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