Cindy Hewitt is a retired teacher with a passion for children's literature. Read-aloud stories add quality to a child's life experiences.
Two Atlases and an Almanac for 2021 Are a Must-Have for Home-Schooled Children
Must-Have Tools for Learning About Our Country
This collection of atlases and an almanac for the new year 2021 is a must-have for children who are being home-schooled this year. Geography is sometimes left out of a curriculum that may be used for home-schooled children. This collection is filled with information for all children to learn about our country. The Beginners Atlas is a great choice for introducing geography to children.
The Beginners Atlas starts with the fundamental knowledge of the use of a map and how to use a map. Land regions of our beautiful country that include water resources, the climate of each region, plants that are part of each region and the animals that can be found in each region of our country are part of the beginner's atlas. Facts about the people of each state, important cities of each state, and large colorful maps of each state are included in this atlas. The atlas is organized by regions. States in the Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, and our territories are sections of the atlas. The practical division of each region is helpful for children to learn about each state in small increments. Parents who are responsible for their home-school curriculum will find this to be helpful. Geography can be taught throughout the year. Fun facts about each state create interest in learning more about each of our states. Young children will find this Beginners Atlas to be a valuable tool in learning about our country. The Beginners Atlas has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-3825-0
Large Colorful Maps and Facts From The Beginners Atlas
Parent's Choice Award Winner United States Atlas From National Geographic Kids
The Sixth Edition of the United States Atlas from National Geographic Kids is designed for older children to learn more about the geographyc of our country. The contents are also divided into the regions of our country as in the Beginners Atlas. This edition contains several sections that make it different from the Beginners Atlas. One section contains information about natural hazards of each region. The natural hazards that might be faced in each region include hurricanes, blizzards, and wildfires. A special section with information about the kinds of energy that are used in each area of our country is of interest. A Glossary is included in the "Back of the Book" section, along with intriguing facts and figures about our United States. This atlas has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-3821-2.
Almanac 2021 From National Geographic Kids
The Almanac 2021 from National Geographic Kids is filled with amazing and fun facts from animals to rocks. Natural wonders such as our oceans and weather are covered in the almanac. The section about space and earth will be of interest to students. The section on science and technology is of interest with cool information about robots. The future world of how our homes might look is intriguing. The subject of ecology and protecting our precious earth is filled with fun facts and information.
The Almanac 2021 presents the opportunity to expand a curriculum for home-schooled students. Quizes and games present learning activities beyond the traditional curriculum. The almanac has an ISBN of 978-1-4263-3671-3.
Photos From The Sixth Edition of United States Atlas From National Geographic Kids and The Almanac 2021
Suggested Activties for Learning With Atlases and Almanac
This collection offers a wealth of activities for children to build their knowledge of the geography of our country during the school year. I offer a few suggestions here for parents to use if you are home-schooling your children this year.
*Study each state individually. You might choose your own state to begin with. Create projects for children to complete with their own interests about learning about each state.
*Create scrapbooks about your own state. Children can collect newspaper articles about their own state and include drawings and fun facts about each state in their scrapbooks.
*What products do each state produce? Which states are known for the food crops that they supply to our country?
*Prepare quizes periodically for children to test their knowledge of what they have learned from using the atlases and the almanac.
© 2020 Cindy Hewitt