I will be the first to admit that STEM is not my favorite area to teach. If you were to ask me which subjects I do not excel at, I would tell you, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math…STEM! Give me all the books, grammar, art, […]
Month: October 2019
I am a Halloween slacker! It has never been my favorite holiday! Christmas is my jam…I go all-out! But this year, I want to add a little Halloween fun to our homeschool day! I have decided to put together a fun and easy Halloween Morning […]
It is no surprise that I am a huge fan of Evan-Moor products! They are consistently my go-to materials for homeschooling. As I planned for our geography unit this year I was so excited to stumble upon The 7 Continents series! We will be learning about countries all around the world and what better way to introduce them than by learning all about the continents they are in! First up is North America!
The 7 Continents: North America
I *just* discovered the 7 Continents series from Evan-Moor and it is wonderful! As I mentioned above, we are learning all about the countries of the world this year! I let the kids pick the countries and they decided we would start with Mexico! They didn’t have to twist my arm!
As part of learning about a country I think it is important to get a more global look at things and see where the country is located in relation to the rest of the world. Part of that is learning all about the continent it is on!
The 7 Continents: North America Grades 4-6 is packed with reproducible information pages and activities. The book is divided into the following sections:
- North America in the World
- Political Divisions of North America
- Physical Features of North America
- Valuable Resources of North America
- North American Culture
- Note Takers
The book is full of activities from crossword puzzles to map work to assessments. I am blown away by the vast amount of printable maps included…there is even a link to download several maps online. We are highly visual learners, so having access to all of the maps is so helpful.
WHY We Love This Book
One of my favorite aspects of Evan-Moor’s books is that they excel at combining multiple subjects into one. While you might think you are just getting a geography book, you are actually getting practice with reading, math, science, and more! They tie so many things together in such a seamless way!
My kids really love the reading selections that are included. They read about Central America, The Caribbean, Canada, Hydroelectricity, Fishing, Coffee, and so much more! See, I told you they cover such a wide range of topics!
Much like our other Evan-Moor books, The 7 Continents: North America is extremely user-friendly. The passages to read are short and interesting, the assignments aren’t overwhelming, and the tasks are finished in a very manageable period of time. This book has made a perfect addition to our unit. I look forward to adding the other continents as we continue our travels around the world.
Also, as a mom of 3 kids in 3 different grades, I love that this book can be used with all 3 kiddos. Even though my youngest is in 3rd grade, he has been able to do everything right along with my girls!
One last detail that I LOVE is the Note Takers section at the back of the book. This is a section full of printables and ideas to let the kiddos explore further topics of their choosing. This lends itself perfectly for my two older kiddos to pick a topic to study and begin researching on their own. I LOVE the layout of the printables and think we will use them time and again.
For More Information
For a complete flip through of The 7 Continents: North America, you can head straight to Evan-Moor’s website here.
To check out one of my other favorite Geography resources from Evan-Moor click here.
7 Continents is also available in your TeacherFileBox subscription! You can go to TeacherFileBox to get a free 30 Day Membership! We absolutely LOVE our membership and it is SO worth the yearly membership fee! Here is a post about why we love it so much!
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