Timberdoodle is a very useful site with a wide variety of homeschooling products available at discount prices. I was given the opportunity to review a geography resource with ds3, my 4th grader.
Daily Geography Practice Grade 4 offers 36 map lessons to help introduce basic geography skills and over 100 geography terms. A new concept is introduced at the beginning of the week. Students then complete corresponding worksheets, a few questions daily, throughout the week. The information is presented simply and clearly enough that a student could work on these lessons independently. The lessons include
- Compass roses
- Map legends
- Map grids and coordinates
- Map scales
- Physical state, region, and country maps
- Road and tourist maps
- Historical and cultural landmark maps
- Population and product maps
- Climate and time zone maps
- Land use, product, and resource maps
- Political country, region, and continent maps
Ds3 has really enjoyed this workbook. He is all about lessons that are short and to the point lol. With just a few questions to answer daily, he hasn’t acted like the work is a chore and he has really retained the information better.
From a homeschooling mom’s view, I have found Daily Geography Practice to be a very useful resource. Ds3 is doing a states study this year and adding this workbook has been a wonderful way to incorporate more general geography without overwhelming him. The workbook pages are easily removed and I am in the process now of putting them in page protectors so I can use them again later with ds4. There are also some very cool extra resources included in the book, a geography glossary for students to reference and map transparencies to aid in my teaching.
Daily Geography Practice (grades 1-6) is available from Timberdoodle for the discounted price of $21.75. I think it’s a wonderful addition to our geography studies and plan on getting ds4 his own level for next year.
I received a copy of Daily Geography Practice Grade to facilitate this review. I received no further compensation.