The Geography Book

Activities for Exploring, Mapping, and Enjoying Your World

Author: Caroline Arnold

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780471412366

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 8825

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.


Fifty Activities and Things to Make

Author: Caroline Arnold

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 9780613496278

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 108

View: 1730

A hands-on introduction to geography in a large-format volume of activities for children.

First Earth Encyclopedia

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780756673680

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 9016

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.

Medieval Tales that Kids Can Read & Tell

Author: Lorna Czarnota

Publisher: august house

ISBN: 9780874835885

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 96

View: 2126

Presents traditional stories about the Middle Ages along with tips for storytellers.

Teaching the Five Themes of Geography

Author: Frank Schaffer

Publisher: Frank Schaffer Publications

ISBN: 9780867345711

Category: Education

Page: 124

View: 3399

Activities and strategies help teach the five themes of geography--location, place, human-environment interaction, movement, and region. Best-selling Series!

Reaching for the Moon

Author: Buzz Aldrin

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060554452

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 3353

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

View: 8003

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

View: 817

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

Rocks & Minerals

Author: Steve Tomecek,Kyle Poling

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 9781426305382

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 4176

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.

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: 397

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

The Children's Interactive Story of Art

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: Carlton Kids

ISBN: 9781783121304

Category: Art

Page: 96

View: 7158

A fascinating introduction to the world's most famous art and artists. This comprehensive guide provides a first look at art for young readers, and focuses on the collection of paintings housed in The National Gallery, London. The book sets itself apart from the competition as it also includes a free app that allows you to create your own virtual gallery at home.

Mapping the World

Stories of Geography

Author: Caroline Laffon,Martine Laffon

Publisher: Firefly Books Limited

ISBN: 9781554077816

Category: History

Page: 189

View: 1158

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

First Space Encyclopedia

Author: Dorling Kindersley, Inc.

Publisher: DK Children

ISBN: 9781465443434

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 136

View: 6695

Previous edition written and edited by Caroline Bingham.

A History of the World in 12 Maps

Author: Jerry Brotton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143126024

Category: History

Page: 544

View: 9126

An engaging survey of 12 maps from Ancient Greece to Google Earth examines how they have had a profound influence on how the world is seen, revealing how historical geographical depictions were subject to deliberate manipulations to promote a range of special interests. 30,000 first printing.

Why Is Art Full of Naked People?

And Other Vital Questions about Art

Author: Susie Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500650806


Page: 96

View: 8594

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

A Childs Geography

Explore His Earth

Author: Ann Voskamp

Publisher: Knowledge Quest

ISBN: 9781932786323

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 2243

An exploration of the physical geography of the planet earth from a Christian point of view.

A History of the World in Twelve Maps

Author: Jerry Brotton

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846145708

Category: Science

Page: 544

View: 2697

Jerry Brotton is the presenter of the acclaimed BBC4 series 'Maps: Power, Plunder and Possession'. Here he tells the story of our world through maps. Throughout history, maps have been fundamental in shaping our view of the world, and our place in it. But far from being purely scientific objects, world maps are unavoidably ideological and subjective, intimately bound up with the systems of power and authority of particular times and places. Mapmakers do not simply represent the world, they construct it out of the ideas of their age. In this scintillating book, Jerry Brotton examines the significance of 12 maps - from the mystical representations of ancient history to the satellite-derived imagery of today. He vividly recreates the environments and circumstances in which each of the maps was made, showing how each conveys a highly individual view of the world - whether the Jerusalem-centred Christian perspective of the 14th century Hereford Mappa Mundi or the Peters projection of the 1970s which aimed to give due weight to 'the third world'. Although the way we map our surroundings is once more changing dramatically, Brotton argues that maps today are no more definitive or objective than they have ever been - but that they continue to make arguments and propositions about the world, and to recreate, shape and mediate our view of it. Readers of this book will never look at a map in quite the same way again.

Me on the Map

Author: Joan Sweeney

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0307793338

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8557

Illustrated in full color. In this playful introduction to maps and geography, step by simple step, a young girl shows readers herself on a map of her room, her room on the map of her house, her house on the map of her street--all the way to her country on a map of the world. Once the reader is familiar with the maps, she demonstrates how readers can find their own country, state, and town--all the way back to their room--on each colorful map. Easy-to-read text, bright artwork, and charming details give children a lot to search for and will have them eager to help navigate on the next family vacation.

On the Map

A Mind-Expanding Exploration of the Way the World Looks

Author: Simon Garfield

Publisher: Gotham Books

ISBN: 1592407803

Category: Reference

Page: 464

View: 4790

Examines the pivotal relationship between mapping and civilization, demonstrating the unique ways that maps relate and realign history, and shares engaging cartography stories and map lore.