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    Default Looking for MS curriculum/workbooks that teach countries & capitals of the world

    Hi,

    I've been searching high and low for a curriculum or workbooks that teach the countries of the world (by continent) and their capitals, as well as placement.

    Most geography workbooks I find teach all about lat/long & various types of maps, but my son knows all of that.

    Current events make so much more sense if you understand where in the world things are located.

    Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    We are currently using the Daily Geography Workbook, 6th grade. https://www.amazon.com/Daily-Geograp.../dp/1557999759 It might be what you're looking for. It does cover the continents.
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    We're using the workbook, Exploring South America (Continents of the World by Carson Dellosa) as a base and then supplementing with books per country, Chocolate: Riches of the Rainforest, and documentaries.

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    When I was in 6th grade, my world history teacher made us trace a continent each week and label countries and capitols from our text book. I still remember most of them- there are only 7 continents so we did them each several times.
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    Most mainstream geography textbooks will give that information in some form, but as a private school geography teacher, I can tell you they go into the culture, politics, government, etc. of those regions, which may or may not be what you're looking for.

    I doubt you'll find a full curriculum that focuses just on that material, but if you want to just keep it simple, there are a lot of places online where you can find blank maps (they are sometimes called "blackline maps") to work with. One idea -- and I apologize if this has already occurred to you -- might be to pick out current events from the newspaper or magazine, map them out, and discuss what geographical themes impact that event. For example, if it's an article talking about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, you could find a map of the area now, and one from 1940 or so, and use that as a segue into talking about the conflict itself.

    I'm happy to help further, just let me know if there's anything you need.

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    I looked for the same thing and have to give up. Sheppard Software does it really well online for free though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecc2016 View Post
    Most mainstream geography textbooks will give that information in some form, but as a private school geography teacher, I can tell you they go into the culture, politics, government, etc. of those regions, which may or may not be what you're looking for.

    I doubt you'll find a full curriculum that focuses just on that material, but if you want to just keep it simple, there are a lot of places online where you can find blank maps (they are sometimes called "blackline maps") to work with. One idea -- and I apologize if this has already occurred to you -- might be to pick out current events from the newspaper or magazine, map them out, and discuss what geographical themes impact that event. For example, if it's an article talking about the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, you could find a map of the area now, and one from 1940 or so, and use that as a segue into talking about the conflict itself.

    I'm happy to help further, just let me know if there's anything you need.
    A geography teacher! And nice, knowing the term is "blackline" to look for those blank map templates. Thanks!

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    National Geographic has a curriculum for multiple ages. They are kind of hard to find. I have a list of free mapping curriculum sites that are appropriate for elementary and middle school ages from NGS, USGS, and NEA.

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    There's one called Mapping the World by Heart. I have no idea what it includes or whether it's what you're looking for. I've put it on my list as something to look at in the future as DS is too young right now

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    Mapping the World By Heart is cool. But it's not a workbook. But yeah, if you want a full program, that's one of the best.
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