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Thread: Geography Confusion

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    I am looking at the weekly overview for Year 1 redesigned. It tells the student to learn about land forms, major bodies of water etc. Then we go to the Geography section of the student activity pages.This is where the confusion comes in. I am assuming we need a geography book of some sort. There are geography terms that I don't even know what they are. Such as cataracts and arroyo. Can someone recommend a good resource. Did I miss something?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Golden, Colorado
    I was confused over the same issue. I already own a book called The Ultimate Geography and Timeline Guide. It is by Maggie Hogan and Cindy Wiggers. It had that information in it. The terms are in the back and ready to be made into flash cards.

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    We love using these geography flashcards. They have both a definition and picture of each landform:

    Week 1 Geography Vocabulary

    Susan in La
    Mom to 18yods (ToG graduate), 17yods (R), 15yodd (R), 13yodd (D)
    Redesigned 2

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    Wow!! What a great help these cards are. Thanks!

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    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Potwin, Ks
    these are great , thanks for sharing
    Kimberly Boyenger in Kansas
    Wife to Vernon of 31 years
    Homeschooling mom to:
    Levi 28-married to Katie w/ 1 grandson Elijah
    Luke 26-Financial officer
    Leah 24- married to AJ w/ 1 Grandson Emery and w/ baby Willow due in July
    Lydia 16-11th grade ( adopted from Guatemala in 2000)
    Lance 12-7th

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    Wow! These cards are great! Are there more for other weeks, or is this all one needs for Year 1? I couldn't find them on her sight. Thanks again, Kathy

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    Does anyone know the answer to Kathy in Camden's question? Are there any more of these beautiful cards for the rest of TOG anywhere???

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    Thank You so much for posting the geography flash cards. I was just about to do a search for examples of each of the terms to print out for my girls 7 and 9. This saves a lot of time.

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    Thank you for posting this! I just printed them and they are truely a God send!! Thank you so much!!!!

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    From World Book Encyclopedia...

    Bay: a part of a sea or large lake that extends into the land.

    Canal: a waterway dug through land in order for small ships or boats to pass.

    Cliff: a very steep slope or drop-off of land or rock.

    Delta: a deposit of earth and sand at the mouth of a river, usually in a triangular shape.

    Inlet: a narrow strip of water that extends from a body of water into the land or that runs between two islands.

    Island: land that is surrounded by water on all sides.

    Mountain range: a row of connected mountains.

    Mouth (river): the part of a river that empties into the sea or some other body of water.

    Peninsula: a piece of land extending far out into a body of water.

    Plateau: a large plain high above sea level.

    Port: a place along a coast where ships can be sheltered from storms; in towns or cities, a place where ships can load and
    unload their cargo.

    Sea: a large, salty body of water.

    Source (river): the beginning of a river, usually a spring.

    Summit: the highest point of a mountain or hill.

    Tributary: a river that runs into another larger river.
    Archipelago: a chain or group of islands.

    Arroyo: the dry bed of a stream.

    Cataracts: a large waterfall, or a part of a river that rushes quickly, usually because of rocks below the surface.

    Chasm: a deep opening or crack in the earth.

    Estuary: a broad mouth of a river, into which the tide flows.

    Fall line: a line that marks the end of a plateau and the beginning of the lower plains; many cataracts and waterfalls occur
    along this line.

    Fiord (fjord): a long, narrow bay bordered by steep cliffs.

    Glacier: a mass of ice and snow that builds up because the winter snowfall exceeds the summer melting; usually formed in
    the mountains and moving slowly down it.

    Isthmus: a narrow strip of land, with water on two sides, that connects two larger bodies of land.

    Mesa: a small, high plateau with a flat top and steep rocky sides.

    Piedmont: the area of land lying at the foot of a mountain range.

    Precipice: a very steep drop, often at the edge of a mountainside.

    Reservoir: a place that collects and stores water, often a large lake created by damming a river.

    Strait: a narrow strip of water that connects two larger bodies of water.

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