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.

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.

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 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.

The Schoolwide Enrichment Model

A How-To Guide for Talent Development

Author: Joseph S. Renzulli,Sally M. Reis

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618212338

Category: Education

Page: 450

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The Schoolwide Enrichment Model: A How-to Guide for Educational Excellence (3rd ed.) presents an inspirational model for helping students achieve in today's schools. Based on years of research, the Schoolwide Enrichment Model (SEM) is founded on highly successful practices developed for programs for gifted students and promotes "a rising tide lifts all ships" approach to school improvement. This guidebook shows educators step-by-step how to develop their own SEM program based on their own local resources, student population, and faculty. Instead of treating students as simply test numbers in a system, the model helps educators look at student strengths and interests and capitalize on them. The book highlights the model's fundamentals and underlying research and provides information about the model's school structures, organizational components, and service delivery. The book suggests methods for engaging and challenging identified gifted students and provides practical resources for teachers using the SEM.

Geography

Third Grade Social Science Lesson, Activities, Discussion Questions and Quizzes

Author: Terri Raymond

Publisher: HomeSchool Brew Press

ISBN: 1629174289

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

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If your child is struggling with social science, then this book is for you; the short book covers the topic and also contains 10 discussion questions, 10 activities, and 20 quiz style questions. This subject comes from the book “Third Grade Social Science (For Homeschool or Extra Practice)”; it more thoroughly covers more Third grade topics to help your child get a better understanding of Third grade social science. If you purchased that book, or plan to purchase that book, do not purchase this, as the activities are the same.

Best Books for Children

Preschool Through Grade 6. Supplement to the seventh edition

Author: John Thomas Gillespie,Catherine Barr

Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591580829

Category: Best books

Page: 509

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The latest addition to the "Best Books" family, this all-new guide updates the popular and critically acclaimed "Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition." This thematic work is a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for children's literature, enabling you to thoroughly evaluate your children's literature collection and create theme-based and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. The entries cover more than 6,000 titles published from 2001 to 2003, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources, and provide annotations with succinct plot summaries as well as ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations. Award-winning and series titles are noted as well. This guide is an invaluable resource for anyone working with children or children's literature.

Best books for children

preschool through grade 6. Supplement to the eighth edition

Author: Catherine Barr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781591580850

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1783

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Something about the Author

Author: Lisa Kumar,Amy Elisabeth Fuller,Michelle Kazensky

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787687984

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Something about the Author

Author: Alan Hedblad

Publisher: Gale

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 381

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An easy-to-use source for librarians, students and other researchers, each volume of this series provides illustrated biographical articles on approximately 70 children's authors and artists. The series covers more than 10,000 individuals, ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources and photographs. Also availa is a cumulative author index, published in odd-numbered volumes.

Follow that Map!

A First Look at Mapping Skills

Author: Scot Ritchie

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554532744

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 2003

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Explains and demonstrates key mapping concepts, discussing the use of symbols, legends, a compass, scale, landmarks, and gridlines, along with instructions for making a map of a bedroom.

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.