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 is the first unit in a three-year curriculum. It is a full-year world geography and history curriculum that explores all 54 independent countries of Africa and all 48 independent countries of Asia by region.
Engaging Geography and History Text
Daily Skill Building: World Geography & History is written to the student in a tone that is easy to read and comprehend. You’ll find Africa and Asia 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 Africa and Asia and discover how life differs in other parts of the world. Navigate through different religions, key events, and ways of life from people groups like the Afar, Somali, Ewondo, Aryan, Kazakh, Ammonites, Canaanites, and many more.
Geography of Africa and Asia
We cover the landscaping that makes up Africa and Asia, including mountains and mountain ranges, deserts, rivers, and other bodies of water. Learn about climate, population, and other interesting geographical facts about Africa and Asia.
Regions and Key Locations
Explore the smaller countries broken down into regions. Travel through fascinating locations such as the Maghreb, Straight of Gibraltar, Suez Canal, Arabian Peninsula, and more.
Discover amazing landmarks such as the Great Sphinx, Ruins of Cyrene, Pyramids of Giza, Great Wall of China, and more.
Kingdoms, Empires, Dynasties
Dive deep into kingdoms, empires, and dynasties. You’ll learn more about Egypt, Byzantine Empire, Arabs, Goths, Huns, Mongol Empire, Tran Dynasty, Phoenicians, just to name a few.
People from the Past
Read about key people from the past, such as Alexander the Great, Queen Cleopatra, Prince Henry the Navigator, Nelson Mandela, Marco Polo, Confucius, Xerxes, Stalin, and more.
Each unit begins with an overview of the geography of a country (or group of countries). The next part of each unit focuses on the history of the country or countries. The unit ends with an opportunity for the student to complete a research paper about the country or one of the countries studied.
The core lessons include text to read about each country, comprehension questions to answer, and map work to complete.
There are 167 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 309 pages and can be viewed on the computer rather than printed. The Student Book & Answer Key is 457 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 Two will cover the countries of Europe and Oceania as well as the regions of the United States and U.S. territories.
Daily Skill Building: World Geography & History Volume Three will cover Canada and Mexico, 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 1, which covers the same countries in the same order. A How To guide is also provided for completing both curricula together.