Monday, August 31, 2015

Back-to-School Geography-World Cultures Giveaway!

It's time for one last giveaway as part of MommyMaestra's Back-to-School Fiesta! By now most of you have kids who have already started back to school. As for my own homeschool journey with my kids, we started back to school on August 1st. Two of the subjects that are most imporant to me are geography and world cultures. So I'm always on look out for materials, tools, resources that help me teach these to my own children.

This week, I'm giving away two of the resources I'm using this year. The first is a book from the excellent I Wonder Why series. (If you've never used any of these books before, you should totally look for them at your local library/bookstore or on Amazon.)
Which country has more than 800 languages?
Where is there land, but no countries?
Which is the world's most popular sport?
I Wonder Why Countries Fly Flags (affliate link) is a wonderful teaching book because each page explores a question - sometimes two! I like to begin by asking my kids the question first and making it interactive by having them share/guess their answers. Sometimes we write things on our dry erase board in a KWL chart, or simply list what we do know and make educated guesses to complete the answers. Sometimes all I need to do is ask them guided questions, while at other times we have to do research.

This particular book is a clever source of information from around the world. And the illustrations are vibrant and engaging for my kids. I think your child will love it, too!

The second book is The Great Global Puzzle Challenge with Google Earth (aff link). This is just a fascinating book. It is designed to be used with Google Earth and is packed with puzzles, things to spot and places to explore. You might visit London on one page and the Amazon Rainforest on the next. I love that my kids learn how to use Google Earth by typing in coordinates and then zooming in to the picture to find specific items listed in the book. Each page also comes with fun little brainteasers for your kids to solve before moving on.


The Giveaway!

One lucky MommyMaestra reader will win both books to use at home or in school!

To enter to win, simply use the Rafflecopter below.

Good luck!

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