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Welcome to this week’s Geography Quest! I think I’ve learned that I’ll need to be flexible with the exact day each week the Quest will be posted. I hope you’ll be flexible with me!
This week’s quest is Geography in Literature:
There are many opportunities for geography in literature topics. With autumn and apple season just around the corner in New York State, let’s take a fun journey around the world to make an apple pie.
How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World by Marjorie Priceman
- Read the book with your children.
- Have them list (through narration or writing) the continents and countries mentioned in the book.
- List the oceans in the book.
- Make a world map available to them to label the places they listed.
- Draw arrows on the map so they can remember the sequence of the journey.
- Title the map.
- Color the map if it is not printed in color.
More Geography Activities for How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World
- Name the resources they found in each location.
- What other resources is the country known for? Use a world atlas to find your answer.
- You might consider a project like a diorama for this one.
Want More Activities for How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World?
- Don’t forget to really make the pie! There is a recipe in the back of the book.
- Five in a Row Volume 1 has a full unit study based on this story (and others).
Using WonderMaps for Geography Quests
WonderMaps allows you to pick and choose what you focus on in a map. I printed one in color and one in black and white. I love the color maps with the physical features. Physical maps are probably my favorite map of all. I love to see the topography of a country and the color overlay seems to really bring out those features.