#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 – A chapter with blank maps and lists of countries, states and geography features to point out. On the blank maps.
- Reference Material – This section contains information and facts about each state in the US and each country in the world.
- Parent’s Guide – Advice to parents to help their children.
- 1001 Questions – Lots of specific geography questions
I have to admit, we jump right to the questions. I found these excellent. Also, we used the Location, Location, Location section to make sure our kids know the location of cities, countries and geographical features.
I also have to admit, I did not read either the parent or kid’s advice sections, although in retrospect, I wish I had. We didn’t use the reference sections either. It is well laid out and detailed without being overwhelming. It looks great if you or your child need to look something up. However, I don’t think kids will spend any time studying it unless they have a specific question to look up. I know my own kids wouldn’t.