Children’s Atlas of God’s World
What we like most about it:
- Biblical world view – all the information is Creation based
- Pictures– photography can make or break a book like this in my opinion and the Children’s Atlas of God’s World does not disappoint. Each section of this beautiful book is layered with pictures of the animals, the people, landscape and the landmarks which make each area of the world most interesting
- Layout– it’s easy to navigate and find the information we are looking for
- Cultures – this has a lot to do with the pictures, but the feel of each culture addressed from around the world is captured well in each section including festivals and food
- Science- obviously, the geography is well covered, but the scientific information on the various Biomes is clearly laid out and easy to follow as well as individual animals
- History – the historical background and landmarks have been chosen well for each area – these are some of the most crucial facts I want my family to capture from around the globe
- Glossary– just right for children & again there are pictures and information about important landmarks for them to learn about
- Politics – the government systems section gives a clear definition for each type of government that is easy for children to understand
- Holidays – the holidays around the world section offers a monthly breakdown of who is celebrating what and where – further research into these celebrations will provide a terrific layer in our family homeschool and go a long ways towards helping the children remember what they’ve learned
- Heritage – both Christian heritage and world heritage are covered – I love that Christian explorers, missionaries from each continent are included in this book
We will be soaking up all the detailed information in this new atlas. I plan to make it a central part of our geography curriculum for the 2013- 2014 homeschool year.
How-To ideas for how we’ll use it:
It brings a colorful look, a unique perspective, and rich detail to the table and therefore is a valuable resource for our homeschool.
It makes for a terrific jumping off point as we look to learn more about the rest of the world around us. From here, we’ll be able to look up more information about the missionaries and their stories, which will enhance our Language Arts & History. We can do projects and crafts reflecting the landmarks in each region. We can cook the food mentioned from various countries. In science, we can take a closer look at the animals or scientific discoveries that have come from each region. I am thrilled with the information on each Biome and plan to put it to good use. The boys can do research equal to their age and grade level – furthering their understanding of each culture.
I can see pulling a topic, animal, or landmark from each of the various countries covered in this book and having the boys do reports, lapbooks, or other projects with them. These are the kinds of activities that help us remember what we are learning. There are plenty of wonderful points of interest found in this atlas to choose from.
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See how we go about researching various areas of the world here
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We always stamp our pretend Passports when we virtually explore a new country.
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- cut first page in 1/2 and then fold over in 1/2 -color side down – to create 2 passport covers
- cut page 2 in 1/2 then fold color side UP into the cover (each back side or white side of paper will be touching each other back to back when they are folded together) you need 1 copy for each passport
- print as many copies of page 3 as you want or need for your passports-each page= 2 passport pages
- you may want to staple or sew them together at the spine – laminate for protection
- when the book is opened the left page should be blank for pictures and country information the right side is for stamping and dating like a real passport
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I only recommend books we use and really like. This one will be with us regularly throughout the next year. For under $20 – it’s hard to beat! From – New Leaf Publishers: $18.99 on Amazon with my link below it is just $13.67 & the digital version can be purchased with the same link for only $9.90
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