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A great scene from the movie, Sense and Sensibility, is when Margaret is hiding under the library table with her atlas and Edward tricks her into coming out by offering incorrect geographical information. She knows that atlas inside and out and she just has to set him straight.
An atlas, alongside a set of encyclopedias, is really all one needs to teach basic geography in a homeschool. Geography is a subject our family loves, but hasn't spent a lot of time on lately. Family Christian sent me this Discovery House Bible Atlas and I am excited to use it in several of our homeschool studies throughout the years.
I love it's "textbook" style---great pictures alongside in-depth and informative text means I can use this book as a base to create some really fun lessons for us, not only in geography, but also in history, social and political studies, science, and more! It will be a great companion to our world history studies using The Mystery of History.
We're currently reading through the book of Ruth and the little girls enjoyed looking at the photos and reading about this real life land of Moab. When we imagine Bible stories happening, I think we all just picture a bunch of robed people hanging out in a dry, flat desert. With this gorgeous photo atlas, we can imagine bright blue rivers, lush palm trees, and more!
I love teaching one lesson to the family and then giving assignments to each child, depending on their abilities. I think this is going to be a great resource for that style of teaching. With so much interesting information, I might get caught up reading it myself and refuse to share!