How To Ace The National Geographic Bee Official Study Guide Fifth Edition

Author: National Geographic, Kids
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426331398
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The National Geographic Bee is a local, state, and national academic contest for students in grades four through eight. The competition culminates in a finals face-off, broadcast live on National Geographic Television. This is the ultimate guide for gearing up for the events. Like the Bee, the guide has expanded its range of material to include social studies, earth and space science, the environment, and culture. Of course, geography is at its core, and the guide features the latest country and geographic statistics; selected new question rounds; updated resources; new tips from past winners; and a brand new country index full of vital stats. It's the perfect resource to help millions of school kids prepare to compete in the Bee. It's also a fun and helpful resource for trivia buffs, challenge seekers, and college-bound test-takers.

The Well Trained Mind A Guide To Classical Education At Home Fourth Edition

Author: Susan Wise Bauer
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393253635
Size: 13.87 MB
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Is your child getting lost in the system, becoming bored, losing his or her natural eagerness to learn? If so, it may be time to take charge of your child’s education—by doing it yourself. The Well-Trained Mind will instruct you, step by step, on how to give your child an academically rigorous, comprehensive education from preschool through high school—one that will train him or her to read, to think, to understand, to be well-rounded and curious about learning. Veteran home educators Susan Wise Bauer and Jessie Wise outline the classical pattern of education called the trivium, which organizes learning around the maturing capacity of the child’s mind and comprises three stages: the elementary school “grammar stage,” when the building blocks of information are absorbed through memorization and rules; the middle school “logic stage,” in which the student begins to think more analytically; and the high-school “rhetoric stage,” where the student learns to write and speak with force and originality. Using this theory as your model, you’ll be able to instruct your child—whether full-time or as a supplement to classroom education—in all levels of reading, writing, history, geography, mathematics, science, foreign languages, rhetoric, logic, art, and music, regardless of your own aptitude in those subjects. Thousands of parents and teachers have already used the detailed book lists and methods described in The Well-Trained Mind to create a truly superior education for the children in their care. This extensively revised fourth edition contains completely updated curricula and book lists, links to an entirely new set of online resources, new material on teaching children with learning challenges, cutting-edge math and sciences recommendations, answers to common questions about home education, and advice on practical matters such as standardized testing, working with your local school board, designing a high-school program, preparing transcripts, and applying to colleges. You do have control over what and how your child learns. The Well-Trained Mind will give you the tools you’ll need to teach your child with confidence and success.

We Visit South Africa

Author: Tammy Gagne
Publisher: Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1612283829
Size: 29.90 MB
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South Africa’s beautiful landscapes and exotic wildlife make the area seem like one of the most peaceful places on earth. Nevertheless, South Africa has known more than its share of conflicts over the last few centuries. The country is home to several different cultures—including those of its native tribes, its various European settlers, and mixes of their customs and languages. Living together hasn’t always been peaceful. Most notably, apartheid kept blacks and whites separated for many years. Today, apartheid only exists in the history books of South Africa. Instead of dividing its people, the nation is growing together as it moves toward a bright future.

National Geographic Almanac Of American History

Author: James Miller
Publisher: Natl Geographic Society
ISBN:
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Uses images, maps, historic facts, and concise analysis to provide an in-depth resource on United States history.

The Riverside Handbook

Author: Lynn Beene
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH)
ISBN: 9780395599617
Size: 15.29 MB
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