The Trail Guide to Geography books are family-friendly, multi-level curriculum guides for students in 3rd-12th grades to learn geography. With its trail markers directed at three different grade levels, each book can be used for more than one academic school year and works well with a number of different student abilities learning together.
With the Teacher Guide, required atlas, and printable student notebook sheets, students learn basic geography skills through:
Daily Practice Using an Atlas
Weekly Map Labeling Activities
Using additional optional recommended resources students deepen their study. Choose from weekly list of other projects and activities such as:
Research and Reporting
Maps and Charts
Designing a Travel Brochure
Art and Cooking
Creating an Illustrated Geo-dictionary
Games and Puzzles
Assign as many or few each week according to your objectives and how much time you allocate in your schedule for studying geography.
A read-aloud Literature Review Unit wraps up the 36-week lesson plan.
The Trail Guide to Geography curriculum guides use additional resources which make for an interesting year of geography studies. Most can be used again when students have moved up a level.