Supplementary Geographies

Posted in Culture, Geography, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Reading, Upper Elementary on September 7, 2012

James Chamberlain also created a set of readers called “Supplementary Geographies” which were focused on a specific continent. Here are the titles that I could find: Europe Africa South America Asia North America Each book covers the major areas, peoples, and industries of the continent.  Most of the images are black and white photos.

How We Are Clothed

Posted in Geography, History, Humanities, Public Domain on September 4, 2012

I am sure that you want to learn all you can about the materials from which your clothing is made. You want to know where they come from, and how they are prepared. In order to learn this, we must, in imagination, visit many parts of our country and many other countries as well. We Read More »

How We Are Sheltered

Posted in Culture, Geography, History, Public Domain on September 3, 2012

This week I will be sharing several “geography readers” from James Franklin Chamberlain. Each one of these books is written for elementary students.  How We Are Sheltered combines the interests of culture and geography by telling how different people live, and what kinds of dwellings they live in. Download the 200+ page book, How We Read More »

Wonders of the Jungle Books 1 and 2

Posted in Animals, Geography, Kindergarten, Literature, Lower Elementary, Nature Studies, Public Domain, Reading on May 7, 2012

These books were printed as supplementary readers for schools.  They have short stories about different animals and people of the jungle. The images are great for using as clip art! The reading level of these books is probably 1st-2nd grade. Download the books from The Wonders of the Jungle The Wonders of the Jungle Read More »

Peeps at Many Lands

Posted in Geography, History, Lower Elementary, Middle School, Public Domain, Upper Elementary on September 26, 2011

This series of books, published in the early 1900′s, is still very relevant today. Though some of the geographical and political facts have changed, the stories from these countries gives children a “living look” into cultures from around the world. Each volume contains a map of the country and most contain full-color pictures. Here are the Read More »