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Pearson Learning myWorld Geography Grades 7 & 8 Homeschool Bundle

MyWorld Geography will take middle-school students on a continent-by-continent tour. Covering the earth itself, climates and ecosystems, human-environment interaction, economics, population, and other basic concepts in the introductory "core concepts handbook," students will then use these lenses to look at major region's modern and historical geographical history. The student text and journal are tied together by the Understanding by Design (UbD) model, which emphasizes "enduring understanding and transfer of learning" for long-term retention and applicability. Examining the culture, people, history and physical geography of the world, this social studies course will help provide students with a global perspective.

Each chapter in the student text is introduced with an "Essential Question," interesting "MyStory" passage, and a map to put the region in perspective. The chapter is divided into sections that center upon specific concepts; each section includes "key ideas" and "key terms," plenty of photographs, highlighted important terms, maps with map skill questions, "reading check" questions, and charts. Each section concludes with assessment questions on the key terms & ideas, critical thinking questions, and the essential question. Chapter assessments include comprehensive questions on the key terms/ideas, critical thinking questions, map-skills questions, 21st learning internet-based question or activity, , and document-based questions. 944 pages, hardcover.

The accompanying Student Journal is organized by chapter and section to easily correlate activities and worksheets. Worksheets, writing exercises, graphic organizers, chapter support, and a two-page writing exercises are included. The "Essential Question" preview asks students to find ways to relate the issues and principles of the question to their own lives, while the "connect to MyStory" page invites students to chart predictions on how the essential question relates to the countries in the chapter. "Word Wise" exercises emphasize vocabulary through games, word maps, and crossword puzzles. "Take Notes" graphic organizers will help students synthesize concepts and create a visual study guide. The "Essential Question Writers Workshop" provides an end-of-chapter opportunity to show understanding of the chapter. 303 pages, softcover.

The student journal answer key provides suggestions for assessment, guidance for working with essential questions, and answers for all student journal activities. 87+ pages, newspaper print.

This course includes 36-40 weeks of material. Middle School, Grade 7.

Please Note: This course's material on religion is not written from a Christian perspective, and in covering the earth's history mentions "millions of years." Please also note that this curriculum references an online site which requires an access code. This access code is not included, nor it is available for homeschoolers at this time.

This kit includes:

  • My World Geography Textbook
  • My Student Journal
  • My Student Journal Answer Key
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Review 1 for myWorld Geography Grades 7 & 8 Homeschool Bundle
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Attractive, updated, more than expected

Date:December 11, 2013
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Geography Homeschoolers
Location:PA
Age:45-54
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The book is visually attractive, colorful, illustrations and photographs in every page. A lot of information to cover, easy to understand, practical use of DVDs, workbook with answer key. Questions on the textbook to answer using critical thinking or based on the content of the unit or lesson. The bundle can be used to work with reading and writing skills. Some exercises gives you the opportunity to write or prepare a speech about the topic. There are some links to history if you want to work with History, English and Writing at the same time using this book. Information is updated, not only about maps and location of places, but physical, climates, economics, population, cultures, government. Great for middle school or advanced elementary student. It has good explanations of the terms.
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Review 2 for myWorld Geography Grades 7 & 8 Homeschool Bundle
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There are no answers to the textbook

Date:September 6, 2013
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Gail Johnson
Location:Fort Kent, ME
Age:45-54
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This curriculum is supposed to be fun to interact online with the student but it has been a challenge to do so. We are using the book only as a reading source since we have no idea how to get teacher resources for it. The workbook is a good tool that follows the textbook to a certain degree with answers. Very frustrated with the publisher on this one.
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