8th Exploring Planet Earth/ Exploring the World of Astronomy
“How big is the earth?” This is the first question asked in this exciting 7th-8th grade course. This class will explore the questions of discovery that led to how mankind explored and learned about the earth. Exploring Planet Earth provides a fascinating history of explorers (Marco Polo, Christopher Columbus, etc.) and places, from early civilization to future exploration. Topics covered in addition to exploration are tides, the compass, rivers, glaciers, the atmosphere, balloons, and flight. Watch your middle school child’s world expand the way these life changing explorers did.
“Exploring Planet Earth; The Journey of Discovery” by John Hudson Tiner 9780890511787
Higher quality sketch book/student journal