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A Childs Geography Explore His Earth Pap/Cdr Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 33 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-1932786323
ISBN-10: 1932786325
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Product Details

  • 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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By Susan L. Anadale on July 18, 2008
Format: Paperback
This is more than your typical geography book. In addition to such mundane terms as the equator and the hemispheres that we are all familiar with, you'll learn about the atmosphere, seismic waves, the hydrosphere, cartography...166 pages may not seem like much but this book has a lot to offer. Its conversational style and well thought out activities will make it a welcome addition to your homeschooling library. Examples of activities are making a model of the atmosphere, making an edible earth out of ice cream, investigating the earth's plates with play dough (including a recipe for making your own play dough), making a clock to tell the world's timezones, and much more. It includes a CD with templates for some of the activities as well as copywork.

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!
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Forget the kids; I love this book. (Though the kids delight in it as well.) The lessons are so interesting and so well structured that even a less organized homeschooling parent will find him/herself planning out time to fit them into the day. My very imaginative 6 year-old LOVES the "Tell the folks at home all about it" sections. She amazes me with her anecdotes and her retention. Sometimes I catch myself wondering if we were really there, and I just imagined it came from a book. We have tried all the projects so far, and enjoy them immensely. They are inspired. Seeing the paper mache' globe hanging in my oldest daughter's room spurs conversations that reinforce what we have already learned as well as igniting interest in the next lesson... The quality of the actual book is excellent, text is age appropriate without being "dumbed down" like so many texts these days. I cannot be effusive enough with the praise.A Childs Geography Explore His Earth (Childs Geography) BUY THIS BOOK. Your children will want to save it to teach their own kids some day!
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The title of this book is a bit misleading. One typically thinks of continents, locations, topography, and maps when you think of geography--or at least I do. This is not what volume 1 is about. Instead, Volume 1 is essentially a study of earth science. Some of the topics covered are the lower and upper atmospheres, the continents and oceans, the structure of the earth, latitude and longitude, and earthquakes and volcanoes. Typically, all of these fall under the study of earth science.

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.
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Some of our best homeschooling moments have taken place with this book! Written in a way that engages the child, I would say it would be enjoyed by any elementary-aged student. We have been using it for ages 5-11.

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.
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Ann Voskamp,(loved by many for her blog at AHolyExperience and her New York Times Bestseller, A Thousand Gifts), combines a heart of mercy with the mind of a scientist in this delightful and informative curriculum.

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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