Reproducible maps and challenging activities help students gain a thorough knowledge of world geography. Students learn not only about rivers, mountains, climate, and vegetation, but also about people--their cities, languages, religions, clothing, and more.
This 2nd edition features updated maps and data.
Reviewed By: Mark Stinson (El Paso, Texas)
Very good resource for quick activities relating to physical geography. The activities will likely not address the entirety of the geography strands of any state curriculum (or the Common Core, if I understand it correctly), but it's a good place to start with fundamental concepts. The book deals with continents, rather than regions, but can be fairly easily adapted to a regional focus. Activities repeat across units. For example, each unit (except Antarctica) has a latitude and longitude activity, all have mapping and graphing activities, activities to identify and label physical features, native plants and animals, and so forth. This reinforcing of concepts throughout the instructional year makes it much more useful than a lot of focused one-off activities. There is no CD, but the eBook is a quick download and includes the entire contents. Many may find the eBook easier to use than the hard-copy. Massive "thumbs-up" for this as a supplemental resource.