Mapping the World by Heart
Art , Featured , Geography / May 7, 2011

Mapping the World by Heart Content: Geography Grade(s): 5th -12th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$ || ? Pages: 188 pages Publication Date: 2010 Publisher: fablevisionlearning.com Review Updated: 5/7/2014 NOTE: Mapping the World with Art is often confused with the Mapping the World by Heart geography curriculum. From FableVision’s website: Mapping the World by Heart includes a set of maps and a comprehensive teacher’s guide that makes it easy to integrate lessons and activities into any class’s existing curriculum. The teacher’s guide provides a framework for teaching geography all year long, which can be easily adapted to meet your needs. It is laid out as a “Menu of Lessons”. “Appetizers” section includes lesson plans (like The Grapefruit Lesson) that help your students understand important geography terms and concepts.   “Entrées” section is the “backbone of the location and place segments of the curriculum.” It presents a group of map checklists for students, and the procedure for each lesson is approximately the same. Students use atlases or maps from outside the curriculum to shade and label blank maps. After those initial maps are checked for accuracy, review activities begin (including games suggested in a…

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Geography Alive
Geography , High School , Social Studies / February 11, 2011

Geography Alive Content: Geography Grade(s): K – 12th Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: Included Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$$ || ? Pages: Online Subscription Publication Date: 2006 Publisher: www.teachtci.com Review Last Updated: May 28, 2017 Common Core Aligned: Yes ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Geography Alive offers interactive social studies textbooks. Each online lesson begins with an essential question that is woven throughout the lesson. Lesson games and Interactive tutorials come in a variety of formats to promote hands-on learning. Primary sources are embedded throughout the lessons. The Interactive Student Notebook challenges students with drawing and writing activities. Elementary: Social Studies Alive! Regions of Our Country presents five regions of the United States through the lens of four social sciences — economics, geography, political science, and history. High School: Geography Alive! Created in partnership with scholars from the National Council for Geographic Education, Geography Alive! Regions and People is a stimulating, case-study approach to geography. Geography Alive! Regions and People (High School) creatively challenges students to use the tools of geography to view, analyze, and understand the world around them. The seven mapping labs and the program’s case-study approach turn students into geographic thinkers. About the Publisher:…

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Beautiful Feet Literature Guides
Geography , High School , History , Social Studies / February 11, 2011

Beautiful Feet Literature Guides Content: History & Literature Grade(s): K -12th Perspective: Christian Prep Time: Moderate Teacher Manual: Yes Teacher Involvement: Moderate Cost: $ || ? Pages: Varies Publication Date: 2014 Publisher: www.bfbooks.com/ Review Last Updated: May 28, 2017 Common Core Aligned: No ** From the Publisher’s Website: ** Beautiful Feet teacher guides takes the guesswork out of a literature approach to History. Daily lesson plans incorporate biblical principles, geography, poetry, character studies and much more! The high school level courses are more vigorous and therefore three to four lessons should be completed each week. Some of the Beautiful Feet Literature Guides have been completely revised and expanded. Now in full-color, they include additional books, resources, activities, comprehension questions, and web links. Available Study Guides: Early American History Through Literature Grades K-3 49 pages. Contains 107 lessons and it is suggested that 2-3 lessons be completed each week. Geography Through Literature 3rd – 7th Grades 24 pages. Contains 39 lessons and can be done in one semester by completing two lessons per week or over the course of a year by completing one lesson each week. History of Science 3rd – 7th Grades 36 pages. Contains 85 lessons, dozens of…

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Mapping the World with Art
Art , Geography , History , Social Studies / February 5, 2011

Mapping the World with Art Content: Geography Grade(s): 4th and up Perspective: Secular Prep Time: Minimal Teacher Manual: DVD format Teacher Involvement: Essential Cost: $$ || ? Pages: 320 pages Publication Date: 2009 Publisher: www.ellenjmchenry.com/ Review Updated: 4/28/2014 Reviewer: Alessa Giampaolo Keener, M.Ed. Mapping the World With Art, not to be confused with Mapping the World By Heart, is one of the most popular homeschool geography curriculums on the market. The concept is simple and easy to implement: Read a 2-page mini-history lesson and then draw a map about the historical and geographical region. For the less artistic, you can watch 6 hours of instructional DVDs to help with the drawing and painting portions of the lesson. As you work your way through 30 history and art lessons, you get a sense of time and place in the world. With 100 pages of supplemental activities, you can easily expand your lessons with videos, hands-on projects, and even worksheets so you can create a truly meaningful middle school social studies credit. The curriculum culminates by having kids create a complete map of the world in any art medium they choose. No doubt exists that you’ll gain invaluable art experience from this…

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