Your students will be the exception to the perception of geography-illiterate Americans! Thirty-six units present various geographical concepts with plenty of opportunities for real-life reinforcement examples. A teacher page introduces the week's lesson and includes notes on the skills taught, background information, defined vocabulary words and an answer key. Map pages illustrate the skills emphasized and may be reproduced for answer questions; two geography questions are given for each day of the week, progressing in difficulty from Monday to Friday. Challenge questions are included, and often need to be independently researched.
Looking at the world in spatial terms, places and regions, physical systems, human systems, environment and society and uses of geography, this Grade 1 book focuses on identifying the parts of, and using maps and globes, as well as different types of community maps. A glossary and 36 ready-made transparencies are included. 160 reproducible pages, softcover. Grade 1.