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Geography Matters Galloping the Globe: The Geography Unit Study for Young Learners, Updated and Revised Edition with CD-Rom

Creative and filled with ideas for traveling the world in your studies, Galloping the Globe is a unit study for kindergarten through fourth grade. Focusing on the seven continents and some specific countries, this study is designed to take 1-3 years to complete; suggested schedules are included. Integrating geography, Bible, history, science, literature, and maps & flags, children will discover the famous people from each country as well as holidays and other cultural traditions. Each country has a checklist with books to read from the core reading list as well as individual picture books, biographies, websites to visit, language arts selections, appropriate Bible references and activities unique to each portion of the world. Employing a notebooking approach, students build a notebook as they progress throughout the course. The CD-ROM includes all of the activity sheets, maps, and flags that are in the book, as well as other bonus notebooking pages. Mac and PC compatible. Maps, reports, flags, and activity pages are reproducible. 266 pages, indexed. Answer key included. Grades K-4. Softcover.

This study is based around a core book list consisting of the following:

  • Considering God's Creation by Sue Mortimer and Betty Smith
  • Geography from A to Z by Jack Knowton
  • Our Father's World by Rod and Staff
  • Missionary Stories with the Millers by Mildred A. Martin
  • Heaven's Heroes by David Shibley
  • Children Just Like Me by Barnabas and Anabel Kindersley
  • Profiles from History: Volume 1 by Ashley Wiggers
  • Big Book of Books and Activities by Dinah Zike
  • Usborne Internet-Linked Science Encyclopedia
  • Eat Your Way Around the World by Jamie Aramini
  • Magnificent Mammals by Buddy and Kay Davis or Pocket Factfiles: Mammals by Adam Ward Sterling
  • Zoo Guide by Answers in Genesis
  • Aquarium Guide by Answers in Genesis
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    Customer Reviews for Galloping the Globe: The Geography Unit Study for Young Learners, Updated and Revised Edition with CD-Rom
    Review 1 for Galloping the Globe: The Geography Unit Study for Young Learners, Updated and Revised Edition with CD-Rom
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    Not as expected

    Date:December 21, 2012
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    sweethart
    Location:San Antonio, TX
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    This book has great illustrations and activities for each country... However... You need a ton of supllemental books to accomplish each study. Not what I had in mind. I wish that they could compile more information inside of the book. I have to agree it seemed 'empty'. Maybe I am new to 'unit study' approach but this is not what I expected... Bummer!
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    Review 2 for Galloping the Globe: The Geography Unit Study for Young Learners, Updated and Revised Edition with CD-Rom
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    somewhat empty

    Date:June 1, 2012
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    do it all mama
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    Ok, I was super excited about this book and I understood that it used alot of other books but I figured it would have more than to it than simply a book list! I think I am guilty of judging this book by it's cover, it looked so cute and I thought my daughter would be more excited about it since it was so cute looking.
    I would moreso say this is a book that will give you an idea of how to teach geography. It starts out with the world giving you a 5 page list of ideas you could do and other books you can read. Then provides a couple maps one labeling continents and a blank one the students must label then it has a couple word searches a maze (an anthill) and a dot to dot (a butterfly). It then moves to Asia. I looked at the table of contents before I bought the book and was under the impression that there was a good lesson about each country; well there is 1 paragraph about asia and a labeled map. Then there is a picture of China, 3 paragraphs about China, 3.5 pages of ideas and books-only 8 one line ideas, the rest books- and a flag of china coloring page. This is how the whole book goes.
    To be fair I will say that it does have material we will use. Such as the blank map in the beginning and the general idea of the book. I bought the game Where in the World with this and I would highly recommend it. I have decided to spend 1-2 weeks per country, day one general facts-the where in the world game had one card per every country in the world listing population, monetary unit, imports, exports, language, literacy rate, etc; day two: brief history (yay for internet); Day 3: notable people and types of animals; Day 4: Literature of country, fascinating facts and missionary stories; Day 5: Food from that country with a quiz. Some countries will obviously require more weeks than others. I got the idea to do it this way from the book, but I think that about sums it up-unless you want their book recommendations. My advice is to be creative and do your own thing.
    Hope this helps!
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    Review 3 for Galloping the Globe: The Geography Unit Study for Young Learners, Updated and Revised Edition with CD-Rom
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    Makes learning FUN!

    Date:October 1, 2011
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    Bonifay5
    Location:Bonifay, fl.
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    As a homeschooling mom, I like flexibility and FUN to make learning memorable...This is a PERFECT unit study for multi-grade levels. I currently homeschool a 6, 8 and 10 year old and they are loving this...I am incorporating this with our pirate study....and it is hit. I like the outlines, they are enough to give you an idea and some organization, but also vague enough that you can make it your own. LOVE this!!!
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    Review 4 for Galloping the Globe: The Geography Unit Study for Young Learners, Updated and Revised Edition with CD-Rom
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    Not a stand alone curriculum!

    Date:September 26, 2011
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    mynci
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    I was expecting a stand alone geography curriculum. Instead, I received a unit study filled with other books to buy to complete the curriculum. I'm sure that it will prove helpful with our geography studies...I just didn't plan on having to purchase more books to make it work. (Also, I have found it very hard and expensive to purchase the books suggested.)
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