Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Last night I was reading blogs and someone was talking about what to do for geography.

Anyway, I didn't want to pay the big bucks for Runkle, especially not knowing that much about it. Because I live in a small town with no book store, I decided to shop at Amazon. My husband suggested I check out the Idiot and Dummy books. I liked the Idiot book, so I'm ordering it.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Geography, Second Edition. Take a peak at the table of contents and sample pages at Amazon. It looks very thorough.

To go along with this, we will use our Geography Coloring book which we already own.

While we usually study geography during our history studies, my son is craving a more structured and formal geography study. I think this will fit his needs nicely.


Almost Lazarus said...

When my kids were your son's age, my US history "spine" was The Complete Idiots Guide to US History. I used the "History of Us" books along with it, but I have to say, it was pretty thorough too. Not a lot of gibberish political crap, more like an expanded timeline.

BridgetJ said...

Hm. Never thought about the idiot books before. I'm going to check it out.

I've got the Wynn Geography Coloring Book, so we could use that too.

But I NEED WORKSHEETS! My mind is so trained. Ugh. Maybe I could have him learn to take notes and outline from this.

Are you going to make worksheets, Frankie??

Almost Lazarus said...

So print out some black line maps to label and or color. I have tons of links. Sigh, I feel another blog posting of LINKS coming on.