The Geography Book

Activities for Exploring, Mapping, and Enjoying Your World

Author: Caroline Arnold

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780471412366

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Get to Know the Earth's Many Forms with Dozens of Fun and Easy Projects From finding directions by the stars, to mapping your neighborhood, to making an earthquake in a box, you'll have a great time learning about the world with The Geography Book. You'll find out how to determine location on the Earth, how maps can provide us with a wide range of information, how different landforms were created, how water has helped shape the Earth, and much more. Using simple materials you'll be able to find around the house or in your neighborhood, you'll be able to create things like a giant compass rose, a balloon globe, a contour potato, a map puzzle, and a tornado in a jar. So get ready for a fascinating trip around the globe.

First Earth Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780756673680

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Covering the essential curriculum areas of human geography, physical geography, geology, and ecology, DK's First Earth Encyclopedia is a comprehensive introduction to the world around us. Children can learn where and how people live, how to use maps, weather, and world environments. With additional focus on changes to the environment, it will inspire younger readers to think about their own place in the world. With superb artwork and straightforward text, plus all the exciting First Reference features such as buttons and quizzes, the DK First Earth Encyclopedia makes it all simple to understand.

Reaching for the Moon

Author: Buzz Aldrin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060554452

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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I walked on the moon. This is my journey. But it didn't begin when I stepped on board Apollo 11 on July 1, 1969. It began the day I was born. Becoming an astronaut took more than education, discipline, and physical strength. It took years of determination and believing that any goal is possible—from riding a bike alone across the George Washington Bridge at age ten to making a footprint on the Moon. I always knew the Moon was within my reach—and that I was ready to be on the team that would achieve the first landing. But it was still hard to believe when I took my first step onto the Moon's surface. We all have our own dreams. This is the story of how mine came true.

Charting the World

Geography and Maps from Cave Paintings to GPS with 21 Activities

Author: Richard Panchyk

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1569769184

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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Maps have been a part of human culture since the days of scratching on cave walls, and this richly illustrated history chronicles the road from simple diagrams used to avoid danger to the complex, navigational charts used today. Displaying an array of historic atlases and a variety of cartography styles, this book allows young readers to test their map-reading skills while discovering the intricate beauty and the wealth of information held within. Geographical concepts are spotlighted through an assortment of guided activities--including finding the elevation of hills, plotting a course with a magnetic compass, creating three-dimensional land models using a contour map, and performing a plot survey. Drawing the conclusion that the study of geography and maps is crucial to understanding an ever-changing planet, this handbook discloses the ways in which technological advances in cartography can further discussions on climate change, warfare, environmental conservation, population growth, and other timely topics.

The Random House Book of Fairy Tales

Author: Amy Ehrlich

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0394856937

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 208

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A lush treasury of 19 fairy tales that generations of children have grown up on, lushly illustrated by Diane Goode.

Mapping Penny's World

Author: Loreen Leedy

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0805072624

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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After learning about maps in school, Lisa maps all the favorite places of her dog Penny.

Rocks and Minerals

Author: Steve Tomecek

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426305382

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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A whimsically illustrated survey of the earth's rocks and minerals explores some of the many ways they have been transformed into usable materials from talcum powder to silver jewelry, in a reference complemented by a bonus activity suggestion.

A Panda's World

Author: Caroline Arnold

Publisher: Heinemann-Raintree Library

ISBN: 1479563544

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 20

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Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of giant pandas.

Ida B

. . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World

Author: Katherine Hannigan

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062112511

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Ida B. Applewood believes there is never enough time for fun. That's why she's so happy to be homeschooled and to spend every free second outside with the trees and the brook. Then some not-so-great things happen in her world. Ida B has to go back to that Place of Slow but Sure Body-Cramping, Mind-Numbing, Fun-Killing Torture—school. She feels her heart getting smaller and smaller and hardening into a sharp, black stone. How can things go from righter than right to a million miles beyond wrong? Can Ida B put together a plan to get things back to just-about perfect again?

Discovering Great Artists

Hands-On Art for Children in the Styles of the Great Masters

Author: MaryAnn F. Kohl,Kim Solga

Publisher: Bright Ring Publishing

ISBN: 0935607285

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

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"Discovering Great Artists" has 75 great artists featured in 110 amazingly fun and unique quality art appreciation activities for children. They will experience the styles and techniques of the great masters, from the Renaissance to the Present. A brief biography of each artist is included with a fully illustrated, child-tested art activity, featuring painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, architecture, and more. Includes such greats as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Monet, Degas, Picasso, Van Gogh, Dali, Matisse, Pollock, and O'Keeffe. 1998 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, 2002 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award. Full "click-to" resource guide at Bright Ring's website to show each artist's most famous works. Some activity examples are: Da Vinci - Invention Art Michelangelo - Fresco Plaque Rembrandt - Shadowy Faces Monet - Dabble in Paint Degas - Resist in Motion Picasso- Fractured Friend Van Gogh - Starry Night Pollock - Action Splatter 1997 Benjamin Franklin Silver Award, Education 2003 Practical Homeschooling Award, 3rd Place 2007 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category, 3rd place. 2009 Practical Homeschooling Reader Award in the art appreciation category,1st Place

