Monthly Archive: April 2012

Apr 23

Teacher’s Corner – New Scavenger Hunt’s for Accesment of Learning

I have just added two “Scavenger Hunts” to the “Teacher’s Corner” section of this website.  There are for kids to do while they explore Tick Bait’s Universe . The Scavenger Hunts were created to give kids more focus and goals as they explore Tick Bait’s Universe and to give teachers and parents an assessment of …

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Apr 12

Top 5 Geography Books #1: The Handy Geography Answer Book

#1 – The Handy Geography Answer Book by Paul A. Tucci and Matthew T. Rosenburg.  Since the format of the Geo Bee is mostly just verbal questions, I like to give my kids a lot of questions.  This book offers some 250 pages of relevant questions.  They are organized by continent as well as by …

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Apr 11

Top 5 Geography Books #2: The Geography Bee: Complete Preparation Handbook

#2 – The Geography Bee Complete Preparation Handbook by Mathew T. and Jennifer Rosenberg.  In my mind, this book is made up of basically 5 different sections (This is roughly how the chapters are organized): About the Geo Bee – Advice to kids on how to prepare for the Geo Bee. Location, Location, Location – …

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Apr 07

Top 5 Geography Books #3: Everywhere is Somewhere Series

#3 – Everywhere is Somewhere series written by Jack McClintock & David Helgren, Ph.D.  These series include Everywhere is Somewhere in the U.S.A and Everywhere is Somewhere: The Geography Quiz Book.  Each of these books is very comprehensive with thousands of sample questions.  Its chapters cover a wide variety of geographic topics that include how …

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Apr 05

Top 5 Geography Books #4: National Geographic Student Atlas

#4 – National Geographic Student Atlas of the World.   You can’t study geography without an atlas.  And for kids, the atlas should be age appropriate. The National Geographic Student Atlas has excellent maps to help kids learn geography basics like the locations of countries and cities.  Beyond these basics, this atlas does a great job …

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