The past 6 weeks or so, the boys and I have been "traveling the world". Well almost, we have been using a new Geography Curriculum A Child's Geography: Explore the Classical World by Terri Johnson and published by Knowledge Quest. Explore the Classical World is Volume 3 in the A Child's Geography series. I have not used the former 2 volumes, but the great thing about this series is you do not have to use the books in order.
I was excited to be selected as part of the Launch Team for A Child's Geography: Explore the Classical World as Geography was on my radar for the boys. We received the Ebook version, which I downloaded to DropBox to have access from my Tablet.(Hey with 50GB of space FREE, what better way to use it). There is also a print version available that comes with a CD-Rom of additional resources which include maps, recipes, travel logs and more. I received access to the CD-Rom contents via links.
A Child's Geography: Explore the Classical World consists of 15 chapters which cover 12 countries Greece, Macedonia, Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy, San Marino, the Vatican and Malta. The curriculum can be used as a full Geography and History curriculum or can be used to supplement your current curriculum.
Our thoughts About the Curriculum:
The boys and I were able to "Travel" through Greece, Macedonia, and Albania during our summer of studies. We really enjoyed how we felt like we were in really in the country and not just "reading another book" about the country. The bright, colorful pictures and maps that are included really helped capture the "Living Book" feel of the study. The boys enjoyed doing the Field Notes, and other questions including in each section. My boys are 6th, 5th and 3rd and they all were really engaged in the study, even my 5th grader who has difficulty staying on focus. We all really LOVED EVERYTHING about A Child's Geography: Explore the Classical World, especially the Hands on Activities and Timeline. We enjoyed how similar the curriculum is to our current curriculum, but in a more REAL way. We traveled parts of the World this summer without leaving our living room! We are going to continue using this as we have officially begun our school year. We are very excited about this Bible Based Curriculum and the Living Book feel of it.
More info about A Child's Geography:
Explore the Classical World
COST: Ebook Version $24.95 Softcover Book w/CD-Rom of Additional Resources: $34.95
Age Range of Product: 1st-6th Grade (Although it can be used with middle school grades also)
Where to Purchase: Knowledge Quest
Download Chapters 1-3 for FREE: Chapters 1-3
Where to Find Knowledge Quest on the Web:
Are you wishing you had a copy to use in your homeschool? GREAT NEWS! Knowledge Quest has authorized me to give away a Digital Copy here on my blog. Enter via the Giveaway Tools entry form below:
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A Child's Geography Volume 3 with Wonders of Old Timeline Book ($59.90)
NotebookingPages.com Treasury Membership ($99.95)
Philosophy Adventure Physical set ($89.95)
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Writeshop Primary Level (winners choice of A, B, or C) plus Activity Pack plus You Can Write A Story ($51.85)
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A Journey Through Learning $50 Gift Certificate
3 Months A+ Tutorsoft ($49.95)
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See The Light (2 DVDs) ($30)
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