Curriculum Review

Evan Moor Daily Geography Grade 6

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We use an Evan Moor product at least once a day. It is one of the few resources that stayed consistent with my children’s education.

Workbooks help me set the kids for independent learning. They help with those subjects that need bite-size but consistent practice and sometimes they really help fill in those subject areas where we can’t dedicate a whole “slot” in our schedule, but we know the kids need to be exposed to it.

Right now we are currently working in Geography Practice 5 for our independent studies; which, you can read the review here. It really helped highlight some of our gaps in geography.

Further, we are hitting Middle School next year and I really want to keep up these skills, so I was very pleased to receive Evan Moor Daily Geography Grade 6 for review for our upcoming school year.

What is Evan Moor Publications?

SInce 1979, Evan-Moor Educational Publishers provides practical, creative, and engaging PreK-8 educational resources to develop basic and complex skills in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and art.


Teacher’s Edition Workbook

Grade level: Currently using Evan Moor Daily Geography Grade 5, and fortunately for all of us, Evan Moor Daily Geography provides grades Prek- 6th as well if you are looking to supplement any geography and social studies curriculums.

Parent Involvement: Depending on your child(s) abilities, very minimal. Personally, I hand the book over to my son, and he reads the lessons then completes the 2-3 questions. We have the Teacher’s Edition, so I do fold the answer key, but there is a Student Workbook Grade 6 that is almost the exact replica but without the answer key.

Schedule: EM Daily Geography Grade 6 is a thorough and 36-weeks, 5x a week curriculum that aligns with The National Geography Standards.

Setup: Located in the first few pages, there is the table of contents, an explanation for the educator on how to use the book, and the breakdown of all of the 18 standards of geography you will be covering.

Table of Content

For the student, there are only 2 geography questions for each day and an additional challenge question that can be completed on Day 5.

New skills and new vocabulary words are introduced every week. Some of the skills taught are identifying landmarks, understanding map symbols, and analyzing differences and similarities between information, etc.

The maps are full pages and clearly represented. They are labeled neatly and don’t feel overloaded. The questions asked are simple and straight to the point. The challenge here is knowing the vocabulary, referencing and decoding the maps.

Free Resource

FREE: You have free downloadable resources with this book. You have access to download all the maps from Daily Geography Grade 6. It’s a great option if you have multiple kids, if you are building a geography notebook for record-keeping or any other reason that fits your homeschooling needs.

Standards: On the Evan Moor website there is a feature that helps educators research whether the books align with your specific state’s standards. Here in my state, there are two (2) standards required and the book covers those two. And just to satisfy my curiosity, I looked up the National Standard and the EM Daily Geography covers all 18 standards! We are going more than enough !!

Below are the six essential elements that highlight the major components of geography:

Sample of Standards
  • Essential Element 1:The World in Spatial Terms
  • Essential Element 2: Places and Regions
  • Essential Element 3: Physical Systems
  • Essential Element 4: Human Systems
  • Essential Element 5: Environment and Society
  • Essential Element 6: The Uses of Geography

Take a look at the National Geography Standards Index for a more in-depth description of each element.

Overall: It’s thorough, concise, and grade-level appropriate. For my family, EM can definitely be done as independent work and can easily be included in our schedule without overloading the kids. Also, it gives me peace of mind that Geography is being covered with quality products and above our state’s standards.

Comparison between EM Geography 5 and EM Geography 6: The format is the same as any other EM Geography Workbooks, however, the content that is covered will be different and/or it may go more into depth.

I hope this review was helpful and if you are interested in checking out their other products, head over Evan-Moor’s website to see their daily series collection.

Pricing Information

The physical and ebook versions of the Daily Geography teacher guides can be directly purchased from the publisher for $29.99.

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