Tuesday, September 3, 2013

A Child's Geography III {Review & Giveaways}

Recently I was given the opportunity to review A Child's Geography III: Explore the Classical World by Terri Johnson.  I have heard that the Child's Geography series is written in a living book style, and the books are often recommended by other Charlotte Mason homeschoolers.  I was curious to check out this brand new book and see what the series is all about!

This book is a complete history and geography curriculum published by Knowledge Quest, a very reputable company within the homeschool community.  While this curriculum stands on its own, it can certainly be used with the others for a more thorough study.  The book is written mostly in living book style, but it does occasionally have a textbook feel to it.  Either way, it is interesting and informational, and I can see it working for almost all homeschooling styles.

What Does A Child's Geography Include?
I was given access to the complete e-book, which is a PDF download of the book and downloads of the entire CD-ROM.  This really is a comprehensive program.  There are 15 chapters that cover Greece, Bosnia, Italy and so much more.  The chapters include leading questions which could be used as oral or written narration assignments.  It also includes a glossary and gorgeous photographs.  In addition to the book itself, there is an activity guide, additional maps, a prayer guide, recipes, a timeline, a list of extra reading materials and a travel log to help you label the blank maps.  This means there is something for every type of learner.  My boys enjoyed the hands-on activities, because I pulled out our art curriculum and we did a full art lesson to coincide with the lesson and activity.

Who Can Use A Child's Geography?
The book is geared for 1st-6th graders, and I feel like this is accurate.  The chapters are too long for my 1st grader in one sitting, but they can easily be broken up over a few days while doing an accompanying activity each day.  The multitude of activities makes it easy to adapt for multi-grade families to use together.  Younger students can just enjoy the reading and do the easier activities, while older students can do more in-depth activities and the additional suggested readings.

Final Thoughts
The book retails for $34.95, the e-book for $24.95 or you can purchase it with the other books in the series for a discounted bundle price.  I like it and would recommend to families who are looking for an engaging history and/or geography program!  The fact that this is an all-encompassing program makes it ideal for families who like to work together or enjoy unit studies. The living book style makes it a good fit for Charlotte Mason homeschoolers and others who enjoy quality read-alouds.


Now I have two awesome giveaways to share with you!  I'm excited and honored that Mom's Heart has been authorized to give away one e-book to one of my awesome readers!

Please note:  One winner will be chosen at random.  Winner will need to respond within 48 hours to claim prize.  Mom's Heart is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Plus, there is also a mega-giveaway that includes some amazing prizes!

{This giveaway is for U.S. residents only.  Mom's Heart is sharing the giveaway, but is not responsible for prize fulfillment.}

A Child's Geography Volume 3 with Wonders of Old Timeline Book ($59.90)
NotebookingPages.com Treasury Membership ($99.95)
Philosophy Adventure Physical set ($89.95)
Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries Intro Pack from Diana Waring ($64.95)
Writeshop Primary Level (winners choice of A, B, or C) ($51.85)
Raising Real Men prize package ($50)
A Journey Through Learning $50 Gift Certificate
3 Months A+ Tutorsoft ($49.95)
Lilla Rose (2 Flexi Clips) ($32.00)
See The Light (2 DVDs) ($30)
King Alfred's English and Baktar (Laurie White) ($25)

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  1. I'm so glad you mentioned the cd with activity guide in the back! Thank you for a great review.

  2. I want to win because I have one daughter who loves everything geography & I have 2 more who need a lot of help with geography!!

  3. I want to win to help supplement the history portion of our around the world study this year. :)

  4. We've read the first 2 volumes in this series and would love to read the current one too!

  5. I'm looking to find something to use next year!

  6. I would love to win this prize and the other prizes is because I think my children will like this. It will teach them that history is not boring, Like in school

  7. I have read great reviews about their history and geography programs and would love to try it.

  8. I would like to win so that I can use this book in our studies next year! Awesome resource.

  9. I would like to win because this is my first year homeschooling and I have heard good things about Knowledge Quest products. I would love the chance to try them out.

  10. I would love to win this because we need more geography in our homeschool

  11. I would love to use this as a supplement for our world history course!