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Visits to Africa
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Explore Africa through captivating photography, a traveler’s firsthand accounts, and step-by-step work with maps, plus lots of ideas for additional living books and activities. (Grades 1–12) See full description →
Make geography come alive through the delightful combination of maps and living books!
With Visits to Africa, you will explore geography through captivating photography, a traveler’s firsthand accounts, and step-by-step work with maps.
This Visits to Africa notebook serves as your guide to
- see the big picture as you explore Africa.
- become familiar with the countries of the world and where they are located.
- get to know real families who live in those countries and see what their lives are like.
- look closely and carefully at the details of those families’ countries.
- create a personal map book.
With short map drills, guided readings from two fascinating living geography books—Material World and Hungry Planet: What the World Eats,—leading narration and discussion questions, meaningful map studies, plus lots of ideas for additional living books and activities, you are sure to enjoy these visits to Africa!
Book List for Visits to Africa
- Material World by Peter Menzel
- Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel
Optional Recommended Reading
Grades 1–3 or Family
- Ashanti to Zulu: African Traditions by Margaret Musgrove
- Beatrice’s Goat by Page McBrier
- The Butter Man by Elizabeth Alalou and Ali Alalou
- One Child, One Seed: A South African Counting Book by Kathryn Cave
- We All Went on Safari: A Counting Journey through Tanzania by Laurie Krebs
- Yatandou by Gloria Whelan
- Letters from Egypt by Mary Whatley (edited by Sonya Shafer, published by Simply Charlotte Mason)
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I am so impressed with this geography curriculum. My two 5 year olds and 7 year old now can map 25% of the continent and we aim for 2 countries per week. They love it and along with the recommended reading books and other books we found to support each country, the children are learning so much! This is a simple but highly effective curriculum. I recommend it thoroughly!
We have really enjoyed this book and particularly the addition of “Hungry Planet” and “Material World.” I’d love to have some type of PDF download of a large colored map version (labeled and unlabeled) to cut out and use as a memory aid/game!
The only change I would make is on the maps. The country names are written in all capital letters. When my child began copying the names she used all caps as well – which looked huge and messy. She has learned that proper nouns begin with a capital so I’ve asked her to ignore the all caps while trying to copy and learn the country names. It might be a little thing but it is creating an unnecessary mental trip up in the process.