Daily Skill Building: World Geography & History Volume Two
Easy to Use Geography and History Curriculum for Grades 5 and Up
Our Daily Skill Building Series consists of open-and-go curriculum that includes everything you need for your students to work independently. There are no teacher’s guides necessary!
Daily Skill Building: World Geography & History, Year Two is the second volume in a three-year curriculum. It is a full-year world geography and history curriculum that explores all 48 independent countries of Europe, all 50 of the United States, plus the territories of the United States.
Engaging Geography and History Text
Daily Skill Building: World Geography & History, Volume Two is written to the student in a tone that is easy to read and comprehend. You’ll find Europe and the United States of America to be fascinating as we break it down into easy to digest nuggets of text to read each day.
People Groups and Cultures
Learn about different people groups of early Europe and discover how life differs in other parts of the world. Navigate through key events and the histories of the Celts, Angles, Saxons, Chamorro, Vikings, Franks, and many more.
Geography of Europe and The United States
We cover the landscapes of Europe and the United States, including mountains and mountain ranges, deserts, rivers, other bodies of water, national parks, and more. Learn about climate, population, and other interesting geographical facts about Europe and the United States.
Regions and Key Locations
Explore the smaller countries broken down into regions. Travel through fascinating locations such Eyjafjallajökull, English Channel, Loch Ness, Tidal Basin, the Midlands, and more.
Discover amazing landmarks such as Giant’s Causeway, Lund Cathedral, Stirling Castle, Blackbeard’s Castle, Castillo San Felipe del Morro, and more.
Kingdoms, Empires, Dynasties
Dive deep into kingdoms, empires, and dynasties. You’ll learn more about the House of Plantagenet, House of York, Weimar Republic, German Confederation, Lotharingia, the Habsburgs, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Merovingians, just to name a few.
People from the Past
Read about key people from the past, such as Charlemagne, Napoleon Bonaparte, King Henry VIII, Richard the Lion-Heart, Kit Carson, Lewis and Clark, George Armstrong Custer, and more.
Each unit begins with an overview of the geography of a country (or group of countries), state, or territory. The next part of each unit focuses on the history of the country, state, or territory. The unit ends with an opportunity for the student to complete a research paper about the country, state, or territory, or one of the ones studied.
The core lessons include text to read about each country/state, comprehension questions to answer, and map work to complete. The history of each country from early times until modern is given. In the United States section, the history of each state from exploration through statehood is introduced.
There are 180 total lessons. Daily Skill Building: World Geography & History can be used as a 4-day or 5-day a week curriculum.
It includes everything you need to get started – no extra books to buy!
Reproducible Student Pages
Numerous additional activities are included that you can choose from to customize the curriculum to fit your student best. These include notebooking pages to record key information about topics such as:
- famous people in history
- rulers and kingdoms of history
- famous landmarks
- country studies
Timeline pages, flags of the world, additional maps, extension activities, and an answer key are also included.
Options are also included if you wish to use this course with your high school student.
Teacher helps such as a scope and sequence, lesson overview, and answer key are also provided.
The main text is 472 pages and can be viewed on the computer rather than printed. The Student Book & Answer Key is 691 pages, which includes all versions of optional activities and the answer key. Printing the entire book is not required.
Is this a notebook-style curriculum?
Daily Skill Building: World Geography & History works perfectly for the family who loves notebooking. This curricula is completely customizable and includes dozens of reproducible notebooking templates in various styles that you can use as you see fit.
- Instructions/How to Use
- Student Pages
- High School Option
- Scope and Sequence
- Reproducible Notebooking Page Templates
- Answer Key
All-inclusive: You do not need to purchase anything additional to use this curriculum.
Daily Skill Building: World Geography & History Volume One is available here.
Daily Skill Building: World Geography & History Volume Three will be released in 2023 and covers Canada and Mexico; Australia, New Zealand, and the countries of Oceania; the countries of Central and South America; and Antarctica, as well as some bonuses like overseas territories of the U.K. and France (think Bermuda, French Polynesia, etc.), and lessons on deserts and rivers of the world.
Science Unit Companion
If you wish to add an animal and plant study to your curriculum, check out Discovering Plants and Animals of the World, Volume Two, which covers the same countries in the same order. A How To guide is also provided for completing both curricula together.