OUR WORLD TODAY: PEOPLE, PLACES, AND ISSUES (2003 edition) makes the world an understandable place for students. With its unique integration of culture, history, economics, government, and geography, "Our World Today" challenges middle school students to explore the issues and challenges of each region. Co-authored by the National Geographic Society, the program is loaded with motivating activities and the skills, reading strategies, and content that will engage your students. National Geographic cartographers created every map and atlas, so you're assured of pinpoint accuracy.
Reading success is a high priority. Built-in active reading strategies, such as Foldables, Guide to Reading, Reading Checks, and Reading Review, enable all students at all levels to read and understand the program's content. Foldables are innovative, student-made three-dimensional graphic organizers used as reading, assessment, or study tools. Students of any ability can create Foldables, and hands-on experience immerses students in learning.
Reference Atlas Geography Handbook Be an Active Reader
UNIT 1 Learning About Our World Chapter 1 Our Social World Chapter 2 Earth Patterns
UNIT 2 North Africa and Southwest Asia Chapter 3 North Africa and Southwest Asia - Early Cultures Chapter 4 North Africa and Southwest Asia Today
UNIT 3 Asia Chapter 5 South Asia Chapter 6 China and Its Neighbors Chapter 7 Japan and the Koreas Chapter 8 Southeast Asia
UNIT 4 Europe Chapter 9 Europe – Early History Chapter 10 Europe – Modern History Chapter 11 Western Europe Today Chapter 12 Eastern Europe Today
UNIT 5 Russia and the Eurasian Republics Chapter 13 Russia and Its Neighbors Chapter 14 Russia – Past and Present
UNIT 6 Africa South of the Sahara Chapter 15 East and Central Africa Chapter 16 West Africa Chapter 17 South Africa and Its Neighbors
UNIT 7 North America and Middle America Chapter 18 Canada Chapter 19 The United States Chapter 20 Mexico Chapter 21 Central America and the West Indies
UNIT 8 South America Chapter 22 Brazil and Its Neighbors Chapter 23 The Andean Countries
UNIT 9 Australia, Oceania, and Antarctica Chapter 24 Australia and New Zealand Chapter 25 Oceania and Antarctica
APPENDIX What’s an Appendix and How Do I Use One? Standardized Test Skills Handbook Nations of the World Data Bank Glossary Spanish Glossary Index