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Geography, Science textbooks, Education Games, etc….

Just posting a potpourri/round up of recently added resources to the TJ blogspot family and finds:

TJ Social Studies:

  • World & Regional Maps
  • World Flags
  • World Geography Resources
  • These have links to some of my favorite handy geography resources, the ones that I used the most often.

    Online Educational Games:

    If you haven’t been to Sheppard Software Games, you are in for a treat. The games are online and there are so many in the different subjects (math, science, etc) and they have a nice collection of preschool games.

    Prophets Lessons:

    I am busy putting on the finishing touches/final edits for several prophets lessons and hope to get those posted in the next few weeks, I’ve been working on about 5 or 6 different ones.

    Also in the works are lessons for duaas from Hisnul Muslim as well as lessons for the different duaas of prayer, which I am excited about as we have been using them and they are really boosting us along, alhamdulillah. This is a long term project so I may just upload as I finish individual lessons.  I have included exercises to aid in understanding the duaas word for word as well as to aid in memorization.

    Science Textbooks:

    The grade designations are my own as, although they are for high school level, they do not explicitly say which grade they are for.

    COMMENTS (Behind again)

    If you have left comments recently (or not so recently), I am once again behind (as I am netless), I will try to get to them as soon as I can. You can also email me, in sha’ Allah, if you have a pressing need for materials. 

    That’s it for now. Hope you find some goodies from above……………………

     
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    Posted by on March 26, 2011 in 1. TJ Alerts/News, Geography, Science, Textbooks (free)

     

    Where did you make hijrah/move to?

    Alhamdulillah. We’ve made it to our new home in the UAE! We lived in Yemen for almost six years.  It was a bittersweet move as we miss Yemen (most of the kids spent most of their life there), but after four years, our whole family is together once again, masha Allah.

    I’m working on a project and I need your help.  If you have made hijrah or moved to a Muslim country, which one did you move to?  Please vote in the poll below. Your results will assist me in my project which I will post to the blog/site when complete, insha Allah.

    I will keep this poll open, so please vote even if you stumble upon this post sometime from now!

    Your participation is very much appreciated.

    Also, I’ve started a new blog for UAE: http://tjuae.blogspot.com. It’s a little sparse and I’m getting used to working with Blogspot, but if you are considering moving to the UAE, bookmark it and watch it grow, bi -ithnillah.

     
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    Posted by on August 8, 2009 in Geography

     

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    Help your kids become geographically literate

    While researching for homeschooling and my geography page at TJ, I came across the following statistics:

    A nine-nation survey found that one in five young Americans (18- to 24-year-olds) could not locate the United States on an outline map of the world. Young Americans knew measurably less geography than Americans 25 years of age and over. Only in the United States did 18- to 24-year-olds know less than people 55 years old and over; in all eight other nations, young adults knew more than the older ones.

    Source: US Department of Education

    Well, anyway, we have decided to pick up a pretty informal study of geography recently (where places are, capitals, nationalities, and a few other key facts) and I came across a few more helpful resources.

    They seem great if you don’t want a full geography course, but at the very least to ensure, insha Allah, that your kids are geographically literate. 

     

    1. How to prepare for a geography bee http://geography.about.com/cs/geographybee/a/geobee.htm.
    I included this not for preparing for a geography bee, but thought it was an outline of basic types of information that would be helpful for kids to learn so they can be geographically literate, insha Allah.

    2. Article: How to become geographically literate:
    http://geography.about.com/c/ht/00/07/How_Become_Geographically_Literate0962932698.htm

     

    I thought these were great, simple tips, especially as we are computer/internet challenged these days. Insha Allah, we’ll do some basic geography flashcards to help us review.

    Also, if you need more geography resources, stop by my geography page at TJ, there’s loads of stuff there…..

     
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    Posted by on October 22, 2008 in Geography

     

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    Need help teaching Geography?

    The following book is free:  “Help your students master geography in 7 months.”  Its not quite what I expected, it sounded like a more structured geography program for seven months, but just gives a kind of loose outline. Nonetheless, it has beautiful color maps and loads of links to geography games you can download and a rough outline that you can follow if you have absolutely no clue where to dig in.
    Its 22 MB.
    And also……
    Talibiddeen Jr. now has a page dedicated exclusively to Geography. You’ll find teaching tips for Geography, links to Geography teaching Power Points, links to maps, links to free geography related software and more……..TJ’s Geography Page
     
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    Posted by on February 14, 2008 in Geography

     

    Continents and Oceans

    Geography:
    Study of Continents and Oceans

    This is a simple outline that I have put together for our studies of the continents.(2nd grade/3rd grade)

    1. Learn names/locations of the seven continents and four oceans using globe/maps, quizzes (there is an excellent quiz at National Geographic where kids can earn a certificate–I don’t have the link handy, but it is on TJ’s History/Geo page under geography resources and there are many links for outline maps on this page as well.  You might provide handwriting practice sheets and other aids so that students can learn to identify the name of the continents and oceans by sight.

    2. Study 1 continent at a time (briefly)
        A. Learn the continent’s relative size (is it the biggest, 2nd largest, etc)
        B. Learn the name of 1-3 countries on each continent
        C. Learn about 1-3 famous landmarks (manmade or natural) on each continent.
        D. Learn about 3 animals found there.

    Ideas:
    Make a continent notebook. Include outline maps of each continent, an outline map of all continents, a 1 page fact sheet for each continent and other things you (and your child) come up with to include in your notebook/scrap book.  On his own, my 9 year old wanted to make a book of animals found on each continent.

    Make sure students know what continent they live on.


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    Posted by on April 16, 2007 in Geography