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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) See full description

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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

Bonus Titles

Here are more great titles that you can use for substitutions or leisure reading or to create your own heritage history stream as desired. We will add to this list as we discover and review more new-to-us books.

  • The Eagle Huntress by Aisholpan Nurgaiv (grades 4–12)

Additional Information

Weight.63 lbs
Dimensions11 × 8.5 × .54 in




E-book, Spiral


Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 1, Grade 12, Grade 2

Lesson Plan

Modern Times & Epistles, Revelation


Check out these ideas that correspond to Visits to… geography series. Use them to supplement your geography study.

2 reviews for Visits to Asia

  1. Linsey

    Finished using this book for grade 2 and grade 5. Highly recommend. Easy to use, easy layout. My daughter’s favorite subject is geography because of this book. My kids greatly enjoyed the book selections and we learned so much about so many different people groups. Looking forward to the next geography book.

  2. Geneva Hoff

    Great curriculum. I do have a comment regarding the book choice “The Land I Lost” for grades 4-12.
    For younger listeners/readers that may be sensitive: there are a few pretty “scary” or “graphic” parts to this book. One about a crocodile and the other was a disturbing story about a monkey stealing a butcher knife and “butchering” a 2 year old child. I was shocked, honestly, that SCM did not give a **warning** about these two stories. I would have kept my younger child from hearing them at this point. So be aware!

    • Sonya Shafer

      Thanks for adding these details to help parents make a good decision, Geneva. In the Materials Needed list, the description of The Land I Lost mentions that it can be intense and offers an alternate title by the same author, Water Buffalo Days, which is mostly about animals and might be a better fit for younger or more sensitive children.

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