Visits to Asia Geography

Visits to Asia

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Explore Asia 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)

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Make geography come alive through the delightful combination of maps and living books!

With Visits to Asia, you will explore geography through captivating photography, a traveler’s firsthand accounts, and step-by-step work with maps.

This Visits to Asia notebook serves as your guide to

  • see the big picture as you explore Asia.
  • 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 Asia!

Book List for Visits to Asia

Required books

Optional Recommended Reading

Grades 1–3 or Family

  • The Children of China: An Artist’s Journey by Song Nan Zhang
  • A Grain of Rice by Helena Clare Pittman OR
    Grandfather Tang’s Story: A Tale Told with Tangrams by Ann Tompert
  • Horse Song: The Naadam of Mongolia by Ted and Betsy Lewin
  • Kami and the Yaks by Andrea Stenn Stryer
  • Kampung Boy by Lat
  • The Life of Rice: From Seedling to Supper by Richard Sobol (This book is out of print, but a library near you may have a copy.)
  • The Way We Do It in Japan by Geneva Cobb Iijima
  • Yasmin’s Hammer by Ann Malaspina

Grades 4–12

  • The Land I Lost: Adventures of a Boy in Vietnam by Quang Nhuong Huynh

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Media Type

Printed Book, E-book (pdf)


Sonya Shafer

Suggested grades





978-1-61634-237-1, 978-1-61634-238-8

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