We will be using Complete Book of Marvels: The Occident, vol. 1 this coming year for our geography studies. I’ve decided to make a companion study using squidoo for my kids. I’m just starting it and will add to as we go along, but I wanted to share.
Also, if you have any great links for any of the chapters, please let me know.
LOVE it, Christie, passing along the Ch 1 to my 12yo who read that chapter the other day.MistyParticipant
Oh good to know.. my I added it to my 7th grader reading! Hard to find at a reasonable price but I was lucky.teachme2learnParticipant
Thank you so much for sharing Christie! We have it on our reading list for this year. Do you read this book as a family?
I was originally going to assign it to my dd11 as an independent read, but I’ve decided we’ll do it together because I really like it!my3boysParticipant
I asked on the other thread but this one is more active….
Is this OOP?? Am I going to have a hard time finding this?? I’d really like to read it, too, but am wondering where you all found yours.
I think I answered on the other one but it might not have come through. Yes, it is OOP and pricey but so worth it. I paid $40 for my first copy and recently found another for a quarter! Just keep an eye out on the used book sites and it might eventually pop up at an affordable price. If you read the reviews on Amazon, you’ll see how generations of readers have loved this book.my3boysParticipant
Thanks Robin. Yes, I’ll keep my eyes open…and, yes, I did read the reviews!!
Just an fyi that I added more links to Ch. 3 and 4. Some really nice video clips.
Oh, I wanted to add that dd11 has a Geography Journal as I’m calling it. She will write a written narration for each chapter and perhaps include a map. We are really enjoying this book a lot. The links help bring some things up to date as new wonders are built or discoveries made.danceandbegladParticipant
Ok, I’ve added this book to my wishlist. Looks wonderful! I’m wondering how long each story is? Volume two looks like it will fill a special gap for us in the years to come, as well 🙂
Complete Book of Marvels contains both volume 1, The Occident, and volume 2, The Orient. Each story is 15-20 pages, but that includes many full page photos. Thus far, the average written part is about 10 pages. It takes us 15-20 minutes to read. Obviously, the photos are old black and whites and some info. Is outdated, but that’s why I’m making the squidoo page. 🙂
My kids think we should take a trip following in the order of the chapters. Now that would be an awesome way to learn geography! If only I could win a lottery. . . not likely, since I don’t play. Oh well, perhaps we will see some of them now and again.danceandbegladParticipant
Thanks for sharing that info, Christie! It looks like I’ll have to purchase just volume 1 for now if a great deal on the “Complete Book..” doesn’t pop up soon! I checked out your squidoo page and it almost made me go and purchase the book instantly-though I resisted till I could discuss with dh (I have already exceeded my number of ‘undiscussed’ book purchases for this month!)Rachel WhiteParticipant
Christie, did you get the companion to The Occident finished?
I’m going to have either one or both of mine do this next year.
Thanks for your hard work and sharing.
Rachel, I’m still working on it a bit at a time. If anyone has links for specific chapters to share, that would be great. It’s on my to-do list, but pushed to the back burner.
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