Teaching Geography, Third Edition

Author: Phil Gersmehl

Publisher: Guilford Publications

ISBN: 1462516416

Category: Social Science

Page: 332

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"Keywords: assessments, CCSS, CD-ROM, Common Core standards, Common Core State Standards, children, classrooms, content areas, curriculum, education, elementary, geography, instruction, learning, methods, middle, pedagogy, schools, science, secondary, social studies, spatial-thinking skills, standards, students, teachers, teaching This widely adopted teacher resource and course text explains basic geographic principles and demonstrates how to bring them to life in engaging, challenging instruction for grades K/n-/12. Accessibly written, the book is packed with instructional materials, teaching tips, and more than 100 maps and other graphics. Together with the companion CD-ROM, it presents effective ways to promote students' spatial-thinking skills while teaching them about the land, climate, economy, and cultures of places around the world. The Companion CD-ROM The CD-ROM features more than 225 reproducible student activities; a Model Curriculum; PowerPoint slides of the book's figures and discussion guides that focus on important concepts in each chapter; specially designed K-2 resources; teaching notes with links to Common Core State Standards and Geography Standards; and more. New to This Edition *Chapter on geography in the curriculum. *Chapter appendix on the neuroscience of spatial reasoning. *CD-ROM features additional graphics, many new activities, and a Model Curriculum. *Discusses ways to align instruction with the Common Core State Standards. "--

Mapping the World

Stories of Geography

Author: Caroline Laffon,Martine Laffon

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554077816

Category: History

Page: 189

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Looks at the history of cartography, from the first crude drawings to the satellite imagery of today.

Janice VanCleave's Geography for Every Kid

Easy Activities that Make Learning Geography Fun

Author: Janice VanCleave

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471598428

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 224

View: 1821

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How can you make a map out of clay? What is a compass rose? How do scientists track hurricanes? How has the world's population changed? Now you can discover the answers to these and other fascinating questions about geography. In Geography for Every Kid you'll learn about legends, scales, grip maps, topographic maps, latitude and longitude, and much more! You'll create a map of your very own neighborhood park, make an enlarged picture using a grid, and even map a simulated ocean floor using just a string and a washer. Each of the activities is broken down into its purpose, a list of materials, step-by-step instructions, expected results, and an easy to understand explanation. Every activity has been pretested and can be performed safely and inexpensively in the classroom or at home. Also available in this series from Janice VanCleave: Astronomy for Every Kid Biology for Every Kid Chemistry for Every Kid Dinosaurs for Every Kid Earth Science for Every Kid Geometry for Every Kid The Human Body for Every Kid Math for Every Kid Physics for Every Kid

First Space Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465456120

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

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Reach for the stars in the updated First Space Encyclopedia! Explore the planets and discover amazing facts about nearby galaxies. A delightful first reference book about space for young astronomers, First Space Encyclopedia takes readers on a journey through the universe, from the beginning of space itself to current space technology. Find out what it takes to be an astronaut, what it is like to live in space, and what they take with them in their suitcases! Children can test their knowledge with quizzes, try out at-home space activities, learn how to find constellations in the night sky, and see the phases of the moon. Packed full of engaging photography and easy-to-follow text, First Space Encyclopedia brings space down to Earth for curious young readers.

Why Is Art Full of Naked People?

And Other Vital Questions about Art

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500650806

Category:

Page: 96

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A thoughtful introduction to art and its interpretation for children, with a sense of humor

Social Studies Teaching Activities Books

An Annotated Resource Guide

Author: Gary Lare

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810853713

Category: Education

Page: 197

View: 8998

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Teaching activities books are wonderful resources for providing ideas to teachers to enliven their lessons and help their students connect to the curriculum. These books, however, are difficult to locate or search for by curriculum topic and grade level. Social Studies Teaching Activities Books: An Annotated Resource Guide helps solve this dilemma by bringing together a selected list of teaching activities books for one area of the curriculum - social studies. Primary emphasis is placed on those books that are written for the elementary and middle school grades. These annotated books appear in the main body of the book and are arranged by curriculum area topic and grade level. Thus, as the teacher is planning his or her lesson on a particular topic, this book can be consulted to locate books that will give various teaching and learning activities for that topic and grade level desired.

Cool Geography

Miles of Maps, Wild Adventures, Fun Activities, Facts from Around the World, and More!

Author: Jane Glicksman

Publisher: Putnam Juvenile

ISBN: 9780843174427

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Goes around the world, describing its maps, hemispheres, continents, countries, and people.

The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home (Fourth Edition)

Author: Susan Wise Bauer,Jessie Wise

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393253635

Category: Education

Page: 880

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Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

Common Core State Standards for Grades 4-5

Language Arts Instructional Strategies and Activities

Author: Michelle Manville

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 147580668X

Category: Education

Page: 122

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Common Core State Standards for Grades 4-5: Language Arts Instructional Strategies and Activities is designed to help teachers teach CORE standards using research-based, effective instructional strategies in combination with ready-to-use activities. These strategies include identifying similarities and differences, writing summaries and taking notes, creating non-linguistic representations, and suggestions for homework and practice.