Skill Sharpeners Geography - Grade 1
Easily one of the most overlooked subjects in the homeschool curriculum is geography. But Skill Sharpeners Geography lets your child explore his world while learning key map skills and geography concepts with little fuss on your part. The cross-curricular activities integrate the most current geography standards, and each eye-catching book is divided into colorful collections of engaging, grade appropriate themes. Each theme includes short nonfiction reading selections, comprehension questions, vocabulary practice, and writing prompts. Optional hands-on activities will excite the kinesthetic child in your home.
Skill Sharpeners Geography takes your child beyond just the basics of geography and includes a smattering of histories and cultures within our world. The colorful illustrations and pages will grab your child’s attention, and the handy (removable) answer key in the back allows your student to easily check his own work.
Page Count: 144
I hesitated to include this item in our kit because the kindergarten level was way too simple and a little boring. But we've enjoyed this book more. The activity at the end of each chapter is his favorite, of course. Our friends have the 2nd grade book, and we're looking forward to starting that one!
This book is a step up from the Kindergarten version. It has the same organized layout, same colorful images and graphics, and is just as engaging as the last version. I really like this series of books. They're fantastic for introducing Geography to Elementary students.
Great book for my daughter! She enjoys the activities and is learning at the same time :)
We loved this book! We had been having a hard time finding social studies materials for 1st grade. This book does cover basics about maps (compass rose, legends/keys, etc.), which is great, but it also covers bigger ideas in social studies, such as habitats. The lessons are quick, with fun word work to solidify the ideas. My kids especially loved the cut and paste activities at the end of each lesson.
This was by far my seven year old's favorite part of the week. She found she really loves geography. Not just learning about land masses and oceans and the like, but learning about where each country is. She caught on quickly to the point of a compass rose on maps and had the darnedest time pointing out the compass in our car and always telling what direction we were going. It was a hoot! I would recommend this.