Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Evan Moor Daily Geography Practice at Timberdoodle!

Daily Geography Practice by Evan Moor is a teacher/parent lead curriculum that is correlated to state standards.  Included within each of the 36 lessons is a teacher resource page, vocabulary, reproducible map, map transparencies for each lesson, two geography questions per day, a challenge question for the week and an answer key. 

The teacher resource page introduces the new geography skill.  It is useful for guiding the teacher/parent in instructing the student and helping to expand on the topic as necessary.  This is what separates it from other geography workbooks.  This is a whole curriculum. 

I had the opportunity to review 2nd, 4th and 6+ grades with my children.  We found that the pages were nicely illustrated, clearly labeled and easy to understand.  My youngest kinestetic learner enjoyed using the transparencies that accompanied each lesson with a dry erase marker as it gave her something to keep her hands busy while I was instructing her.  This also aided in giving her a better understanding of the topic.

We aren't accustomed to studying Geography everyday.  Evan Moor suggests doing smaller chunks of it everyday in order to obtain a greater retention of facts.

The content material of these books is comparable with other geography books we've used in the past per each grade level reviewed.

These books can be found at Timberdoodle and are featured in their Complete Homeschool Curriculum Packages .


Daily Geography Grade 2
Daily Geography Grade 2
Daily Geography Grade 2
Topics include:
What is a globe?
Using a map
Land & Water Maps
Using an area map
Resource Maps




Daily Geography Grade 2


My 2nd grader loves using the transparencies with dry erase markers for extra Geography practice.






See, Geography IS fun!
Daily Geography Grade 4

Daily Geography Grade 4
Topics include:
Parts of a map
Latitude and Longitude
Road maps
Physical maps (regions, states, countries)
Cultural maps
Historical maps





Daily Geography Grade 4
My 4th grader working diligently on his Geography.

Daily Geography Grade 6
Daily Geography Grade 6+
Topics include:
Parallels and Meridians
Map projections
Physical maps
Population maps
Cultural maps
Time zones
Historical maps
City plans
Mountain ranges
Climate maps



My 7th grader LOVES the historical maps!










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As a member of Timberdoodle's Blogger Review Team I received free copies of these books in exchange for a frank and unbiased review.

2 comments:

  1. That sounds like a great set of books! P.S. I totally thought your daughter was drawing on the table in that first picture! :)

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  2. Good point SCIN! I just added the picture with my daughter holding up her 'finished' transparency!

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