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Beginning Geography, Grades K-2 - E-book

EMC 3727i


EMC Number: 3727i

Page Count: 112

EAN: 9781608237203

Build the foundations for geography literacy!

Beginning Geography makes it easy to introduce K–2 students to geography skills. Based on the National Geography Standards, the 93 reproducible practice pages cover beginning map skills, landforms and bodies of water, and continents and oceans.

You'll love Beginning Geography because it:

  • introduces primary students to important geography concepts. Give your grade K–2 students the geography skills practice they need to successfully tackle the geography curriculum now and in the future.
  • features two full-color fold-out maps that support students' multiple skill levels. One poster is a simple world map that makes it easy for young students to understand beginning geography concepts. The other poster focuses on the landforms and bodies of water studied in each unit.
  • contains activities that easily fit into your curriculum. Because the activities don't need to be done sequentially, you can pick and choose activities that fit in with your curriculum.
  • presents students with geography content vocabulary. Vocabulary introduced in each lesson helps students build the foundation they need to understand geography concepts now and in the future.
  • provides cumulative reviews that work as a formal assessment. Cumulative reviews at the end of each section help you gauge students' progress. Reviews range in difficulty and are presented in a variety of formats, including multiple-choice, and work as a formal assessment of students' skill acquisition.

What's Inside
Beginning Geography comes with 93 reproducible pages that help you introduce students to the first three essential elements of geography as outlined by the National Geography Standards.

Activities cover the following geography skills:

Section 1: Map Skills

  1. What Is a Map?
  2. Positional Words
  3. Cardinal Directions
  4. Compass Rose
  5. Map Symbols
  6. Map Key
  7. Distance on a Map
  8. Borders on a Map
  9. Map Grids

Section 2: Landforms and Bodies of Water

  1. Hills and Mountains
  2. Islands and Volcanoes
  3. Deserts and Plains
  4. Canyons and Valleys
  5. Oceans, Lakes, and Rivers
  6. Landforms and Bodies of Water Center and Minibook

Section 3: Continents and Oceans

  1. Introduction to the Seven Continents and Four Oceans
  2. What Is a Globe?
  3. A Closer Look at the Seven Continents
  4. Continents Games
  5. Animals Around the World

Introduce your students to the beginning geography skills they need to build a better understanding of the cultural and physical world—use Beginning Geography with your class today!

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Beginning Geography, Grades K-2 - E-book is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 15.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great review of landforms and map skills Preparing for a 2-month leave of absence, I purchased several Evan Moor products as a "self-explanatory" way for my substitute to meet the curricular objectives. Beginning Geography, while very basic and simplistic for 2nd graders, does neatly align with all of my Social Studies curriculum's objectives for map skills and landforms. Personally, I use this almost exclusively on my Smart Board whole group, and then print up the assessments. (I purchased the enhanced e-book version.) I appreciate how the key concepts are easy for students to identify at the top of each page and written in "student friendly" language. While this K-2 resource is very basic for 2nd grade (resulting in several "quick finishers" on printed up pages), the content is clearly presented and concise. I am happy to recommend this product to 1st and 2nd grade teachers of geography, (and happy to receive a discount on a future Evan Moor purchase for sharing my opinion).
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Years of use I used this when it came only as a paperback workbook. I love this version as I can block words that some of my students aren't ready for. I've used the map skills; really like the landforms and bodies of water. I've rarely used the continents portion, but only because my students don't often reach that level of understanding.
Date published: 2013-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from IT IS A WONDERFUL BOOK ! My children enjoyed all the activites and test. We really find this book very good and full of fun activites. The children allways want to do their activity and do more becuase it is fun. We made a folder with all thier activites for good memmories. However it is a good source of information.
Date published: 2011-08-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beginning Geography Grades k-2 I bought this book about a month & 1/2 ago and it is perfect for my English Learners because there are differentiated pages to give to students per their reading ability. Thank you Evan Moore!
Date published: 2014-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent activities I bouth this book like a month ago to teach my 1st prep class about maps. It was a great resource. The activities are very clear and organized. I definetely recomend it!
Date published: 2014-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun, easy to use program Fun, easy to use geography program for my boys ages 6 and 8. They could work on it independently, freeing up my time to work with my youngest child for a few minutes.
Date published: 2013-05-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for differentiating instruction I use a lot of Evan Moor products to allow all my students access to the same Common Core Standards even when they have different levels of understanding.
Date published: 2013-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This has been an excellent resource in helping my students understand mapping concepts at an easy level.
Date published: 2015-10-19
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