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A Child's Geography Volume III ~ A Review and Two Giveaways!

The following is a review and giveaway of A Child's Geography Volume III by Knowledge Quest.



This third volume of A Child's Geography series is written by Terri Johnson. A Child's Geography~Explore the Classical World takes you through a pictorial and historical journey and students are encouraged to keep a field notebook of their journey. This series is geared to 1st-6th graders and worked well as a read-aloud and for independent reading with my 4th grade son. A sample is available on their website. The book is $34.99.

The first two chapters include the ancient Minoans through the Greeks and shares mythology mixed with geography. Pictures illustrate the points of interest such as the whitewashed buildings in the modern Greek isles designed to keep the interiors cool. 

Students are prompted to record "field notes" on their journey. Historical and modern facts are blended into the journey. Vocabulary and key facts are printed in bold, then students are prompted to add details about them in their notes. 

Geography includes comparisons of historical empires to countries on that land today and the photographs include aerial view pictures of the modern areas. Biblical facts are incorporated into the story starting with the time of Queen Esther and King Darius. 

Greece geography continues in chapter three then moves to Macedonia. Alexander the Great is introduced as well as Paul and Silas, then land forms of Macedonia are discussed. Some animals that are native to the areas are pictured and described. 

Facts are taught throughout the book such as countries and continents, land forms, and an introduction of the earth's layers. Questions are presented for the students to consider such as spoken languages in different areas. 

A CD-Rom is included which contains recipes, additional hands on activities, maps, timelines, a prayer guide and more. Do your children enjoy trying foods from the places that you study as much as mine do? Sample Menus from some of the countries are shared in the book, and recipes on the CD give you a variety to choose from. 

In addition to the Mega-Giveaway below, I have also been authorized to give away one digital  edition of A Child's Geography!







GIVEAWAY Details:
One winner will receive all of the following!
A Child's Geography Volume 3 with Wonders of Old Timeline Book
NotebookingPages.com Treasury Membership 
Philosophy Adventure Physical set 

Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries Intro Pack from Diana Waring 

Writeshop Primary Level (winners choice of A, B, or C) 

plus Activity Pack plus You Can Write A Story 
Raising Real Men prize package ($100): 
Raising Real Men Book
My Beloved and My Friend Book
A Cry From Egypt Book
Boot Camp 9-12
Hero Tales Complete set
A Journey Through Learning $50 Gift Certificate
3 Months A+ Tutorsoft 
Lilla Rose (2 Flexi Clips) (from me!)
See The Light (2 DVDs) 
King Alfred's English and Baktar (Laurie White) 

Read more reviews at Bow of Bronze.

Jennifer

16 comments:

  1. WOW! What an awesome giveaway and especially timely for me as one of my sweet grandkids just told me last week how much she loves her favorite subject at school - geography. Needless to say, if I am blessed to win this, she will be getting the very interesting geography book. :) And with plenty of grandkids, all of these would be a rich blessing. Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  2. How to make geography interesting to kinds not keen on maps and places? By making it an adventure, interactive, and moving at their own pace. This geography volume seems to fit the description.

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  3. My daughter loves geography & I think this looks good. I like that it includes recipes & menus.

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  4. We are doing an around the world animals and people study this year. This book interests me because it will add more historical information about some of the places we will be studying.

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  5. I'm interested in seeing how the Bible facts fit in with the rest of history.

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  6. I like how students will be taking "field notes" as they go along. I think that makes history more interactive and meaningful.
    ~Colleen P

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  7. I would love to win because I think this would be something my children would like to do for history.

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  8. We love studying history.

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  9. I have heard great things about this book. We just started homeschooling this year and I think this would be a great resource!

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  10. The pictures interest me the most. I keep hearing about what a perfect book this is for visual learners (me and my oldest.)

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  11. I have heard wonderful things about this book and I have always wanted to try it out! I just don't have the finances to do so.

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  12. We are working on American History this year, but would love to try this out soon!

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  13. It seems to take an interesting approach to teaching about the history and cultures of the area. I would like to see how it all fits together.

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  14. The countries studied fit well with our medieval studies this year.

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  15. I like the age ranges it's designed for and the fact that it's pictorial.

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