each chapter titled Reaching Out to His World. These sections brought about our most meaningful discussions and prayer. At the end of each chapter there are additional resources listed for further exploration.
In my opinion, this could really be considered a unit study on God's earth that covers history, science, geography, missions, Bible, narration, writing, vocabulary, art...and probably more.
This book teaches so much more than geography!
Science, history, compassionate ministry, the Word of God, as well as geography, are all introduced by a warm and playful narrator who speaks to the reader as to an old friend. Facts come to life through illustrations and analogies. It takes true mastery of material to bring such substantive concepts down to the simple presentation contained in this work.
Lessons lead students to further studies by offering links and choice reading recommendations. In keeping with its appealing and effective layout, vocabulary words and important concepts are clearly identified by bolded text and illustrated where appropriate. There is much on these pages for little eyes to explore as they snuggle beside their adult reader.
Clear, usable teacher instructions and reasonable materials lists make it possible to actually do the optional activities described in the book. (The activities are truly optional and learning can be complete without them).
Each chapter contains a "Tell the folks back home all about it!" section which presents Charlotte Mason style prompts to help students narrate what they have learned. Notebooking postcards written by students create a collection that can serve as flash cards to help them retain their discoveries.
The "Reaching out to His world" section provides practical ways to extend the love of God to the people on our planet.
Accessible to little ones--yet filled with profound insights for the adult readers--this lovely book's high gloss, colorful pages abound with the love of Christ and the wonder and glory of God.
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I liked the author's approach of bringing Scripture into this study. I understood the reasoning behind the conversational style. Read more
I like the subject matter of the book, but I do not like the writer's style at all. I think she writes in a manner that is difficult for many kids to understand.Published 18 months ago by Just Gram
This is geography from the earth-science perspective. Subjects covered include things such as layers of the atmosphere, how the earth rotates, earthquakes and volcanoes, ocean... Read morePublished on March 1, 2014 by Sue
This book is really not even about geography, by definition. I was expecting a nice exploration of geography- the bodies of land and water in the world. Read morePublished on April 4, 2013 by Indianamama
My daughter did not like Geography at school but she is loving using this book for her homeschooling. It is creative, fun and engaging. Read morePublished on February 11, 2013 by Fleur
I am introducing Geography to my eight and five year old children using this book. Not only are we learning, but we are bonding and having fun! Read morePublished on April 18, 2012 by A. Klepper