Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 7
Rated 2 out of 5 by Teachermom Tests were frustrating
So far, two of my kids have used the BJU Cultural Geography curriculum. While they did enjoy the text, we found the tests frustrating. So many times, questions were chosen on minutial content that was not the emphasis of the chapter. Although, they gained much from the text, that knowledge didn't translate into the test scores. We had to make them open book in order to help scores better reflect what they had learned. I would love to see the tests rewritten to question understanding of the main thrusts of the chapters, rather than details that were not central to the main points of the chapter.
July 20, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by KarenG Comprehensive
The maps are a great review of the material. The other activities complement the reading and classroom discussions.
March 18, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Valerie Colorful and Easy to Use
(We just finished chapter 1)
I bought this so my 11th grader could do an overview of World Geography. I like the emphasis on Cultural Geography. I only purchased the student text because he didn't need map work and I assumed he could read the text himself. He does well reading it himself. We are using the chapter review as an end of the chapter "test".
The first two units will likely be review for him and I'm looking forward to the units on each area of the world.
My only complaint is that for $50+ I was disappointed it was paperback and wish that information had been more obvious in the description (if it was there at all).
September 23, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sheri Excellent Workbook
I have used this workbook with my students every year that I have taught this course. It is an excellent tool to use along with the text, and it helps the students with the skills that Geography requires. I feel that this tool has helped my students better understand the subject matter, and that they are able to apply their knowledge to the world around them with ease.
September 3, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by j9nkc Good overview of cultures
We switched to BJU Geography after years of Sonlight when my freshman wanted more of a textbook curriculum. I was skeptical but he loved the curriculum and we'll continue with BJU for his high school years. Good overall content of the cultures of the world without too much emphasis on missions. Having the page numbers for the answers on the tests was a big time-saver for me. I would gladly recommend this curriculum for those whose learning style needs the textbook format.
May 19, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lauren Geography
Good book.... very thorough and clearly explained.
June 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by JeninNH Delighted with this geography curriculum!
In choosing a geography curriculum for our homeschool this year I reviewed Runkle's Geography, Around the World in 180 Days (Apologia), and BJUP Cultural Geography. There was no comparison...the BJUP Cultural Geography was hands down the best by far. It is thorough in detailing the physical hallmarks of each region as well as covering both the local cultural and historical impact that has helped to shape that culture. Most importantly it draws the student in to viewing cultural differences through the lens of Scripture and challenging them to think critically about the impacts of missions in various areas. In addition to those more important features it is also colorful and interesting as a text, something that is a draw for the student. Thank you for such a great resource for our homeschool!
February 11, 2013