We bought the e-book version of this when Knowledge Quest first created it, and we loved it so much we bought the hard copy of the book when it came into print! (Snuggling on the couch with a good book with my five children is so much better than reading from a computer screen.)We used this book in correlation with another Geography curriculum; we loved the way the narrative style incorporated all the things that we were learning in a grand story of the incredible world that surrounds us. Highly recommended by everyone in our house!
We bought this program to use with 3 children from 5th-1st grades. I wanted to cover the make up of the earth but finding a Christian curriculum that isn't too overwhelming can be very hard. We loved the focus on Christ, an opportunity to write (we made a scrapbook with our cards), an the *option* to read more in depth. Extra books are not necessary but if a topic really interests your child you can read more with an enclosed list. My oldest son was very interested in weather while another in volcanoes. They each read their own books, or I read to them, so they really enjoyed this book.
This is an absolutely wonderful geography book! I am using it for children ranging from 6 to 12 (and in between) and they all enjoy it.I especially like the "The Reaching Out To His World" sections which give a practical application and perspective to what the children are learning. We love that there isn't a workbook with preselected questions or fill in the blank type activities. Rather there are activity ideas, narration type questions and a postcard home activity after each chapter that allow the children compile their own thoughts and express their individuality. This is a wonderful "cuddle up the couch" together type of material and I can't recommend it enough:-)
This is more than your typical geography book. In addition to such mundane terms as the equator and the hemispheres that we are all familiar with, you'll learn about the atmosphere, seismic waves, the hydrosphere, cartography...166 pages may not seem like much but this book has a lot to offer. Its conversational style and well thought out activities will make it a welcome addition to your homeschooling library. Examples of activities are making a model of the atmosphere, making an edible earth out of ice cream, investigating the earth's plates with play dough (including a recipe for making your own play dough), making a clock to tell the world's timezones, and much more. It includes a CD with templates for some of the activities as well as copywork. But what I love about this book is its focus on the fact that this is God's world, not ours and how awesome His world is. The quality of the book itself is very good, the pages are thick and glossy, and full-color pages are alternated with black-and-white pictures. My only real qualm is that this book is not available in hardcover, preferably a library binding, because I know I'll be using it for many years to come!
This is the best geography book ever! Hands on and packed full of information. My daughter absolutely loves this book and geography is now her favorite subject! I am so happy with my purchase and highly recommend it to others.